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WINSTED — Josh Toth is feeling pretty good about himself these days. And why shouldn’t he.

After all, he’s just 20 years old, making a living doing what he loves, and the sky is the limit for him professionally.

The former Winsted resident, who graduated from Torrington’s Oliver Wolcott Technical School two years ago, recently wrapped up the 2017 Grand National Cross Country VC2 250 Series (16-to-24 year olds) X2 Pro Lites Championships, winning eight out of the first 11 races of the year. With three races remaining on the Series’ slate, he has...

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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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Winsted teen and a shaggy Leonberger take on Westminster next week

WINSTED — Molly Robitaille is only 13 years old, but next week she’ll be competing on the floor of an arena where many adults can only dream of being center stage. On Tuesday, Feb. 15, she and her dog Danika will vie for ribbons in the famous Westminster Kennel Club dog show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
“I can’t believe I’m showing my dog at Westminster!” Molly said in an interview this week. “I used to watch it on TV when I was little, and I never dreamed that I would actually be there myself.”

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