Category Archives: Top Stories

Police seek new leads in missing teen case

NAUGATUCK — Police are hoping to develop new leads on the whereabouts of a 16-year-old who was first reported missing over two months ago. Christine Carrero was last seen on…

Grants go beyond the classroom

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School teachers John Forish and Beth Lancaster wanted to start a fishing club at the school. For Forish, a graphic arts teacher, the club is a…

Naugatuck High going to block scheduling

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School will make the change to block scheduling in the 2018-19 school year. Under the new schedule, there will be eight, 81-minute periods. Students will have…

Region 16 board sends school budget to vote

REGION 16 — Although spending in Region 16 is going down under the 2018-19 proposed budget, one of the school district’s member towns will see its cost go up. The…

Vote on tap for Beacon Falls budget

BEACON FALLS — Officials crafted the town’s 2018-19 budget proposal with the mindset of keeping the spending plan as lean as possible without cutting services. Now, it’s up to the…

School board names new principals

NAUGATUCK — Two familiar faces will step into new leadership roles in the Naugatuck School District come July. The Board of Education last week hired John Harris as the new…

Cell tower company eyes residential site in Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK — A Florida-based company has its sights set on land off of Maple Hill Road as the spot for a new cell tower. According to documents filed with the…

Selectman pledges town salary to pay off back taxes

BEACON FALLS — Selectman Peter Betkoski has vowed to put the salary he earns from the elected position toward paying off back taxes on his business. Betkoski, a Democrat, made…

Prospect budget proposal ready for hearing

PROSPECT — If not for increases in areas related to salaries and insurance, the town’s 2018-19 municipal budget proposal would have decreased spending slightly. Following a series of workshops, the…

Amendment to child safety zone ordinance on the table

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials are considering an amendment to an ordinance that established child safety zones in Naugatuck. The ordinance, which was adopted earlier this year, prohibited registered sex offenders…