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WINSTED —  The Winchester Public School District held two focus group meetings at Founders Hall auditorium on Monday, March 20.

The groups discussed topics relating to the district’s search for a new superintendent.

At the meetings, former Glastonbury school district superintendent Jacqueline Jacoby, who now works as a private consultant, moderated a lively conversation with the groups about the strengths and weaknesses within the school system, as well as what it means to be a successful superintendent.

Jacoby said she started as a public school...

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NCCC hosts inaugural student talent show

WINSTED — Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) held its first student talent show in the Founders Hall Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 17.
The event featured closing guests from ChibiCon: The Traveling Cosplay Show.
The show was sponsored by the college’s LGBQTIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex and Asexual) Club and benefited the United Way in Torrington.
NCCC’s LGBQTIA+ Club meets every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. and, according to organizers, has been working on the event for some time. 

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Burr proposes $1.1M increase for school budget: Central office, teachers, pupil services among increases

WINSTED —  The Board of Education held a budget workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Town Hall led by Winchester School District Receiver Freeman Burr.
As per the state’s receivership of the Winchester School District, the board has no official legislative powers.
The legislative powers of the Board of Education, including determining a proposed budget to be submitted to the town, rest with Receiver Burr. 
Despite this, Burr discussed and consulted with board members during the workshop meeting.

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Police Department Progress Report: Chief highlights drug crisis, new equipment, foot patrols

WINSTED —  Winchester Police Chief William Fitzgerald gave a presentation about the current state of the department to the Board of Selectmen during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The presentation was one in a series by department leaders to the board as town officials continue to plan the budget for fiscal 2017-2018.
At the beginning of his presentation, Fitzgerald, who was hired in May 2015, said he was more than happy to speak to the board about “the many accomplishments and future goals of the Winchester Police Department.

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AMP renovations set to move forward

WINSTED —  Representatives from the American Mural Project (AMP) announced on Monday, Feb. 13, that renovation of its mill building has been awarded to Scope Construction of New Britain.
AMP is located at 100 Whiting St., which is where the Winsted Hosiery Factory operated for many years. AMP purchased the location in 2006.

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Birth Notices

Amelia Eva Covelli
WINSTED — A daughter, Amelia Eva Covelli, was born Feb. 13, 2017, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital to Shelby Renee Desrosiers of Winsted and Richard Vito Covelli of Torrington.
Grandparents are Heather Diaz of Springfield, Mass., Robin Covelli of Colebrook, Vito Covelli of Torrington and the late Stephan Atholderbach of Torrington.
Great-grandparents are Linda and John Truskaukas of Norfolk Olivia Covelli of New Hartford and Tracy McKeon of Torrington. 
 

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The Gilbert School honor roll

WINSTED — The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second semester at The Gilbert School:
High honors
Grade 7
Devin Fedorowicz, Ajla Gutic, Samantha Hass, Kate Riesselmann, Abigail Tanis, Caitlin Tucker
Grade 8
Miranda Brennan, Rebecca Dowling, Sarah Haynes, Gavin Langston, Madison Perry, Devin Ross
Grade 9

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Beardsley Library’s sweetheart of a sale

WINSTED —  The Friends of the Beardsley and Memorial Library held a Sweetheart Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Group president April Dolata and vice president Kathy McKula hosted a table full of goodies at during the sale. Library patrons and visitors had a chance to grab Valentine’s Day cupcakes, cookies and pies for their sweethearts with all proceeds going to the Friends group.
The group purchases items and resources for the library that is outside of its budget.

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Gilbert swimming team’s bake sale funds senior night

WINSTED —  Members of The Gilbert School’s varsity swimming team held a bake sale on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Stop and Shop in Ledgebrook Plaza.
At the fundraiser, students and parents sold homemade cookies, cupcakes and brownies.
According to head coach Bill Hatfield, the fundraiser was for the team’s end-of-season senior night and end-of-the-year banquet.

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Counterfeit bill passed, arrest made

WINSTED —  A Southington resident was arrested at the CVS at 47 Main St. for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill to a cashier on Monday, Feb. 13.
According to a press release issued by Police Chief William Fitzgerald, the arrest occurred during Officer Daniel Pietrafesa’s routine patrol of Main Street.
Fitzgerald wrote that when Pietrafesa walked into the store, he was called over by a CVS employee.

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Gilbert School Budget Serio proposes increase, tuition decrease, two staff positions

WINSTED —  Gilbert School Superintendent Anthony Serio presented a proposed budget for fiscal 2017-2018 at The Gilbert Corporation’s finance meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Serio’s proposed budget for fiscal 2017-2018 is $8,243,827, an increase of $193,221 or 2.40 percent from this current school year.
However, in the proposed budget, Winsted has a tuition decrease of $96,963 or 1.41 percent, for a total of $6,766,598.

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