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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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Ethics Commission dismisses Dwan’s complaints

WINSTED — After deliberating in executive session for one hour on Tuesday, July 25, the town’s Ethics Commission voted to dismiss four separate ethics complaints made by Super Saver IGA owner John Dwan against four members of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The complaints were originally filed by Dwan on May 1 against commission members George Closson, Barbara Wilkes, Art Melycher and commission alternate Lee Thomsen.

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Community comes together

The Winchester Congregational Church at 1 West Road held a benefit dinner on Saturday, July 22, to raise funds for church missions. “These dinners bring the community together,” member Holly Martin said. “That and everyone loves homemade cooking.” Volunteers at the event included, from left, Bruce Boyle, his wife Judy Boyle, Holly Martin, Adeline Stoughton and Christine Royer. For more information about the church, including future community meals, call 860-379-8900 or go to www.winchestercentercongchurch.org.

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Detecting what unravels our society — bottom up and top down

The unraveling of a society’s institutions, stability and reasonable order does not sound alarms  to forewarn the citizenry, apart from economic yardsticks measuring poverty, jobs, wages, health, savings, profits and  other matters economic.

Second annual Booming Winsted Book Festival: Hundreds come out for author, filmmaker talks

WINSTED — The second annual Booming Winsted Book Festival, organized by Ralph Nader, was held on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, at the Winsted Community Bookstore.
Hundreds of people turned out over the course of the event, which included discussions with six authors and a documentary filmmaker.
The kickoff discussion in the series took place on July 22 with Ralph and Claire Nader discussing Dimitra Doukas’ book “Democratizing America: Shaf Nader and the Founding of the Impossible College.”

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Birth Notices

Aliana Marie Liskin
WINSTED — A daughter, Aliana Marie Liskin, was born July 13, 2017, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital to Jessica Marie (Legendre) and Jeffrey David Meyer Liskin of Winsted.
Maternal grandparents are Kristen Legendre of Northfield and Theodore Legendre Jr. of Torrington.
Paternal grandparents are Jeffrey and Robbin Liskin of Winsted.
Great-grandparents are Marcie and Theodore Legendre Sr. of Northfield.
 
Luke Steele Ricker

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Scrabble continues at library

WINSTED —  The Beardsley and Memorial Library is continuing its weekly Scrabble games on Fridays at 1 p.m.
Scrabble has Connecticut roots as the first Scrabble board game factory was established in Dodgington in 1949.
The word game was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts in the late 1930s.
The library’s weekly games are organized by Barbara Osborn and Sandra Ebl.

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After many years, former Lambert Kay building sold

WINSTED —  Fifteen years after the property was purchased by the town, the sale of the former Lambert Kay property on 32 Lake St. to Parker Benjamin Real Estate Services in Unionville was approved by residents at a special town meeting on Thursday, July 20.

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Democrats pick candidates

WINSTED —  Members of the town’s Democratic party held a caucus on Wednesday, July 19, at Town Hall.
Members selected a slate of candidates for this November’s municipal election.
Leading the slate for the Board of Selectmen will be Mayor Candy Perez, Deputy Mayor Steven Sedlack and current Selectmen Jack Bourque, Melissa Bird and candidate Linda Groppo.
Bourque and Bird were first elected to the board in November 2015.

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Republican slate announced

WINSTED —  The Republican Town Committee (RTC) held its caucus at Town Hall on Tuesday, July 25 and picked its candidates for this November’s municipal election.
The committee picked a majority of newcomers to town politics, along with former mayor Candace Bouchard.
Bouchard was first elected to town office during the November 2013 municipal election.
Former mayor and current RTC Chairman Lisa Smith was voted in as mayor in November 2013, but she resigned in April 2014 after serving for five months.

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Children learn about fire department at library

WINSTED —  Members of both the Winsted Fire Department and Winchester Center Fire Department were part of a children’s event at the Beardsley and Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 25.
As part of the event, the Winchester Center Fire Department brought to the library’s parking lot their fire Engine #4 and allowed children to examine the truck. The Winsted Fire Department brought up their emergency rescue boat and a fire department member showed children how emergency responders dress in turnout gear.

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