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WINSTED — It’s going to be at least another two years before shoppers can buy groceries in downtown Winsted again.

The opening of The Mad River Market Co-op has been delayed until at least 2020, according to Co-op Secretary and Economic Development Commission Chairman Phillip Allen.

The co-op was formed in April 2017 with the closing of the Winsted Super Saver IGA grocery store, which was located at 372 Main St. for more than 30 years. The Super Saver was the only grocery store in downtown Winsted.

In late 2017, it was announced that the co-op would open...

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Business owners learn about taxes

WINSTED — On Monday, Aug. 14, Kristin Roberts of The Roberts Tax Group hosted an interactive presentation and discussion on “Taxation For Small Business” at Noujaim’s Bistro.
“I have a tax firm in Torrington and I grew up here in Winsted,” Roberts told her audience. “I am an enrolled agent, and my license is with the United States Department of Treasury, so I am licensed to represent taxpayers in front of the IRS in any state, which is unlike a CPA.”

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Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson Outlasting the blues

Theresa Wright performed a soulful set at East End Park on Thursday, Aug. 17 with her band. More than 100 residents attended the concert. 

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One last dance

Residents  Rose Marie Auffrey and John Speziale danced the night away on Thursday, Aug. 17, at East End Park in Winsted, listening to Theresa Wright & Co. play a selection of soul standards. Wright and her band performed songs by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. The concert was part of the Friends of Main Street’s summer concert series. The series ended on Thursday, Aug. 24, with a performance by The Harmonious Brass Choir.

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State will not cut Winsted ECS funds

WINSTED —  While other surrounding towns are scheduled to lose Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds from the state, Winsted is currently safe from any cuts, according to Town Manager Robert Geiger and Superintendent of the Winchester School District Melony Brady-Shanley.
At the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 21, Geiger read into a record a letter authored by both himself and Brady-Shanley.

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P&Z considers new development

WINSTED —  The Planning and Zoning Commission is considering an application to build an office building on Torrington Road.
The application was submitted by Cannavo Development LLC on June 12.
According to the application, the company wants to build a 4,750-square-foot building for offices.
The property is adjacent to the Crystal Peak Banquet Facility at 164 Torrington Road.
The project is expected to take three to four months to complete and will take place on the eastern side of the property.

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P&Z holds ‘informal’ conversation

WINSTED — The Planning and Zoning Commission held a conversation with property owner Tom Iffland at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 14.
While the conversation was held at a public meeting with all members of the commission in attendance, it was listed as an “Informal Discussion” on the meeting’s agenda.
“This is informal,” Commission Chairman Craig Sanden said before Iffland spoke to the commission.
Iffland, and his company Iffland Industries, is the owner of 41 Meadow St., the former location of Son Chief Industries.

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WFD’s carnival fun for families

WINSTED —  The Winsted Fire Department held its 155th annual carnival Aug. 16 to 19 at the fairgrounds on Rowley Street with rides including a children’s roller coaster and ferris wheel.
There was a beer garden for adults and music provided by various DJs throughout the event.
Friday, Aug. 18, was a total washout for the carnival as rain fell all afternoon and night.
However, it was sunny and dry Saturday, Aug. 19, as the carnival held its last day, which featured its traditional parade down Main Street.

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Trump’s statement: too little, too late

An essential duty of a president is to use their amplified voice to make peace and create positive change. Powerful rhetoric in presidential statements has the strength to prevent riots and uprisings, and keep citizens safe. It is the president who voices the values, wants, needs and fears of the country. 

Elks, Salvation Army team up

The Winsted Elks Lodge and the Salvation Army of Winsted gave away backpacks to students in need on Monday, Aug. 14. The Elks provided 100 backpacks with school supplies, and the Salvation Army provided an additional 50 backpacks. Pictured are Winsted Elks Lodge member Karen Papp, Waterbury Elks Lodge member Emma Williams, Winsted Elks Club member Vincent Ferrante and Salvation Army Regional Coordinator Pamela Carignan.

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Exhibit celebrates architecture and landscape

WINSTED — On Saturday, Aug. 12, the Winsted Community Bookstore hosted a reception and meet-and-greet to commemorate the opening of a new exhibit celebrating the history, architecture and landscape of the Northwest Corner.
The exhibit is called “Three Ladies and Two Gents,” and features the works of Lara Green-Kazlauskas, Rachel Welcome, Holly Cassaday, Dylan Amery and Eli Pasternack.

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