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Monthly Archives: August 2021

A memorial wall of family members and friends who died due to opioid overdoses at the Overdose Awareness Vigil held at Coe Park on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.

Breaking the stigma: Overdose Awareness Day vigil in Torrington

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TORRINGTON — Tuesday, Aug. 31 was International Overdose Awareness Day.For many years, opioid overdoses have increased in both the state and in the country.According...
Local authors Jim Flynn Six and Todd Hiller at the Beardsley and Memorial Library on Saturday, Aug. 28. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.

Local authors discuss their work at Friends of Beardsley and Memorial Library meeting

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WINSTED — The ins and outs of being an author were discussed by local writers Todd Hiller and Jim Flynn Six at The Friends...
Michael Rooke, President of Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.

NCCC starts its fall semester during a ‘new normal’

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WINSTED — Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) started its fall semester on Thursday, Aug. 26. When The Winsted Phoenix interviewed NCCC President Michael Rooke on...
Rep. Jay Case, with his son, having fun at the annual Winsted Fire Department's Carnival on its last day on Saturday, Aug. 28. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.

Carnival and parade a celebration of community and fire department’s spirit (PHOTOS)

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WINSTED — For 157 years, the Winsted Fire Department has brought the community together through its annual carnival and parade.The event was held for...
During the annual Winsted Fire Department’s parade on Saturday, Aug. 28, veteran firefighter Timothy Moran was honored for his service to the community. Moran served in the department for 33 years until he retired in January. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.

Thirty-Three year veteran of Winsted Fire Department saluted at parade (PHOTOS AND VIDEO)

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WINSTED — During the annual Winsted Fire Department’s parade on Saturday, Aug. 28, veteran firefighter Timothy Moran was honored for his service to the...
Some of the many participants in the “Celebrate Belonging in Your Community” event at Coe Park on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The event was a celebration of diversity and community unity. Photos by Shaw Israel Izikson.

First-ever ‘Celebrate Belonging’ event held in Torrington

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TORRINGTON — It was a celebration of diversity, cultures, and community in Coe Park for the first-ever “Celebrate Belonging in Your Community” event on...

PRESS RELEASE: NCCC is the highest ranked community college in Connecticut for the sixth...

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WINSTED/PRESS RELEASE — In its recently released report, 2021’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, the personal finance website WalletHub, has again rated Northwestern Connecticut Community College as the...
A participant in the the Colebrook Fair's frog jumping contest, along with his "coach." Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.

Colebrook Fair set to return Sept. 4

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COLEBROOK — For 76 years, the Colebrook Fair has brought this small community of 1,405 people together with its down-home New England traditions. The fair...

Selectmen’s meeting recap: board looking at new noise ordinances and anti-blight regulation changes, police...

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WINSTED — The Board of Selectmen is looking at enacting new noise ordinances and enforcement for the town. The board reviewed the proposed new ordinances,...
Carnival fun during the first day of the Winsted Fire Department's annual carnival back in 2019. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.

Winsted Fire Department’s carnival and parade (finally) comes back

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WINSTED — After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Winsted Fire Department will be holding its 157th annual carnival and parade...