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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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Disappointment in town: Ledgebrook Rite Aid closing

WINSTED — The Rite Aid store in the Ledgebrook Shopping Plaza will close on July 3. The store’s pharmacy will close on Tuesday, June 19.
In June 2017, it was announced that Rite Aid would sell a majority of its stores and related assets to Walgreens for $5.175 billion. The sale was completed in late March of this year.
Walgreens’ spokesman Philip Caruso said the company purchased 1,932 locations from Rite Aid.

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Winsted vote shows ‘progress’

WINSTED — A quiet budget season came to an end with residents approving the proposed budget for fiscal 2018-19 at a referendum on Saturday, June 2, at Pearson Middle School.
The budget passed by a vote of 324 to 48.
The spending plan is now set at $33,644,724, a $206,218 increase from this year’s budget of $33,438,506. The fiscal year begins July 1. 
The property mill rate remains unchanged at 33.54, but the vehicle mill rate will go up to 33.54, an increase from the current mill rate of 32.

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Walking tour of history in Winsted

WINSTED — As part of Connecticut Trails Day, Winsted offered a walk to historic buildings around town,  including a tour of the Winchester Historical Society. 
On Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3,  events were held across the state. Most involved hiking or cycling; Winsted was one of the few to offer an urban outing.
About a dozen people, including some from Manchester and Westport, met at the Laurel City Skate Park on Sunday morning.

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Henny Penny: A store you can rely on

WINSTED — A Henny Penny convenience store opened on Friday, May 25, on New Hartford Road.
The Henny Penny chain is owned by Hendels Inc. of Waterford. According to company president John Engle, the Winsted Henny Penny is the only one of the company’s 19 stores that is located in the northern part of the state. 
“We chose Winsted for our newest location because we wanted to make our presence known here,” Engle said in an interview. 

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Fighting for students’ right to speak out

WINSTED —  Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker addressed a rapt audience at Northwestern Regional High School on Tuesday, May 22.
In December 1965, when Tinker was a 13-year-old student in Des Moines, Iowa, she was part of a group of Warren Harding Junior High students who wore black armbands to school to mourn casualties on both sides of the Vietnam War.
Because the school district had adopted a policy to suspend students who wore the armbands, Tinker and the other students were punished.

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Laurel Festival in Winsted this weekend includes Main Street parade Sunday

WINSTED —  Winsted’s 84th annual Laurel Festival will be held at locations throughout town on Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10. 
The festival is organized by the Laurel Commission and dates back to 1934;  no festivals were held beginning in 1942, because of World War II.
It was restarted in 1949 but then it stopped again in 1950. In 1952 it was restarted yet again and continued until 1968. In 1981 the festival was restarted and it has continued ever since.

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Down memory lane with Laurel Fest

WINSTED — This year’s Winsted Laurel Festival is scheduled for June 8 to 10. In addition to the other festivities, past queens are being invited back to take part in the parade and have a seat of honor on the bandstand when the 2018 queen is crowned.

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Fallen soldiers honored at ceremonies

Soldiers who died during their military service to their country were remembered at several Memorial Day ceremonies in Winsted on Monday, May 28. 
The day began with a commemoration at Soldiers’ Monument on Crown Street.
The 44-foot-tall structure, which is the second highest monument in the state, was dedicated in 1890 as a tribute to more than 300 Winsted-area soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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World War II remembered at Winsted monument

WINSTED — The 44-foot-tall Soldiers’ Monument in Winsted will be celebrated in a ceremony on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
The monument, which is on Crown Street, was used as an Air Observer Corps observation post during World War II.
Dedicated in 1890 and built as a tribute to the more than 300 Winsted-area soldiers who served in the Civil War, it is the second highest monument in the state.

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Winsted’s budget is set for vote on June 2

WINSTED — Winsted taxpayers will vote on the proposed 2018-19 spending plans in a referendum on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pearson Middle School.
The referendum was scheduled by residents who attended the annual budget town meeting, which was held at The Gilbert School on Monday, May 14.
The meeting was relatively quick and lasted only 22 minutes with more than 70 residents attending.

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