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Beating the heat in the Laurel City

WINSTED — The East Coast was in the middle of a heat wave that sent temperatures over 100 degrees on Friday, July 22. As the sun shot its rays down from the sky, high humidity made the heat unbearable for many. Instead of trying to beat the heat, some, like the Green Room on 64 Main St., just gave in to it. The restaurant, which does not have air conditioning, closed on Friday and Saturday, July 23. “Well, we tried yesterday, but cleaning up the melted bodies was pretty trying after a long day in the heat,” joked co-owner Sharry Revillini on the restaurant’s Facebook page.Over on Elm Street, Ruth Berube, his son Scott and Scott’s wife, Judy, inflated their Christmas decorations to attract residents to their flea market. “We actually have had people stop by and sing Christmas carols,” Scott Berube said. Other residents tried to beat the heat by flocking to Highland Lake.

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