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The Winsted Journal Editorial

Recovery under way in the Laurel City

The Winsted Journal Editorial

While the Oct. 29 appearance of Winter Storm Alfred resulted in a big mess and delays in events for many residents of Northwest Connecticut, the amount of activity in town on Saturday, Dec. 3, suggested that Winsted residents have recovered from the setback and are moving on to bigger and better things.

Friction emerges between boards

The Winsted Journal Editorial

Less than a month into their terms as newly elected officials and before they’ve even met together formally, members of the Winchester Board of Selectmen and Board of Education began experiencing some friction this week, which may not be a good sign of things to come.

BOE audit leaves questions unanswered

The Winsted Journal Editorial

While it is good news that an audit of the Winchester school system’s 2009-10 budget has been completed, albeit 11 months late, there are still some lingering questions regarding how all the numbers played out — particularly $636,000 dollars worth of expenditures that somehow don’t appear on the books.

New leadership gets off on the right foot

The Winsted Journal Editorial

While it would be easy for members of Winsted’s new Democratic leadership to rub Republicans’ faces in the results of the Nov. 8 election, party members are stepping off on the right foot, announcing that input from all parties will be encouraged in the new term and that it is time to get to work right now.

First order of business: improve communication

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With ballots counted and a new slate of town officials being sworn in this week, a familiar issue comes to mind — lack of communication. With more than two years of bickering under their belts, the town’s Board of Selectmen and Board of Education absolutely must address the problem if they are to make any progress on the town’s and school system’s financial situations.

News pool adds unnecessary agony to aftermath of snowstorm

The Winsted Journal Editorial

Anyone who watched a press conference held by Gov. Dannel Malloy with Connecticut Light & Power President and CEO Jeffrey Butler Tuesday evening saw an embarrassing display‚ not by Malloy and Butler‚ but by members of the media, whose argumentative questions might lead you to believe it was the governor and CL&P who conspired to dump snow across the state last weekend.

Democrats deserve the vote this year

The Winsted Journal Editorial

It should be no surprise to readers of The Winsted Journal that this newspaper is endorsing the Democratic slate of candidates in this year’s municipal elections for the Town of Winchester.

GOP’s change of heart is a good development

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Days after a Winsted Journal editorial criticized local Republicans for deciding not to participate in a selectmen’s debate at The Gilbert School, the party has changed course and said it will send selectmen candidates to an Oct. 27 appearance on the stage in the school auditorium.

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Winsted Republicans evade public forum

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Members of the Winchester Republican party announced a hugely disappointing decision this month, saying their candidates for local office will not participate in a political debate at The Gilbert School.

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Rain wasn’t the only issue at Fall Festival

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Last Saturday’s Fall Festival in Winsted left much to be desired, namely sunshine and a large crowd of people, but also a sense of flourishing community spirit. With clouds and rain putting a damper on most of the day, the festival ended up being, well, a bit of a dud.
Those who did show up for the event had fun talking to neighbors and eating food from the small number of vendors, but the abbreviated celebration was about half as large as expected, and attendance was dismal.

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