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The Winsted Journal Editorial

Malloy warmly received by business community

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One of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s several visits to Litchfield County since being elected less than a year ago came Tuesday, July 19, at the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce’s Torrington offices. Despite all the bellyaching that goes on in closed circles about the governor’s decision to raise certain taxes and fees, Malloy received a warm welcome, and the outpouring of friendliness was more than just lip service.

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Unacceptable accounting stalls school system audit

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Anyone who is wondering why an audit of the Board of Education hasn’t been completed yet will be even more steamed to hear that portions of the audit have not even begun because many items in the school system’s budget ledger have not been properly recorded.
According to an email from Town Manager Dale Martin this week, auditors from the West Hartford accounting firm BlumShapiro are finding it difficult to reconcile numbers in the school budget with those of the town’s finance director, Henry Centrella.

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Business highs and lows

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Depending on who you ask in Winsted on any given day, you will get different answers about how easy or difficult it is to run a successful business in town. An interesting juxtaposition to illustrate that point appears on Page A3 of this newspaper, where two very different stories appear about local shops — one with a happy ending and one without.

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New faces are needed in local government

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The Winchester school system is in crisis. The town’s roads are crumbling. Promises to renovate and revitalize old factory buildings have gone unkept and petty political fighting has repeatedly stalled progress in town. In short, there are many reasons to be discouraged about the state of affairs in the Laurel City. But make no mistake — this is no time to give up. It’s time for people to get involved.

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Recreation survives in down economy

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Amid concerns about high gas prices and the possibility of a double-dip recession, the Town of Winchester is keeping its chin up this summer with a range of programs for children and young adults designed to make this summer a happy one for everyone. Residents and summer visitors who want to take advantage of the opportunities can find them in this newspaper and in future editions this summer, or contact the town’s Recreation Department.

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Nutmeggers: Don’t move here

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After winning last November’s election with 45 percent of the vote and enjoying widespread post-election popularity, Gov. Dan Malloy’s numbers have dipped, according to a couple of opinion polls released this week. The news is not surprising, but what may be more alarming is an overall sense of pessimism in Connecticut, where residents don’t seem to care about each other, or people from any other state, for that matter.

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Governor and Legislature operating on all cylinders

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Whether you like his policies or not, Connecticut residents have to acknowledge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s political skill, which he has deftly employed in the spring legislative session.

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Laurel Festival will be a beautiful celebration

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With Memorial Day celebrations a recent memory and this year’s summer shaping up to be a hot and beautiful one, it is time again for our attention to turn to Winsted’s annual Laurel Festival, a celebration of the town’s past, present and future.
Happening June 10, 11 and 12, this year’s festival will feature 16 candidates for 2011 Laurel Queen. These young women are among the brightest and most active in the community, and they set an example by participating in this historic event and doing their part to give something back to the community.

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Fallout from ‘Amazon tax’ suggests it’s a bad move

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Critics of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget and its array of increased taxes had fuel added to their fire this week, when dozens of online retailers announced that they would pull advertising dollars out of the Constitution State in retaliation for a new tax on online retailers known as the “Amazon tax.”

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Where’s the audit?

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Several weeks ago, a special risk-based audit of the Winchester school district’s financial system was requested and approved by the Board of Selectmen. As spring turns to summer, residents are rightfully wondering why the audit has not been completed.

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