Login

Winsted

WINSTED — It was all fun and games as the first Letter Lunacy event, organized by the Northwest YMCA and held at Northwestern Connecticut Community College on Friday, Nov. 16.

Participants played word games in which they formed words with letter tiles placed on their tables. 

The event was a benefit for the Northwest YMCA’s literacy program.

The program offers literacy tutoring to adults 18 years and older by volunteers at its locations in Winsted, Torrington and North Canaan.

According to program coordinator Marilyn Bresson, there are...

Winsted

Charlotte Hungerford plans up-to-date medical center in Winsted

WINSTED — Representatives from Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) presented plans for a new medical center on South Main Street in Winsted to that town’s Board of Selectmen on Monday, Nov. 5.
According to representatives at the meeting, once completed the medical center would consolidate the various services Charlotte Hungerford offers in town into one building.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

After two years, Holabird Avenue bridge open again

WINSTED — It took two years but repairs to the Holabird Avenue bridge are finally complete and the bridge opened to traffic again on Monday, Oct. 29.
Even before the two-year closure, the bridge was frequently shut down for quick fixes, such as in early 2014 when it was closed for four months because there were so many potholes and because pieces of rebar were sticking out.
In January 2014, the state said it would pay $4.8 million for a repair project.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Early Halloween fun for a good cause

WINSTED — The Winsted Lions Club held its third annual Halloween dance party at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The party was one of the organization’s major fundraisers for the year and was started by President Joseph Zibell.
“Halloween is my favorite holiday. The previous parties have all been successful,” Zibell said. “We use the funds raised for our programs in Winsted, including helping out residents who need eyeglasses or hearing aids. We also conduct free eye screenings for children in town.”

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

The dead come to life in Winchester Center

WINSTED — The Winchester Center Soldiers’ Monument Commission held its sixth annual cemetery walk at the historic South Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The cemetery is more than 275 years old and includes the graves of residents dating  from the Colonial era up to soldiers who fought in World War II.
There were nine re-enactors portraying prominent past citizens from the area.
Each re-enactor stood next to the grave of the person they portrayed, explaining that person’s life to visitors as they toured the cemetery.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Eversource left in the dark over outages

WINSTED — Winsted is contending with a large number of lamp outages on Main Street.
At the regular Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, Selectman Candace Bouchard said there are 16 street lamps out in the downtown area.
At previous board meetings, Town Manager Robert Geiger had reported on a growing number of street lamp outages.
Geiger, who was not at the Oct. 2 meeting, previously said that Eversource would address the outages.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Small turnout for NCCC candidate talk

WINSTED — Ideas on how to improve the state’s economy were discussed at the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce’s State Senatorial Candidate Roundtable.
The event was held at Northwestern Connecticut Community College on Thursday, Oct. 11.  Ten people were in the audience; most were government officials.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Whiting Mills: Winsted’s wickedly delicious destination

WINSTED — Deb Lill recalled the time she had to shoot seven witches.
Shoot, as in photograph, and witches, as in models posing for the cover of the hardcover book, “The Witches, Salem 1692,” by author Stacy Schiff. 

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Pearson School celebrates its first playground

WINSTED — In its 97-year history, Pearson Middle School has never had a playground.
The closest playground to Pearson is at Hinsdale School, which closed back in 2016. Its equipment is dilapidated.
During the course of this year, the Winchester School District raised $68,000 to construct a playground for students at Pearson, which houses the district’s third- to sixth-grade students.
Months of fundraising paid off. The district held a ribbon cutting celebration for the new playground on Friday, Oct. 12.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

‘Big mess’ at Highland Lake following storms

WINSTED — Ironically, it was heavy rains that destroyed a storm-water drainage system in Winsted. The storm was on Oct. 2 and it seems to have crushed plastic pipes that were installed a year ago. Those new pipes replaced older ones made of galvanized steel that had stopped functioning. 
The system is on top of a hill near the Suckerbrook Dam.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

For Wynn, a new ‘first’ as she joins AMP

WINSTED — Throughout her career in arts management, Amy Wynn has found herself in positions that didn’t exist — at least until she came along. 
Her new role as the first executive director of the Winsted-based American Mural Project (AMP) — hailed by its founder as the largest indoor collaborative art project in the world — is no exception. 

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.