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WINSTED — It was a grand time for all at Winsted’s 84th annual Laurel Festival, which began on Friday, June 8, and ended on Sunday, June 10, with the crowning of this year’s king and queen.

On June 8 the traditional Laurel Ball, when the contestants for king and queen were announced, was held at East End Park for the first time ever. 

The following day, there was a community festival in the park.

The grand finale to the three-day festival was on Sunday, beginning with the Laurel Parade and the crowning of the king, queen and runners up.

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New teachers in Winchester schools

WINCHESTER — The first day for students in the Winchester Public School District was Wednesday, Aug. 30.
This year, in the Batcheller Early Education Center and Pearson Middle School, the district has hired six new teachers.
For Batcheller, the school’s new employees are art teacher Susanna Martinez-Bauer (long-term sub pending certification), pre-kindergarten teacher Ashley Holland (salary: $$22,263.54, .5FTE) and library media teacher Jarrad McGlamery (long-term sub pending certification). 

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Bringing the arts to Winsted and its Mad River Lofts

WSINTED — A former industrial building in the center of Winsted has been converted to a Main Street work center. Although it’s designed to welcome all types of small businesses, the Mad River Lofts complex is meant to be particularly welcoming to artists. 
It was appropriate, therefore, that a ribbon cutting ceremony there on Wednesday, Aug. 30, had an arts component, with the debut of a show of work by artists from Winsted, Torrington, New Britain and Granby.

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Winsted spared from ECS cuts

WINSTED —  While other surrounding towns are scheduled to lose Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds from the state, Winsted is currently safe from any cuts, according to Town Manager Robert Geiger and Superintendent of the Winchester School District Melony Brady-Shanley.
Education funding for the coming fiscal year is scheduled to be $8,024,957.

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Three courts now under one (new) roof in Torrington

TORRINGTON — The new Litchfield Judicial Courthouse opened for business on Monday, Aug. 28, at 50 Field St., the site of the former Torrington Co.
According to state Judicial Branch spokeswoman Rhonda Hebert, the courthouse consolidates judicial operations that were formerly spread out among three locations: the courthouses in Litchfield and Bantam and the juvenile matters court in Torrington.

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Winchester schools have emerged from state control

WINSTED — The Winchester Board of Education held its first official meeting in two years on Thursday, Aug. 24, at Town Hall.
The board last held an official meeting in July 2015.
The schools managed by the Winchester board are Batcheller Early Education Center  (grades pre-kindergarten to two) and Pearson Middle School (grades three to six).
Back in July 2015, the state took receivership over the Winchester School District, which included heavy state oversight of its budget, staffing and programming.

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Welcome, former readers of The Winsted Journal

The Lakeville Journal is now including coverage of news and events in the towns of Winchester/Winsted, Norfolk, Colebrook, Barkhamsted and New Hartford.
These towns had formerly been covered by The Lakeville Journal Co.’s Winsted Journal, which had been in publication for 21 years.

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