Community News For The Windham Edition

The Coventry Winter Farmers’ Market meets Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Coventry High School cafeteria, 78 Ripley Road. Offerings include farm grown produce, maple syrup, honey, cheese, meat and poultry, jams, exotic coffee and teas, local baked breads and sweets, doughnuts, cupcakes, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, specialty foods, pies, soup, kettle corn, soaps, artisan jewelry and crafts, wool and lamb clothing, designer shirts, knife sharpening, and massage services.

Chapin awarded by COST

State Senator Clark Chapin was awarded the Connecticut Council of Small Towns Town Crier Award this week. Chapin represents the largest geographical Senate district in Connecticut, the 30th District, which covers 14 towns in the northwestern part of the state.

Legislators Discuss Issues In Advance Of New Session

State Rep. Susan Johnson speaks at a Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Mansfield League of Women Voters on Jan. 30. State Rep. Susan Johnson speaks at a Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Mansfield League of Women Voters on Jan. 30. Due to a snow storm on Jan. 23, the Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Mansfield League of Women Voters was rescheduled to Jan. 30. State Rep. Linda Orange was unable to make the rescheduled date, so Rep. Tim Ackert took her place. He was joined by Rep. Susan Johnson and Rep. Gregg Haddad.

In Memoriam: Sherwood Rose,

Sherwood Rose, 78, of Mansfield Center, beloved husband of 54 years to Patricia Guinan Rose passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, Saturday, January 30, 2016. Sherwood was born in Willimantic, CT on June 18, 1937, son of the late Earle and Barbara Martin Rose, and grew up and lived in Coventry with his brothers and sisters.

Naturally, farmers market’s a find in winter

Patrons purchase goods at the winter farmers market at the American Velvet Mill in Stonington Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. That was one of the many attractions Saturday at the Stonington Farmers Market , which migrated in November from its outdoor, Town Dock-side location to the spacious confines of The Velvet Mill on Bayview Avenue.     “It’s a really good venue for bringing the community together to get locally grown products,” Noreen Kepple, a Stonington resident, said as she perused the market’s offerings.