Winsted Board of Selectmen at their swearing in ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6. , one day after the town's municipal election.
Winsted Board of Selectmen at their swearing in ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6. , one day after the town's municipal election.
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WINSTED —  It was a very quiet municipal election this year with the incumbents on the Board of Selectmen running mostly unopposed.
Only one candidate ran against the seven incumbents on the board: resident David LaPointe from the Winsted Independent Party, who received the lowest amount of votes of the eight candidates at 267 votes.
One day after the municipal election, the Board of Selectmen were sworn in for a new term on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Town Hall.
At the swearing-in ceremony, Mayor Candy Perez, who is now serving her ninth term on the board, thanked residents for voting the board back in for another term.
“No one gets here alone,” Perez said to an audience that included municipal employees. “This board did not get here alone. If you look back at some of the books you have read about Winsted politics, you will see that this board is probably the most peaceful because of our collaboration with each other. Our board has only been able to get where it is because of the support of the people in our community.”
Perez went on to credit both Town Manager Robert Geiger and Winchester Superintendent of Schools Melony Brady-Shanley for their work.
“[Geiger] has turned everything around here and [Shanley] has taken new steps with the school system,” Perez said. “We have taken new steps to get things built in the community. We have the Whiting Mills artist studios building along with mainstay restaurants. We also have Hartford Hospital coming in and Northwestern Connecticut Community College will soon be offering a four-year degree program. This is has been sustainable growth.”
Perez said that, for the board’s new term, the selectmen will have three immediate goals.
“We will be working on a plan for fixing the roads,” she said. “This is something we have been working on a lot. We will also be doing something with these buildings on Main Street. We will also be updating and modernizing more than 80 town ordinances in this term. With all of that, we will be busy this term.”

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