Category Archives: News

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Latest R16 budget cuts leave 1.93% increase

PROSPECT — Communications from municipal insurance brokers have generally been bad news bulletins this budget season, but Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Jim Agostine told the Board of Education last…

Region 16 BOE wins contract arbitration

PROSPECT — Three months after the Region 16 Teachers’ Association rejected a mediated, three-year contract with the Board of Education, an arbitration panel has upheld the agreement. The district’s interim…

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Woodland class spawns grassroots group

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/woodland-for-women-worldwide.mp3″ text=”Woodland for Women Worldwide”] BEACON FALLS — As Woodland Regional High School social studies teacher Deb Flaherty prepared for the inaugural semester of a course entitled contemporary world…

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Greenway routing study unveiled

BEACON FALLS — Imagine hopping on a bicycle in Torrington and riding it south along the Naugatuck River all the way to Derby, cutting through Naugatuck and Beacon Falls along…

Grant will fund GDC contamination study

NAUGATUCK — The borough will use grant money to search for underground contaminants on one of the sites pegged for development in the planned downtown revitalization project, Renaissance Place. The…

Borough BOE considering insurance switch

NAUGATUCK — Faculty and staff employed by the Board of Education may see their health insurance policy manager change from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Cigna this year,…

Registrars take 11 percent budget increase

PROSPECT — The town may save money on labor by using electronic ballot-counting machines, but technology comes with its own unique costs. The Town Council approved Tuesday a $1,000 increase…

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Rebimbas, Labriola oppose sick leave bill

NAUGATUCK — State Reps. Rosa Rebimbas and David Labriola—both borough natives and Republicans—have firmly expressed their opposition to a bill that would mandate the provision of paid sick leave in…

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Beacon Falls mourns firefighter Swan

BEACON FALLS — The procession curled off Exit 24, toward North Main Street, and paused as ladder trucks from Seymour, Prospect, Bethany, Roxbury and Middlebury joined firefighters marching on foot, the Connecticut Firefighters Pipes and Drums and the 1929 Seagrave bearing the reason for the assembly.

Kevin Swan, 68, a 49-year veteran of Beacon Hose Company No. 1, suffered a heart attack shortly after responding to a 5 a.m. call last Wednesday. Swan signed on the radio but never arrived at the Susan Street fire; he was found in his pickup truck, still in the driveway of his 95 Skokorat Road home, and was pronounced dead at Griffin Hospital, around 9 a.m.

Borough PD recieves top state accreditation

NAUGATUCK — A state agency that assesses police departments has given the borough’s police department a top ranking. The Connecticut Police Officer Standards Training Council, or POST, awarded Tier III…