Police charge pair with extorting money from Prospect couple

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By Jonathan Shugarts, Republican-American WATERBURY — Two people from Meriden are facing felony larceny charges after state police say they extorted tens of thousands of...

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...

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...

Prospect Mayor Chatfield tests positive for COVID, quarantining

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By Elio Gugliotti, Editor   PROSPECT — Mayor Robert Chatfield tested positive for COVID-19 early this week and is quarantining at home until at least next...

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...

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...

Lamont says restrictions could be eased by mid-March

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American Gov. Ned Lamont told the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commence on Friday that he anticipates relaxing coronavirus-related restrictions in mid-March if...

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...

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