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  • An Industrial Survivor In Winsted

    An Industrial Survivor In Winsted
    The flood of 1955 and the global economy knocked out just about all the factories in the old mills along the Mad River in Winsted, on the south side of Route 44. Not Sterling Name Tape Co., where the original family, still in the original building,...
  • Sanctuaries Of Stone In Winsted

    Sanctuaries Of Stone In Winsted
    Winsted’s stone churches along the north side of Main Street – Route 44 – impart on the town a timeless grace that defies the ravages of economic swoons, ‘70s architecture and even the flood of ’55. Furthest west is the...
  • Gilson Cinema Owner: 'Never Shut Your Lights Off'

    Gilson Cinema Owner: 'Never Shut Your Lights Off'
    Much of Winsted closes on Mondays, including the Gilson Café-Cinema. But that doesn’t mean owner Alan Nero take the day off. Far from it. When I stopped in he was running off to Hartford for some supplies, then back for more shopping, repairing,...
  • 22 alumnos, conductor del Jeep trasladados al hospital tras accidente envolviendo un autobús escolar en Torrington

    22 alumnos, conductor del Jeep trasladados al hospital tras accidente envolviendo un autobús escolar en Torrington
    Foto:  Nicholas Rondinone El Hartford Courant TORRINGTON Veintidós estudiantes y la conductora de un Jeep fueron trasladados a un hospital el martes por la tarde después de una accidente envolviendo dos autobuses escolares y otros tres vehículos en...
  • Winchester Schools Might Close Amid Financial Crisis

    Winchester, a town with just three public schools, might have to close them by the end of the year unless action is taken to resolve financial problems related in part to the alleged theft of more than $2 million by a former municipal employee.     To...
  • Former Winchester Official Pleads Guilty, 11-Year Sentence On Theft Charges

    The former Winchester director of finance who was accused of stealing more than $2 million from the town pleaded guilty Friday to five counts of first-degree larceny as part of a plea deal that will send him to prison for 11 years.     Henry Centrella...
  • Shattered Trust, Shaken Town: Winchester Official Accused Of Draining Town Coffers

    For decades, the selectmen have bickered, town residents have voted down budget after budget, and town managers have come and gone almost as frequently as the seasons.     But there was one person in Winsted government whom all sides trusted and looked...
  • Weather Still Has All The Elements

    In perhaps the most frequently quoted line from The Hartford Courant, this newspaper commented in August 1897: "A well known American writer said once that, while everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it." The quip,...
  • Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water

     Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water
    August 1955 is hot, and wet. On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut. And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
  • Weicker: State Republicans Face Irrelevance

    Connecticut is a one-party state. Unaffiliated residents form the largest group of voters, Democrats next and Republicans dead last. Every major office is held by the Democrats, who also control both houses of the General Assembly. How did this happen...
  • Hundreds Of Hartford Residents Turn Out Against Violence

    Down the hill from the state Capitol, Cheryl Lawrence stood in a cluster with her family, her nephew's face staring out from the shirt on her chest. Joel Hightower. He was celebrating his 20th birthday when he was shot dead 10 days earlier, the city's...