Category Archives: News

School chief will retire in 2012

NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Tindall-Gibson, who has long been blamed, at least partially, by the public, borough officials and even subordinate teachers for the school system’s fiscal…

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Board to consider shortening school year

NAUGATUCK — The school board will consider increasing student activity fees by 50 percent and lopping two days off the school year—cutting its length to the state-minimum 180 days—in an…

Taxpayers, students decry school closure

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/BOE-package-040810.mp3″ text=”‘Save Salem School!’”] NAUGATUCK — Borough taxpayers and their children turned out in force at the Board of Education’s regular meeting last Thursday to voice their objections to…

Save Salem School petition circulating

NAUGATUCK — The first organized effort to save the historic Salem Elementary School is under way. The two top members of the school’s Parent School Association are organizing a petition…

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Parks Department’s Gunntown plan approved

NAUGATUCK — Back in September, Parks and Recreation Department head Pat Wagner and environmental activist Len Yannielli struck a historic compromise on the long-controversial Gunntown tract, in the midst of…

Prospect budget increase climbs to 5.13%

PROSPECT — The Town Council has adopted a 2010-2011 budget that tacks another $9,500 onto Mayor Bob Chatfield’s original, recommended $327,000 increase, bringing the town’s overall budget increase from 2009-2010…

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Local officials advocate census participation

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/census-package.mp3″ text=”Mail It Back”] Two days after census forms were due, many local residents still had not returned them, though response rates in all three towns met or exceeded…

BOE votes to switch benefits manager

NAUGATUCK — A month ago, the Board of Education was $7 million away from reconciling what will likely be a zero-percent budget increase for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. After rounds…

Historic school will close its doors

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/BOE-package-040110.mp3″ text=”Salem School to shutter”] NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education voted, 5-3, Tuesday night to take Salem Elementary School offline and turn the building over to the borough,…

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Long River roof project passes with 82%

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/roof-referendum.mp3″ text=”Middle School Gets its Roof”] PROSPECT — On yet another day when merciless rain seeped through Long River Middle School’s porous roof, the building got a reprieve that…