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Restoring history on wheels

PROSPECT — In 1905, a brand new Packard automobile rolled out of the factory in Detroit, Mich. and was delivered to William T. Hunter, founder of the Pennsylvania-based Devon Horse…

Prospect man killed in Route 8 accident

WATERBURY — A 27-year-old Prospect man died Wednesday night after he was thrown from his motorcycle on Route 8 South in Waterbury, police said. Christopher Jeannin, of 120 Matthew St.,…

Town employees unionize in Prospect

PROSPECT — At this time last year, there was only one town employee union, now there’s four. In addition to the long-standing union that represents public works employees, police officers,…

No funding for seniors’ nutrition program

The lack of a state budget means that some senior citizens will have a harder time getting fresh fruits and vegetables. Since 2001, the state Department of Agriculture has administered…

Zoners OK Dollar General in Prospect

PROSPECT — The Planning and Zoning Commission last week unanimously approved a special permit for a Dollar General store on Union City Road. After reading a resolution of approval for…

Board hires new curriculum director

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved hiring Michele Raynor as the district’s new director of curriculum, instruction and assessments. Raynor started in the district,…

Attrition opens up jobs for staff cut

REGION 16 — Eight Region 16 staff members were laid off due to the 2017-18 school budget. As of last week, all but one of them had new jobs in…

Council chairman expresses ‘frustration,’ won’t seek another term

PROSPECT — Citing frustration with not being able to get answers to financial questions, Town Council Chairman Tom Galvin has announced that he will not be running for re-election. Galvin,…

Board approves transfer with eye on 18-19 budget

REGION 16 — As the 2016-17 fiscal year came to a close, school officials made a financial move with an eye on the 2018-19 budget. Last week, the Region 16…

Construction cause of traffic headaches

PROSPECT — A traffic study found the intersection of Union City Road and Old Schoolhouse Road fails at times when it comes to traffic flow, but engineers working on a…