Region 16 budget set for May 4 referendum

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PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education will learn next week whether it has satisfied taxpayers’ desire to keep spending under control when...

Beacon Falls could see 2-mill overall tax hike

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BEACON FALLS — The mood was inquisitive but cordial, suggestive but mostly satisfied, and at the end of Tuesday evening, the town budget...

CN Headlines 4-16-10

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State Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-15th District) announces her reelection bid, and the Naugatuck Board of Education budget situation continues to intensify.

Local officials advocate census participation

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Two days after census forms were due, many local residents still had not returned them, though response rates in all three towns met or...

Long River roof project passes with 82%

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PROSPECT — On yet another day when merciless rain seeped through Long River Middle School’s porous roof, the building got a reprieve that didn’t...

Latest R16 budget cuts leave 1.93% increase

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PROSPECT — Communications from municipal insurance brokers have generally been bad news bulletins this budget season, but Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Jim Agostine...

Region 16 BOE wins contract arbitration

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PROSPECT — Three months after the Region 16 Teachers’ Association rejected a mediated, three-year contract with the Board of Education, an arbitration panel has...

Woodland class spawns grassroots group

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BEACON FALLS — As Woodland Regional High School social studies teacher Deb Flaherty prepared for the inaugural semester of a course entitled contemporary world...

Greenway routing study unveiled

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BEACON FALLS — Imagine hopping on a bicycle in Torrington and riding it south along the Naugatuck River all the way to Derby, cutting...

Beacon Falls mourns firefighter Swan

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BEACON FALLS — The procession curled off Exit 24, toward North Main Street, and paused as ladder trucks from Seymour, Prospect, Bethany, Roxbury and Middlebury joined firefighters marching on foot, the Connecticut Firefighters Pipes and Drums and the 1929 Seagrave bearing the reason for the assembly. Kevin Swan, 68, a 49-year veteran of Beacon Hose Company No. 1, suffered a heart attack shortly after responding to a 5 a.m. call last Wednesday. Swan signed on the radio but never arrived at the Susan Street fire; he was found in his pickup truck, still in the driveway of his 95 Skokorat Road home, and was pronounced dead at Griffin Hospital, around 9 a.m.