Category Archives: Top Stories

Prospect eyeing new firetruck

PROSPECT — The “Fightin Five” is getting up in years, and the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department is hoping to replace it with a new firetruck that offers more features. Voters…

Borough in talks with company over cell phone tower location

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials have had discussions with a company about choosing a less controversial site for a proposed cell phone tower. Tarpon Towers II, LLC, a wireless communication tower…

Nardello seeks court order for spot on primary ballot

HARTFORD — Former state Rep. Vickie Nardello is blaming state election officials for a disqualifying mistake that cost her a shot at the Democratic nomination for an open state Senate…

Slideshow: Firemen’s Carnival

The 55th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival and Parade kicked off June 7 at the Beacon Hose Company No. 1 in Beacon Falls. The carnival ran for three days and…

Borough acquires two more remnant parcels

NAUGATUCK — The borough has acquired two pieces of land off of Auburn Street in lieu of back taxes with the intention of selling them. Combined, the two lots are…

Police charge borough man in fatal crash

NAUGATUCK — Police arrested a 71-year-old borough man June 12 in connection with a fatal crash on Gunntown Road in February. Police charged 71-year-old Alexander Oneschuk with negligent homicide in…

Commission opens new hearing on industrial building application

PROSPECT — A proposal to build a 40,000-square-foot industrial building on Union City Road is back before the Planning and Zoning Commission. John Gallagher, who owns Industrial Storage, LLC, is…

Driver sentenced to 4 years for fatal crash

WATERBURY — Casey Lynne Giannone was a 19-year-old who loved vacations, her dog and her family. An art major at Naugatuck Valley Community College with a dream of working for…

CERT programs join forces  

PROSPECT — The Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, program isn’t a new initiative, but the 19 volunteers that completed their training last week at the Prospect firehouse broke new…

Contracts in place for new unions in Prospect

PROSPECT — The town has officially entered into contracts with two of its three new unions. The United Public Service Employees Union, unit 115, Prospect Municipal Employees, and Unit 116,…