Local News for Naugatuck, Connecticut


Body Found In Naugatuck River

Police have pulled a body from the Naugatuck River in Connecticut. The discovery was made around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, when a hiker reported what looked like a human body in the water, said the Naugatuck Police. Emergency personnel located the body in New Haven County in the area of Platts … Read READ MORE.
State to review updated CDC mask recommendations07/28/2021

State to review updated CDC mask recommendations

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – Connecticut can be expected to follow new federal masking guidelines based on Gov. Ned Lamont’s comments Tuesday. The governor made his comments before the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its own updated recommendations. The CDC is now recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks READ MORE.
Naugatuck police holding National Night Out07/28/2021

Naugatuck police holding National Night Out

By Elio Gugliotti, Editor NAUGATUCK – The Naugatuck Police Department is participating in the National Night Out campaign this year for the first time. “This year, after COVID and everything else, what better way to get the community together than to do our first National Night Out,” said officer Danielle Durette, who is organizing the READ MORE.
Body found in Naugatuck River07/28/2021

Body found in Naugatuck River

NAUGATUCK – A body was found in the Naugatuck River near a recreational area on Platts Mill Road on Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Police Chief C. Colin McAllister said a hiker walking in the area spotted what he believed to be a body in the river at about 4 p.m. The man called police, who confirmed READ MORE.
Naugatuck GOP backs slate for November07/27/2021

Naugatuck GOP backs slate for November

By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer NAUGATUCK – The Naugatuck Republican Town Committee on July 21 endorsed its slate of candidates for the November municipal election without a nominee for mayor to top the ticket. Chairman Seth Bronko said no one was interested to run for the mayor’s seat, which is held by Democrat Mayor N. READ MORE.
Hazardous waste, paint to be collected07/22/2021

Hazardous waste, paint to be collected

SOUTHBURY – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and participating towns are sponsoring a household hazardous waste and paint collection day July 24. The collection runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main St. South. The collection is open to residents of 15 area towns, including Beacon Falls, Naugatuck and READ MORE.
Lamont weighing mask rules for students07/21/2021

Lamont weighing mask rules for students

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American WINDSOR – Gov. Ned Lamont is still weighing a mask mandate for Connecticut students who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 for the upcoming school year. Lamont said Tuesday he is watching developments in the state’s outbreak and awaiting updated federal guidance, but indicated he could make a decision within the next two READ MORE.
Police blotter07/21/2021

Police blotter

Naugatuck police recently filed the following charges: Vanessa A. Wallen, 36, of 49 Chapman Ave., Waterbury, was charged July 1 with assault of public safety or emergency medical personnel. Police reported on June 30 at approximately 11:55 p.m. the accused was being processed at the Naugatuck Police Department on unrelated charges when she spit in READ MORE.
Lamont renews COVID orders07/20/2021

Lamont renews COVID orders

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont moved Monday to renew a small number of his emergency orders as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations picked up over the weekend. Lamont signed a new executive order Monday that extended two of his previous coronavirus-related directives and sections of six others with some modifications through Sept. READ MORE.