The Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe

The Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe, at 59 Field Street, Torrington, Connecticut, is open to the public as a place to consume not just coffee and a selection of locally made pastries and baked goods, but also a place to consume and contribute to local news.

Stop in for a cup of coffee, enjoy our free public wifi Internet access, and browse for free through 120 years of Register Citizen, Torrington Register and Winsted Evening Citizen archives rich in the history of Northwest Connecticut.

Check out, or contribute to, our Community Bulletin Board, the physical one inside our cafe, or hop on one of our Community News computer and upload your press release, local calendar item, Sound Off entry or letter to the editor.

Our newsroom staff will be there to help, and you will rub shoulders with the reporters and editors who produce The Register Citizen. You can share news tips and story ideas, or your feedback on local coverage. You are welcome to sit in on our daily newsroom story planning meeting at 4 p.m., which is also live-streamed on RegisterCitizen.Com. If you can’t make it in person, we hold  simultaneous live chat so you can participate from home.

Free Public Wifi

The Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe has free public wifi Internet access. Bring your laptop or iPad, have a cup of coffee and catch up on work, correspondence or leisure on one of our comfy leather couches or armchairs.

If you don’t have or don’t want to bring your own laptop, you can take advantage of one of our Blogger Station computers with free Internet access, along with word processing, spreadsheet, photo editing, and other software programs.

Coffee and Dessert

We serve a full range of selections from Green Mountain Coffee, including Colombian Fair Trade, Hazlenut, French Vanilla, Kona Blend, Newman’s brand, seasonal specialties such as Gingerbread and Spicy Eggnog coffee, and much more.

Green Mountain Coffee is offered at the low price of 75 cents a cup, and visitors to the Newsroom Cafe can purchase a cup of coffee combined with the Monday-Saturday print edition of The Register Citizen for only $1.

Muffins, danishes, pastries and other baked goods are available in The Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe in partnership with local bakeries.

Soda, juice and bottled water are also available for 75 cents each.

Hours of Operation

The Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays and on major holidays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

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  6. Diane Persechino says:

    Here’s a story Ithought readers would be interested in some real news.

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    If the site doesn’t come up I will give you a summary.

    Real unemployment rate is 22% or 34+ millions people which includes the under-employed, 99ers, self-employed, involuntary early retirees, part-time workers and the disabled (who are able to work a little)

    The 99ers make up 30.9% of the unemployed or 10.5 million people who can not file a claim and are not being counted.

    They are claiming the unemployment rate is 9 – 10% when it is at 22% and at 15 million people out of work when it is actually 34+ million.

    This is truth.

    Thanks for reading.


    • mattderienzo says:


      Thanks for this … It would be great to examine the true unemployment numbers in Northwest Connecticut and the impact extended unemployment has had on families. We will get a reporter on it.

      Matt DeRienzo
      The Register Citizen

      • Diane Persechino says:

        Thanks for listening. I’m sure others share the same frustration. Instead of our new governor creating jobs, the only solution he has is to lift the Sunday Package Store ban. Great, that will help the unemployed. And really what does the Labor Department really do to help people find employment. I went there and all you do is sign in on a computer and then …. Exactly, then that’s it. No one meets with you and a bunch of people are just sitting at computers.

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