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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…

Library’s proposed increase scaled back

PROSPECT — Members of the Public Library Board appeared before the Town Council Monday night to petition against Mayor Bob Chatfield’s recommended halving of the board’s proposed $8,170 increase to…

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Officials agree: LRMS roof a necessity

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/LRMS-Roof.mp3″ text=”Soggy Days at Long River”] PROSPECT — A quarter of an inch. It’s a seemingly negligible measurement, in the scheme of a 59,736 square-foot roofing project, but it…

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Mayor seeks 5 percent spending increase

PROSPECT — Mayor Bob Chatfield on Tuesday unveiled a proposed $6.9 million 2010-11 budget that would increase spending by 5 percent. The spending plan is an increase of $327,107 from…

Parents speak out at BOE forum

NAUGATUCK — The school board believes it can save between $1.2 million and $1.6 million through a reconfiguration plan that would close one school building. But parents who flocked to…

Blight council nears new ordinance

NAUGATUCK — The Blight and Beautification Council, which was formed in early August to help clean up the borough and increase its aesthetic appeal, is nearing completion of a new…

Week of March 7 named Girl Scout Week

NAUGATUCK — The Boy Scouts of America may have just celebrated their 100th anniversary, but the Girl Scouts of the USA aren’t going to miss their day in the sun….