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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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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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Vaccari named Veteran of the Year

WINSTED —  As part of the Memorial Day ceremony held at East End Park on Monday, May 29, resident Paul Vaccari was given the third Veteran of the Year award by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 296 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
The award was first given in 2015 to  William David McGee, who served as a Vietnam combat officer and a member of the First Marine Air Wing.
Last year, the award was given to Neil Hunt, commander of VFW Post 296 and a Vietnam War veteran.
Vaccari, a native of Winsted, is a Gilbert School graduate.

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Arrest made in overdose death

WINSTED and TORRINGTON —  A 21-year-old Torrington resident was arrested by the State Police on Wednesday, May 24, in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Winsted resident in December.
According to a press release issued by Sgt. Brian Narkewicz, Zachary John Campanelli of 29 Adelaide Terrace was arrested after a warrant was issued on May 24.
Campanelli has been charged with the illegal sale of narcotics or certain hallucinogens, which is a Class U felony.

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Voters pass budget first time around

WINSTED — Residents approved the proposed budget for fiscal 2017-2018 at the annual budget referendum on Saturday, May 28, at Pearson Middle School.
This is the fifth year in a row that residents approved a proposed fiscal budget on the first try.
The budget, as proposed in March by Town Manager Robert Geiger, totals $33,438,506.
The budget is an increase of $337,332 from the town’s fiscal 2016-2017 budget of $33,101,174.
The mill rate remains the same as last year at 33.7.
The final vote tally was 511-53.

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Ice cream social cools down town

WINSTED —  A particularly hot week made the rescheduled townwide ice cream social that much sweeter when it took place at East End Park on Friday, May 19.
The event originally was scheduled for Saturday, May 13, but was rained out.
Winsted won the opportunity to treat residents to ice cream after a tremendous response and participation in Northwest Hills Council of Government’s [NWCOG] online resident’s survey during the winter.

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Fun and festivity at the 81st annual Pet Parade

WINSTED —  The following are the award winners from the 81st annual Pet Parade, which was held on Saturday, May 20. The awards were given out by organizers from the Torrington-Winsted Area Rotary Club. This list was provided by event co-organizer Sarah Dziedzic. 
 
Small Floats and Wagons
First place: “Police and Jailbirds,” Brianna Ortiz, Christina Thompson, Jaden Ortiz and Adriana Thompson
Second place: “Doggie in the Window,” Emma Percoski and Lizzie Desanti

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Fun for all at annual Pet Parade

WINSTED —  The 81st annual Pet Parade was held on Saturday, May 20.
Hundreds of people lined up to watch the parade, which started at the beginning of Main Street and ended at East End Park.
The event featured floats from various community organizations, including St. Anthony School, The Gilbert School, The Beardsley and Memorial Library, marching bands from both Gilbert High School and Northwestern Regional Middle School and fire trucks from the Winsted Fire Department.

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