Thursday, November 24, 2011
Winchester website is a .org site
Thursday, November 10, 2011
O'Meara did not advocate a high school
The original version of the story said board mamber Paul O'Meara suggested the board 'close Pearson, then bond out repairs and upgrades to the building to renovate it into a proper high school.' O'Meara, in fact, suggested the district would close Pearson, then bond out repairs and upgrades to the building to renovate it into a proper PreK-6.
Monday, November 7, 2011
The preferred word is 'insured'
In a Nov. 5 online version of "20 cats die in fire at Falls Village animal shelter
," the story said the buildings were fully ensured. Though the story was posted that way for only minutes, a couple of readers objected to 'ensured.' While 'ensured' can be technically correct, the preferred is 'insured' and the story has been corrected for the preferred use.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Incorrect address listed for home destroyed by fire
In a Tuesday, Nov. 5, story in the Register Citizen, the address of the home destroyed by fire was listed at 32 Red Mountain Avenue by authorities. It has been brought to our attention that the correct address of the destroyed home was 40 Red Mountain Avenue. The original story has been corrected online
Trucks and trunks mixed up, but there's treating nonetheless
In Register Citizen original reporting
of Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham's 'Trunk and Treat'
event, we erroneously wrote that the event was called 'Truck or Treat.' The event has been organized by the Torrington Parks and Recreation office as well as the Torrington Lions Club and is Nov. 5, 3-5 p.m. at Torrington High School.
This event is in conjunction with the suggestion that parents and their children do their Halloween trick or treating on Nov. 5, 3-6 p.m.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
We'll leave storm naming to the National Weather Service
As the first big snowstorm of the year rolled into Connecticut last Saturday (Oct. 29) afternoon, media scrambled to identify the early-season weather event. With a newsroom editing and reporting staff largely from outside the area, we saw 'Winter Storm Alfred' a few places (most notably WFSB
sites and even on a page from Sen. Joe Lieberman
), so it seemed like a good idea to go with some consistency
. But the National Weather Service
doesn't name winter storms.
So consider it a lesson learned for all of us. Hurricanes get names
, but no other storms have the privilege.