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WINSTED —  Sweet sounds filled the air at East End Park on Friday, Aug. 10 at the first-ever LaurelLive Benefit Concert.

The concert benefited three organizations that work extensively with the homeless population in the area: The Salvation Army and Open Door Soup Kitchen in Winsted and Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) in Torrington.

Local bands and musicians from all throughout the Northwest Corner played at the seven hour event, including Axe Factory, The Matchstick Architects, Blue Yonder, Eric Paradine and Jim Moore.

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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. 

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WINSTED —  Gilbert School graduating senior Matt Madore read his poem “Valor” during the town’s Memorial Day ceremony event held at East End Park on Monday, May 29.
Madore was the winner of the Memorial Day poetry contest sponsored by the Soldiers’ Monument Commission, in partnership with The Gilbert School.
Madone won $50, and his poem was published in the program for Memorial Day events.  - Shaw Israel Izikson
 
Valor by Matt Madore
A bubble in the chest

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Despite rain, Memorial Day parade marches forth

WINSTED —  Despite a heavy rain that cancelled events in surrounding towns, Winsted’s annual Memorial Day ceremonies and parade were held on Monday, May 29.
The town’s ceremonies started at Soldiers’ Monument located on Crown Street. Local veterans fired a 21-gun salute as members of the Board of Selectmen, The Soldiers’ Monument Commission, other veterans and Boy Scout Troop 1027 looked on. 

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Winsted marches forward for Memorial Day

The rain did not discourage veterans and members of Winsted community organizations from marching down Main Street in the annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29. Parades to honor fallen soldiers were canceled elsewhere because of rain. For story, see Despite rain, Memorial Day parade marches forth.

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New Winchester superintendent hired

WINSTED —  West Hartland resident Melony Brady-Shanley has been hired by the Winchester School District as its superintendent.
The hiring was made official at a public informational meeting of the Board of Education on Thursday, May 25, at Town Hall.
Before the 30-minute public meeting, the board held a private meeting between Brady-Shanley, board members and School District Receiver Freeman Burr.
When the public portion of the meeting started, board member Douglas Pfenninger praised the hiring of Brady-Shanley by the school district. 

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