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WINSTED — With cuts in state funding and low enrollment, The Gilbert School in Winsted is anticipating that teaching positions will need to be cut.

The Gilbert School is a semi-private school that educates the Winchester School District’s seventh- through 12th-grade students. Winsted pays tuition to Gilbert for each student it sends.

School Superintendent Anthony Serio presented a draft budget proposal to members of the W.L. Gilbert School Corporation board earlier this month.The board acts as the school’s Board of Education and handles administrative...

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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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