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WINSTED —  A particularly hot week made the rescheduled townwide ice cream social that much sweeter when it took place at East End Park on Friday, May 19.

The event originally was scheduled for Saturday, May 13, but was rained out.

Winsted won the opportunity to treat residents to ice cream after a tremendous response and participation in Northwest Hills Council of Government’s [NWCOG] online resident’s survey during the winter.

The organization’s regional plan resident survey covered  21 towns in the Northwest Corner.

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Selectmen set town budget at $30,732,523

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WINSTED — After a two-hour-long budget hearing on Wednesday, April 13, the Board of Selectmen officially approved a total town budget of $30,732,523.
The town side of the budget, as approved by the selectmen, stands at $11,402,127.
The selectmen officially made many of the additions and cuts that they had suggested during their April 6 budget hearing.
One cut that had not been discussed at previous hearings was $2,820,561 from the school budget.

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Board of Ed votes to sue town over budget

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WINSTED — At a special meeting on Tuesday, April 19, the Board of Education voted to pursue legal action against the town for cutting $2,820,561 from the school budget.
The cut was made by the Board of Selectmen during a budget hearing on April 13.

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Capitol Products offer rescinded

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WINSTED — The Board of Selectmen was informed at its meeting on Monday, April 18, that an offer to buy the former Capitol Products building on 35 Willow St. has been rescinded.
The building has been vacant since Capitol Products went out of business in 2005.
According to Tax Collector Arlene Boutin, the company has owed the town $84,203 in back property taxes since 2004.
In January, selectmen held a meeting in executive session to discuss the property, but did not make any formal decisions.

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Health Center celebrates $70,000 donation

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WINSTED — The Auxiliary for Community Health was honored for its $70,000 donation to the emergency department at the Winsted Health Center on Tuesday, April 19.
The auxiliary raises money through various events and sales at its thrift shop on 120 Willow St.
The donation was used by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, which operates the emergency department, to buy a computerized cardiac monitoring system.
“This system will allow us to transmit information directly to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital from the Health Center,” hospital clinical manager Michele Rainville said.

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Extracurricular programs keep Winsted students interested in learning

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WINSTED — Extracurricular programs for students at Pearson Middle School and Hinsdale Elementary School are keeping children excited about learning and are a testament to the dedication of parents in the system, principals of the schools said this week.
The two programs were saluted April 12 at Town Hall during the Winchester Board of Education’s monthly meeting.

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New town manager focusing on economic development

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WINSTED — In his second week on the job, Dale Martin, Winsted’s new town manager, said at his office Tuesday afternoon that he wants to focus on saving the town from the economic doom that has plagued many communities across the country, including many in his home state of Michigan.
A former city manager in Davison, Mich., Martin, 47, acknowledged that he had become fed up with the lack of progress there and wanted a new challenge. He looked at management jobs across the country before interviewing for the position in Winsted.

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Fracasso revisits accusations against Closson

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WINSTED — For the third time in a row, Selectman Ken Fracasso accused fellow Selectman George Closson of conflict of interest this week, during the Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting Monday, April 18.
At a meeting in late March, Fracasso made accusations of a conflict of interest because, he said, Closson allegedly made comments about applications received by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Closson currently serves as the selectmen’s liaison to the committee and regularly attends commission meetings. Before being elected selectman, he served as chairman of the commission.

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Putting Peace into perspective

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WINSTED — Children ranging in age from grade school to high school received awards last week for colorful and creative posters in mixed media and various shapes and sizes, made for Winsted Area Peace Action’s first-ever Peace Poster Contest.
Peace Action member Carol Beaudoin, one of the contest organizers, welcomed children and their parents to the Northwestern Connecticut Community College Library April 13 and thanked students and families for their participation in the contest before graphic design teacher and contest judge Sue Berg handed out ribbons and prizes to the top students.

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Free health fair at Town Hall

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WINSTED — A free health fair at Winchester Town Hall has been scheduled for Thursday, May 12, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Organizer Pamela Horton of Connecticut-based Bearingstar Insurance said vendors participating in the health fair were initially brought in to provide information to Winchester Town Hall employees, but the event was opened up to the broader public to give town residents a chance to learn about area health services.

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Easter weekend hours at Town Hall

WINSTED — In recognition of the Easter holiday, the Town of Winchester Town Hall is closed for the weekend. Town Hall is closed Friday, April 22, and will re reopen Monday, April 25, at 8 a.m. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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