Tag Archives: Beacon Falls

Additional tax exemptions available

BEACON FALLS — Eligible residents can file for additional tax exemptions. The deadline for veterans to file their discharge papers to establish eligibility for the military exemption is Sept. 30….

Voters OK funds for storm cleanup

BEACON FALLS — The town is moving forward with cleaning up debris from a tornado in May without the possibility of financial help from the federal government down the road….

Application period open for renters program

BEACON FALLS — The assessor’s office is accepting applications for the elderly or totally disabled renters program until Sept. 30. Eligible applicants must be 65 years old by December 31,…

Love of learning drives Region 16 teacher of the year

BEACON FALLS — On her fifth birthday, Michele LoRusso’s kindergarten teacher at Gilmartin Elementary School in Waterbury gave her a copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book.” Thirty-five years later, she…

Recycling goes from profitable to costly

As China slams the door on many recycled materials imported from the U.S., some Connecticut towns that used to turn a profit on their recyclables are now going to have…

Changes on the horizon for alternative education program

PROSPECT — Woodland Regional High School’s alternative education program will have a new home and expanded hours next school year. The Helping All Woodland Kids Succeed (HAWKS) alternative program started…

New fire marshal, finance manager in town

BEACON FALLS — The town has a new fire marshal and finance manager. Keith Griffin started working as the fire marshal on June 1. Griffin is also the fire marshal…

Officials eye excess funds to pay for storm cleanup

BEACON FALLS — The town is planning to move forward with cleaning up some debris left over from a storm in May without federal financial assistance. During a special joint…

Beacon Falls cancels Family Day fireworks

BEACON FALLS — Officials canceled the town’s summer fireworks show after plans to move the annual Family Day event downtown fell through. Traditionally, Family Day has been held in July…

Equipment stolen from bucket trucks

BEACON FALLS — Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment from the trucks of a tree company. Police reported a lengthy list of equipment was…