Thursday, November 24, 2011

Winchester website is a .org site

In a November 24 Register Citizen article titled "Winchester debuts revamped website," the web address was incorrectly listed as The correct address should have been

Thursday, November 10, 2011

O'Meara did not advocate a high school

In the Nov. 10 print edition of the Register Citizen and on appeared a story from the Nov. 9 Winsted Board of Education meeting. The online story is titled "Winchester Board of Education seeks public input on future of district's schools" and the print version was titled "Committee formed to tackle Hinsdale School problems." Same story with different headlines.
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, Patch 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.