Donald Melanson appointed new Police Chief

Windsor Town Manager Peter Souza has announced the appointment of Donald J. Melanson of Simsbury, CT to the position of Police Chief of the Windsor Police Department beginning in early August.  Melanson replaces long-time Chief Kevin Searles who retired this past winter.

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Clover Street School Honors Rotary

The Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary Club was recently recognized at a Clover Street Elementary School monthly assembly for their support of the school's playground expansion/improvement project. The Club was presented with an official “Clover Cougars” basketball for their work.

Windsor Resident Is New Chair of CT Convention & Sports Bureau

Paul O. Robertson of Windsor, Conn., has been elected Chair of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB). He succeeds Peter J. Berry, CAE, who completed two years of leadership in that position on June 30, 2015. Robertson is a longtime member of the CTCSB and its Executive Board.

Passport to Summer Fun Offers Great Prizes

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce Passport program, which runs June 23rd - August 31st, is a great excuse to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner and to enjoy some of Windsor's fun activities and attractions. This year the prizes are a a Fitbit, an Instant Camera, a huge Restaurant and Attraction Gift Certificate Package  and more, valued over $1,000.  The program and prizes are sponsored by local businesses including Konica Minolta Business Services.

2015 Grads, a Class Act & 500 photos

The Class of 2015 is off to the world, and once again the kids of Windsor High School impressed with their maturity, compassion, energy, and optimism. Principal Russell Sills declared the class of 2015 the best class in the history of the school, a title that made the kids  immensely proud. For more on the graduation, read this week's issue, here or in the paper. Please allow some time for the photos to appear - they are more than 500!

Mainstreet Matters

The spring First Town Downtown Main Street Matters meeting took place on May 20th at Bart's Drive In Restaurant located at 55 Palisade Avenue.  Developer Marty Kenny from Lexington Partners LLC described the progress being made on the Windsor Station apartments being built behind town hall on Mechanic Street. The apartments will be market rate and re designed to attract young people 35 and under to Windsor center.  Town Manager Peter Souza and Economic Development Director Jim Burke were on hand to give an update on energy savings and future plans for downtown development.   A new mobile website was unveiled that offers Windsor and area residents an easy way to walk Windsor center and explore the local historic sites, art and architecture. The project is a collaboration between Windsor Historical Society, Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown and will be expanded to encompass the other areas of town and restaurants and attractions by the end of 2015.  Residents and businesses can join First Town Downtown for a small fee to support Windsor center. To learn more, please go to or call 860-688-5715.

Get Your Walk On in Windsor, CT

There’s a new, easy-to-use mobile website for anyone who wants to start walking and see some interesting sites that even lifelong residents of Windsor may not be aware of. The new website allows you to create your own path as you walk, bike, or ride around town.   Just point your smartphone, tablet or computer to and add it to your home screen.

Your Heritage in Brick

Preserve your special moments permanently in the brick patio on the green across from Central Street in Windsor.  By buying a brick with your own message engraved on it, you can celebrate a birthday, anniversary, new job, graduation, Father's Day, etc.  It's the perfect way to celebrate any occasion, and support First Town Downtown, Windsor's main street enhancement program at the same time. The cost is $50 per engraved brick.

WEF Accepting Board Applications

The Windsor Education Foundation Nominating Committee is looking for community-minded people interested in serving on the board of directors. Candidates should live or work in Windsor, have a can-do attitude and be available for monthly board meetings and other activities. Board members of differing ages and demographic backgrounds are welcome.

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