The Town of Windsor’s Citizen’s Academy begins on September 22nd at 7:00 PM in the town hall council chambers. There is still time to sign up. The eight-week program will continue to meet on Thursday evenings, meeting at various town facilities including the new Police and EMS facilities, public works, the library and community centers. Participants will go behind the scenes and see what happens in the day-to-day operations of the town.
The program is free and anyone 18 years or older living or working in Windsor is welcome to sign up. Register soon at townofwindsorct.com, by calling 860-285-1835 or by email at: email@example.com.
Electronics Recycling Event
The Conservation Commission is holding its annual free Electronic Recycling event on September 17th from 9:00 AM to noon in the rear parking lot of town hall. Accepted electronics include printers, monitors, tv’s, computers, vcr/dvd players, phones, cameras and more. See a complete list and other event details at https://townofwindsorct.com/conservation-commission
Annual Windsor Freedom Trail Run
The Annual Freedom Trail run will be held on September 17th from 5:30 AM to 8:30 AM starting at Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station Road. Learn about and celebrate the rich history of the Windsor Freedom Trail by visiting sites along the 3.9 mile run that are associated with the Underground Railroad and African American movement towards freedom. (A bus will follow runners.) A Freedom Trail T-shirt and country style breakfast will be provided for event participants. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Windsor Food Bank. Register at wftrun2022.eventbrite.com. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Windsor Freedom Trail Tour Walk
The Annual Windsor Freedom Trail Tour/Walk will be held September 24th from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM starting at Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station Road. Walk along this 3.9 mile route with your friends and family as you learn about the rich history of the Windsor Freedom Trail by visiting sites that are associated with the Underground Railroad and African American heritage and movement towards freedom. (A bus will follow the walkers). A Freedom Trail T-Shirt and continental breakfast will be provided for all event participants. Register at wftwalkingtour2022.eventbrite.com. Email email@example.com with questions.
Household Hazardous Waste Day
September 24th is Household Hazardous Waste Day, so open up the cabinets and search the garbage for all of your household hazardous waste. Bring it to the MDC Water Pollution Control Facility at 1222 Poquonock Avenue for free disposal from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you can’t get to the MDC today, go to themdc.com or call 860-285-1800 and we’ll give you the dates for drop off in other communities.
Fire Safety Educational Campaign
Using the data from the recently updated Community Risk Assessment and feedback from community conversations about CRR, the Fire Marshal’s Office has developed an education campaign targeted at new homeowners. Each of the 440 households who bought a home in Windsor since July 1, 2021, will be receiving a postcard welcoming them to Windsor and inviting them to visit https://www.townofwindsorct.com/building/OwnYourSafety
On this page will be a series of short topical videos and infographics highlighting different safety hazards around the home and strategies to make their homes safer. There is also a checklist that residents can use to go room-by-room to look for and remedy hazards. While this campaign is targeting new homeowners, the website and video series are open to all and will be shared via the @WindsorFMO social media channels. The printing and supplies costs for this campaign are being paid by a grant Windsor received from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) when Fire Inspector Lauri Volkert was named Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year for 2021.
Security Cameras at Park Facilities
The Police and Recreation departments have met with a vendor to assess options for installing security camera systems at several park facilities including Welch Park and Northwest Park.