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After "negotiating the trade", Mason refused to share the grain with Springfield, and, to add further insult, insisted that Springfield pay a tax when sailing ships passed Windsor. Outraged, Springfield forever sided with the Massachusetts Bay Colony , a faraway theocracy based in Boston , rather than with the Connecticut Colony, which was much closer geographically and far more compatible ideologically.
Windsor played a neutral role in the colonial rivalry between Hartford and Springfield; however, Windsor's direct border with both settlements caused many discussions about whether to align with Massachusetts or Connecticut. Ultimately, Windsor sided with Connecticut.
Buses replaced trolleys between Rainbow a northern section of Windsor and Windsor Center in Trolley cars continued to run from Windsor to Hartford until The original Windsor settlers have many descendants around the country and beyond.
The Joseph Kesselring stage play and Frank Capra movie Arsenic and Old Lace was inspired by actual events that took place in a three-story brick house on Prospect Street, just off the north end of the Windsor green. Sixty men died between and while in the care of Amy Archer-Gilligan. Most were proven to be victims of arsenic poisoning. The historic plaque also honors Robert Seeley , Mason's second-in-command. Nearby stands Windsor's oldest structure, the Capt.
John Fyler house, built in The town center is well-planned in comparison to many others in the Greater Hartford area. It has a relative diversity of chains and local shops, as well as a restored Amtrak train station dating to the s. The former site has the distinction of being the first nuclear reactor site to receive unrestricted release after demolition and decontamination efforts. Windsor is home to the following locations on the National Register of Historic Places: Tobacco farming in Connecticut has a long history.
When the first settlers came to the valley in the s, tobacco was already being grown by the native population. By it was being exported via the Connecticut River to European ports. The use of Connecticut tobacco as a cigar wrapper leaf began in the s. Area farmers grew tobacco for the two outside layers of cigars, the binder and the wrapper.
The film was released in The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum ,  containing authentic farming implements and tools, can be found at Northwest Park in Windsor.
The public schools in Windsor are a part of the Windsor Public Schools:. There are two public libraries: The original Loomis Homestead , built by Joseph Loomis in and one of the oldest buildings in the United States , stands on the school's campus across the street from the current school head's residence. Madina Academy, Connecticut's first full-time Islamic School, offers preschool through 12th grade .
Saint Gabriel's School is a private school that teaches kindergarten through eighth grade. Windsor Meadows State Park is in the southeast corner of town  and runs along the shore of the Connecticut River. Keney Park, in the south, straddles Windsor and Hartford ; it includes cricket fields and a golf course.
Northwest Park , Windsor's largest park, is located in the northwest corner of Windsor. It includes a nature center, trails and an animal barn showcasing a burro, sheep, chickens, goats, rabbits, ducks, and a turkey.
Welch Park is in the neighborhood of Poquonock on the Farmington River and is home to a public pool, a basketball court, numerous baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and a small playground. It is home to a public pool, tennis courts, a playground, and a pond.
Strawberry Hills Park is located on River Street. It is a popular location in the summer months for those interested in canoeing and kayaking the Farmington River. The Northwest Park Country Fair is held every fall. The Shad Derby Festival is held every spring in the town center. According to Windsor's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,  the top employers in the city were:.
The city of Hartford , the capital of Connecticut, is adjacent to Windsor to the south. Prior to its incorporation in , it was known as the Pine Meadow section of Windsor.
The town of Bloomfield is to the west. The town of East Granby is to the northwest. The Farmington River is dammed in the northwest corner of Windsor to form the acre 0. We encourage 60 mins of play a day!! We also have a fun and safe Kiddie land which is a specifically designed for the little ones 3 and under and includes a special Mickey Mouse learning center along with other inflatables and games just for them to enjoy!
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Explore astronomy, biology, 3-D printing, coding, geology and more! But the lifeblood of the community by mid century had shifted away from the area and toward the Turnpike, now known as "gasoline alley" because of the vast number of gas stations there. Newington's population grew from 5, in to 9, in Along with North Haven , this increase constituted the fastest in the state.
By the last decades of the twentieth century, the town's manufacturing base had begun to face dramatic challenges. Newington became the victim of the dwindling defense industry, while at the same time its own businesses such as the Torrington Company , a manufacturer of automobile parts, solvents, and surgical staplers and Loctite , a specialty adhesives maker, left town in the mids.
The building of Interstate 91 and Interstate 84 earlier in the century had affected Newington businesses adversely by making other cities and towns more attractive to industry and but for the success of shopping centers, condominium development, and the continued commercial activity of the Berlin Turnpike, Newington might have seen a sharper economic decline as the twentieth century came to an end.
Newington's population had increased to 29, in and was projected to surpass 30, by The town remained mostly residential with the exception of the Berlin Turnpike, which witnessed a renewed proliferation of commercial enterprises. Reflecting the conspicuous nature of technological advancement, the Turnpike, by the start of the new century, saw the replacement of small businesses with new and larger chain stores.
According to the United States Census Bureau , the town has a total area of None of the area is covered with water, except for two small ponds, found in the town's largest parks, and various small streams. The town consists mostly of residential areas, although it is also home to the Berlin Turnpike , a large, commercial highway. The town seal depicts Mill Pond Falls , named for a sawmill that was built there in There is also an observation area with benches at the base of the falls. The park is popular with local residents as a place to walk dogs, ice skate, jog, and picnic; it also hosts the occasional wedding party and festivals.
It is open year-round. Starting in , the Newington Waterfall Committee has celebrated the famed waterfall through the Waterfall Festival, held every September in the center of town. The festival features over 72 vendors and local music groups, as well as the "Artist's Chalk Walk" in which artists of all ages compete to create the best chalk drawing while passersby attend the festival.
Newington Junction is a section of town centered at the intersection of Willard Avenue. It contains three historic districts and the Newington Junction Railroad Depot.
As of the census  of , there are 30, people, 13, households, and 8, families residing in the town. There are 12, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the town is There are 13, households out of which The average household size is 2. In the town, the population is spread out with The median age is 44 years. For every females, there are For every females age 18 and over, there are Out of the total population, 3.
Newington received its Charter from the State of Connecticut in and is currently governed under the Council-Manager form of government, a system that combines the policy leadership of elected officials in the form of a Town Council, with the professional, managerial, and leadership expertise of an appointed Town Manager. The Town Council is the legislative body for the Town of Newington, and nine members are elected to serve two year terms.
The Town Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The Mayor, elected separately, is a member and presiding official of the Council with the power to vote. Recognized as the official head of the Town for ceremonial and military purposes, the Mayor has the authority to appoint the Town Attorney, Director of Health and Clerk of the Council.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has its headquarters in Newington. Additionally, Newington is a planned stop along the Hartford Line , a proposed commuter rail service from New Haven to Springfield that will use existing tracks, with a possible shuttle bus connection in Windsor Locks for Bradley International Airport.
As of December , funding has been secured to finance the construction of the new line, with service scheduled to begin in early Although the first train station was built on the site in , rail service was discontinued in In March , CTfastrak , Connecticut's first bus rapid transit corridor opened, providing a separated right-of-way between Hartford and New Britain with a stop at Newington Junction.
Newington is served by a few bus routes operated by Connecticut Transit , including the 69, 41, 47 and Additionally, the Newington Express provides express service to downtown Hartford. There are seven public schools in Newington. There are four elementary schools, which teach pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Children attend the elementary school which is located in the district in which they reside.
There are also two middle schools in town, Martin Kellogg and John Wallace, which teach grades five through eight. Newington High School is attended by graduates of both middle schools and teaches grades nine through twelve.
One other school was in the Private school sector, but has been discontinued since the school year. Until , students of high school age in Newington traveled to Hartford or New Britain to attend high school.
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