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...

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...

Lamont renews COVID orders

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont moved Monday to renew a small number of his emergency orders as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations...

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...

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...

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...

Prospect pizzeria plans move, expansion

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By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer PROSPECT — The owners of Hometown Pizza are looking to move and expand the business about 1,000 feet down the...

Prospect P&Z says no to recreational marijuana

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By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer PROSPECT — The Planning and Zoning Commission on June 16 unanimously approved an amendment that adds “cannabis establishments” to the...

Region 16 board, school chief reach agreement on new contract

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By Elio Gugliotti, Editor PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education has given Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin a new three-year contract. “As a board,...

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