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Holiday weekend promises full slate of events

Naugatuck This year’s Memorial Day parade may prove a bittersweet occasion for those to whom the memory of the late Franklin E. Johnson is still sharp. And though Johnson planned…

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Textbook funding on a “maintenance budget”

The Region 16 school district will spend about three times as much as Naugatuck Public Schools, per pupil, on textbooks in 2010-11. Region 16, which serves 2,584 Beacon Falls and…

Beacon Falls veterans honored

ANSONIA — About 400 Naugatuck Valley veterans last week accepted Wartime Service Medals during a ceremony at the State Armory in Ansonia. Those honored ranged from WWII military men all…

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Drums for Troops: Students’ efforts lauded

BEACON FALLS — Capping a week of owning up to one’s activities—or lack thereof—during the Vietnam conflict, Woodland Regional High School Principal Dr. Arnold Frank marched to the podium in…

Local Iraq veteran returns to students’ cheers

Children at Laurel Ledge Elementary School greeted U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregg Baluha of Beacon Falls as he arrived home Wednesday from his tour of duty in Iraq. Hundreds…

Naugatuck budget to yield half-mill hike

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials have approved a 2010-11 budget representing a $758,340, or .74 percent, overall increase, which hinges upon a 1.6 percent, half-mill tax hike for property owners. The…

The Naugatuck VNA moved into its Rubber Avenue building in July 2008 and celebrated its 90th anniversary last September, but the organization’s future is up for debate among members of a health and welfare committee.
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Borough health budget up; VNA, HRD to fold?

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s overall health and welfare budget will receive an approximately $32,000 bump in funding over the current year in the 2010-11 budget recently adopted by the joint…

VFTM: Wearing excitement under my sleeve

“Fifteen more minutes,” Al Pistarelli assures me as he passes for the fourth time in 10 minutes. He’s been huffing back and forth between a group of emergency services workers,…

Citizens split about $5.86m BF budget

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance presented their revised 2010-11 municipal budget to a crowd of more than 100 citizens Tuesday night at Beacon Hose…

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CLISE: Jurzynski to swim channel again

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Jurzynski-package.mp3″ text=”An Annual, Intrinsic Migration”] He’s at it again. Peter Jurzynski this summer will once more attempt to swim across the English Channel. The borough man, who turns 59…