Prospect house fire displaces three residents

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By Elio Gugliotti, Editor PROSPECT — Three adults and two pets escaped a house fire Sunday night unharmed, but the blaze left their home on...

Funeral homes balance safety with need for grieving

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By Roger Cleaveland, Republican-American Funeral directors are working to balance safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak with the need for closure for family and friends of...

Self-employed, contractors can file for jobless benefits

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — The Department of Labor started accepting unemployment applications Thursday from the self-employed, independent contractors, and “gig economy” workers. Labor Commissioner...

Officials declare states of emergencies, take further precautions

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By Andreas Yilma and Elio Gugliotti, Citizen’s News Beacon Falls, Naugatuck and Prospect joined municipalities across the state this week in declaring states of emergency...

Falling tree kills Naugatuck man during storm

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated from an earlier version. By Elio Gugliotti and Jason Levy, Staff Many still without power as towns work to...

Budget proposal keeps Region 16 spending flat

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Shift in student population puts more of the burden on Prospect PROSPECT — Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin’s proposed 2020-21 school budget has...

Ceremony shines light on Women of Woodland

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By Madison Lisowski, Citizen’s News BEACON FALLS — In recognition of International Women’s Month, Woodland Worldwide is celebrating seven women who demonstrate “The Woodland Way.” Woodland...

Food pantry switches to drive-up service this month

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NAUGATUCK — The distribution of food at Naugatuck’s monthly mobile food pantry will be handled differently this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The food...

Lamont says COVID-19 hits peak in Fairfield County; NVHD reports first coronavirus-related death of...

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By Paul Hughes and Elio Gugliotti, Staff As the state pointed to signs that the coronavirus outbreak has peaked in hard-hit Fairfield County, the Naugatuck...

Chicken rules now in regulations  

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PROSPECT — The Planning and Zoning Commission this month approved amendments to the zoning regulations that create rules to govern keeping chickens on residential...

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