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Oversight affects Prospect GOP ticket09/23/2021

Oversight affects Prospect GOP ticket

By Elio Gugliotti, Editor Republicans adjust slate after candidates ineligible for ballot PROSPECT – A clerical error has forced Republicans to readjust their campaign for the November election after five endorsed candidates were determined to be ineligible to appear on the ballot. The Republican Town Committee at a July 22 caucus endorsed its slate of READ MORE.
Finley running as write-in candidate09/23/2021

Finley running as write-in candidate

By Elio Gugliotti, Editor PROSPECT – Taryn Finley’s run for mayor will be as a write-in candidate. Finley, who is running as an unaffiliated candidate, submitted petitions to get on the ballot as a petitioning candidate but fell two valid signatures short of the required amount to do so. The number of signatures petitioning candidates READ MORE.
Hazardous waste, paint to be collected09/21/2021

Hazardous waste, paint to be collected

BEACON FALLS – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and participating towns are sponsoring a household hazardous waste and paint collection day Sept. 25. The collection runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pent Road Recreation Complex, 100 Pent Road. The collection is open to residents of the following 15 municipalities: Ansonia, Beacon READ MORE.
Legislature to vote on extending Lamont powers09/21/2021

Legislature to vote on extending Lamont powers

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – State lawmakers will return in special session early next week to vote on extending the state’s COVID-19 emergency until mid-February. The governor’s office on Monday confirmed Gov. Ned Lamont will submit a required notice to General Assembly leaders on Wednesday that he plans to renew the declarations of public READ MORE.
Eversource announces infrared inspections09/19/2021

Eversource announces infrared inspections

Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut. The aerial inspections are scheduled to start Monday and continue through Friday, the company stated in a news release. Weather permitting, flights will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Inspections will be done in the following cities READ MORE.
Lamont seeks an extension of emergency orders09/15/2021

Lamont seeks an extension of emergency orders

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday proposed to continue the state’s school mask mandate beyond Sept. 30 when his COVID-19 emergency orders are due to expire. Lamont confirmed Tuesday he wants the full legislature to approve at least another 90-day extension of his emergency powers because of the ongoing threat READ MORE.
Lamont to follow Biden's lead on mandate09/14/2021

Lamont to follow Biden’s lead on mandate

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American ROCKY HILL – Like many Connecticut employers and workers, Gov. Ned Lamont has a lot to learn about President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large companies, but he says he will follow the president’s lead. Lamont told reporters on Monday that he understands why Biden decided to order all private READ MORE.
9/11 reverberates 20 years later09/09/2021

9/11 reverberates 20 years later

By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer First responders recall efforts in aftermath of attacks Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, the images and smells from Ground Zero are still fresh in the minds of local first responders who trekked to New York City to help any way they could. “It looked like a post-apocalyptic scene from READ MORE.
The need for reforms in the Town of Prospect09/08/2021

The need for reforms in the Town of Prospect

Not long ago my fellow Town Council members and I voted to make public a risk assessment of municipal operations for the current administration. This assessment was initiated in direct response to a town theft of over a quarter of a million dollars that occurred in 2017 and 2018. Read the rest of the article READ MORE.
Lamont eyes extension of emergency power09/03/2021

Lamont eyes extension of emergency power

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American MIDDLETOWN – Gov. Ned Lamont put on the table Thursday another 90-day extension of the current COVID-19 emergencies that are due to expire Sept. 30. Lamont raised the possibility during a forum at Middletown Senior Center on emergency rental assistance for households struggling to pay rent and utilities due to the READ MORE.
Naugatuck, Region 16 schools back in session09/02/2021

Naugatuck, Region 16 schools back in session

By Andreas Yilma and Elio Gugliotti, Staff Naugatuck and Region 16 schools welcomed students back to classrooms this week for what officials hope will be the first full year of in-person learning since the 2018-19 school year. “I think we’re going to have an excellent year. We’re excited,” said Naugatuck Superintendent of Schools Christopher Montini READ MORE.
Registration open for tag sale09/02/2021

Registration open for tag sale

PROSPECT – Prospect’s annual fall townwide tag sale is set for Sept. 18. The tag sale will be rain or shine. The deadline to register to participate in the tag sale is Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. For information or to register, call the mayor’s office at 203-758-4461. Read the rest of the article on READ MORE.
Prospect hires new building inspector09/01/2021

Prospect hires new building inspector

PROSPECT – Officials hired Seth Flynn in August as the town’s new building inspector. Mayor Robert Chatfield said he and Town Council Chairman Jeffrey Slapikas interviewed four candidates for the job. The mayor has the power to appoint the building official under the town charter. The building inspector position is part time. The compensation is READ MORE.
Analysis shows unvaccinated most at risk08/27/2021

Analysis shows unvaccinated most at risk

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – State health officials say COVID-19 case rates, hospitalization rates and death rates in Connecticut continue to increase the most among unvaccinated persons. An analysis released Thursday on the relative risks between vaccinated and unvaccinated persons found unvaccinated people are five times at higher risk of being infected, fives at READ MORE.

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