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Mother’s bravery inspires family

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NAUGATUCK — She has battled a relentless disease for years and hasn't complained once. That's what family and friends say about Naugatuck resident Debra Lennon,...

Fundraiser to benefit families affected by fire

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NAUGATUCK — When their apartments went up in flames Dec. 7, 35-year-old Rosie Melendez and 29-year-old Anais Gonzalez lost nearly everything. “All my stuff, to...

Cross Street students don pajamas to give back

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NAUGATUCK — For one day, students at Cross Street Intermediate didn’t have to worry whether their t-shirts matched their jeans. They simply rolled out...

Borough girl goes bald for a good cause

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NAUGATUCK — Many people make New Year’s resolutions. Not many can say they followed through on their resolution the day after New Years. Naugatuck High...

Running to beat cancer

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Just a few short months after Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli pledged to run 13 half-marathons (13.1 miles) in 13 months to raise money...

Fridays in blue jeans

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by Laraine Weschler NAUGATUCK — The formal old building in the center of the borough has been getting a bit more casual lately. Staff at the...

Wishing upon a net

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NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School faculty might have slammed students in a faculty versus student volleyball and badminton tournament last Thursday, but the real winners were two children with life-threatening diseases. As part of her capstone project, NHS senior Andrea Neagu organized the “Wish Upon a Net” tournament to raise money for the Kids Wish Network. The funds she raises will help send five-year-old McKenna, who suffers from mitochondrial DNA deletion syndrome, and three-year-old Aiden, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, to Disneyland and Disney World, respectively.

Naugatuck family hosts courageous fundraiser for girl with cancer

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NAUGATUCK — In honor of her friend who is losing hair to chemotherapy, 8-year-old Kayla Couch wore a bandanna every day during a family...

Naugatuck students on a mission to help Haiti

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Although it’s been over a year since an earthquake devastated Haiti, the Haitian people are still suffering from the aftershocks. Already an impoverished country before...
Maya Dias peddles around the parking lot of Tender Years Preschool in Naugatuck during the annual Trike-a-Thon May 20.

Peddling for patients

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