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College merger plan not over yet

WINSTED — A plan to consolidate all 12 state community colleges governed by the Board of Regents seems to have been shot down by the New England Association of and Colleges Inc. (NEASC).

NEASC, which is located in Burlington, Mass., provides accreditation to the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), including Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) in Winsted.

Last year, CSCU developed a plan that would have consolidated the college system by 2021 and was expected to cut spending by at least $28 million.

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