- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WINSTED, Conn. (AP) - A group of Winsted residents has stepped in to put up the town’s holiday decorations after the town manager said he didn’t have the budget to do it.

The Register Citizen of Torrington reports (https://bit.ly/1xlZW0f ) the volunteers, using their own tools, spent Saturday decking out 31 light posts on Main Street.

Town Manager Dale Martin had said the decorating would cost about $1,000 the town did not have.

The volunteers used donated banners, bows and lights that were being stored by the public works department.

The volunteers also put up lights on the south end of East End park and purchased lights for the park’s Christmas tree.

David LaPointe, a leader of the group, says he hopes to get donations to help offset any increase in the town’s electric bill.

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