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Warming Centers Open within Winsted - Bitter Cold Weather Anticipated

Posted on
January 10, 2022
Town Hall

Due to the expected bitter cold temperatures this week, the following is a list of available Warming Centers within the Town of Winchester that will be open:

Town Hall, P. Francis Hicks Room, 338 Main Street - Monday 12PM to 4PM, Tuesday 8AM to 4PM, and Wednesday 8AM to 12PM(Due to the uptick in positive cases of COVID-19, please note that access to Town Hall is by appointment only.  For access, call (860) 379-3818.)  

Winsted Senior Center (Open to age 55+ or disabled), 80 Holabird Avenue - Tuesday:  8AM to 2PM & Wednesday: 8AM to 12PM;

Beardsley & Memorial Library, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10AM to 6PM; and

Open Door Soup Kitchen, 160 Main Street - Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30AM to 12:30PM.

Additionally, the following local businesses are volunteering as warming centers during their normal business hours. These businesses will not turn anyone away seeking to get warm.

  • Dunkin' restaurants, one located at 3 Main Street and one located at 760 Main Street;
  • Winsted News Company also known at The Cigar Store located at 418 Main Street;
  • Kent Pizza located at 536 Main Street;
  • McDonalds Restaurant located on Route 44, 15 South Main Street;
  • McGrane's on the Green located at 37 Park Place;
  • ABC Pizza located at 228 Main Street; and
  • Northwest CT Realty located at 98 Main Street.

Pursuant to the State of Connecticut Severe Cold Weather Protocol, anyone in need of immediate shelter can obtain assistance through the 211 Info line or by contacting and/or visiting the Winchester Police Department.

Please note that the Severe Cold Weather Protocol remains in effect until Wednesday, January 12, 2022

***Because of COVID 19 anyone entering a warming center will be required to always wear a mask and to maintain appropriate social distancing while in a warming center. This also applies to local businesses offering to act as warming centers.***