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Windsor Eye View of Autumn 2016 – Connecticut’s Oldest Town

Posted on October 27, 2016

  Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com     Windsor, Connecticut is the state’s first English settlement, a fact the town proudly notes with the motto “First in Connecticut- First for our Citizens”. Settled in 1633, Windsor is home to the nation’s oldest Congregational Church. Oliver Ellsworth of Windsor, was a Founding Father who helped craft the Constitution and served as the third Chief Justice of the United States – his Windsor homestead is a National Historic Landmark.       Among the towns of the Connecticut valley where fertile fields with rich soil have produced cigar tobacco for years, Windsor is situated at the confluence of the Connecticut and Farmington Rivers. Its largest park is Northwest Park where a tobacco museum is…

Windsor “Walk of Light” Commemorates 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Posted on September 12, 2016

  By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   A large crowd filled the Windsor, Connecticut Town Green Sunday night, September 11, 2016 where a 15th Anniversary “Walk of Light” and commemorative ceremony honored victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks against America. Nearly 3000 luminaries lined the historic town green, inscribed and decorated, representing each individual who lost his or her life due to the attacks.   Four hijacked planes attacked the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and one aimed at Washington D.C. was downed in Pennsylvania.   Despite his still palpable grief, speaker Fred Kuo chose to focus on “gifts of kindness” associated with that day. Director of Experiential Learning and Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Relations at Loomis Chaffee School in…

Malloy, Foley Make Campaign Stops at 19th Annual Windsor Chamber of Commerce Chili Challenge

Posted on October 14, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Democrat Governor Dannel Malloy and his GOP opponent in the gubernatorial race, Tom Foley, both made campaign stops Saturday, October 11 at the 2014 Chili Challenge in Windsor, Connecticut. Malloy and Foley are in a neck and neck contest and also face Independent candidate Joe Visconti. With the November election  mere weeks away, soon enough voters will know who ran on the ‘hottest’, that is the winning ticket. Yes, that is an unabashed chili pun. “Um, it is good,” Malloy said as he took a bite of the highly recommended chili made by Windsor Mayor Don Trinks, a fellow Democrat and owner/general manager of Bart’s Drive-In Restaurant. Trinks pulled double chili duty for the annual cook-off, in its…