Paper Ramps Up Expansion Of Local News, Coverage Area

A Letter To Readers From The Editor And Publisher

October 7, 2023

 The Winsted Citizen – which premiered in February covering several northwest Connecticut towns, then expanded in April to Litchfield County and Beyond – has busted its boundaries once again.

  Our expanded News Briefs and Press Releases sections online – See The News Briefs Button @ and The Press Release entry @ The Blog Button – give us more room to circulate local news of community interest in a timely manner.

  Every month, starting with our second edition in March, we have had to adapt radically to survive. We continue to meet this challenge to the best of our abilities.

  In recent editions readers have seen datelines from within and beyond Litchfield County: Old Lyme, East Hartford, New Haven, Hartford, Colebrook, Torrington, Warren, Winchester, Winsted, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Morris, Kent, Bantam, Lakeville, Norfolk, Canaan, New Hartford and New Milford. Readers will continue to see a variety of stories, long and short, from throughout Connecticut and beyond. We will maintain our base in Northwest Connecticut while continuing to publish wide-ranging stories about local, regional and national news, sports, politics, the courts, the arts and wherever our contributors take us.

  The community response to the paper has been organic, supportive and heartwarming. We just had our best month in ad revenue. Subscriptions continue to grow for print and online. Our team has assembled data for a new grant application.

   The reality is that our best month so far projects a substantial deficit. To continue providing and improving what we believe is a viable product, our emphasis will of necessity shift to online at this time.

   Check us out @ We encourage you read, enjoy, subscribe advertise and donate.

   Also, watch for our announcement on a major fundraising event Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. at Gilson Cinema Café in Winsted.

   The event will feature live music, poets, writers, boxers and more. There will be a suggested donation for admission. Proceeds will be shared by The Winsted Citizen, the Connecticut State Police Museum and a fund for badly-injured boxers administered by Iceman John Scully. Scully, the former world light heavyweight contender, now serves on the training team for Artur Beterviev, who is scheduled to defend his unified light heavyweight title in Quebec City in January. In Connecticut, Scully trains boxers at the Charter Oak Boxing Academy in Hartford.

   Retail and home print delivery for The Winsted Citizrn will continue in late October with the Fall 2023 edition. The next print edition after that, Winter 2024, is scheduled for February.

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