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WINSTED —  A particularly hot week made the rescheduled townwide ice cream social that much sweeter when it took place at East End Park on Friday, May 19.

The event originally was scheduled for Saturday, May 13, but was rained out.

Winsted won the opportunity to treat residents to ice cream after a tremendous response and participation in Northwest Hills Council of Government’s [NWCOG] online resident’s survey during the winter.

The organization’s regional plan resident survey covered  21 towns in the Northwest Corner.

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Library2You service successful

WINSTED —  The Beardsley and Memorial Library is continuing a delivery service program for library materials.
Library2You delivers free books, audiobooks, DVDs and other library items to residents in the library’s town coverage area which includes Winsted, Barkhamsted and Colebrook.
According to library business manager Chris Moscarillo, the program started last August.Moscarillo said that since then, volunteers have delivered 247 pieces of material. 

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Students compete in FFA regional competition

NEW HAVEN —  Two students from Northwestern Regional High School took part in the state FFA Agriscience Fair held in New Haven on Thursday, May 4.

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Two arrested in firearm threat after Highland Lake incident

WINSTED —  Two Burlington residents were arrested on Saturday, May 6, for being involved in an incident that originated at West Lake Street on Highland Lake’s Spillway.
According to Winsted Police Chief William Fitzgerald, the incident originated at around 8:47 p.m. when two people, a 38-year old Burlington resident and a 16-year old Colebrook resident, were both fishing off of the Spillway.

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Memories shared at Gilbert School’s alumni reunion

WINSTED —  The W.L. Gilbert Trust held its 16th annual Blue and Gold Reunion Dinner on Friday, May 5, at The Gilbert School.
According to Gilbert Trust Alumni Associate Sandi Lynn Scherer, the event was a reunion for alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more.

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Super Saver IGA to close soon

WINSTED —  Super Saver IGA, 372 Main St., is scheduled to close by the end of this month.
The store is the last grocery store located on Main Street in downtown Winsted.
Over the years other grocery stores operated in downtown Winsted but all eventually closed.
The last grocery store in Winsted, Super Stop & Shop in Ledgebrook Shopping Plaza, is approximately 2 miles away from Super Saver IGA.
Store owner John Dwan made the closing announcement in an email to local media on Thursday, May 4.

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Items dumped at Thrift Shop make volunteers angry

WINSTED —  Volunteers at The Auxiliary Thrift Shop,  120 Willow St., are angry that residents have started to use the store to dump furniture, mattresses and other items. 
The Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that was founded over 100 years ago to offer financial aid to community health programs.
All items purchased and donated to The Auxiliary Thrift Shop help to support health related programs in and around Winsted. 
However, the shop does not accept furniture and electronic equipment.

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Proposed budget sent to referendum

WINSTED —  In less than 15 minutes, residents at the annual town budget meeting, held on Monday, May 8 at The Gilbert School, sent the proposed fiscal 2017-2018 to a budget referendum.
According to registrars present, 54 residents attended the meeting.
The budget, as proposed in March by Town Manager Robert Geiger, totals $33,438,506.
Geiger’s budget is an increase of $337,332 from the town’s 2016-2017 budget of $33,101,174.
If passed, the mill rate will remain the same as last year at 33.7.

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Gilbert and state negotiations continue

WINSTED —  As the proposed fiscal 2017–2018 budget goes to a vote at a town referendum, negotiations for a contract between the state’s Department of Education and The Gilbert School continue.
The last contract between the school district expired on June 30, 2015.
Gilbert representatives negotiated with members of the Winchester School District, including the Board of Education, before the last contract expired.

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Selectman Todd Arcelaschi to run as independent

WINSTED —  Republican Selectman Todd Arcelaschi has announced that he plans to run as a petitioning candidate this November.
Arcelaschi was first elected to the board in November 2015.
He previously served two terms as the town’s constable in 2011 and 2013.
His father, John Arcelaschi, worked for the Winchester Police Department from 1960 to 1987.

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Teens prepare for prom at library

WINSTED — Teenagers were sparkly and vibrant as they prepped for prom at the Beardsley and Memorial Library during the second annual Once Upon a Time Prom event on Saturday, April 29. 
Local businesses, vendors and donors worked together to provide dresses, tuxedo fittings, discounts on services and on-site hair styling tips and techniques with a stylist from Shear Dimensions in Torrington.

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