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Public Hearings for Hinsdale School Renovation Project
WINSTED The Planning and Zoning Commission will open a public hearing this Monday, August 24 at 7 p.m. on the Hinsdale School Renovation project. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held via the online platform, Zoom. More information at this link.

Norfolk town meeting

NORFOLK A town meeting to approve the expenditure of $13,500 out of the general fund from the sale of a road grader and $1,500 out of the capital reserve to purchase a roller for the Public Works Department will be held on Monday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. 

The meeting can be attended virtually at this link:
Meeting ID: 812 0553 1559 Passcode: 551066

NCCC student awarded scholarship
WINSTED — Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) announced in early August that Robert Fecteau, a History student and member of the History Association, is the recent recipient of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. 
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. government, and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). 
The U.S. Department of State sponsors and oversees the Gilman Program as part of its effort to expand the number of Americans studying and interning abroad, thereby gaining skills that are critical to our national security and prosperity. 
Fecteau was awarded the scholarship to participate in a study abroad trip to Germany with Northwestern Connecticut Community College’s Study Abroad program. The trip is scheduled to take place in June of 2021. 
Northwestern’s study abroad program was launched in 2019 through a Capacity Building grant from the State Department as well as an Advanced Technology Education International grant from the National Science Foundation. The college has hosted two international trips so far. The first was in March 2019 to Paris and Nancy, France where faculty members Jessica Treat, Sharon Gusky and Crystal Wiggins met with faculty from the Institute of Technology at the University of Lorraine. A second trip brought seven NCCC students in January 2020 to Spain where students visited the historical and culturally rich cities of Barcelona, Toledo, and Madrid, along with several manufacturing and educational sites. The trip to Germany in 2021 will be the third trip offered in this program. 
As a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient, Robert Fecteau will also engage in a service project following completion of the trip and looks forward to sharing what he has learned with the community. 

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