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Conroy backs anti-blight efforts

HARTFORD — State Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-105) supported legislation, which was approved May 1 by the state House of Representatives, that is designed to...

Beacon Falls sets sights on resolving blight issues

BEACON FALLS — The town has set its sights on cleaning up a few local eyesores. First Selectman Gerard Smith explained that there are five...

Keeping up with blight a growing problem

NAUGATUCK — First he sent the friendly letter. Then the official warning. Finally, on Monday Mayoral Aide Ed Carter pinned a blight citation to...

Town serves notice on blighted property

PROSPECT — The town has turned to legal action in an effort to have a resident clean up his blighted property. On April 10, a...

Borough’s blight fight makes strides under temporary officer

NAUGATUCK — Temporary Blight Enforcement Officer and Mayoral Aide Ed Carter said he has handled a steady stream of calls regarding blight since Mayor...

Court sides with Prospect in blight case

PROSPECT — After years of asking nicely, the town is ready to forcefully clean up one of the “worst blighted” properties in town. In a...
Borough-contracted landscapers will cut 2-foot-high grass at this 520 Candy Road property unless owners take care of it themselves.

Borough targeting unkempt grass

NAUGATUCK — In the first step in plans to remediate blighted properties, the borough is setting its sights on overgrown grass. Mayoral Aide Ed Carter,...

Carter to serve as borough’s temporary blight officer

NAUGATUCK — When the Board of Mayor and Burgesses adopted the town’s budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, it did not include funding for...
Co-chairs of the Blight Committee Linda Ramos and Elizabeth Forlenzo have raised concerns over how Naugatuck is fighting blight like this dilapidated property on School Street. Funds for a part-time blight officer position were cut from the borough budget.

Borough blight center of budget debate

NAUGATUCK — The new blight bylaw that went into effect in November hasn’t been enforced, according to Linda Ramos and Elizabeth Forlenzo, co-chairs of...

No enforcement officer for blight bylaw

NAUGATUCK – The Naugatuck blight bylaw went into effect Monday without an enforcement officer or structure in place to take complaints, according to Mayor Robert...

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