Category Archives: Top Stories

Borough shakes up land use positions

NAUGATUCK — A shake-up in positions in the borough’s land use office is saving the town about $11,000 a year, according to Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess. In the past,…

School board transfers funds to absorb cuts

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week transferred $939,279 to contingency to cover cuts in state education funding. A prolonged state budget stalemate came to an…

State cuts turn out to be tolerable

After a few anxious months, municipal leaders now have a state budget in their hands, and its impact isn’t as bad as once feared. The state legislature approved a $41.3…

State denies reimbursement for school land

REGION 16 — School administrators are hoping that a meeting with state officials will change their minds on a decision to deny any reimbursement for the land bought for Prospect…

NEDC looks back and forward

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation took an evening to look back on the past year before turning its focus to the borough’s future. “We have had a great…

Startup to build up in borough

NAUGATUCK — A zoning decision Wednesday has paved the way for a renewable chemistry startup to move operations to the Naugatuck Industrial Park. P2 Science gained approval from the Zoning…

Town recoups back taxes at auction

BEACON FALLS — The town sold three properties at a tax sale last week. The owners of the properties up for sale all owed back taxes to the town. The…

Inspection of school’s sprinkler pipes underway  

REGION 16 — School officials will soon know the extent of an issue with sprinkler pipes rusting at Woodland Regional High School. Between June 6 and Oct. 9, seven different…

Naugatuck man’s estate suing Waterbury over fatal accident

WATERBURY — The estate of a father of four killed in a motorcycle crash on Spring Lake Road two years ago is suing the city and its employees, claiming a…

Recount changes winner of last seat on commission

NAUGATUCK — A recount triggered by a mistake at one of the polling locations Tuesday resulted in a change in the winning candidates for the Zoning Commission, though the margin…