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Electrical issue leads to early dismissal for Woodland

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School students were evacuated and dismissed early on Monday following an electrical issue at the school. A small transformer in an electrical room short-circuited,…

Region 16 board sends budget to voters

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved sending a roughly $40.73 million budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a vote at a district meeting….

Council advances budget to town meeting

PROSPECT — The town’s budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year is now in the hands of the voters. The proposed budget is roughly $9.1 million, which increases town spending…

Students find knife on playground

BEACON FALLS — Two kindergarten students found a folding knife on the playground at Laurel Ledge Elementary School earlier this month, leading school officials to start locking the gate again…

Chatfield announces plans to seek 22nd term as mayor

PROSPECT — Mayor Robert Chatfield has spent more than 40 years leading the town, and the Republican has no plans to slow down. “I am here to tell you that…

Region 16 facing complex AC project at middle school

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School is the only one of Region 16’s four schools that isn’t fully air conditioned, and it’s likely to stay that way in the short…

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…