Free pasta for powerless


NAUGATUCK — In an effort to help relieve some of the stress on Naugatuck residents still without power, a free pasta dinner is being offered tonight at the Old Corner Café.

Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi said a group of residents, who wish to remain anonymous, decided yesterday to come together and put on the dinner to help people and families who are without power.

“Our hope is to alleviate some of the stress on families,” Rossi said.

Power restoration in Naugatuck has been a slow process but the numbers of people without power are improving. As of this morning, Connecticut Light & Power reported that there are 1,217 customers in the borough still without power.

The dinner will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., or until the food runs out, at the café at 178 North Main St., and feature pasta, salad, and bread.

Rossi said Beany Ferreria, owner of the cafe, is donating the space along with free water and soda. Tax Collector Jim Goggin will be cooking the pasta.

Take-out orders will also be available. Anyone interested in ordering take-out can call Rossi at (203) 729-4865 or Goggin at (203) 996-6675. If they don’t answer the call, residents are asked to leave a message with their name and number of people in the family who need meals.