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New day dawns for crumbling former factory

Parker Benjamin Managing Broker Brian Lyman spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Winsted Edge Works on Tuesday, April 24. At right in the photo is Mayor Candy Perez. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — There were times at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Winsted Edge Works on Tuesday, April 24, when it looked like a graduation or commencement ceremony.

More than 100 Winsted residents and town officials attended the event, which included the national anthem performed by Gilbert School student Emily Marvin. 

There was a benediction of the building, the town and the businesses that are expected to open in the building.

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