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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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Patricia Mills has the luck o’ the Irish as mayor-for-the-day

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WINSTED — It was a lucky day for resident Patricia Mills as she was named the honorary Irish mayor-for-the-day on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17.
Mills was given the honor at a ceremony at the Blanche McCarthy Senior Center by full-time Mayor Candy Perez.
“She has served honorably several times on the Inland Wetlands Commission and has volunteered quite a bit,” Perez said. “Usually this would be a swearing in, but there will be no swearing today.”
Mills said she was proud of the honor.

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Fracasso accuses Closson of conflict of interest

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WINSTED — Toward the end of the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, March 21, Selectman Ken Fracasso accused fellow Selectman George Closson of having a conflict of interest regarding Planning and Zoning Commission meetings.
Before he was elected selectman, Closson served as the commission’s chairman until he was ousted by the previous Republican-led board for reasons that are still unclear.
Closson is the selectmen’s liaison to the commission.
Fracasso made his comments during the new business portion of the meeting.

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Laurel Fest season begins

WINSTED — Winsted’s Laurel City Commission is preparing for its annual Mother/Daughter Tea for Laurel Queen contestants and those seeking more information about the scholarship program.
The tea will take place Sunday, April 3, at Winsted Elks Lodge, 75 High St., from 1 to 3 p.m. The tea is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting more information on the scholarship program.

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Historic find

Collection includes early 20th century images of Winsted
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WINSTED — A Granby woman with roots in the Laurel City has taken on the task of sorting through thousands of old black-and-white photos from this area, discovered in a family attic, that depict Winsted and surrounding towns in the early 20th century.
The find has sparked interest among historians, artists and photographers while presenting a few new mysteries.

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Historic diner suddenly closes

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WINSTED — The Winsted Diner, a town icon that originally opened in 1931, closed unexpectedly earlier this month.
A sign on the front of the diner posted by owner Jean Bauer thanked customers for their loyal support.
Bauer, who purchased the diner in August 2007, laid the blame for the closure on the economy.
“It’s a real shame,” Bauer said. “There’s nothing I could do about it. I had no choice. I financially put everything I had into the diner, but I always ended up behind.”

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Beadle: Batcheller most likely building to close

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WINSTED — While the town’s School Building Committee has not made an official decision, committee Chairman Joseph Beadle told the Board of Selectmen at the March 7 meeting that Batcheller Elementary School is the building that the committee will most likely close down.
The committee has been meeting since early January to discuss closing one of the school district buildings before the start of the 2011-12 school year.
The closure is due to the Board of Education’s decision to move the town’s seventh- and eighth-graders to the semi-private high school, The Gilbert School.

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Fire stalls renovations at Colt building

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WINSTED — Work remains stalled at 412 Main St., formerly known as the Colt Building, where an accidental fire caused smoke damage to the ground floor last month.
Firefighters were called to the scene the evening of Feb. 19 and quickly extinguished the blaze, which they said was likely caused by spontaneous combustion of rags used for interior finishing. Current owners Christopher Petricone and Mark Giorda were not in the area at the time but had recently installed a new awning at the street level, along with new exterior woodwork.

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Board of Education approves budget

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WINSTED — After about two hours of discussion and deliberation, the Winchester Board of Education approved a cut of $27,692 from Superintendent of Schools Blaise Salerno’s proposed 2011-12 budget to come up with a final budget of $23,036,309.38 at a special meeting on Friday, March 11, at Pearson School.
The meeting was a continuation from Thursday, March 10, when the board was scheduled to review the draft budget as proposed by Superintendent of Schools Blaise Salerno.

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Winsted becomes a musical mecca

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WINSTED — It was a rockin’ and rollin’ time Saturday, March 12, when the town played host to two concerts.
Over at the First Church of Winsted, the monthly Steam Vent Coffee House held its musicians showcase.
Alex Cassaday, William Benson, Gale Gardiner, Don Jones and Eric Paradine performed.
According to co-organizer Debbie Storrs, the coffee house, which is held every second Saturday at the church, is used as a showcase for local musicians and to raise money for the church’s mission activities. The next event is scheduled for Saturday, April 9.

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Gilbert contract a go

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WINSTED — During a special meeting Thursday, March 10, the Winchester Board of Education ratified a three-year contract between the district and the town’s semi-private high school, The Gilbert School.
Last year, the board voted to move the district’s seventh and eighth grades to Gilbert, beginning with the 2011-12 school year.
The board voted 5-3 in favor of the contract, with Chairman Kathleen O’Brien and board members Carol Palomba, Paul O’Meara, Susan Hoffnagle and Joseph Hanecak voting yes.

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