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WINSTED — It was a celebration of family, fraternity and community as Elks Lodge No. 844 held a benefit party on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The party was also a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the national Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1868.

According to the organization’s website, The Elks was founded by a group of stage actors in New York City.

When one of the members of the group died unexpectedly, his wife and children were left destitute.

The remaining members of the group pitched in to help out the family....

Winsted

Extracurricular programs keep Winsted students interested in learning

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WINSTED — Extracurricular programs for students at Pearson Middle School and Hinsdale Elementary School are keeping children excited about learning and are a testament to the dedication of parents in the system, principals of the schools said this week.
The two programs were saluted April 12 at Town Hall during the Winchester Board of Education’s monthly meeting.

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New town manager focusing on economic development

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WINSTED — In his second week on the job, Dale Martin, Winsted’s new town manager, said at his office Tuesday afternoon that he wants to focus on saving the town from the economic doom that has plagued many communities across the country, including many in his home state of Michigan.
A former city manager in Davison, Mich., Martin, 47, acknowledged that he had become fed up with the lack of progress there and wanted a new challenge. He looked at management jobs across the country before interviewing for the position in Winsted.

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Fracasso revisits accusations against Closson

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WINSTED — For the third time in a row, Selectman Ken Fracasso accused fellow Selectman George Closson of conflict of interest this week, during the Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting Monday, April 18.
At a meeting in late March, Fracasso made accusations of a conflict of interest because, he said, Closson allegedly made comments about applications received by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Closson currently serves as the selectmen’s liaison to the committee and regularly attends commission meetings. Before being elected selectman, he served as chairman of the commission.

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Putting Peace into perspective

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WINSTED — Children ranging in age from grade school to high school received awards last week for colorful and creative posters in mixed media and various shapes and sizes, made for Winsted Area Peace Action’s first-ever Peace Poster Contest.
Peace Action member Carol Beaudoin, one of the contest organizers, welcomed children and their parents to the Northwestern Connecticut Community College Library April 13 and thanked students and families for their participation in the contest before graphic design teacher and contest judge Sue Berg handed out ribbons and prizes to the top students.

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Free health fair at Town Hall

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WINSTED — A free health fair at Winchester Town Hall has been scheduled for Thursday, May 12, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Organizer Pamela Horton of Connecticut-based Bearingstar Insurance said vendors participating in the health fair were initially brought in to provide information to Winchester Town Hall employees, but the event was opened up to the broader public to give town residents a chance to learn about area health services.

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Easter weekend hours at Town Hall

WINSTED — In recognition of the Easter holiday, the Town of Winchester Town Hall is closed for the weekend. Town Hall is closed Friday, April 22, and will re reopen Monday, April 25, at 8 a.m. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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BUDGET UPDATE: Selectmen slash $2.8 million from budget

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WINSTED — The Winchester Board of Selectmen voted 4-2, largely along party lines, to cut more than $2.8 million from the proposed 2011-12 budget Wednesday night.
The total cut of $2,820,561 came entirely from school budget.
Selectmen said previous adjustments, announced at an April 6 budget meeting, were not formally voted upon, but many of the adjustments were approved this week.
Throughout the course of recent budget hearings, selectmen added $1,791,429 into the municipal budget before making the cut to the school budget.

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Week of the Young Child

Children from the Winsted Area Child Care Center paraded down Main Street to Town Hall on Monday, April 11, as part of the Week of the Young Child. According to Kailyn Nadeau, head teacher at the child-care center, the week was started by the National Association of Education of Young Children, which accredits child-care centers nationally. “The week is about advocating for the need of quality early childhood programs,” Nadeau said. “Getting the children out on the streets of Winsted is a nice way to advocate for early childhood education.

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Board tables decision on building closure

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WINSTED — Faced with a roomful of residents anxious to know the final decision on which school building will close before the start of the 2011-12 school year, the Winchester Board of Education decided not to make a decision Tuesday night. The issue was tabled for another two weeks.

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Winsted Health Center develops plans for new building

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WINSTED — The Winsted Health Center has submitted a proposal for a new building on its campus to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH).
The hospital operates the emergency department and other facilities on the site.
Last fall, CHH announced that it was looking at the possibility of moving out of the Spencer Street facility.
In late February, The Winsted Health Center Foundation announced that it was working with CHH on proposals to redevelop the existing site in Winsted.

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