October 1, 2018

Amtrak update

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has completed the installation of a second track on the CTrail Hartford Line, between Hartford and Windsor. This signifies the completion of four miles of track construction as part of the current New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. Some follow-up construction activity will be ongoing through mid-November.

The new second track provides reliability allowing trains north of Hartford to pass each other quickly and efficiently. It provides additional rail capacity that benefits both passenger and freight service, reducing potential delays.

Future phases of construction include installation of a second track between Windsor and Enfield, which is currently in design. It would connect with the existing double track between Enfield and Springfield. Also, the CTDOT is in design for new stations in North Haven, Newington, West Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Enfield, however, construction funding has yet to be secured.  CTDOT continues to seek funds for construction of these stations, as well as for the second track between Windsor and Enfield.

 

Senior Health Fair & Flu Shot Clinic

The Senior Health Fair and flu shot clinic will be held on October 4th from 8:30 AM – 12 noon at the Senior Center. Windsor residents age 50 and above and disabled adults 18 and over will be able to receive their flu shot as well as a variety of other heal-related screening and tests. Please bring all your insurance coverage cards with you (Medicare, Medicare HMO and standard insurance card.) The cost without insurance will be $30 for a flu shot. Approximately 30 vendors will be available to share information, and refreshments will be available for purchase. You do not need to arrive early as slots and tests will be available all morning. For more information call 860-285-1992 or 860-285-1824.

 

Chili Challenge

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s Chili Challenge, presented by Windsor Federal savings, will be on October 6th on the town green from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. More than 30 local businesses, civic groups and creative cooks will all be there with some of the best chili you have ever tasted. Chili sample tickets are $1.00 each. Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item to the Kiwanis Club Canoe race to benefit the Windsor Food Bank.  Rain date: October 7th.

 

25th Annual Lions Club Fall Arts and Crafts Show

The 25th annual Lions Club Fall Arts and Crafts show will take place on October 6th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the Windsor town green. The green will be filled with arts and crafts booths of all types. Food and beverages will be for sale. Free. Crafters can call 413-297-2470 to reserve a booth space.

 

Route 305 Bloomfield Avenue Traffic Detour

Both east and west bound lanes on Bloomfield Avenue, between Marshall Phelps Road and Addison Road, will be closed Tuesday, October 2, and Wednesday, October 3 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM due to emergency sewer line repair. Traffic will be detoured using Addison Road to Pigeon Hill to Marshall Phelps back to Bloomfield Avenue.