Naugatuck

Naugatuck,

river, 65 mi (105 km) long, rising in NW Conn. and flowing S, past Waterbury, to the Housatonic River at Derby. It furnishes water power for the remaining industrial plants along its shores. Thomaston Dam (completed 1960), built for flood control, forms a reservoir on the river.

Naugatuck

(nôg`ətŭk'), industrial borough (1990 pop. 30,625), New Haven co., SW Conn., on both sides of the Naugatuck River; settled 1704, inc. 1844. In 1843, Charles GoodyearGoodyear, Charles,
1800–1860, American inventor, b. New Haven, Conn., originator of vulcanized rubber. He failed in his earlier business ventures and was in jail for debt when he began his experiments with rubber, searching for a way to prevent it from sticking and melting
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 established the Naugatuck India-Rubber Company there. Rubber is still an important industry in Naugatuck. Other manufactures include candy, chemicals, brass and copper products, and plastics.
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This funding, through the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will benefit coalitions working to end youth substance abuse in Torrington, Enfield, East Haddam, Naugatuck, Durham, Middlefield, and Bridgeport.
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The reverse-transfer program will allow Naugatuck Valley Community College to issue associate degrees to students who complete at least 15 credits at Naugatuck and continued their course work at the online Charter Oak State College.
One of the largest sources of rubber in North America in the 20th century was ;the industrial city of Naugatuck in Connecticut, home to the United States Rubber Company.
JEREMY BRECHER has spent much of the past 35 years documenting the rise and fall of the brass industry in the Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut.
Labor historian and activist Brecher explores how working class communities of Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley region responded to the mass closing of factories in the 1970s and 1980s by trying to create democratic alternatives to economic powerlessness through such initiatives as buying and running a failing brass mill; organizing housing cooperatives; and organizing to address the myriad problems of health, education, transportation, and more that accompanied the devastation of the economy.
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