Tindall-Gibson explains budget process

NAUGATUCK — In a continuation of the Board of Education’s recent efforts to improve communication with the public, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Tindall-Gibson...

Governor’s cuts could hurt borough schools

NAUGATUCK — The prospect of $84 million worth of mid-year cuts to municipal aid from the state has alarmed cash-strapped cities and towns across...

Closing a school one possible savings move

NAUGATUCK — The turnout didn’t indicate it, but a public forum about the borough’s use of its 11 public school buildings, held Thursday night...

Street departments brace for flakes

Old Man Winter is a-knockin’, and municipalities squeezed tight during dire economic times will be hard-put to clean up his mess this year. The cost...

Burgesses: no confidence in Tindall-Gibson

NAUGATUCK — Is there an echo in the borough? The Board of Mayor and Burgesses took a page from the Naugatuck Teachers League strategy book...

Economic development groups remain intact

BEACON FALLS — Beacon Falls is about as far from a bustling metropolis as it gets, but the small town presently has three...

Board of Ed. proposes $1.6m savings

NAUGATUCK — After spending more than two hours behind closed doors Monday night at City Hill Middle School, the Board of Education emerged with a cost-saving plan it hopes will make up all but $372,000 of a more-than-$2 million budget deficit and prevent layoffs during the current school year. The problem is the Naugatuck Teachers’ League won’t entertain the proposal until the board puts to public vote a concession package approved by the NTL Nov. 24.

Borough attorney to run for Congress

WALLINGFORD — Naugatuck attorney Jerry Labriola, Jr. announced Monday that he will seek the Republican nomination to the third U.S. Congressional district, in hopes...

BOE meeting canceled; rally goes on

NAUGATUCK — The meeting was canceled, but the rally went on. Hours before the Board of Education was scheduled to convene Monday, in an attempt to reconcile its more than $2 million budget shortfall, the school system’s governing body called off the gathering. But that didn’t stop the more than 100 people who planned a demonstration outside Tuttle House from picketing and chanting anyway. A new community group that calls itself Our Kids Come First organized the rally in protest of a last-resort cost-savings plan proposed last week by Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Tindall-Gibson. The sweeping measure, which would save an estimated $2.26 million, includes cuts to K-8 music, K-6 physical education, K-8 art and freshman sports. Both Tindall-Gibson and members of the board have said they aim to avoid these programming rollbacks.

Embattled firm studying borough schools

NAUGATUCK — Four months after the borough hired the Hartford-based firm JCJ Architecture to perform a facilities utilization study of the school district, the...

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