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Region 16 budget goes to hearing

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education will hold a hearing on its 2019-20 budget proposal Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Woodland Regional High School in…

Council to hold hearing on budget

BUDGET BOX 2018-19 town budget: $8,637,659 2019-20 proposed town budget: $9,121,014 Proposed increase: $483,355 or 5.5 percent Next: The Town Council will hold a hearing on the proposed town budget…

Long River student issued juvenile summons

PROSPECT — Police referred a 12-year-old Long River Middle School student to Waterbury Juvenile Court following an incident involving another student at the school on March 22. Police said the…

Towns dealing with shift in recycling industry

In 2018, Naugatuck received $16 a ton for recyclables. This year, the borough won’t receive any money or pay any money to dispose of recyclables. Naugatuck is one of the…

Superintendent presents options to add world language at elementary schools

PROSPECT — As the Region 16 Board of Education puts the finishing touches on its 2019-20 budget proposal, officials are weighing a couple of options to introduce world language at…

Falling tree takes down wires, sparks brush fire

PROSPECT — Downed power lines sparked a brush fire along Cheshire Road on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighter Ed Malaspina, who is the public information officer for the Volunteer Fire Department of…

Downed wire knocked out power to thousands

NAUGATUCK — A downed wire in Naugatuck caused about 5,600 people to lose power Wednesday afternoon. The issue affected a circuit that runs through Naugatuck, Waterbury and Prospect, causing outages…

Police offer parking lots for transactions

PROSPECT — Residents can use the two parking lots next to the Prospect Police Department as a safe place to meet with someone to sell or buy items, police announced….

Event to help Prospect veteran

PROSPECT — The Republican Town Committee is sponsoring a Volunteers for Veterans event on April 27. Committee members and other volunteers will perform an outside cleanup and minor repairs at…

House fire started from wood stove

PROSPECT — A house fire in March on Greenwood Drive that killed two pets started when combustible items next to a wood stove caught fire. Fire Marshal Tony Muniz said…