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Post seeks veterans for recognition program

BEACON FALLS — American Legion Post 25 is searching for Beacon Falls residents who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam to honor them as part of a statewide…

Board appoints new deputy police chief

NAUGATUCK — The construction of a new leadership hierarchy at the Naugatuck Police Department continued in May with the appointment of the borough’s next deputy chief. The Board of Police…

Borough eyes federal support, funds for port project

NAUGATUCK — Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess stood on the overgrown vacant lot off Elm Street that was once home to Uniroyal factories last Thursday morning and painted a picture…

Police: Man made off with cigarettes

PROSPECT — Police are searching for a man who ran off with two cartons of cigarettes from a smoke shop Tuesday morning. Police said the suspect, described as a white…

Beacon Falls voters back town budget

BEACON FALLS — Voters overwhelmingly approved the 2019-20 town budget 76 to 22 June 5 at a town meeting. The nearly $7.2 million budget increases municipal spending by $375,076 or…

Police seek man who dumped trash at little league

NAUGATUCK — Police are seeking help to identify a man who illegally dumped trash in a dumpster at Peter J. Foley Little League on Scott Street. Police said the incident…

Borough OKs funds for river brigade

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Mayor and Burgesses last week approved a $3,600 payment to Waterbury to help fund the Naugatuck River Brigade. The brigade is made of local teenagers…

Officials eye changes to litter ordinance

NAUGATUCK — Officials are proposing several changes to Naugatuck’s littering ordinance, the largest of which targets collection bins for donations. Burgess Rocky Vitale presented the changes, which were recommended by…

Officials postpone NHS graduation ceremony

NAUGATUCK — School officials postponed Naugatuck High School’s graduation ceremony from Monday to Tuesday due to rain in the forecast. The ceremony is now 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high…

Board eliminates new aide position

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education voted last month to eliminate a newly-created instructional aide position. The 2019-20 budget for the region, which is comprised of Beacon Falls…