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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.…

NFL’s Chris Baker Returns to Bart’s in Windsor, Connecticut to Continue Literacy Campaign

Posted on July 13, 2015

    Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   What better location for two big-hearted men, the NFL”s Chris Baker and Mayor Donald Trinks, to team up and promote a meaningful cause then at a spot with a special place in the hearts of the community – Bart’s Drive-In Restaurant in their beloved hometown of Windsor, Connecticut.   Baker, a defensive lineman for the Washington Redskins, #92, returned to Windsor and to Bart’s July 10, for a second year after launching the non-profit Chris Baker 92 Foundation in 2014 – He launched his foundation with a mission to “engage and mentor boys and girls” in a literacy program, football camps and a mentorship program.   “Everybody appreciates that Chris comes home. For him…

Malloy Claims Victory in Governor’s Race – Connecticut True Blue While Other States See Red?

Posted on November 5, 2014

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   While other states are now seeing red in the governor’s office, it appears Connecticut has stayed true blue – red being the color traditionally symbolic of Republican conservatives and blue representing liberal Democrats. Incumbent Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, a Stamford Democrat, began claiming victory over GOP challenger, Greenwich Republican Tom Foley, in the early morning hours following the November 4 election. At 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, with 90 percent of precinct results in, Malloy was reported to be ahead by 3 percentage points. In a race projected to be extremely tight – neck and neck – just after midnight it was Foley in the lead by a small margin. However, as more vote tallies rolled in Malloy appeared…

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

Posted on October 14, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   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…

Sen. Blumenthal Attends Windsor CT Chamber of Commerce Anniversary Auction – Doubles Donation

Posted on April 5, 2014

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  United States Senator Richard Blumenthal charmed the “30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” benefit auction Friday night, April 4, with humor and warmth. Addressing the event Blumenthal highlighted a special friendship he has forged, and then obliged a request from the crowd doubling his donation from not one, but to two breakfasts with him in Washington D.C. Held at Maneeley’s in South Windsor, it was the 30th anniversary for the Windsor, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce annual auction, this year benefiting Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops, the Windsor Education Foundation, Windsor Art Center at the Freight House, and, the chamber itself. Windsor Mayor Donald Trinks, Anita Mips and auction organizer Bill Gombert greeted the senator at the…

Can’t Keep A Good Man Down – Windsor, CT Mayor Don Trinks Battles Back To Sweet Victory

Posted on November 6, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb It has been said you can’t keep a good man down and as far as supporters of Windsor, Connecticut Mayor Donald Trinks are concerned his victory in the November 5 election is proof that is true. “Five months ago I wasn’t even on the ticket. I had to fight to get on the ticket, I had to fight for the caucus, I had to fight for Amazon,” Trinks said Tuesday night referring to the on-line retail giant. Democrats had gathered at Union Street Tavern to wait for returns to come in. Trinks continued, “What you have to fight for means a lot. And so yes, this is a sweet victory.” The results said it all. Voters not only resoundingly returned…

Students Explore Colonial History of Connecticut’s Oldest Town

Posted on May 21, 2012

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett Sage Park Middle School students in Dar McCormick’s 8th grade social studies class had the opportunity May 18 to explore firsthand the history of their hometown of Windsor, Connecticut. Settled in 1633, Windsor is the oldest town in the state and is rich in the history of the nation and its Colonial past. According to Ms. McCormick, the excursion was originally slated for last autumn but had to be rescheduled due to a fall storm. The field trip featured stops in the town’s Historic District including First Church. Established in the early 17th Century, it is the oldest congregational church in the country and third oldest in the world. In nearby Palisado Cemetery, the students studied…