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WINSTED —  Community Health and Wellness of Greater Torrington’s (CHWC’s) lawsuit against the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission continues in Litchfield Court.

The suit was filed at the Superior Court of Litchfield on Thursday, April 27.

The lawsuit is over the commission’s decision to deny CHWC a special permit application to convert the Winsted Super Saver IGA building on 372 Main St. into a medical clinic.

In the court filing, Shipman & Goodwin attorney Joseph Williams who is representing CHWC, is accusing Commission...

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Laurel City Revamp case still in court system

WINSTED —  The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to hold an executive session concerning the foreclosure case against former selectman Michael Renzullo at its next meeting on Monday, June 19.
Renzullo, through his organization Laurel City Revamp, owns the former Capitol Products building at 35 Willow St.
Renzullo formed the organization in 2010 to rehabilitate distressed and underused properties.

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83rd Laurel Festival June 9

WINSTED —  The 83rd Laurel Festival, a town tradition dating back to 1934, will be held on Friday, June 9, and Sunday, June 11.

The Laurel Ball will be held on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Peak Ballroom.

On June 11 the Laurel Parade will be held starting at 1 p.m. on Main Street.

The parade route will start at the far end of Main Street and parade floats will travel to East End Park for the crowning of the Laurel Queen and King.

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Northwestern Regional High School Honor Roll Third Quarter

Grade 12
Academic Excellence
Elizabeth Buel, Abigail Dombrowski, Brenna FitzGerald, Angela Richard, Austen Royer, Skylar Runowicz, Jessica Simon, Alexa Urmaza, Clare Wieduwilt.
Grade 11
Academic Excellence
Zachary Austin, Adam Choquette, Morgan Daley, Sarah Evon, Erin Mahoney, Calli Smith, Connor Spencer, Mackenzie Stotler, Jameson Weber.
Grade 10
Academic Excellence

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Clinton’s smart people couldn’t play the game

It was the analytics, stupid.

To paraphrase the Bill Clinton 1992 campaign mantra reminding his staff to keep focused on the economy, in Hillary’s campaign, the focus was on the analytics, with quite a different result. 

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WINSTED —  Gilbert School graduating senior Matt Madore read his poem “Valor” during the town’s Memorial Day ceremony event held at East End Park on Monday, May 29.
Madore was the winner of the Memorial Day poetry contest sponsored by the Soldiers’ Monument Commission, in partnership with The Gilbert School.
Madone won $50, and his poem was published in the program for Memorial Day events.  - Shaw Israel Izikson
 
Valor by Matt Madore
A bubble in the chest

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Despite rain, Memorial Day parade marches forth

WINSTED —  Despite a heavy rain that cancelled events in surrounding towns, Winsted’s annual Memorial Day ceremonies and parade were held on Monday, May 29.
The town’s ceremonies started at Soldiers’ Monument located on Crown Street. Local veterans fired a 21-gun salute as members of the Board of Selectmen, The Soldiers’ Monument Commission, other veterans and Boy Scout Troop 1027 looked on. 

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Winsted marches forward for Memorial Day

The rain did not discourage veterans and members of Winsted community organizations from marching down Main Street in the annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29. Parades to honor fallen soldiers were canceled elsewhere because of rain. For story, see Despite rain, Memorial Day parade marches forth.

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New Winchester superintendent hired

WINSTED —  West Hartland resident Melony Brady-Shanley has been hired by the Winchester School District as its superintendent.
The hiring was made official at a public informational meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, May 25, at Town Hall.
Before the 30-minute public meeting, the board held a private meeting between Brady-Shanley, board members and School District Receiver Freeman Burr.
When the public portion of the meeting started, board member Douglas Pfenninger praised the hiring of Brady-Shanley by the school district. 

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Vaccari named Veteran of the Year

WINSTED —  As part of the Memorial Day ceremony held at East End Park on Monday, May 29, resident Paul Vaccari was given the third Veteran of the Year award by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 296 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
The award was first given in 2015 to  William David McGee, who served as a Vietnam combat officer and a member of the First Marine Air Wing.
Last year, the award was given to Neil Hunt, commander of VFW Post 296 and a Vietnam War veteran.
Vaccari, a native of Winsted, is a Gilbert School graduate.

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Arrest made in overdose death

WINSTED and TORRINGTON —  A 21-year-old Torrington resident was arrested by the State Police on Wednesday, May 24, in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Winsted resident in December.
According to a press release issued by Sgt. Brian Narkewicz, Zachary John Campanelli of 29 Adelaide Terrace was arrested after a warrant was issued on May 24.
Campanelli has been charged with the illegal sale of narcotics or certain hallucinogens, which is a Class U felony.

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