Category Archives: Top Stories

Communications issue triggers diploma snafu

NAUGATUCK — Some Naugatuck High School graduates and their families were caught by surprise at last week’s graduation ceremony when instead of a diploma they received a note stating they…

Slideshow: NHS graduation

Naugatuck High School’s Class of 2019 graduated June 11 at the school. –PHOTOS BY ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Slideshow: WRHS graduation

Woodland Regional High School’s Class of 2019 graduated June 12 at the school in Beacon Falls. –PHOTOS BY ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Obstacles couldn’t stop NHS graduates

NAUGATUCK — As Raymond Lucarelli looked over his fellow Naugatuck High School graduates from the Class of 2019 seated on the football field last Tuesday evening, the salutatorian asked his…

Woodland grads urged ‘to be the hope’  

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School Class of 2019 Valedictorian Bayan Galal learned many lessons from her parents — Egyptian immigrants who came to the United States to build…

Former marshal gets nod for Hall

NAUGATUCK — During his career, former Naugatuck Fire Marshal John “Jack” Sullivan was the person to call to investigate an electrical fire. “He was someone who was way ahead of…

Board appoints new deputy police chief

NAUGATUCK — The construction of a new leadership hierarchy at the Naugatuck Police Department continued in May with the appointment of the borough’s next deputy chief. The Board of Police…

Borough eyes federal support, funds for port project

NAUGATUCK — Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess stood on the overgrown vacant lot off Elm Street that was once home to Uniroyal factories last Thursday morning and painted a picture…

Beacon Falls voters back town budget

BEACON FALLS — Voters overwhelmingly approved the 2019-20 town budget 76 to 22 June 5 at a town meeting. The nearly $7.2 million budget increases municipal spending by $375,076 or…

Officials eye changes to litter ordinance

NAUGATUCK — Officials are proposing several changes to Naugatuck’s littering ordinance, the largest of which targets collection bins for donations. Burgess Rocky Vitale presented the changes, which were recommended by…