Prospect house fire displaces three residents

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By Elio Gugliotti, Editor PROSPECT — Three adults and two pets escaped a house fire Sunday night unharmed, but the blaze left their home on...

Men fined for dumping cooking oil

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WATERBURY — Two men who took part in illegal dumping of cooking oil in Naugatuck last year pleaded guilty to littering and larceny March...

Officials declare states of emergencies, take further precautions

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By Andreas Yilma and Elio Gugliotti, Citizen’s News Beacon Falls, Naugatuck and Prospect joined municipalities across the state this week in declaring states of emergency...

Illegal burn causes brush fire in Beacon Falls

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Elio Gugliotti, Editor BEACON FALLS — An illegal burn sparked a brush fire that quickly spread due to dry and windy conditions Monday afternoon. Beacon Hose...

Police seek help to ID shoplifting suspects

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NAUGATUCK — Police are seeking help to identify two men who police say stole more than $500 worth of razors and Crest Whitestrips from...

Officials to decide whether to burn or raze Wolfe Avenue house

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Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer BEACON FALLS — Once the home of Tracy Lewis, an industrial leader in the early 20th century, the house at 35...

Schools offering meals while closed

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Naugatuck and Region 16 school districts are offering meals to children while schools are closed for at least the next two weeks. School officials in...

Health district confirms case of COVID-19 in Valley

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Elio Gugliotti, Editor SEYMOUR — One person in the Naugatuck Valley has tested positive for COVID-19 and health officials presume another resident has, too. The Naugatuck...

COVID-19 cases, deaths surge

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — The COVID-19 outbreak continued surging Wednesday as nearly 260 more infections and seven more deaths were reported in Connecticut. The...

Police to temporarily take some reports over the phone

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NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck police are temporarily taking reports over the phone in certain cases and asking residents to avoid coming into the lobby of...