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Cyberwarfare threatens everyone in the U.S. and could cripple all we take for granted: electricity, water, food, transportation, banking, fuel and communication, Joel N. Gordes, an energy and environmental security strategist and former 30-year Colebrook resident, warned during a talk at the Winsted Community Bookstore on Saturday, May 4.

Gordes, a former professional military officer who flew 130 combat missions in an RF-4C Phantom II unarmed reconnaissance aircraft over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, was elected in...

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Helping autistic children find their way in the world

WINSTED — The experiences of and the challenges facing autistic children and adults were discussed at the Autism Spectrum Unplugged panel held at Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) in Winsted on Thursday, Nov. 2.
The event was sponsored by NCCC’s Parent Support Group and the Litchfield County Autism Spectrum Association.
The discussion was lead by Donna Swanson, co-founder of the Focus Center for Autism in Canton.

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Old issues arise at Winsted debate

WINSTED — Issues surrounding a decision made by the Planning and Zoning Commission in April were discussed at the Board of Selectmen candidate debate, which was held at The Gilbert School on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Thirteen of the 15 candidates were present at the debate, which was sponsored by the school’s Civics and AP Government Studies department.  Republican candidate Todd Verzino and Trump Winsted Party candidate Brian O’Heron were not present at the event.

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Winchester-Winsted Profiles

Board of Selectmen
The Winchester Board of Selectmen has seven members. 
Todd Arcelaschi

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Regional 7 wins first league field hockey title

WINSTED — Northwestern Regional 7 clinched its first-ever Berkshire League (BL) field hockey crown with an 8-2 win over Thomaston on Friday, Oct. 20.
The victory moved Regional 7’s league record to 9-1 with two BL games remaining. Northwestern scored a huge, 5-4 opening season win over league powerhouse Nonnewaug, beat another perennial contender, Lewis Mills, and won two BL games in overtime.

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Optimism about Winsted’s second century

WINSTED — A time capsule was buried at the Winchester Historical Society in a ceremony held on Saturday, Oct. 14, that was attended by more than 100 people.
The time capsule, which will not be opened until Oct. 14, 2067, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city of Winsted.
While the borough of Winchester was incorporated in 1858, the city of Winsted was incorporated in 1917.
Winchester Historical Society President Milly Hudak said that a committee of residents decided to bury the time capsule.

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NCCC welcomes back students

WINSTED —  Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) held its annual Welcome Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at East End Park.
This year’s fall semester started on Aug. 29.

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A fall fest like no other in Winsted

WINSTED — The weather was warm, dry and perfect for the town’s 20th annual Fall Foliage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Hundreds of people attended the event, which was held on a section of Main Street that had been closed for the day.
More than 50 vendors were there, including community organizations, businesses, religious groups and representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties.
Mayor Candy Perez was at the Winsted Democratic Town Committee booth.

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Millions needed to fix Winsted sidewalks

WINSTED — A recently released study shows that the majority of Winsted’s sidewalks are in need of replacement.
The study was written by Town Planner Steven Sadlowski, who surveyed and inspected the town’s sidewalks, all 19.3 miles, over the course of 2016 and this year.

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Harvest Moon Festival celebrates China: Harvest Moon Festival at Gilbert

WINSTED — Chinese culture and folklore were celebrated as The Gilbert School held its fourth annual Harvest Moon Festival on Thursday, Sept. 28.
The festival was also a celebration of the school’s international program, which was announced in 2012 and is funded by the William L. Gilbert Trust Corporation.
When the program started in the 2013-2014 school year, 22 Chinese students enrolled. 
According to Gilbert Assistant Director of Student Life Michelle Cundiff, for the 2017-2018 school year 77 Chinese students are enrolled.

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Beautiful town, really nice people

The eighth annual Winchester Center Day was held on Saturday, Sept. 30, with activities on the Green and at the Winchester Grange, the Winchester Center Historical Association’s museum and the Winchester Center Congregational Church.
On the Green, the Winchester Fire Department displayed some of its fire trucks and explained what turnout gear is and how firemen’s foam works.
There was also an antique car show and a performance of acoustic music at the gazebo.

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