Long River receives distinction

BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN PROSPECT — Long River Middle School has, for the second time, been designated a New England League of Middle School Spotlight School. Officials...

Police welcome Echo

BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN BEACON FALLS — The town’s police department now has a new four-legged addition to help with search and rescue. First Selectman Gerard Smith...

Mother waits after son’s accident

BY LIVI STANFORD REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Picking up the phone and hearing her son’s frantic, screaming voice on the other end, Bambi Vazquez could not fathom the news,...

Company seeks 2 new buildings in Naugatuck’s industrial park

BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN NAUGATUCK — A local construction company is looking to expand its footprint and develop two buildings in the industrial park. Residents are hopeful...

2 inmates denied parole

BY BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — The state parole board commended efforts by William Morales and Angelina Jamele on their rehabilitation in prison but ultimately...

ChatGPT, Open AI on educators’ agenda

BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN As one school year ends, area administrators are already looking to the fall with a topic fresh in their experience but increasingly...

Fallen motorcyclist recalled at vigil

BY STEVE BIGHAM CITIZEN'S NEWS NAUGATUCK — Dozens of friends and family members of Travis LaRowe gathered roadside along New Haven Avenue for a candlelight...

Beacon Falls is steaming mad over zoning fight

BY PAUL HUGHES REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Beacon Falls First Selectman Gerard Smith and his town are caught up in a contentious zoning fight over a planned food...

Father faces prison for child abuse

BY BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — A Naugatuck father faces two years in prison on child abuse charges. Kevin Grant, 34, entered pleas of nolo contendere...

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