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WINSTED — Seventeen roads in Winsted will get repairs this year, at an estimated cost of $2,285,885.

In June 2016, Lenard Engineering completed a report on road conditions, which included an analysis of all 76 miles of asphalt roads owned by the town.

The report concluded that 53 percent of the town’s asphalt roads are in poor or failed condition.

“The study gave us a generalized template of where to allocate our funds to work on the roads,” Department of Public Works Director Jim Rollins told the Winsted Board of Selectmen at their...

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NWR7 FFA plant sale benefits program

WINSTED — Northwestern Regional High School’s FFA group held its annual Mother’s Day plant sale on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14. 
The sale benefited the FFA program and activities at the school, which started in 1984 and has grown over the years.
According to Eric Wildes, who has been an FFA adviser for 12 years, there are currently 90 students enrolled in the program.

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Mad River Co-Op starts selling shares

WINSTED —  Members of the Mad River Market Co-Op, along with members of  the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, held a shareholder recruitment event at the Winsted Farmers Market and the Health Food Corner store on Saturday, May 13.
With the drive, the market officially started to sell shares to the general public.
The co-op recently formed in light of the announced closing of the Super Saver IGA store at 372 Main St.

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Gov. Malloy proposing to cut state aid to town

WINSTED —  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) is proposing to cut fiscal aid to the town for fiscal 2017–2018  by $500,000, according to Finance Director Bruce Stratford.
In his report to the Board of Selectmen during its meeting on Monday, May 15, Stratford spoke about Malloy’s proposed cut.
On May 15, Malloy issued revised budget estimates for fiscal 2017–2018, including revised estimates of state aid to municipalities.

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Hunny Bunns Cafe & Bakery opens

WINSTED —  Hunny Bunns Cafe & Bakery officially opened its doors on Saturday, May 13.
The 314 Main St. location was previously home to the Bear Claw Coffee House for three years and before that the Donut Station for 10 years.
The new store is owned and operated by Wendy Scanlon, who owns and operates the Planted Feather Farm and Bakery at 368 Colebrook River North in Colebrook.
Scanlon, originally a native of Altoona, Penn., moved to Colebrook in 1996 and has been operating Planted Feather since 2002.

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Gilbert dorm to open next month

WINSTED — The Gilbert School will open its new dormitory in June, according to school Superintendent Anthony Serio.
The dormitory, located at 200 Williams Ave., will house students in the school’s international program.
The trust currently owns four houses that are operated as dorms: 138 Williams Ave., 27 Spencer St., and 153 and 155 Spencer St., which are joined together.
Groundbreaking for the dormitory building took place in late July 2016.

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A morning for mothers

The Winsted Elks Lodge No. 844  held its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 14. Volunteers from the lodge and the Elks’ youth group, The Antlers, helped to organize and cook the breakfast, which consisted of pancakes, eggs, bacon and coffee. “All mothers eat for free at this breakfast,” Lodge officer and breakfast cook Joe Machowski said. “We all love our mothers.”

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Penny auction benefits Senior Center

The Winsted Senior Center held its annual Penny Auction on Saturday, May 6. The annual event benefits the center’s activities. Items were donated by members of the community and included furniture, electronics, cookware and toys.

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Library2You service successful

WINSTED —  The Beardsley and Memorial Library is continuing a delivery service program for library materials.
Library2You delivers free books, audiobooks, DVDs and other library items to residents in the library’s town coverage area which includes Winsted, Barkhamsted and Colebrook.
According to library business manager Chris Moscarillo, the program started last August.Moscarillo said that since then, volunteers have delivered 247 pieces of material. 

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Students compete in FFA regional competition

NEW HAVEN —  Two students from Northwestern Regional High School took part in the state FFA Agriscience Fair held in New Haven on Thursday, May 4.

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Two arrested in firearm threat after Highland Lake incident

WINSTED —  Two Burlington residents were arrested on Saturday, May 6, for being involved in an incident that originated at West Lake Street on Highland Lake’s Spillway.
According to Winsted Police Chief William Fitzgerald, the incident originated at around 8:47 p.m. when two people, a 38-year old Burlington resident and a 16-year old Colebrook resident, were both fishing off of the Spillway.

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