Community announcements Oct. 1: Trunk or Treat event in Winsted

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COVID testing

Trunk or Treat drive thru event
WINSTED — A Trunk or Treat event will be held at The Gilbert School on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Gilbert School. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, families and children must remain in their cars at all times. Families participating at the event are encouraged to decorate their cars and wear costumes. For more information call Recreation Director Tanya Risucci at 860-738-6964 or email

Flow testing of water in Winsted
WINSTED — The Winsted Water Works will conduct flow testing of the water system throughout town on Thursday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 2. Testing will take place between the hours of 8 2:30 p.m. The flushing process may cause discolored water and reduction in pressure. The discoloration of water will be temporary. If the condition persists, please contact the Water Department a 860-379-4101.

Open Burning Suspended Until Further Notice
WINSTED (PRESS RELEASE) — The Winchester Fire and Winsted Fire Departments have announced that due to the current drought conditions, all open burning is suspended until further notice. The town is currently at D2 Serious Drought levels and due to the extremely dry conditions and high forest fire danger level, all open burning is suspended until further notice which includes any type of controlled burning, including those involving a chiminea. Please feel free to contact the Winsted Fire Department at 860-379-5155 with any questions.

Ocean State Job Lot Foundation donates massage chair to CHH Caregivers
TORRINGTON (PRESS RELEASE) — In appreciation for all of their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the caregivers at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital now have a new premium massage chair to enjoy thanks to the generosity of the Ocean State Job Lot charitable foundation.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Ocean State Job Lot for this kind gesture.” said John J. Capobianco, Regional Vice President of Operations at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. “This past year has been an unusually trying time for everyone, especially for those on the frontlines. This opportunity to provide our staff with a brief respite is invaluable.”
Before the start of every massage, the chair accurately maps the users back, analyzing the contours of back muscles and spine. This ensures a more consistent massage pressure throughout the session, so that no area of back is neglected. The chair has been placed at the Hospital’s new training center and is now available for all CHH staff to use at their convenience.
Valued at nearly $7,000 each, the Foundation has distributed the fourth generation massage chairs designed by Osaki Corporation to hospitals throughout the Northeast. It has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning. Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
“Healthcare workers have been putting their lives at risk during this crisis, which places them under incredible stress. We are happy to be able to provide this token of appreciation for their dedication and sacrifice,” said Marc Perlman, Principal Owner and CEO, Ocean State Job Lot.

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