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Officer’s Facebook posts subject of internal investigation

NAUGATUCK — Police Chief Christopher Edson has launched an internal affairs investigation into videos posted on a high-ranking officer’s personal Facebook page in which he appears to express anti-immigrant sentiments….

Prospect’s grand list increases for 6th straight year

PROSPECT — The town’s net grand list continues to move in a positive direction. Prospect’s 2018 net grand list is $864.28 million, an increase of $10.96 million or 1.28 percent,…

Borough begins interviews for next police chief

NAUGATUCK — As Police Chief Christopher Edson’s contract nears its end, borough officials are ramping up their search for his successor. Last July, the borough and Edson agreed to a…

Superintendent presents $66.23M draft budget

NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke last week presented a draft 2019-20 school budget proposal to the Board of Education that would increase the district’s spending by nearly 7…

Borough agrees to deal for textile recycling

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials have agreed to recycle textiles through an Ohio-based company. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses last week approved a five-year contract with Simple Recycling. Assistant to…

Borough looks to Portugal for sister city

NAUGATUCK — Some people return from vacation with photos and keepsakes. Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess returned from a vacation last month with a potential sister city for Naugatuck. While…

Outdoor fitness area eyed for Linden Park

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials are looking to build an outdoor fitness area at Linden Park. Town Planner Lori Rotella unveiled a potential fitness court for the park, which is located…

Naugatuck Historical Society savors growth of annual event

NAUGATUCK — The atmosphere inside the banquet room of the Naugatuck Portuguese Club was loud and inviting during the eighth annual Savor CT event on Saturday. More than 250 people…

Naugatuck High looking to add CNA program

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School upperclassmen interested in pursuing a career in a medical field could get a head start as early as next school year. Naugatuck High administrators plan…

State’s financial issues weigh heavy as borough begins crafting budget

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials have begun crafting the 2019-20 municipal budget amid ongoing concerns over what the state will do in the face of another projected deficit. “Our governor (Ned…