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Making music, building community at Mad River

Frank Guglielmino and his son, Sam, posed in front of some of the many musical instruments for sale at Mad River Music, which recently opened at 60 Main St. Making music, building community at Mad River Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — Frank Guglielmino and his son, Sam, hope their new Mad River Music shop will be more than just a place to buy sheet music and instruments. They want their new business to build community.

“Music brings people together,” Sam said. “We live in a time when there is so much technology. People are always on their phones all the time. Music offers them an alternative; it’s something they can do and create. There is no other place in this area for people to get gear if they want to get started.”

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