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Borough ponders changes to elderly tax program

NAUGATUCK — Lucy Wysokinski sat in the lobby of Town Hall on Monday morning greeting people who came into the building. Wysokinski is one of 18 senior citizens who work…

Program designed to help struggling freshmen

NAUGATUCK — About 25 percent of Naugatuck High School freshmen failed at least one course during the first semester this school year, and officials are hoping a new program will…

Selectmen eye incentives to lure businesses 

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen is considering instituting a tax incentive policy to attract new businesses to town. A draft policy, which was modeled after policies used by…

Board works on budget proposal

NAUGATUCK — After making some adjustments, the Board of Education Monday night backed a $63 million budget proposal for 2018-19 to send to a public hearing, though final figures are…

Proposal would raise cost of building permits

BEACON FALLS — Building in town may soon cost a little bit more. The Board of Selectmen is considering raising the building permit fees. Currently, the town charges a flat…

Push to save school continues

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s only Catholic school is still making plans to move forward despite questions about its future. St. Francis-St. Hedwig School held an open house Saturday to register…

Search still on for missing teen

NAUGATUCK — Police are looking for a 16-year-old foster child who was last seen over a week ago. Police said Christine Carrero was last seen on Feb. 4. Police reported…

Investigation into racial taunts complete

School officials say complaints couldn’t be substantiated NAUGATUCK — An investigation concluded Tuesday did not substantiate complaints that Region 16 participants used racial taunts against Naugatuck players during a basketball…

Cause of fatal mobile home fire undetermined

NAUGATUCK — Officials weren’t able to determine the exact cause of a fatal mobile home fire in January due to the heavy damage caused by the blaze. “We can’t actually…

O&G plans to replace washplant

BEACON FALLS — O&G Industries is seeking to replace its washplant facility on Railroad Avenue. O&G submitted an application last month to the Planning and Zoning Commission to improve and…