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WINSTED —  Sweet sounds filled the air at East End Park on Friday, Aug. 10 at the first-ever LaurelLive Benefit Concert.

The concert benefited three organizations that work extensively with the homeless population in the area: The Salvation Army and Open Door Soup Kitchen in Winsted and Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) in Torrington.

Local bands and musicians from all throughout the Northwest Corner played at the seven hour event, including Axe Factory, The Matchstick Architects, Blue Yonder, Eric Paradine and Jim Moore.

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Message about war, freedom

WINSTED — Although Veterans Day, officially, was on Saturday, Nov. 11, there were several events honoring military veterans in Winsted during the week.  
On Friday, Nov. 10, veterans  were honored at assemblies at Batcheller Early Education Center, Pearson Middle School, Northwestern Regional School District and The Gilbert School.
On Nov. 11, a ceremony was held at Forest View Cemetery, where veterans from the Civil War to modern times are buried.

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Winsted’s Gilson is for sale

WINSTED — The Gilson Cinema and Cafe on Main Street in Winsted has been put up for sale by its owner, Alan Nero.
The theater is now home to two digital projectors and shows first-run movies.
The property’s real estate listing is at www.loopnet.com/Listing/354-362-Main-St-Winsted-CT/9746422/ and has been listed by Matthews Commercial Properties of Middlebury, Conn.
According to the listing, the property is on the market for $950,000.

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Winsted motocross racer is at the top of the world

WINSTED — Josh Toth is feeling pretty good about himself these days. And why shouldn’t he.
After all, he’s just 20 years old, making a living doing what he loves, and the sky is the limit for him professionally.

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Winsted forms drug task force to fight opioid abuse

WINSTED — The city of Winsted is forming its own task force to help fight opioid use and to help residents to get treatment. The initiative was the idea of Selectman Todd Arcelaschi.
Arcelaschi said that the task force will include himself, Town of Winchester Police Chief William Fitzgerald (Winsted is a city in the town of Winchester), licensed clinical social worker Hope Payson, Connecticut Office of Rural Health Manager Mary Winar, and Leslie Polito, who is a registered nurse with the Torrington Area Health District.

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Dart league starts new season

WINSTED —  The Northwest Connecticut Dart League opened its registrations for their 2017-18 season on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Organized by Michael “Woody” Woodworth in his 10th year, the league is inviting casual and experienced players, individuals and teams to jump into the action, with a chance to win cash prizes. 

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No more words

This is the final issue of The Winsted Journal.

After 21 years of publication, the contents of The Winsted Journal, along with articles and news pertaining to our coverage area, will be folded into The Lakeville Journal.

Over the past 21 years, through thick and thin, The Winsted Journal has covered the good, bad and everything in-between.

Business owners learn about taxes

WINSTED — On Monday, Aug. 14, Kristin Roberts of The Roberts Tax Group hosted an interactive presentation and discussion on “Taxation For Small Business” at Noujaim’s Bistro.
“I have a tax firm in Torrington and I grew up here in Winsted,” Roberts told her audience. “I am an enrolled agent, and my license is with the United States Department of Treasury, so I am licensed to represent taxpayers in front of the IRS in any state, which is unlike a CPA.”

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Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson Outlasting the blues

Theresa Wright performed a soulful set at East End Park on Thursday, Aug. 17 with her band. More than 100 residents attended the concert. 

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One last dance

Residents  Rose Marie Auffrey and John Speziale danced the night away on Thursday, Aug. 17, at East End Park in Winsted, listening to Theresa Wright & Co. play a selection of soul standards. Wright and her band performed songs by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. The concert was part of the Friends of Main Street’s summer concert series. The series ended on Thursday, Aug. 24, with a performance by The Harmonious Brass Choir.

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State will not cut Winsted ECS funds

WINSTED —  While other surrounding towns are scheduled to lose Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds from the state, Winsted is currently safe from any cuts, according to Town Manager Robert Geiger and Superintendent of the Winchester School District Melony Brady-Shanley.
At the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 21, Geiger read into a record a letter authored by both himself and Brady-Shanley.

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