It’s experience vs. change in Prospect

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PROSPECT — Mayor Bob Chatfield, the state’s longest-tenured chief executive, hopes voters will think of an old catchphrase when they cast their ballots Nov....

Burgesses irate over BOE situation

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NAUGATUCK — The Board of Mayor and Burgesses met Tuesday night to discuss and vote on routine agenda items like reappointments, bid approvals, and...

Teachers’ jobs could be safe

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NAUGATUCK — The kids have spoken, and they’re not happy. On Monday night, when the picketing, marching and chanting before a Board of Education meeting lasted longer than the meeting itself, students criticized financial mismanagement that last year left the school system $1 million in the red and this year has given it the unsavory distinction of being the only district in Connecticut without an operating budget. The board’s most recent deficit projection for the 2009-10 fiscal year is $1.07 million, down from the $1.3 million projected last month. When the board last met, two weeks ago, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Tindall-Gibson said closing the gap could require laying off as many as 14 teachers, including the dozen hired over the summer.

Labor Day stabbing death a suicide

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NAUGATUCK — The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed that the Labor Day stabbing death of a Wolcott woman was indeed...

Another untimely death in the borough

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NAUGATUCK — A vine bearing ripening tomatoes sidles the front porch of 88-5 Lantern Park Drive in a condominium complex near Baummer Pond. If...

Union City cleanup rescheduled

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The first Clean Up Union City Day, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 3, has been postponed due to expected inclement weather including lightning....

Naugatuck VNA celebrates 90th anniversary

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NAUGATUCK — At 94, Marie Tortora still relishes her independence. When doctors at Yale-New Haven Hospital said she ought to live with her daughter,...

Walmart rewards borough teachers

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NAUGATUCK — It won’t solve the borough’s education budget crisis, but a new Walmart program will help 10 teachers at Central Avenue School...

Controller to manage BOE budget

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NAUGATUCK — The borough will have one business manager to oversee both the school and town budgets, at least temporarily. The Board of Education on...

Cable, Krenesky vie for votes

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BEACON FALLS — Come Election Day on Nov. 3, voters will face a choice between the time-tested leadership of Democratic incumbent Sue Cable and...

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