School board oks emergency expense for snow removal

On Saturday, Feb. 5, volunteers shoveled the roof of Pearson School. Superintendent Blaise Salerno said 35 volunteers showed up to help. Despite the work done Friday and Saturday, Salerno was forced to keep schools closed extra days for further snow removal. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — The Winchester Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a $60,000 emergency expense to remove snow from the roofs of the town’s three public schools, after it was determined that the weight of accumulated snow was too much for the buildings to bear.

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