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Prospect-ECHN rolls out COVID-19 vaccine

After a smooth rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to medical personnel, first responders, and other high-priority groups, Prospect-ECHN is preparing to vaccinate a fresh wave of newly eligible residents once the state launches Phase 1B in the coming days. Read the rest of the article on READ MORE.
Vaccination effort continues01/14/2021

Vaccination effort continues

By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer Local first responders, nursing home residents and staff getting inoculated The vaccination of nursing home residents and staff as well as first responders in the battle against COVID-19 is underway. Glendale Center and Beacon Brook Health Center, both in Naugatuck, have partnered with CVS to administer the approved Pfizer vaccines READ MORE.
COVID-19 claims 87 more in Connecticut01/14/2021

COVID-19 claims 87 more in Connecticut

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – An additional 87 coronavirus-linked deaths were reported Wednesday, marking the largest day-to-day increase in the viral outbreak since mid-May. There have been 541 deaths reported since Jan. 1, and the death toll has now reached 6,536 since the first fatality of the COVID-19 pandemic occurred last March 17. The READ MORE.
Town Council running food drive01/13/2021

Town Council running food drive

PROSPECT – The Prospect Town Council is holding food drive on Saturday from 8 a.m. to p.m. at LaBonne’s Market, 75 Waterbury Road. Council members will give shoppers of list of items needed for the Prospect Food Bank and ask them to donate items. Monetary donations will also be accepted. The town oversees the food READ MORE.
Murray resigning from Town Council01/12/2021

Murray resigning from Town Council

By Elio Gugliotti, Editor PROSPECT – Paul Murray’s time on the Town Council is coming to an end. Murray, a 62-year-old Democrat, is resigning from the council effective Feb. 1. The council accepted his resignation, with regret, Jan. 5. Murray, who is retired, is the former owner Andrews & Murray Insurance Group. He also worked READ MORE.
Chesprocott offering radon testing kits01/07/2021

Chesprocott offering radon testing kits

CHESHIRE – Chesprocott Health District is offering free radon test kits to residents in Cheshire, Prospect and Wolcott this month. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can impact indoor air quality and people’s health. Starting on Jan. 19, Chesprocott will offer free radon testing kits on a first-come, first-served basis at its office, 1247 READ MORE.
Honor roll: Woodland Regional High School01/07/2021

Honor roll: Woodland Regional High School

The following students made the honor roll at Woodland Regional High School for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year: High honor Grade 12 Jacob Abraham Dean Bedard Noah Behrle Wesley Belanger Matthew Belcher Samantha Benanto Elayna Beutel Emily Beyer Emma Brody Ryan Bucciferro Michael Bunce Spenser Burkowsky Cora Cable Anna Canas Jonathan Cantillo READ MORE.
Prospect cancels Christmas tree bonfire01/06/2021

Prospect cancels Christmas tree bonfire

PROSPECT – The Prospect Volunteer Fire Department won’t be hosting its annual Christmas tree bonfire due to COVID-19 restrictions, but residents can still drop off their Christmas trees for the department to burn. Typically, the fire department burns Christmas trees in a bonfire in January on the field across from the Prospect Community Center on READ MORE.
Connecticut COVID cases approach 200,00001/05/2021

Connecticut COVID cases approach 200,000

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – The number of COVID-19 cases is approaching 200,000 with an additional 4,516 new infections that were recorded over Saturday and Sunday. There now have been 194,636 cases reported since early March out of nearly 4.5 million diagnostic tests, according to state health officials. Gov. Ned Lamont said a new, READ MORE.

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