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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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Charlotte Hungerford to make Health Center decision this spring

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WINSTED — The Winsted Health Center Foundation is working with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) on plans for a new building on the current health center campus, according to foundation Executive Director Jonathan Blum.
The hospital operates the emergency department and other facilities on the health center site.
Last fall, CHH announced that it was considering moving out of the Spencer Street facility.

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Town gets extension on brownfields grant

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WINSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a three-month extension to Winsted to apply for an estimated $600,000 in federal brownfields grant money.
At a Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, selectmen approved the Winchester Housing Authority’s application for $200,000 from the grant to conduct soil remediation for a 32-unit apartment building on 80 Gay St. that has not yet been built.

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Community Health and Wellness Center opens office in Winsted

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WINSTED — Torrington’s Community Health and Wellness Center has opened an office at 115 Spencer St., home of the Winsted Health Center.
The organization gives low-income residents access to health services on a sliding scale based on federal poverty income guidelines.
Community Health also accepts some commercial insurance policies, Medicaid and HUSKY health care plans.
According to Chief Executive Officer Kathy Grimaud, the organization has been working for years to open a satellite office in Winsted.

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A night of Magic at Winsted Elks

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WINSTED — Members of the Winsted Elks Lodge 844 dedicated last Saturday evening, Feb. 26, to their primary mission — improving the lives of children — by hosting a magic show that raised more than $1,500 for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center while entertaining a crowd of enthusiastic youths.

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Anne Royko Dezzani

NEW HARTFORD — Anne Royko Dezzani, 93, died peacefully at home on Feb. 22, 2011, surrounded by her family.
She was a lifelong resident of the area who enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, travel and cooking, especially baking her famous banana nut bread. She was a kind and generous person who was devoted to her children, grandchildren and family.
She is survived by one son; two daughters; one sister, Pauline; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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Green Room offers diversity in taste

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WINSTED — The Green Room Gourmet Cafe, located at 64 Main St., has opened in the former location of Karen’s Coffee and Sweets Cafe.
The cafe is owned by Winsted resident Sharry Revillini, who has an unusual way of looking at food.
“Growing up, I used to hate to eat,” Revillini said. “Everything I ate tasted the same. When I became a vegan, I had to start being creative.”
While Revillini said she “fell off the vegan wagon years ago,” she has decided to keep the creativity she learned from the experience and extend it to the meals she offers at the Green Room.

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Accusations fly over land trust proposal

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WINSTED — Heated accusations erupted between opposing parties Tuesday, Feb. 22, as the Board of Selectmen rejected for the second time in a row a proposal by the Winchester Land Trust to acquire conservation restrictions on 360 acres of town-owned land.
The plan included the trust acquiring a conservation easement on 356 acres surrounding Crystal Lake, which is the town’s main drinking water reservoir, and the Algonquin State Forest.
The money the land trust would have paid the town came from a state grant of $500,000, which was awarded in December.

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Principal: Pearson looks like a ‘ghetto’ school

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WINSTED — Pearson Middle School Principal Clay Krevolin did not mince words Thursday, Feb. 18, when the town’s School Building Committee visited for a tour.
Krevolin said the school “is beginning to look like a ghetto school,” but agreed that the building is generally structurally sound.
The School Building Committee has been discussing the possibility of closing one of the school district’s buildings to save money during the next academic year.

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New Hartford director inspired by life at home

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WINSTED — A Laurel City sandwich shop is the primary setting in a new movie by New Hartford native Jennifer DiMauro, who said this week that the autobiographical work has taught her a lot about art imitating life, and vice-versa.

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Friends, family aim to finish teen’s work

Dinner for Dale
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NEW HARTFORD — Two months after the tragic death of 16-year-old Jerry Dale Cox, friends and family came together at a benefit dinner in his memory Saturday, Feb. 19, at Brodie Park.
Cox, a Winsted resident, died in December in a one-car accident while travelling on Route 8 in Torrington.
He was a junior at Oliver Wolcott Technical High School. He was restoring a 1967 Ford Mustang but had not completed the work at the time of his death.
The event was a benefit to raise funds to finish restoring the car Cox was working on.

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