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WINSTED—The first national law museum will be establishing this October what it hopes to be a new national holiday.

The American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted will host a Tort Law Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Winsted United Methodist Church at 639 Main St. 

The program will feature speakers on tort law with regard to police violence and civil rights; sexual assault; sports injuries; climate disruption by polluters; medical malpractice; and privacy invasions.

Museum founder Ralph Nader grew up in Winsted and will speak...

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Ice cream brings us together

WINSTED — Winsted native Terry Winn says that ice cream is a food that crosses generational boundaries.
“It’s part of the culture for everyone in a family,” Winn said. “For young and old, ice cream always puts a smile on your face. It also puts a smile on anyone’s face even if they’ve had a horrible day. When I was a kid my mom and dad would take our family out on Sundays just for ice cream. When my children were little, my wife and I did the same for them.”

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Uniting a community through dining

WINSTED — For more than 20 years, the Winsted United Methodist Church has brought residents together with its monthly community dinners.
The dinners have been going on for so long that the idea’s origins are murky.
“I don’t even know who came up with the idea,” longtime church member JoElin Williams said. All she knows, she said, is that she’s been cooking for more than two decades and that the meals are prepared with love and dedication.

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Enrollment and spirits up at NCCC

WINSTED — Enrollment is up this year at Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC), where 988 students have enrolled for the fall semester, an increase from last year’s tally of 957 students.
The community college in Winsted was founded in 1965 and serves students from 22 towns in the state. The first day of classes was Tuesday, Aug. 28.
The college offers 46 different academic degree and certificate programs. Its campus includes 11 buildings, which are all located in downtown Winsted.

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National radio show visits Tort Law Museum

WINSTED —  It was a meeting of the minds as radio show host David Barsamian interviewed consumer activist, former presidential candidate and local resident Ralph Nader at the American Museum of Tort Law on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Barsamian is the host of the show Alternative Radio, which he founded in 1986 and airs on 250 radio stations nationwide.
Nader, who is the founder of the museum which is located at 654 Main St., was interviewed by Barsamian for an upcoming episode in front of an audience of 50 people.

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New principal to begin school year

WINSTED — It’s almost back-to-school time for teachers and students of the Winchester School District as its new school year is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
The school district is made up of Batcheller Early Learning Center, which educates pre-kindergarten to second-grade students, and Pearson Middle School which educates third- through sixth-grade students.
Seventh- through 12th-grade students are educated at the semi-private Gilbert School, which is under contract with the school district.

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Good old summer (fair) time

WINSTED — It was a celebration of firefighters and the town as the Winsted Fire Department held its annual carnival from Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Saturday, Aug. 18.
The carnival was held at Rowley Field and included thrills for young and old, including the always popular dragon roller coaster ride for young children, swinging rides, fairground games and a Ferris wheel.

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Former hotel sold, more signs of life in downtown Winsted

A major piece of real estate in the heart of the downtown Winsted area has been sold, to a local company.
The four-story building at 398 Main St. was sold on July 24 by former owner Marty Goldin of Brooklyn, N.Y., to property management firm Impetus Properties LLC of Winsted.
According to town records, the building was sold for $910,000.
It was originally built as the Hotel Winchester in 1898 and, over the years, was turned into an office and apartment building.

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Renovation continues on American Mural Project’s future home in Winsted

Sharon resident Ellen Griesedieck’s journey to complete her American Mural Project (AMP) has taken more than 16 years.
It began when she purchased the former Winsted Hosiery Factory on Whiting Street in 2006 and began work on what she describes as “the largest indoor collaborative artwork in the world —  a mural 120 feet long, 48 feet high and up to 10 feet deep.”

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Remembering the lessons of past horrors

WINSTED — During the final stages of World War II, in August 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. More than 200,000 people died as a result of the bombings. 
Seventy-three years after the bombings, the Winsted Area Peace Action Group, in conjunction with Camp Kinderland in Tolland, Mass., held a peace vigil at East End Park on Monday, Aug. 6. 

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Hoping to make Winsted a destination again

WINSTED — If you previously conducted business with The Winsted Journal newspaper, which was in operation in Winsted on Main Street for more than 20 years before it was rolled into The Lakeville Journal in August 2017, you will notice a familiar face at the office of the Friends of Main Street (which is right next door to the former Winsted Journal office.)
Lauren DiMauro, who served as the business manager and editorial assistant for the newspaper for 12 years, has been named the Friends of Main Street’s new executive director.

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