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WINSTED — Although Veterans Day, officially, was on Saturday, Nov. 11, there were several events honoring military veterans in Winsted during the week.  

On Friday, Nov. 10, veterans  were honored at assemblies at Batcheller Early Education Center, Pearson Middle School, Northwestern Regional School District and The Gilbert School.

On Nov. 11, a ceremony was held at Forest View Cemetery, where veterans from the Civil War to modern times are buried.

The ceremony was held at the veterans memorial in the cemetery and included a gun salute and the...

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Animal rights advocates speak at museum

WINSTED —  The American Museum of Tort Law held its “Spotlight on Animal Rights” event on Wednesday, Aug 9.
More than 100 residents attended the event which included a lecture by University of Connecticut School of Law Professor Jessica Rubin, State Director of the Humane Society of the United States Annie Hornish and State Rep. Diana Urban (D-43).
Urban is the author of Desmond’s Law which was passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in October 2016.

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O’Heron to run for BOS

WINSTED —  At this November’s municipal elections there will be two residents running as petitioning candidates.
Town Clerk Sheila Sedlack confirmed last week that both candidates have received enough signatures to run as petitioning candidates this November.
As reported in the May 12 edition of The Winsted Journal, current selectman Todd Arcelaschi, a Republican, announced that he would run as a petitioning candidate for the board instead of running with the Republican Town Committee.

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Bridge repair project still ‘on schedule’

WINSTED — A project to repair the bridge on Holabird Avenue is on schedule, according to state Department of Transportation Communications Director Kevin Nursick.
The project, which was many years in the works, started in September 2016.
Back in December 2013, the state approved a $2.4 million bond for the project.
When the project was first announced, it was estimated that it would take 500 days for its completion and was expected to be finished by early 2018.

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Association’s Boat Parade goes swimmingly well

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The Flood of 1955 and the Centrella Case

Remembering The Winsted Journal

The Flood of ’55

While The Winsted Journal started its publication in 1996, 31 years after The Flood of 1955, the effects and the impact of the event still linger many years after it took place.

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Zumba classes on Highland Lake

WINSTED —  A weekly Zumba class is being held during the summer at Highland Lake on Monday evenings, led by Patricia Pepen.
Pepen also has classes at Dance ‘N Beyond Studio in Winsted and Becoming Balanced Studio in Torrington. 
“Zumba is cardio workout which involves Latin dance techniques and routines that make you move your entire body,” Pepen said. “It is good because you burn calories and beneficial because you learn how to dance to Latin music.”

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Professor seeks to start community darkroom

WINSTED —  “When photography was invented in 1839, pundits said that painting was dead,” said Artwell Executive Director and photography instructor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) Michael Yurgeles. “What actually happened was that photography freed painting to go in new directions, such as Impressionism. 
“Now digital photography is freeing film photography to evolve in very creative, unexpected ways.”

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Charter school plans to open in Winsted

WINSTED —  The Connecticut Academy for the Arts (CAFTA) is planning to open a charter school in Winsted some time in 2018, according to the organization’s Executive Director Teresa Sullivan.
Sullivan made the announcement at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 7.
In an interview after the meeting, Sullivan said that the organization is in the process of applying to the state to operate the charter school.

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Soup to nuts at The Health Food Corner

WINSTED —  The Health Food Corner, which recently celebrated its 11th anniversary, is located at 390 Main St.
Husband and wife co-owners Bob and Sue Bailey want residents to know that, despite the closing of the Super Saver IGA this spring, grocery items are still available from a Main Street store.
Bob Bailey emphasized that the store offers almost all of the same items any grocery store has.

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Ad hoc drug task force to be formed

WINSTED —  At the behest of Selectman Todd Arcelaschi, the town will be forming an ad hoc task force on the opioid crisis and addiction.
Arcelaschi gave a presentation at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, which detailed why he felt the task force was needed.
After his presentation, none of the members of the board made a motion on whether or not to approve the ad hoc task force.
However, in an interview after the meeting Mayor Candy Perez said that because the task force was ad hoc a motion was not needed to form it.

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