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Windsor Locks

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  • Nine Connecticut Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Since 2001

    Nine soldiers from Connecticut or with state ties have died in Afghanistan since the start of U.S. operations there in 2001. Sgt. John Chapman, 36, a native of Windsor Locks, died on March 4, 2002 trying to retrieve the body of another serviceman...
  • A State Of Shock

    By early afternoon on Aug. 19, 1955, the rain has stopped, the clouds have parted, and the sun is shining on Friday. Ed Durant, who has been sitting naked in a tree amid the roiling brown waters of the flooded Farmington River for several hours, welcomes...
  • Weather-Beaten? Not Exactly

    Weather-Beaten? Not Exactly
    Blizzards, hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes, heat and cold, floods and drought — we have it all here in New England. Especially the "biggies," that is, the weather events that can impact or change our lives in a matter of minutes. For that reason...
  • State Sliding Down Slope To Video Slots

    Heard about the three new slots casinos being proposed for Connecticut? Probably not, any more than you heard of plans to legalize keno (essentially electronic bingo) before legislative leaders slipped it into the budget in the waning hours of the...
  • Shout-Outs For Graduation Grit And Guts

    High school graduations are about ending one of life's important chapters and looking forward to the next one. And this year in Greater Hartford, it seems, several graduations were also about determination, courage and generosity. Among those who...
  • State's Mills Can Work Magic Again

    In recent years, vacant mill or factory buildings in Norwich, Windsor Locks, Somers and Waterbury were destroyed by fires, sad losses not unknown to many other communities. The message couldn't be clearer: We need to use our remaining mill buildings or...
  • Connecticut's A Twister Magnet

    Connecticut's A Twister Magnet
    Connecticut seems to be New England's tornado alley, and the Connecticut River Valley a particularly favorite twister path. Tornadoes like Monday's have become, alas, a familiar sight in this state. Connecticut had the greatest tornado density in New...
  • Missing Mark On What The State Knows Best

    Assume for the moment that through some miracle of nature, Hartford really does become a convention-mad colossus; and the Front Street project is loud and boisterous and full of cool shops and classy hookers and fancy gin joints; and expensive condos full...
  • Animal Cruelty Cases Deserve Serious Response

    We've read too many of these stories about the torment of animals. In the latest one, a 20-year-old Windsor Locks man was charged last week with seven counts of cruelty to animals, in this case cats. If he's guilty, he deserves time behind bars. In...
  • Feb. 21: Editorial - Board Makes Right Call On Sgt. Koistinen

    Though it is a close call, the state labor board was right Thursday in ordering Windsor Locks to rehire police Sgt. Robert Koistinen. Robert Koistinen was fired in January 2012 for his role in the investigation into the death of 15-year-old bicyclist...
  • May 25, 2011

    May 25, 2011
    According to the Connecticut disaster Center, Connecticut ranks 42nd in the country for frequency of tornadoes. That's a relief to me. I grew up in Indiana, which seemed to rank first. I know that's not true, but every spring, it was a tornado warning, or...