Category Archives: Top Stories

Work begins to reconstruct Cross Street

NAUGATUCK — After years of planning, the Cross Street reconstruction project is underway. Crews started work on the project on April 1, Public Works Director James Stewart said. The first…

Science project evolves into awareness campaign

NAUGATUCK — What started as a research project in science class for a group of City Hill Middle School seventh-graders turned into a real world civics lesson — one that…

Borough honors Earth Day mayor

NAUGATUCK — Everything, according to Al White Jr., is connected. Seen one way, the rain that pushed the Naugatuck Conservation Commission’s annual Earth Day celebration into the Howard Whittemore Memorial…

Company to salvage parts of historic home

BEACON FALLS — The town is saying goodbye to portions of one of its historic houses. The Board of Selectmen last week approved an agreement with Salvage Works that allows…

Finance board backs budget proposal for borough

NAUGATUCK — After a series of workshops and a significant reduction in the school budget request, the Board of Finance has approved a budget recommendation of roughly $125.1 million for…

Borough closing in on deal to buy former manufacturing site

NAUGATUCK — The borough is close to finalizing a deal to buy the former Risdon Manufacturing Company property on Andrew Avenue. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses this month approved…

Region 16 board sends budget to voters

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved sending a roughly $40.73 million budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a vote at a district meeting….

Council advances budget to town meeting

PROSPECT — The town’s budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year is now in the hands of the voters. The proposed budget is roughly $9.1 million, which increases town spending…

Chatfield announces plans to seek 22nd term as mayor

PROSPECT — Mayor Robert Chatfield has spent more than 40 years leading the town, and the Republican has no plans to slow down. “I am here to tell you that…

Stop & Shop employees go on strike

NAUGATUCK — Thirty-one thousand Stop & Shop employees at 249 stores across three states, including one in Naugatuck, went on strike Thursday afternoon. The Stop & Shop at 727 Rubber…