Category Archives: Top Stories

Naugatuck YMCA’s new CEO comes full circle

NAUGATUCK — Growing up in Beacon Falls, Mark LaFortune spent his fair share of time at the Naugatuck YMCA. In a little more than a week’s time, LaFortune will come…

Program brings borough boys together

NAUGATUCK — Sixty boys from the borough’s middle and intermediate schools sat spread out in the auditorium at Naugatuck High School last Tuesday morning, although it didn’t take long before…

Officials want to convert computer lab into auditorium

PROSPECT — The days of Long River Middle School students using the school’s computer lab to do work online are over. Now, officials are hoping to repurpose the lab so…

Salaries going up for elected officials, non-union employees

NAUGATUCK — The Joint Boards of Mayor and Burgesses and Board of Finance last Tuesday approved raises for three elected officials, including the mayor, and 18 non-union employees. The salaries…

Deal in place to sell industrial lot to farm

NAUGATUCK — The borough has a deal in place to sell a lot that has been vacant since the Naugatuck Industrial Park was built. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses…

Show of support for fire school

Firefighters, officials call for state to release funds BEACON FALLS — In a strong show of support, firefighters and officials from the Naugatuck Valley and beyond came together Thursday afternoon…

Company pays fine to get truck back

HARTFORD — The owner of a box truck involved in the illegal dumping of cooking oil in Naugatuck has paid a $7,000 state fine to get the vehicle back. Attorney…

Community supports #YabbyStrong

NAUGATUCK — Before a family vacation this summer, Mike Yablonski wasn’t feeling well. He went to see a doctor and was told he had four out of ten markers for…

Improvements planned to make intersection safer

NAUGATUCK — An intersection officials consider to be very dangerous is a step closer to some major improvements. Officials are planning upgrades to the offset, four-way intersection of Rubber Avenue,…

Board OKs asbestos abatement at event center

NAUGATUCK — The borough is moving forward with cleaning asbestos from areas in the Naugatuck Event Center, as well as a former pump house and underground vault near the building….