Category Archives: Schools

Student charged after bringing BB gun to school

BEACON FALLS — Police arrested a Woodland Regional High School student last week after he brought a BB gun to school. Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin said school…

New deal for teachers

Three-year contract expected to net savings for Region 16 PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education and teachers’ union have reached an agreement on a new, three-year contract. “It’s…

Injured Naugatuck teen displays determination, grit

NAUGATUCK — In the eyes of Naugatuck’s Avery Moore, it was always a matter of when, not if, he would walk again. Two months after sustaining traumatic injuries during a…

Enrollment in courses, internships rises at Woodland

BEACON FALLS — More Woodland Regional High School students are choosing to take advantage of opportunities to challenge themselves in and out of the classroom. The number of Woodland students…

Vandals strike at school playground

BEACON FALLS — School officials have started locking the gate to the playground area at Laurel Ledge Elementary School following a few vandalism incidents. Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael…

Survey shows vaping on the rise among teens

NAUGATUCK — Layne Bartek was introduced to vaping at his bus stop when he was an 11-year-old Hillside Intermediate School sixth-grader. The second time was when another student offered it…

NHS Alumni Association to give out patriotism awards

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School Alumni Association will honor six people next weekend with the Robert L. Genovese Patriotism Award. The award is given to individuals for their outstanding…

Drivers suffer minor injuries in crash involving school bus

BEACON FALLS — Officials say there were no students on board a school bus when it was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle on Bethany Road on Monday morning. Region…

Capital projects on the horizon in Region 16

PROSPECT — With a major capital project in the books, the Region 16 Board of Education is looking ahead to several projects on the horizon, including the possibility of installing…

Borough looking to put solar panels on school’s roof

NAUGATUCK — The borough is moving forward with a plan to install solar panels on the roof of Maple Hill Elementary School through a state program. The Board of Mayor…