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WINSTED —  The Winsted United Methodist Church, located on 630 Main St., held its annual spring fair on Saturday, April 8. 

At the fair, vendors and church members sold a variety of handmade items and baked goods, including pies and cookies.

Volunteers also cooked up pulled pork sandwiches for fair attendees.

According to Church Pastor Rev. Florence Eddins, the church hosts Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, as well as a thrift shop and a food pantry. Sunday morning services are at 10 a.m.

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Bubbles and Truffles statistics released

WINSTED —  Friends of Main Street President Francis Delaney released figures on expenses and profits for the eleventh annual Bubbles and Truffles event on Tuesday, March 21.
The annual event is a benefit for Friends of Main Street, with a portion of the proceeds this year donated to the Soldiers’ Monument Restoration Fund.
According to Delaney’s figures, this year’s event grossed $11,697. Expenses totaled $3,118.76, so net revenue was $8,578.24.

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Mad River Literary Festival next week at NCCC

WINSTED —  Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) will host its 21st annual Mad River Literary Festival next week on Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. 
On April 11, students and community members will read, while on April 12, two renowned poets and speakers, Antoinette Brim and Jose Gonzalez, will give talks.

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Early Easter cheer at fire department

WINSTED —  The Winsted Fire Department held its eighth annual Easter benefit breakfast on Sunday, April 2.
The breakfast included an Easter Egg hunt for children and a visit by the Easter Bunny, played by Sherry Schlicher. Department members volunteered to cook and serve breakfast.
“Why an Easter breakfast? It’s just that time of the year,” department member and event co-organizer Kelly Richerson said. “We have a breakfast for Christmas too. It’s a good way to bring together the community.” 

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Winsted selectmen approve lawsuit settlement

WINSTED —  During an executive session at a special meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Monday, April 3, the board unanimously voted to approve a settlement in an almost three-year court case involving retired police officers Robert Davidson and Timothy O’Connor.
According to Town Manager Robert Geiger, the details of the settlement will be made public if and when the attorney representing Davidson and O’Connor approves the settlement.

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Refugee advocate speaks at bookstore

WINSTED —  On Saturday, April 1, Chris George, executive director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven, spoke at the Winsted Community Bookstore.
George said that he has been helping both refugees and immigrants find new places to live in the state for the past decade.
During his talk he spoke about the rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies across the country.
George said he is now on a mission to educate people as to the reality of refugees and the screening process.

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Second public hearing for medical clinic on Monday

WINSTED —  The second part of a public hearing on a special permit application to convert the Winsted Super Saver IGA into a medical clinic for Community Health and Wellness of Greater Torrington is scheduled for Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
If the move is approved by the commission, the last grocery store located on Main Street in downtown Winsted will close.
The store at 372 Main St. has been owned since August 1981 by John Dwan.

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2016 gross wages for Winchester employees

The following is the first part of a list of gross wages for employees of Winchester from Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2016. These gross wages were obtained in hard copy only through a Freedom of Information request to the town of Winchester. They were presented to The Winsted Journal by Finance Director Bruce Stratford. The list was retyped from the supplied original by Winsted Journal Office Manager Lauren DiMauro because Stratford refused to send an electronic version due to “security reasons.”

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2016 gross wages for Winchester employees

The following is the first part of a list of gross wages for employees of Winchester from Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2016. These gross wages were obtained in hard copy only through a Freedom of Information request to the town of Winchester. They were presented to The Winsted Journal by Finance Director Bruce Stratford. The list was retyped from the supplied original by Winsted Journal Office Manager Lauren DiMauro because Stratford refused to send an electronic version due to “security reasons.”

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‘Gaelic and Garlic’ at St. Joseph Parish

WINSTED —  On Saturday, March 18, the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church hosted a “Gaelic and Garlic” event at St. Joseph’s Parish.
More than 170 residents attended the event which featured a full buffet including traditional Irish and Italian fare, raffle prizes and live music from the local band “Irish to the Last Drop.”

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Gilbert students showcase art

The Gilbert School’s Arianna Majman, 16, showed off her sculpted head of Lucius Caecilius Lucundus at the school’s third annual student art show on Thursday, March 23.  A full story on the show will be in next week’s issue of The Winsted Journal. 

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