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WINSTED — Terry Winn, who owns and operates The Ice Cream Man on Willow Street in Winsted, will be closing shop for good on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m.

Before Winn opened his ice cream store in 2013, he had owned and operated Winn’s Deli on Winsted Road since the 1990s.

The deli operated continuously for 16 years.

Winn said it is not economic reasons that are forcing him to close; he just feels that it is time to retire.

“I’ve had a good run, but there is a time and a place for everything,” Winn said. “I’ve been...

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Community Health and Wellness Center opens office in Winsted

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WINSTED — Torrington’s Community Health and Wellness Center has opened an office at 115 Spencer St., home of the Winsted Health Center.
The organization gives low-income residents access to health services on a sliding scale based on federal poverty income guidelines.
Community Health also accepts some commercial insurance policies, Medicaid and HUSKY health care plans.
According to Chief Executive Officer Kathy Grimaud, the organization has been working for years to open a satellite office in Winsted.

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A night of Magic at Winsted Elks

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WINSTED — Members of the Winsted Elks Lodge 844 dedicated last Saturday evening, Feb. 26, to their primary mission — improving the lives of children — by hosting a magic show that raised more than $1,500 for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center while entertaining a crowd of enthusiastic youths.

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Anne Royko Dezzani

NEW HARTFORD — Anne Royko Dezzani, 93, died peacefully at home on Feb. 22, 2011, surrounded by her family.
She was a lifelong resident of the area who enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, travel and cooking, especially baking her famous banana nut bread. She was a kind and generous person who was devoted to her children, grandchildren and family.
She is survived by one son; two daughters; one sister, Pauline; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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Green Room offers diversity in taste

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WINSTED — The Green Room Gourmet Cafe, located at 64 Main St., has opened in the former location of Karen’s Coffee and Sweets Cafe.
The cafe is owned by Winsted resident Sharry Revillini, who has an unusual way of looking at food.
“Growing up, I used to hate to eat,” Revillini said. “Everything I ate tasted the same. When I became a vegan, I had to start being creative.”
While Revillini said she “fell off the vegan wagon years ago,” she has decided to keep the creativity she learned from the experience and extend it to the meals she offers at the Green Room.

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Accusations fly over land trust proposal

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WINSTED — Heated accusations erupted between opposing parties Tuesday, Feb. 22, as the Board of Selectmen rejected for the second time in a row a proposal by the Winchester Land Trust to acquire conservation restrictions on 360 acres of town-owned land.
The plan included the trust acquiring a conservation easement on 356 acres surrounding Crystal Lake, which is the town’s main drinking water reservoir, and the Algonquin State Forest.
The money the land trust would have paid the town came from a state grant of $500,000, which was awarded in December.

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Principal: Pearson looks like a ‘ghetto’ school

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WINSTED — Pearson Middle School Principal Clay Krevolin did not mince words Thursday, Feb. 18, when the town’s School Building Committee visited for a tour.
Krevolin said the school “is beginning to look like a ghetto school,” but agreed that the building is generally structurally sound.
The School Building Committee has been discussing the possibility of closing one of the school district’s buildings to save money during the next academic year.

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New Hartford director inspired by life at home

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WINSTED — A Laurel City sandwich shop is the primary setting in a new movie by New Hartford native Jennifer DiMauro, who said this week that the autobiographical work has taught her a lot about art imitating life, and vice-versa.

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Friends, family aim to finish teen’s work

Dinner for Dale
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NEW HARTFORD — Two months after the tragic death of 16-year-old Jerry Dale Cox, friends and family came together at a benefit dinner in his memory Saturday, Feb. 19, at Brodie Park.
Cox, a Winsted resident, died in December in a one-car accident while travelling on Route 8 in Torrington.
He was a junior at Oliver Wolcott Technical High School. He was restoring a 1967 Ford Mustang but had not completed the work at the time of his death.
The event was a benefit to raise funds to finish restoring the car Cox was working on.

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Stray cats raising concern in Winsted

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WINSTED — A Winsted woman with a fondness for felines has begun working with a couple of out-of-town organizations in an attempt to curb a growing population of abandoned cats.
Amanda Carneski said Tuesday that she has taken in as many as six cats at a time during the winter months and that she believes dozens more are living in the Gay Street area, just north of downtown Winsted.
“I think it has grown to epidemic proportions here,” Carneski said. “It’s out of control.”

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Beach blanket brrrr...all for a good cause

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WINSTED — It was a chilly 30 degrees at Highland Lake on Saturday, Feb. 12, but that did not stop 119 people from taking the plunge into the cold waters at the eighth annual Penguin Plunge.
The event raised money for the Special Olympics, and more than 300 people came to watch the brave souls, who all raised money for the charity for the right to dive into the chilly lake.

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