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WINSTED — It was a celebration of family, fraternity and community as Elks Lodge No. 844 held a benefit party on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The party was also a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the national Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1868.

According to the organization’s website, The Elks was founded by a group of stage actors in New York City.

When one of the members of the group died unexpectedly, his wife and children were left destitute.

The remaining members of the group pitched in to help out the family....

Winsted

Diner owner speaks about closing

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WINSTED — More details have emerged about the closing of The Winsted Diner at 496 Main St.
The diner originally opened in 1931 and would have celebrated its 80th anniversary this year, but closed abruptly last month.
The historic structure, which was previously owned by Bob Radocchio for more than 33 years, was gutted by an electrical fire in December 2005.
It was eventually purchased by Jean Bauer, who closed the diner unexpectedly in early March.

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Veterans seek donations for graveside flags

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WINSTED — It’s been two years since members of the Winsted VFW Post 296 asked for the community’s help with the annual replacement of American flags at the graves of the town’s deceased soldiers, sailors and marines. Volunteers are again asking for monetary donations, as it appears town leaders will once again leave funding out of Winsted’s annual budget.

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Laurel Tea at Elks Lodge kicks off festival season

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WINSTED — The 77th annual Laurel Festival has been scheduled for June 10, 11 and 12 in downtown Winsted, and organizers will host the first major event of the year in preparation for the festival this Sunday, April 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Winsted Elks Lodge.
At the annual Laurel Tea, the young ladies competing for the Laurel Queen crown will appear together for the first time to discuss the details of this year’s festival.

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Against the wind Colebrook residents voice opposition to wind turbines

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WINSTED — Using words like “menacing,” “monstrosity” and “moratorium,” Colebrook community members expressed widespread opposition to a proposed wind-turbine project in town during a hearing Tuesday, March 22, at Northwestern Regional High School.

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BOE building committee recommends closing Batcheller

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WINSTED — After three months of discussion, the town’s School Building Committee voted unanimously to recommend to the Board of Education the closing of Batcheller School during its meeting on Thursday, March 17.
The committee cited the cost of bringing Batcheller up to code as well as the presence of asbestos as reasons for recommending to close the building.
The Board of Education has decided to move the seventh- and eighth-graders to The Gilbert School, the town’s semi-private high school. The town no longer needs three buildings to hold the elementary school students.

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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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