Local News for Naugatuck, Connecticut

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.
Garden Club holding virtual meeting04/07/2021

Garden Club holding virtual meeting

NAUGATUCK – The Naugatuck Garden Club is holding a virtual meeting via Zoom on April 15 at 7 p.m. The program for the meeting is “Bats: Their Lives and Lore,” presented by Master Wildlife Conservationist Maureen Heidtmann. The program will provide an overview of bats of the world, with an emphasis on local species. For READ MORE.

2021 All-NVL winter teams

The 2021 All-Naugatuck Valley League winter teams. This post will be updated as more teams are released.  BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-NVL FIRST TEAM Dion Perkins, Seymour, Senior (Outstanding NVL Senior) Trevahn Duncan, Sacred Heart, Senior Zion Lott, WCA, Senior Avery Hinnant, Naugatuck, Junior Ese Onakpoma, Naugatuck, Junior Jeremiah Tripp, Wilby, Senior Will Barton, St. Paul, Senior READ MORE.
COVID positive test rate rises back to 5%04/07/2021

COVID positive test rate rises back to 5%

HARTFORD – State health officials reported Tuesday that the daily positive test rate rose back to 5% after averaging 3% between Friday and Monday. There were 1,074 new cases of COVID-19 reported out of 21,459 test results received Monday. There now have been 317,729 reported cases since March 2020. State health officials also reported a READ MORE.
Police blotter04/07/2021

Police blotter

Naugatuck police recently filed the following charges: Luis Lebron, 23, 342 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, was charged March 22 with second-degree breach of peace, first-degree criminal trover, third-degree assault-victim elderly or other and robbery by carjacking. Police reported on March 22 officers were dispatched to a possible domestic dispute that occurred in Naugatuck. Upon officers’ arrival, READ MORE.


Mark Dandeneau, a Naugatuck resident and steward at the Gunntown Passive Park and Nature Preserve in Naugatuck, has set up three new wooden bluebird houses at the park on Gunntown Road. Coordinating with the Naugatuck Conservation Commission, the Naugatuck Environmental… Read the rest of the article on primepublishers.com READ MORE.

In Naugatuck: Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set

NAUGATUCK – A Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,… Read the rest of the article on primepublishers.com READ MORE.
YMCA hosting cornhole tournament04/06/2021

YMCA hosting cornhole tournament

NAUGATUCK – The Naugatuck YMCA is hosting a cornhole tournament on May 1. The tournament, which is double elimination, starts at 12 p.m. and the event will include food, beer and prizes. The cost is $50 per team. The rain date is May 15. Proceeds benefit YMCA programs. Registration is required before April 28. To 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.