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Top Vote-Getter Again – Mayor Don Trinks To Serve 8th Term as Windsor, Connecticut Democrats Win Town Council & BOE Majorities

Posted on November 4, 2015

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Elected for an 8th term, Donald Trinks was again the top vote-getter in the race for Town Council in Windsor, Connecticut,  Connecticut’s first town, during the November 3, municipal elections. Despite Trinks’ ongoing popularity, in a move indicative of what supporters say is his love for and dedication to Windsor, Trinks was the lone candidate standing – at the allowed distance- outside the Town Hall polling district early Tuesday afternoon waving to those who passed by.   Despite a campaign marred by what Trinks said were attempts to spread “misinformation” by the Democrats’ opponents, it wasn’t so much winning that was on his mind rather healing the rift among the town’s political foes after the election.…

Multigenerational Family Run Farm & Favorite – Brown’s Harvest in Windsor, Connecticut

Posted on October 22, 2015

  Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   With Halloween just around the corner it’s time to head to Brown’s Harvest multigenerational family run farm, and a favorite. The Brown Family has been farming in and around Connecticut’s historic first town of Windsor, Connecticut since the mid-1800’s.   Now into a sixth generation of family ownership and operation, the Brown Family has 175 acres of beautiful Connecticut farmland. In addition to vegetables and fruits – plenty of pumpkins – they produce CT Valley Shade Tobacco “sold internationally”.   A stop at Brown’s Harvest is simply part of the tapestry of autumn for many (see newsandviewsjb story posted Oct. 27, 2013). And, Brown’s Harvest never disappoints. The ride alone along Windsor’s attractive country roads is…