Category Archives: Top Stories

Borough buys former industrial parcel to control ‘own destiny’

NAUGATUCK — The borough is now the owner of a former industrial property on Andrew Avenue that officials view as a strategic parcel for revitalizing Naugatuck. The borough recently finalized a…

Neth adept at juggling many roles

NAUGATUCK — It is no small task for Burgess Robert Neth Sr. to juggle co-owning a business, running a youth baseball league, coaching a baseball team, being an elected official,…

Proposed sidewalk in Prospect gets longer

PROSPECT — A planned sidewalk along Waterbury Road has gotten a bit longer. In July, the state Department of Transportation committed to fund $752,288 through the Local Transportation Capital Improvement…

New CEO settling in at Naugatuck YMCA

NAUGATUCK — Growing up in Beacon Falls gives Mark LaFortune a bit of an advantage as he settles into his new role as CEO of the Naugatuck YMCA. “Being a…

Restaurant owner passes along keepsake before closing

PROSPECT — Carol Jones wanted to make sure that Mayor Robert Chatfield had something to remember her and the Prospect Dairy Bar. Wednesday, the day the Prospect Dairy Bar closed,…

Genovese remembered for life of service

NAUGATUCK — Robert Genovese was remembered as a man whose life centered on service to his country and community. “In one word, Bob was a giver. He lived his life…

School board hires new athletic director, interim dean

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Public Schools is adding one new and one familiar face to its team of administrators. The Board of Education appointed Gianni Perugini the district’s new director of…

New dog on the beat in borough

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Police Department’s newest recruit will soon have a nose for sniffing out drugs and tracking missing people. Judge, a 2-year-old black Labrador, has joined the ranks…

NEDC sees big year ahead for economic development

NAUGATUCK — From large-scale projects to new businesses opening on Church Street, Naugatuck Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Ronald Pugliese sees 2020 as a big year for the borough….

Lessons aim to cultivate little scientists

NAUGATUCK — Second-graders in Laura Sergi’s class at Western Elementary School huddled around glasses with melting ice inside Wednesday afternoon as they learned about different states of matter — in…