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Naugatuck Valley area remains COVID hot spot04/09/2021

Naugatuck Valley area remains COVID hot spot

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – Waterbury and Naugatuck Valley towns remain COVID-19 hot spots in Connecticut even as vaccination rates increase. The 69.3 cases per 100,000 population in Waterbury over the past two weeks was the highest in the state, and the neighboring towns of Watertown, Naugatuck, Wolcott and Thomaston all had rates topping READ MORE.
Plots available in community garden04/09/2021

Plots available in community garden

BEACON FALLS – There are a few plots available in the Beacon Falls Community Garden for the season. The community garden is located on town property on Wolfe Avenue. Plots are available for Beacon Falls residents on a first come, first served basis. For information, email beaconfallsc@gmail.com. Read the rest of the article on mycitizensnews.com READ MORE.
Long River classes virtual this week04/07/2021

Long River classes virtual this week

PROSPECT – Classes at Long River Middle School have been and will remain fully remote this week after several students and teachers tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin said in a letter that officials were notified on April 1 that three students and a staff member tested positive. The staff member was READ MORE.
J&J shot supply issues make vax schedule uncertain04/02/2021

J&J shot supply issues make vax schedule uncertain

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – State officials are unsure of Connecticut’s future supply of the only single-dose COVID-19 vaccine available as 100,000 newly eligible 16- to 44-year-olds started signing up Thursday for appointments. The disclosure Wednesday that a factory error ruined 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine presented another planning challenge READ MORE.
Authorities warn of COVID scam04/02/2021

Authorities warn of COVID scam

By Jonathan Shugarts, Republican-American WATERBURY – Federal authorities issued a warning March 31 urging people to be aware of a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination scheme that attempts to steal personal identifying information. The Department of Justice warned scam artists are texting and emailing people around the country offering them gifts, such as iPad Pros, in exchange READ MORE.
State launches next vaccine phase04/01/2021

State launches next vaccine phase

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – The final age group of residents 16 to 44 years old are now able to schedule appointments to get COVID-19 vaccine shots. Gov. Ned Lamont on March 31 declared the state vaccination program ready to proceed to this next phase four and a half months after its mid-December launch. READ MORE.
NEDC, Beacon Falls agreement on hold04/01/2021

NEDC, Beacon Falls agreement on hold

By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer NAUGATUCK – A proposed agreement between the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation and Beacon Falls is on hold. In February, the Beacon Falls Board of Selectmen unanimously approved an agreement with the NEDC to provide economic development services for the town from March 1 through June 30. The NEDC board of READ MORE.

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