What Would You Improve in Windsor Locks in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Windsor Locks, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Windsor Locks to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your Windsor Locks wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

Ralph Gaudette III December 28, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Help WL residents to increase recycled items by providing additional 'blue' containers at no additional cost to residents. This would increase town revenues and decrease landfill space.
Megan Bard December 28, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Great suggestion, Ralph.
Brian C. Shiveley December 28, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Do something with Dexter plaza. It is such an eye soar.
Megan Bard December 28, 2012 at 05:15 PM
@Brian, Do you have any suggestions?
Maria Giannuzzi December 29, 2012 at 01:57 PM
I have seen improvements in Windsor Locks during the past several months. These improvements have been primarily in attitude and they are very important. My recommendation is that residents appreciate what they have and what many other towns do not have: A downtown situated along one of most scenic rivers in the eastern U.S.; a historic canal and trail that are home to a multitude of wildlife species; two manufacturers--Ahlstrom and Hamilton Sundstrand--which have played a significant and continuing role in the country's industrial history; a rail line that can be used by commuters, tourists and industry. Another recommendation is that the town develop creative and imaginative responses to run-down and neglected areas of downtown (and not wait for the new commuter rail platform): explore closing one or two local roads to motor vehicles for 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon during the summer months; commission and put up colorful outdoor murals; plant or place sunflowers (in pots) all along Main Street, etc. Windsor Locks needs bold solutions. Not every solution may work out, but that is no reason not to move forward.


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