School budget yes; turf no

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BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN REGION 16 — Region school district voters approved a $43 million school budget for the 2023-24 school year but rejected a proposed...

State funding has arrived to redevelop U.S. Rubber, Uniroyal site

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BY STEVE BIGHAM CITIZEN'S NEWS NAUGATUCK — State and local officials gathered at the former Uniroyal Chemical/United States Rubber Co. complex Friday to celebrate the recent...

Burton Road will reopen later this year

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BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN BEACON FALLS — After more than two years of closure, Burton Road, a major town artery, is expected to reopen later this...

Farm officially labeled ‘organic’

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BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN NAUGATUCK — The borough’s only vegetable farm, Sunset Farm, has been officially certified organic, as it expands its roots to grow more...

Man jumps to death off Prospect Bridge

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BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN NAUGATUCK — A 24-year-old Prospect man died after jumping from the Prospect Street Bridge onto Route 8 on April 15. Naugatuck police responded...

Fires keep borough crews busy

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BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN NAUGATUCK — Borough firefighters had a busy time Easter weekend after a few fires broke out and 17 residents were displaced. The Naugatuck...

School health center proposed

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BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN NAUGATUCK — Borough school officials are looking for a grant to establish a school-based health center The Board of Education unanimously voted to...

Prisoner gets sentence cut for training service dogs

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BY BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — A former Naugatuck man had his 16-year prison sentence for manslaughter reduced by 18 months last week after applying...

Referendum planned for new turf field

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BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education will look to hold a double referendum at the beginning of next month on...

Former congressman Ron Sarasin has died; ran for governor in ’78

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BY ANDREAS YILMA REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN BEACON FALLS — Former U.S. Rep.  Ronald A. Sarasin, a native of Beacon Falls, died March 27 at age 88. Sarasin was...

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