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WINSTED — It’s going to be at least another two years before shoppers can buy groceries in downtown Winsted again.

The opening of The Mad River Market Co-op has been delayed until at least 2020, according to Co-op Secretary and Economic Development Commission Chairman Phillip Allen.

The co-op was formed in April 2017 with the closing of the Winsted Super Saver IGA grocery store, which was located at 372 Main St. for more than 30 years. The Super Saver was the only grocery store in downtown Winsted.

In late 2017, it was announced that the co-op would open...

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Organization takes veterans fishing

WINSTED —  The Take a Vet Fishing organization held an event at the Northwestern Connecticut Sportsman’s Association club on Saturday, May 27.
Veterans were treated to a day fishing at the club’s pond, which was stocked with fish for the occasion.
The organization transported veterans to the event and also provided fishing equipment and food for free.
Jeff Arnson, a volunteer, said it started in 2007 with a group from the First Congregational Church of Branford.

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Ferrante honored by Elks Lodge

WINSTED —  A dinner honoring longtime Elks Lodge member Vincent Ferrante was held on Saturday, May 20.
According to co-organizer and Elks member Gary Peterson, Ferrante was honored for his years of volunteer work not just for the lodge but also for the town.

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Students learn about careers at annual Gilbert School fair

WINSTED —  The Gilbert School held its annual job fair at its gymnasium on Thursday, June 1.
One of the co-organizers was school Counselor Kaitlin Gillard.

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Hearing on P&Z ethics complaints

WINSTED —  At its meeting on Tuesday, June 6, the town’s Ethics Commission voted to hold a hearing in July on ethics complaints made by Super Saver IGA owner John Dwan against four members of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
On May 1, Dwan filed four separate complaints with the commission against commission members George Closson, Barbara Wilkes, Art Melycher and commission alternate Lee Thomsen.

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Super Saver IGA closes

WINSTED —  After decades of business, Super Saver IGA, the last grocery store on Main Street, shut on Wednesday, May 31.
The store,  at 372 Main St., was purchased by John Dwan in August 1981 with Michael Luzi, who left the store in 1998.
In August, Dwan responded to rumors and told The Winsted Journal the store was not going to close.

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Art of political satire at Tort Museum

WINSTED —  The American Museum of Tort Law held its second annual Spring Reawakening on Saturday, June 3.
The event was originally scheduled for April 1 but was postponed due to weather.
The museum, which is located at 654 Main St., opened in September 2015. It closes annually in December and remains closed during the winter season except for private tours and groups.
The June 3 event was entitled “If it Doesn’t Please the Court: Two Ink-Stained Wretches on the Art of Political Satire.”

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Laurel City Revamp case still in court system

WINSTED —  The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to hold an executive session concerning the foreclosure case against former selectman Michael Renzullo at its next meeting on Monday, June 19.
Renzullo, through his organization Laurel City Revamp, owns the former Capitol Products building at 35 Willow St.
Renzullo formed the organization in 2010 to rehabilitate distressed and underused properties.

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83rd Laurel Festival June 9

WINSTED —  The 83rd Laurel Festival, a town tradition dating back to 1934, will be held on Friday, June 9, and Sunday, June 11.

The Laurel Ball will be held on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Peak Ballroom.

On June 11 the Laurel Parade will be held starting at 1 p.m. on Main Street.

The parade route will start at the far end of Main Street and parade floats will travel to East End Park for the crowning of the Laurel Queen and King.

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Northwestern Regional High School Honor Roll Third Quarter

Grade 12
Academic Excellence
Elizabeth Buel, Abigail Dombrowski, Brenna FitzGerald, Angela Richard, Austen Royer, Skylar Runowicz, Jessica Simon, Alexa Urmaza, Clare Wieduwilt.
Grade 11
Academic Excellence
Zachary Austin, Adam Choquette, Morgan Daley, Sarah Evon, Erin Mahoney, Calli Smith, Connor Spencer, Mackenzie Stotler, Jameson Weber.
Grade 10
Academic Excellence

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Clinton’s smart people couldn’t play the game

It was the analytics, stupid.

To paraphrase the Bill Clinton 1992 campaign mantra reminding his staff to keep focused on the economy, in Hillary’s campaign, the focus was on the analytics, with quite a different result.