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Vegetables are casualty of small fire at Oliver’s

PROSPECT — A small fire Tuesday morning at Oliver’s Supermarket at 75 Waterbury Road damaged vegetables in a cooler. Workers smelled smoke in the store when they arrived at work…

Fire chief to be honored by state Exchange Club

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s fire chief will be recognized for his more than three decade of service at the Naugatuck Fire Department. Naugatuck native and Fire Chief Ken Hanks, 52,…

Grease fire closes borough restaurant

NAUGATUCK — The New China restaurant, 169 Church St., is closed after a Thursday morning grease fire. The fire started in the duct work that leads up into the roof…

Prospect firefighters douse blaze in truck bed

PROSPECT — Firefighters responded to a call at Tice Lawn Maintenance Thursday morning for a fire that turned out not to be as bad as originally feared. Mayor Robert Chatfield,…

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Patience pays off for newest firefighter

NAUGATUCK — T.J. Hawks had taken a dozen written tests in 18 months, hoping to land a spot with a career fire department, before he learned of an opening for…

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Hundreds test to be a Naugatuck firefighter

NAUGATUCK — The line stretched around City Hill Middle School Sunday afternoon as prospective firefighters shuffled into the cafeteria to take a written test in hopes of landing a full-time…

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Hundreds apply for firefighter position

NAUGATUCK — The first week of July will mean retirement for two longtime employees of the Naugatuck Fire Department: firefighter Thomas Foley and dispatcher Vidas Melninkaitis. Within two weeks, as…

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Fire Commission names new lieutenant

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s firefighter of the year is now a lieutenant. John DeBisschop III, who has worked for the Naugatuck Fire Department for seven years, was promoted earlier this…

Brush fires under investigation

NAUGATUCK — Fire marshals are investigating a series of suspicious brush fires that started late Monday on the Waterbury line. Firefighters responded after 9:30 p.m. to brush fires off Route…

Brush fire spans 3 acres

NAUGATUCK — Firefighters battled a brush fire Friday afternoon that spanned more than 3 acres off Pear Tree Drive, an undeveloped section of the Fawn Meadow subdivision. Fire Marshal Robert…