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Smith remains a Democrat, resigns from town committee

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WINSTED — Responding to rumors that she is leaving the Democratic Party after voting against fellow party members on a key issue, Selectman Lisa Smith said Tuesday that she is not switching parties, but that she has resigned from the Democratic Town Committee.

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Selectmen to look into risk-based audit of BOE

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WINSTED — The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to look at the possibility of a risk assessment audit of the Board of Education’s budget during its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
At a meeting in January, Selectman Lisa Smith requested interim Town Manager Paul Vayer look into the possibility of conducting a risk-based audit, which scrutinizes accounting practices and procedures.
During their meeting on Feb. 7, the selectmen discussed the idea of the audit, but did not make any formal decisions.

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Protecting and serving

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WINSTED — Members of the Winchester Police Department volunteered at the Open Door Soup Kitchen, located behind St. James Episcopal Church, Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Police Chief Robert Scannell, Patrolman Dan Pietrafesa and Officer Scott Twombly were among the volunteers who served at the kitchen.
“I think anyone who is fortunate as I am should volunteer to do something like this,” Pietrafesa said.
The department also donated a large amount of food items to the kitchen.

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Land Trust vows to try again

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WINSTED — Despite being rejected by the Winchester Board of Selectmen at the meeting on Feb. 7, Winchester Land Trust President Shelly Harms said she will be back with a plan to acquire conservation restrictions on 360 acres of town-owned land at the selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
The plan included the trust acquiring a conservation easement on 356 acres surrounding Crystal Lake, which is the town’s main drinking water reservoir, and the Algonquin State Forest.

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Digging into Bubbles and Truffles

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WINSTED — It was all about getting businesses and the community together for a night out at the fifth annual Bubbles and Truffles event Friday, Feb. 11, at Whiting Mills.
The event was a fundraiser for the Friends of Main Street organization and included eight tables of alcoholic beverages, including wine and other fine liquor.
It also included offerings from various Winsted restaurants and businesses.
Friends Vice President Robert Beck called Bubbles and Truffles “the premier event in Winsted.”

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Voters approve property sale

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WINSTED — Residents approved the sale of town-owned property located at 16 Brooks St. at a special town meeting at Town Hall on Monday, Feb. 7, by a vote of 16 to 6.
The property, a single-family house, was sold to Anthony Ferrucci of Terryville.
During their special meeting on Jan. 18, the selectmen accepted Ferrucci’s offer of $48,000.
However, at the special town meeting, Interim Town Manager Paul Vayer told residents that several issues came up after the selectmen approved the sale.

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School board oks emergency expense for snow removal

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WINSTED — The Winchester Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a $60,000 emergency expense to remove snow from the roofs of the town’s three public schools, after it was determined that the weight of accumulated snow was too much for the buildings to bear.

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Building committee tours Batcheller Elementary School

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WINSTED — Members of the town’s School Building Committee met at Batcheller Elementary School for a walk-through of the facilities on Thursday, Feb. 3.
Only three members of the committee attended the walk-through: Peter Marchand, Joseph Hanecak and Joseph Beadle, who went along with Superintendent Blaise Salerno.
Before the start of the 2011-12 school year, the committee is expected to close one of the three town-owned school buildings: Hinsdale, Batcheller or Pearson.

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BOE, Perez discuss Centrella’s role

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WINSTED — The Board of Selectmen and the Board of Education were scheduled to have a joint meeting at Batcheller School on Thursday, Feb. 3.
However, the only attendees for the meeting were Mayor Candy Perez, school district Superintendent Blaise Salerno, Board of Education Chairman Kathleen O’Brien and board member James DiVita.
Despite a lack of a quorum for both sides, the town officials met and discussed a potential role for Finance Director Henry Centrella in maintaining and reviewing the school district’s budget.

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Students invited to create peace posters

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WINSTED — From military occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan to insurgencies and border disputes in countries around the world, humanity continues to struggle for peace. A sign of hope in that struggle comes from the Winsted area this winter, as Winsted Area Peace Action hosts an artistic competition for children and young adults, focusing on the concept of world peace.
The first Winsted Area Peace Action Peace Poster Competition is open to competitors from Winsted and Region 7 schools and is open to students in all grades.

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