Category Archives: Top Stories

Questions surface over fill

BEACON FALLS — Officials are working to determine whether O&G Industries is allowed to bring in and process excavated fill materials in town. Torrington-based O&G Industries owns three properties in…

School board opts not to request surplus funds

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education last week decided against moving forward with a plan to set aside surplus funds to cover the possible loss of a state grant. The…

A mission to support vets

Hike precedes second annual Naugatuck Fall Festival NAUGATUCK — The second annual Naugatuck Fall Festival next weekend is about much more than fun and games. The festival is Sept. 30,…

Student enrollment dips slightly in borough

NAUGATUCK — Enrollment in the borough’s public schools is down slightly this year. Districtwide, enrollment is down 29 students overall from the beginning of last year, according to an enrollment…

Strong show of support at Susie Classic

BEACON FALLS — Five years ago, The Susie Foundation chose to host a kickball tournament as a unique way to fundraise. To date, the annual tournament has raised more than…

Town hopes signs will slow down speeders

PROSPECT — The town is purchasing three new radar speed signs to encourage motorists to slow down. Mayor Robert Chatfield said the signs, which together cost $9,045, will be installed…

‘Locked-in’ stroke victim lived to serve others

NAUGATUCK — Bob Veillette of Naugatuck, whose devastating 2006 stroke left him mute and paralyzed but did not deter his drive to serve others, died Sept. 13 at Saint Mary’s…

Task force to focus on litter

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials want to clean up the streets. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses appointed a litter task force at a special meeting this week after discussing litter…

Grant writer a first for Beacon Falls

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen on Monday approved hiring Thomas Sobocinski to be the town’s first grant writer. The position was created in this year’s budget, and officials…

No survey on Election Day  

BEACON FALLS — Residents will have to wait a little longer to have a say on the future of the town-owned Wolfe Avenue property. The town bought the house and…