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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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Voices and verses at Mad River Literary Festival

WINSTED —  The 21st annual Mad River Literary Festival was held at Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) on Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12.
The first night of the festival was an open reading by NCCC students, faculty and community members.
The second night included readings by published authors Antoinette Brim and Jose Gonzalez. 
For the first night, public speaking students Juan Del Valle and Chloe Lewis hosted the readings and introduced each of the 12 readers.  

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Food for Fuel luncheon at church

WINSTED —  On Palm Sunday, April 9, St. Joseph Church hosted its annual Food for Fuel lunch benefit.
Guests were invited to dine in at the Father Dennis Reception Hall or take a meal home. 
The menu consisted of either chicken cordon bleu or baked stuffed sole followed by a variety of desserts.

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Lions Club’s Palm Sunday breakfast brings residents together

WINSTED —  The Winsted Lions Club held their annual Palm Sunday Breakfast at Pearson Middle School on Sunday, April 9.
Hundreds of residents attended the event, which was a benefit for the local branch of the organization.
Residents were served pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage.
Lions Club member Tina Webb said the club has been holding the event for the past 25 years.

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Beer and wine event benefits Gilbert music department

WINSTED — The second annual Wine and Beer Tasting to benefit The Gilbert School’s music department took place at Whiting Mills on Saturday, April 8.
Residents packed the event, which featured hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants including Foxtail Fine Catering and Cafe, Noujaim’s Bistro and Jimmy’s Store in Torrington. 

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The Fisher King

Matt Musumano of Watertown won the 67th annual Riverton Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 8. Musumano, who caught a 10-pound, 26-and-one-half-inch trout, won the derby’s grand prize, a Hitchcock chair and a $75 certificate toward a mount of the fish from New England Taxidermy. For full story, see Fishermen from all over take part in annual derby.

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Winsted P&Z rejects health center application

WINSTED — Toward the end of a three-hour meeting on Monday, April 10, at Pearson Middle School, the Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a special permit application to convert the Winsted Super Saver IGA, located at 372 Main St., into a medical clinic for Community Health and Wellness of Greater Torrington.
The vote to reject the application was 3-2.
Commission members Barbara Wilkes, George Closson and Art Melycher all voted against the application, while Chairman Craig Sanden and member Jerry Martinez both voted for the application.

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Two NCCC students earn scholarship awards

WINSTED —  In late March, Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) announced that two of its students earned Coca-Cola New Century Scholars Scholarship awards through Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), which is the honor society for two-year colleges.
Resident Jess Tessman, 20, won a place on the All-USA Community College Academic Team.
Tessman, who graduated from Oliver Wolcott Technical School in 2014, is a human services major.
As part of the award, Tessman has earned a $2,000 scholarship.

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Bank of America to close

WINSTED —  The local Bank of America branch, located at 44 Elm St., will close in the middle of July.
According to company spokeswoman Tara Burke, the bank is consolidating that location with its location in Torrington. 
“We’re consolidating areas where there is overlap,” Burke said. “We are reconfiguring in order to offer more specialist services to our clients.”

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Middle School theater presents ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ this weekend

WINSTED —  Members of the Pearson Middle School theater department will present “Willy Wonka Jr.” at The Gilbert School Auditorium on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m.
Twenty-seven children will be part of the performance, which includes music inspired by the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

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2016 gross wages for Winchester employees Pt. 2

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