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WINSTED — A large audience filled the theater at The American Museum of Tort Law here on Saturday, June 22, for a program called “Samya Stumo, the Ethiopian Air Crash and the Boeing 737 Max” with Ralph Nader, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and Nadia Milleron and Michael Stumo of Sheffield, whose daughter Samya Stumo (who is also Nader’s grandniece), died on March 10, 2019 in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. Their messages were hard-hitting and fell into two categories: the lives of Samya, her fellow passengers and their families, and the alleged culpability of...

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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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