Category Archives: News

Social services agency asks borough for help

NAUGATUCK — The Human Resource Development Agency (HRD), a private, non-profit social services organization, has assisted borough residents for years at “no administrative charge to the borough,” according to Director…

Citizens to audit Board of Ed. budget

NAUGATUCK— Concerned borough taxpayers will soon have a new forum for monitoring the embattled Board of Education’s administrative practices. Anne Ciacciarella, founder of the 1,300-member Facebook group “Our Kids Come…

After years of helping, HRD needs a hand

NAUGATUCK — The Human Resource Development Agency (HRD), a private, non-profit social services organization, has assisted borough residents for years at “no administrative charge to the borough,” according to Director…

One dead in Prospect structure fire

PROSPECT — State police and the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department reported one death in a Wednesday-morning structure fire at a 62 Summit Road home.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released, and the cause of the blaze is still pending investigation from the Connecticut State Police and Fire Marshal.

Prospect Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Chatfield said the call came in at 7:11, and firefighters were on the scene at 7:12.

When they arrived, he said, smoke was seeping from windows, doors, and through shingles on the roof; it wasn’t until a window gave and the flame was thus oxygenated that it really erupted.

About fifty Prospect firefighters battled the inferno, many of them new members for whom this was their first major call. All told, Fire Chief Marty Lautenschlager said, it took them about 45 minutes to extinguish the fire, and no one was injured.

BOE’s ‘good news’ about scholarship

NAUGATUCK — The “good news” Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Tindall-Gibson had promised to deliver Thursday was not about the Board of Education’s more-than-$2 million budget shortfall but rather about…

CLISE: Time for an athletic intervention

I’ve got it: A way to block the verbal haymakers being launched back and forth between Town Hall and Tuttle House. Maybe even a way to help fund the Board…

BOE proposes insurance shift for employees

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education has begun its campaign to persuade all school employees to buy in to a new health insurance plan that it says will save almost…

Mayor: BOE healthcare switch not a solution

NAUGATUCK — Two top municipal officials say the school board’s proposal to revamp the school employees’ health insurance plan will not achieve any savings to combat the school system’s projected…

Finance board talks trucks

NAUGATUCK — Borough residents waking up to a winter wonderland full of ice scrapers, snow shovels and damp loafers may soon see a new sight on their slippery morning commutes—a…

Impact of BOE situation far-reaching

NAUGATUCK — The common perception among teachers, parents and other taxpayers seems to be that the Board of Education’s projected $2 million budget deficit affects only school system itself. But…