Category Archives: News

Beacon Hose reports April calls

BEACON FALLS — Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 responded to 43 EMS calls and 15 fire calls in April, the company reported. The department also responded to four EMS mutual…

Hard work pays off for adult ed grads

NAUGATUCK — When Ashley Rymer-Chase’s husband died last year, she needed to find a way to provide for herself and her 3-year-old daughter. Rymer-Chase, a 24-year-old Naugatuck resident, had one…

YMCA hosting Festival of Rainbows

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck YMCA and its PRISM group with area LGBTQ organizations will host the 3rd annual Festival of Rainbows next week. The festival, which is designed to celebrate…

Prospect mourns death of longtime tax collector  

PROSPECT — The people who work at Prospect Town Hall are “family,” Mayor Robert J. Chatfield says. “People on the outside. People that don’t work in Town Hall don’t understand…

Region 16 board gives superintendent good grade, raise

PROSPECT — Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin received a glowing performance evaluation from the Board of Education to go along with a raise. The school board evaluated Yamin…

Beacon Falls budget heads to vote

BEACON FALLS — All that’s left to do before the town has a municipal budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is to get the blessing of voters. Officials set a…

Library announces June exhibit

PROSPECT — The Prospect Public Library will exhibit the work of pastel artist Paul Robitaille in June. Robitaille, who is originally from the Boston area, studied at the Art Institute…

Duck Day going strong after 14 years 

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce’s Duck Day and Festival hasn’t lost any luster heading into its 14th year. The annual festival attracts thousands of people to downtown Naugatuck…

Update: Missing teens found safe

NAUGATUCK — Two borough teenagers reported missing Monday have been found safe, police said. The teens — 13-year-old Jennifer Michaels and 15-year-old Alex Gomez — were reported missing within hours…

Commission withdraws text change proposal

NAUGATUCK — The Zoning Commission this month withdrew a proposal for a proposed text change to reduce the amount of land needed for a planned development district (PDD) to 5…