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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     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…

“Dear Soldier…” Loomis Chaffee Students Pack Holiday Boxes to Afghanistan

Posted on December 2, 2011

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb “Dear Soldier…” It is a greeting that pulls at the heart-strings sent in cards and letters with “love” from Loomis Chaffee students who packed holiday care boxes this week for American troops deployed to the war in Afghanistan. Ranging in age from 14 to 17, these socially conscious and caring young people want the troops to know, they may be out of sight but they are never out of mind. “I don’t think our soldiers get enough credit, we want to spread awareness,” 16-year-old Allison Byrne of West Hartford, said November 30 during the packing on campus at the private secondary school in Windsor, Connecticut.”We want the soldiers to know we actually care and to show…