Category Archives: News

CN Headlines 10-9-09

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/podcast10091.mp3″ text=”CN Headlines 10-9-09″] The Naugatuck Board of Education tries to close a more-than-$1 million budget gap without laying off teachers, and borough residents react to a homicide in…

Board of Mayor and Burgesses report

NAUGATUCK — Though the Board of Mayor and Burgesses spent a good deal of time Tuesday night commenting on the Board of Education’s financial problems, they did approve new appointments,…

Rain doesn’t hold off Riverfest

BEACON FALLS — Rain, rain did not make the hundreds upon hundreds of people go away at the 11th annual Beacon Falls River Fest and Duck Race Saturday at Beacon…

It’s experience vs. change in Prospect

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Prospect-Mayor-podcast.mp3″ text=”Experience vs. Change”] PROSPECT — Mayor Bob Chatfield, the state’s longest-tenured chief executive, hopes voters will think of an old catchphrase when they cast their ballots Nov. 3….

Burgesses irate over BOE situation

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Mayor and Burgesses met Tuesday night to discuss and vote on routine agenda items like reappointments, bid approvals, and tax refunds, but the majority of…

Teachers’ jobs could be safe


NAUGATUCK — The kids have spoken, and they’re not happy. On Monday night, when the picketing, marching and chanting before a Board of Education meeting lasted longer than the meeting itself, students criticized financial mismanagement that last year left the school system $1 million in the red and this year has given it the unsavory distinction of being the only district in Connecticut without an operating budget.

The board’s most recent deficit projection for the 2009-10 fiscal year is $1.07 million, down from the $1.3 million projected last month. When the board last met, two weeks ago, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Tindall-Gibson said closing the gap could require laying off as many as 14 teachers, including the dozen hired over the summer.

Labor Day stabbing death a suicide

NAUGATUCK — The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed that the Labor Day stabbing death of a Wolcott woman was indeed a suicide. At 11:42 p.m. on…

Another untimely death in the borough

NAUGATUCK — A vine bearing ripening tomatoes sidles the front porch of 88-5 Lantern Park Drive in a condominium complex near Baummer Pond. If you were to pick the fruit…

Union City cleanup rescheduled

The first Clean Up Union City Day, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 3, has been postponed due to expected inclement weather including lightning. The new date is the following…

Naugatuck VNA celebrates 90th anniversary

NAUGATUCK — At 94, Marie Tortora still relishes her independence. When doctors at Yale-New Haven Hospital said she ought to live with her daughter, she acquiesced for all of two…