Category Archives: News

Council advances budget to town meeting

PROSPECT — The town’s budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year is now in the hands of the voters. The proposed budget is roughly $9.1 million, which increases town spending…

Traffic stop results in weapons, alcohol charges

NAUGATUCK — A 19-year-old borough man and his passengers are facing multiple charges after police found weapons, drugs and alcohol during a traffic stop Saturday night on Rubber Avenue. Police…

Students find knife on playground

BEACON FALLS — Two kindergarten students found a folding knife on the playground at Laurel Ledge Elementary School earlier this month, leading school officials to start locking the gate again…

Chatfield announces plans to seek 22nd term as mayor

PROSPECT — Mayor Robert Chatfield has spent more than 40 years leading the town, and the Republican has no plans to slow down. “I am here to tell you that…

Department honors firefighters

NAUGATUCK — Borough firefighters — those at the beginning, middle and end of their careers — were honored during a special ceremony. “It takes hard work and dedication to become…

Stop & Shop employees go on strike

NAUGATUCK — Thirty-one thousand Stop & Shop employees at 249 stores across three states, including one in Naugatuck, went on strike Thursday afternoon. The Stop & Shop at 727 Rubber…

Revaluation has varying impact on borough homes

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s recent revaluation had a wide-ranging impact on homeowners. The state requires municipalities to perform a full property revaluation every 10 years to assess the market values…

Region 16 facing complex AC project at middle school

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School is the only one of Region 16’s four schools that isn’t fully air conditioned, and it’s likely to stay that way in the short…

Police participating in distracted driving campaign

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Police Department is participating in the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. distracted driving campaign through April 30. The goal of the campaign is to…

United Way campaign hits the mark

NAUGATUCK — Stephen Pretto’s first assignment as a volunteer for the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls was serving on the allocations committee — a group of people tasked…