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Beacon Falls turns to NEDC for economic development

BEACON FALLS — Officials have reached an agreement with the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation to provide economic development services to the town through the rest of this fiscal year.The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the agreement at its Feb. 8 meeting.

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Beacon Falls turns to NEDC for economic development

Birth: Jordyn Kailani LaMay

LaJerrica Jones and Colby LaMay are the parents of Jordyn Kailani LaMay. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Jordyn Kailani LaMay was born Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds. Her parents are LaJerrica Jones and Colby LaMay of Magnolia. Welcoming Jordyn are two siblings, Zaiden Lee, age 3, and Calise LaMay, age 1. Grandparents are Darrell Jones of Magnolia, Gerard Smith of Magnolia, LaCheryl Smith of Magnolia and Paula Texeira of Magnolia. Great-grandmother

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Birth: Jordyn Kailani LaMay

Board of Selectmen OKs changes to town positions

BEACON FALLS — Two town positions will have increased roles starting in February. The Board of Selectmen, at its Jan 11 meeting, approved changing the part-time assistant assessor position to a full-time assessor and building land use coordinator, and changing the police office manager position to the police office and training administrator. The assistant assessor works 25 hours a week, but the new position will work an additional 10 hours a week in the land use office to facilitate operations and record

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Board of Selectmen OKs changes to town positions

Beacon Falls business eyes town land to connect properties

BEACON FALLS — A local business owner wants to buy town-owned land to connect his existing and future businesses. Lee Nemeth, who owns Kolga LLC at 65 Lancaster Drive, plans to build an indoor gun shooting range on land he owns at 57 Lancaster Drive, which is next to his existing business. The Planning and Zoning Commission in September approved an amendment to the zoning regulations to allow indoor gun shooting ranges in industrial park districts. Nemeth has been in business locally for over 10 years, manufacturing

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Beacon Falls business eyes town land to connect properties

First selectman proposing staffing changes

BEACON FALLS — First Selectman Gerard Smith wants to add more hours and responsibilities to two town positions in a move designed to make operations in the land use and police departments more efficient. Smith is proposing to create a 10-hour land use liaison position. The additional hours would be given to the assessor’s office clerk position, held by Lisa Daigle, who works 25 hours a week now, to create a full-time assessor/land use coordinator. The additional 10 hours would be solely for work in the land

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First selectman proposing staffing changes

Officer draws inspiration for children’s book from BeaconFalls

Beacon Falls police officer Paul Scott Markette flips through the pages of his newly self-published children’s book, ‘K9 Arty Saves the Day!!,’ at the Beacon Falls Police Department on Dec. 22. –ANDREAS YILMA BEACON FALLS — Beacon Falls police officer Paul Scott Markette didn’t have to look far for inspiration for his second children’s book. Markette, who has been a part-time police officer in town since 2018 after retiring from the Naugatuck Police Department, self-published “K9 Arty Saves the

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Officer draws inspiration for children’s book from BeaconFalls

More hours sought for two Beacon Falls town positions

BEACON FALLS — First Selectman Gerard Smith wants to add more hours and responsibilities to two town positions in a move designed to make operations in the land use and police departments more efficient. Smith is proposing to create a 10-hour land use liaison position. The additional hours would be given to the assessor’s office clerk position, held by Lisa Daigle, who works 25 hours a week now, to create a full-time assessor/land use coordinator. The additional 10 hours would be solely for work in the land

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More hours sought for two Beacon Falls town positions

State police on the lookout for speeders in Beacon Falls

Thank you for reading the Republican American. Please log in or Register to get your 5 free articles per week. BEACON FALLS, CT -- 112420AY01 Beacon Falls Resident State Trooper Humberto Henriques uses a laser radar device Nov. 17 to monitor how fast people are driving at the intersection of South Main Street and Dumschott Road in Beacon Falls. The state police traffic enforcement unit is stepping up enforcement of traffic laws in town. Andreas Yilma Republican-American BEACON FALLS – The state police traffic

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State police on the lookout for speeders in Beacon Falls

Selectmen fill P&Z vacancy

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen has appointed Harry Roscoe to fill a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The board unanimously approved the appointment Nov. 16 during a special meeting. Roscoe, 71, replaced former commission Chairman Kevin McDuffie, a Democrat who resigned Nov. 9. Roscoe, Republican, is retired but owns a travel agency, Travel with Harry. He will complete McDuffie’s term, which runs to November 2021. Roscoe said he plans to seek reappointment to the commission after the

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Selectmen fill P&Z vacancy

Police step up traffic enforcement in Beacon Falls

Beacon Falls Resident State Trooper Humberto Henriques uses a laser radar device Nov. 17 to monitor how fast people are driving at the intersection of South Main Street and Dumschott Road in Beacon Falls. The state police traffic enforcement unit is stepping up enforcement of traffic laws in town. –ANDREAS YILMA BEACON FALLS — Police are cracking down on drivers speeding in town. The state police traffic enforcement unit is in town to step up enforcement of traffic laws, especially speeding. First Selectman

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Police step up traffic enforcement in Beacon Falls

Beacon Falls Board of Assessment Appeals chairman spurns call to resign

BEACON FALLS — Board of Assessment Appeals Chairman Gary Komarowsky has decided to remain in his position after the Board of Selectmen called for him to resign last month. The Board of Selectmen voted, 2-1, in October to draft a letter to ask Komarowsky to step down after a resident and employee complained about his behavior. First Selectman Gerard Smith, who is unaffiliated, sent a letter dated Oct. 8 formally asking Komarowsky, a Democrat, to resign from his elected position. The complaints followed two

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Beacon Falls Board of Assessment Appeals chairman spurns call to resign

Cavan condemn Monaghan to a long dark winter after late Clones drama

Raymond Galligan split the posts with the last kick of the game to seal victory A more resilient Cavan scored something of a shock, but overall deserved, victory over Monaghan by the minimum margin after extra-time in this low-key and at times untidy affair that was played in difficult conditions in Clones on Saturday. A point by Cavan goalkeeper Raymond Galligan from a free deep into stoppage time at the end of the second period of extra-time was the score that left Monaghan facing a bleak winter while Cavan

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Cavan condemn Monaghan to a long dark winter after late Clones drama

Beacon Falls back to square one with Wolfe Avenue house

The town-owned house at 35 Wolfe Ave. in Beacon Falls. –ANDREAS YILMA BEACON FALLS — Officials are back to square one with how to move forward with a town-owned house on. The Board of Selectmen decided earlier this year to let Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 conduct a live burn training at the house at 35 Wolfe Ave. — the former home of Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Co. President Tracy Lewis. The town received five bids for selective demolition, remediation and debris removal work to augment the live burn. The bids,

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Beacon Falls back to square one with Wolfe Avenue house

Officials urge caution this Halloween

Health officials have deemed traditional trick-or-treating a high-risk activity amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but local municipal leaders have no intentions of prohibiting young ghouls and goblins from gathering their bounty of candy this Halloween. “Halloween is going ahead in Naugatuck,” Naugatuck Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess said. “We’re asking people to follow the CDC guidelines and the recommendations from the state of Connecticut.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the

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Officials urge caution this Halloween

Beacon Falls to study speeding on Burton Road, considering deterrents

BEACON FALLS — Officials plan to study how fast cars drive on Burton Road to determine whether to install speed tables on the street. First Selectman Gerard Smith said residents have complained that people drive over 40 mph on Burton Road. The speed limit is 25 mph. “We’re going to do a study to find the actual average speed to determine if there’s an actual need for a speed table,” Smith said. The speed tables, which are similar to speed bumps but typically flatter, would be installed between Cook

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Beacon Falls to study speeding on Burton Road, considering deterrents

Selectmen call for elected official to resign

BEACON FALLS — In a divided decision, the Board of Selectmen has called for Board of Assessment Appeals Chairman Gary Komarowsky to resign after complaints filed by a town resident and employee. At its Oct. 5 meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted, 2-1, to draft a letter to ask Komarowsky to step down after what officials called inappropriate behavior. First Selectman Gerard Smith drafted a letter dated Oct. 8 formally requesting Komarowsky, a Democrat, to resign from the elected position. Komarowsky, who has

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Selectmen call for elected official to resign

Letter: Selectmen right to reject idea of racism as a public health crisis

To the editor, Kudos to the Board of Selectmen, and particularly First Selectman Gerard Smith, for their decision to reject the idea of racism as a public health crisis. (“Ordinance declaring racism a health crisis a no-go,” Citizen’s News, Sept. 24, 2020.) In his comments, Mr. Smith implicitly hit the nail on the head in addressing racism for what it is: an individual issue. Are there racists in Beacon Falls? I have no doubt. Although I don’t personally know any. Is it “systemic?” No. The term systemic

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Letter: Selectmen right to reject idea of racism as a public health crisis