Category Archives: News

Beacon Falls to kick off holiday season 

BEACON FALLS — Beacon Falls will celebrate the holiday season Saturday with a Christmas parade followed by refreshments and a movie at Beacon Hose Co. No. 1. The festivities begin…

School board OKs new ECE courses

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education has approved three new University of Connecticut early college experience (ECE) courses at Woodland Regional High School. The new courses — ECE…

Borough buys former industrial parcel to control ‘own destiny’

NAUGATUCK — The borough is now the owner of a former industrial property on Andrew Avenue that officials view as a strategic parcel for revitalizing Naugatuck. The borough recently finalized a…

Neth adept at juggling many roles

NAUGATUCK — It is no small task for Burgess Robert Neth Sr. to juggle co-owning a business, running a youth baseball league, coaching a baseball team, being an elected official,…

Proposed sidewalk in Prospect gets longer

PROSPECT — A planned sidewalk along Waterbury Road has gotten a bit longer. In July, the state Department of Transportation committed to fund $752,288 through the Local Transportation Capital Improvement…

Region 16 funds innovative grants

PROSPECT — Region 16 awarded about $5,490 to fund 11 innovative grant proposals for teachers in the district. The innovative grant initiative, which was approved by the Board of Education…

New CEO settling in at Naugatuck YMCA

NAUGATUCK — Growing up in Beacon Falls gives Mark LaFortune a bit of an advantage as he settles into his new role as CEO of the Naugatuck YMCA. “Being a…

Firefighters quickly douse gas station blaze

NAUGATUCK — The cause of a fire Saturday at a gas station on North Main Street appears accidental, but it remains under investigation. Firefighters and police officers responded to a structure…

Restaurant owner passes along keepsake before closing

PROSPECT — Carol Jones wanted to make sure that Mayor Robert Chatfield had something to remember her and the Prospect Dairy Bar. Wednesday, the day the Prospect Dairy Bar closed,…

Library announces December exhibit

PROSPECT — The Prospect Public Library will feature an animal portrait and landscape exhibit by artists Pam Blasavage and Carole Abbate in December. Abbate, a landscape artist, has been painting…