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WINSTED —  Community Health and Wellness of Greater Torrington’s (CHWC’s) lawsuit against the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission continues in Litchfield Court.

The suit was filed at the Superior Court of Litchfield on Thursday, April 27.

The lawsuit is over the commission’s decision to deny CHWC a special permit application to convert the Winsted Super Saver IGA building on 372 Main St. into a medical clinic.

In the court filing, Shipman & Goodwin attorney Joseph Williams who is representing CHWC, is accusing Commission...

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Community Health & Wellness sues P&Z

WINSTED —  Community Health and Wellness of Greater Torrington (CHWC) has filed a lawsuit against the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

The lawsuit was filed at the Superior Court of Litchfield on Thursday, April 27.

The first court date is scheduled to be held at the Litchfield County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 16.

Ojakian: NCCC is ‘safe’

WINSTED — President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Mark Ojakian spoke to an audience of 100 students, faculty and administrators of Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) on Monday, May 2.
Ojakian held the discussion in light of the approved consolidation of administrative operations among the 17 colleges and universities governed by the Board of Regents, which includes NCCC.
The board approved Ojakian’s proposal in early April.

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Annual town budget meeting set for May 8

WINSTED — The annual town budget meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in The Gilbert School’s auditorium.
At the meeting, residents will have a chance to give their input on the proposed budget for fiscal 2017-2018.
The budget, as proposed in March by Town Manager Robert Geiger, totals $33,438,506.
Geiger’s budget is an increase of $337,332 from the town’s 2016-2017 budget of $33,101,174.
If passed, the mill rate will remain the same as last year at 33.7.

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Boy Scouts serve breakfast

WINSTED —  Troop 1027 served pancakes on Saturday, April 29, at the Winsted Fire Department’s Elm Street Fire House.
Members of the troop also served  bacon, sausage and coffee to residents at the breakfast.”
According to Troop Master Mark Andersen, the troop currently has 20 Scouts.
“Scouting is good because it teaches you things about community service, being a good citizen within your community and also about good values,” Andersen said. “These things are important to our youth today.”

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NWR7 presents ‘Les Misérables’

WINSTED — This weekend the Northwestern Regional District High School theater department will present “Les Misérables” in the school’s Les Ober Theater. Forty-two cast members, including students and alumni in the orchestra pit, have been working together since February to mount one of the largest productions seen at the school in years.
Director Guy Hayes has been working in the school’s theater department for 12 years now. 

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Fish fry benefits confirmation class

WINSTED — The Winchester Knights of Columbus held its annual Good Friday fish fry benefit at its clubhouse on Friday, April 14.
Proceeds are to benefit the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church confirmation class.
The 11 members of the class helped serve food to more than 100 residents while 15 members of the Knights of Columbus volunteered to cook and fry fish and French fries.

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Open house at Winchester Center Fire Department

WINCHESTER CENTER — The Winchester Center Fire Department took part in the statewide Volunteer Firefighter Day on Sunday, April 23.
The department hosted open house festivities throughout the day with volunteer firefighters providing information to the public.
“This is the second year we have had an open house,” said Winchester Center volunteer firefighter Todd Parsons. “We had a bigger crowd last year, but I think the applications that were handed in this year are a little more promising.” 

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TorWin campaign focus of awareness event

TORRINGTON — The Winchester Land Trust hosted a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres event at Five Points Gallery on Sunday, April 23, to promote the trust’s efforts to acquire the 120-acre TorWin Farm. 
Event organizer and Winchester Land Trust board member Jen Perga said that half of the property is located in Winsted on South Road while the other half is located in Torrington on Saw Mill Road.
Perga said that if acquired by the trust, the land will become a public nature area.

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Services fair held at NCCC

WINSTED — Northwestern Connecticut Community College held its Services Fair on Thursday, April 20, at Greenwoods Hall.
The fair included 28 local organizations and charities representing health care, safety, food and nutrition and charity.
At the event were representatives from Beardsley and Memorial Library, Winsted Senior Center, Lions Club, Community Health and Wellness, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and the Winsted Fire Department.

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WFD takes part in state open house event

WINSTED —  The Winsted Fire Department held an open house at its fire station at 27 Elm St. on Sunday, April 23.
The department was one of 80 fire departments across the state taking part in Volunteer Firefighter Day, sponsored by Everyday Hero CT, a program co-sponsored by the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Open houses statewide included demonstrations of apparatus and tools, along with volunteer recruitment.

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