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Groundbreaking held for new ECAD facility

Dignitaries, including Winsted municipal officials, members of Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD) and ECAD clients, broke ground for the organization’s new Wellness and Education Center on Thursday, June 29. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED —  Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility on Thursday, June 29.

The new facility is being built at ECAD’s existing campus on 149 Newfield Rd.

The facility was approved by the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission more than a year ago.

The property itself has been owned by ECAD since 2003.

The nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) is operated by Executive Director Dale Picard and Director of Programs Lu Picard.

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