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By SHAW ISRAEL IZIKSON

WINSTED —  Northwestern Regional High School’s FFA program started in 1984 and has grown over the years.

Originally, the program operated out of a portable classroom.

The program now has a whole wing in the school’s building that includes several classrooms, laboratories, a greenhouse and a barn where several agricultural animals, including a pig, goats and several cows are taken care of.

The FFA  sells plants and flowers grown in its greenhouse at various fundraisers and events. 

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Gilbert swimming team’s bake sale funds senior night

WINSTED —  Members of The Gilbert School’s varsity swimming team held a bake sale on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Stop and Shop in Ledgebrook Plaza.
At the fundraiser, students and parents sold homemade cookies, cupcakes and brownies.
According to head coach Bill Hatfield, the fundraiser was for the team’s end-of-season senior night and end-of-the-year banquet.

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Counterfeit bill passed, arrest made

WINSTED —  A Southington resident was arrested at the CVS at 47 Main St. for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill to a cashier on Monday, Feb. 13.
According to a press release issued by Police Chief William Fitzgerald, the arrest occurred during Officer Daniel Pietrafesa’s routine patrol of Main Street.
Fitzgerald wrote that when Pietrafesa walked into the store, he was called over by a CVS employee.

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Gilbert School Budget Serio proposes increase, tuition decrease, two staff positions

WINSTED —  Gilbert School Superintendent Anthony Serio presented a proposed budget for fiscal 2017-2018 at The Gilbert Corporation’s finance meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Serio’s proposed budget for fiscal 2017-2018 is $8,243,827, an increase of $193,221 or 2.40 percent from this current school year.
However, in the proposed budget, Winsted has a tuition decrease of $96,963 or 1.41 percent, for a total of $6,766,598.

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NCCC installs digital signs

WINSTED —  During the first week of the month Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) installed two separate digital signs.
The first digital sign is installed on Main Street in front of Founders Hall and on top of the college’s main brick sign facing the street.
The second digital sign is in front of Greenwoods Hall at Park Place.
Both signs advertise the college’s programs and events, and include a “Welcome to Winsted” message.

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Old Man Winter bears down

WINSTED — Two snowstorms within days of each other impaired travel and road conditions in Winsted.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, residents had to deal with more than a foot of snow that fell throughout the day. 
A second storm, which left an estimated seven inches of snow, blew in on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Due to the storms, the town instituted two separate parking bans — one that started on Feb. 9 through Friday, Feb. 10 and a second one that started on Feb. 11 and lasted until Wednesday, Feb. 15.

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Town website launched

WINSTED —  A new version of the town’s website went online Wednesday, Feb. 8, at www.townofwinchester.org.
The website originally went online in 2001 and has undergone three redesigns in the past five years.
While the previous website was designed with brownish and gray hues, the new website is designed in an aqua blue theme. 
A rotating banner on top of the page displays various town pictures including scenes from the annual Gator Parade, the Beardsley and Memorial Library and Highland Lake.

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Capitol Products: Eviction proceedings continue

WINSTED —  During its Monday, Feb. 6, meeting, the Board of Selectmen went into an executive session to discuss the pending foreclosure case against former Selectman Michael Renzullo.
After spending an hour in executive session with Town Manager Robert Geiger and Town Attorney Kevin Nelligan, Mayor Candy Perez announced in the public session of the meeting that the board would not take any action and that the foreclosure case against Renzullo would proceed. 

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Meatball cookoff at Elks Lodge

WINSTED — In celebration of Super Bowl Sunday, the Winsted Elks Lodge held a meatball cookoff Sunday, Feb. 5.
Contestants brought their homemade “super balls” to be judged and enjoyed as attendees watched the big game on TV at the lodge.
Lodge member Sue Jasch, who helped judge the meatball cookoff, donned a Patriots sweatshirt at the bar as she awaited the kickoff. 

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New restaurant to open at old Cackleberries location

WINSTED — A new restaurant, Foxtail Fine Catering and Cafe, will open in March to take the place of Cackleberries at 242 Main St.
Cackleberries shut down in January 2016 after 15 years of business.
Foxtail Fine Catering and Cafe and is co-owned by Barkhamsted resident Armand Lattizori and chef Jay Plourde.
“I’m a local kind of person, and there are a lot of things going on in Winsted,” Lattizori said. “This includes Whiting Mills and the upcoming Mad River Lofts. Also, the rent here is still kind of affordable.”

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Delicious delights at annual Bubbles and Truffles

WINSTED — The 11th annual Bubbles and Truffles event was held at 406 Main St., the former site of Kathy’s Cupboard, on Friday, Feb. 3.
The event is a benefit for local organization Friends of Main Street.
This year, the organization donated a portion of proceeds from the event to the Soldiers’ Monument Restoration Fund.
Hundreds of people attended the event. The site of the former store, which has been vacant for several years, turned into a ballroom of sorts where attendees enjoyed wine and fine food from several area vendors.

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