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  • Sports Dome Toppled, Damage Spread Across Area After Tornado Hits Windsor Locks (CT) Region

    07/01/2013 3:42:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Dozens of young campers at the Sports World complex in East Windsor huddled under tables as a violent storm tore away the domed portion of the building near Interstate 91 on Monday afternoon. None of the children was injured, but the storm did widespread damage in the area. Part of the dome was blown into traffic the highway, trees were toppled into houses, tobacco netting was tangled around power lines and a tractor trailer was knocked over nearby. On Monday night, the National Weather Service confirmed that the storm contained a tornado. The tornado hit the Windsor Locks area between...
  • United Technologies announces job cutbacks in Connecticut

    08/24/2012 8:19:29 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    United Technologies announced last week that it plans to cut 150 salaried positions around the world, including 70 white-collar jobs at UTC Aerospace Systems, formerly Hamilton Sundstrand, here. The company is cutting 150 salaried positions globally, according to a news release. But locally, the 70 cuts will be on top of 130 blue collar machinist jobs the company is hoping to eliminate through buyouts and layoffs as part of job cuts first announced in 2011. The first 80 machinist jobs were already cut through attrition, according to a news release from the company. Anthony J. Walter, president of Local Lodge...
  • Hamilton Sundstrand Connecticut (union) job cuts could hurt Springfield-area economy

    04/20/2011 6:01:04 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – Aerospace giant Hamilton Sundstrand will eliminate 300 union machinist jobs at its Windsor Locks plant. The work will shift to lower-cost production plants in Poland, Singapore and Arizona, said Daniel P. Coulom, a spokesman for Hamilton Sundstrand. The job losses will take place over the next few months and any forced layoffs won’t happen until late this year, Coulom said. ... The average wage of a union machinist at Hamilton Sundstrand is about $30 an hour, he said. Many of the workers have been with the company for decades Before these cuts, the machinists union represented...

    03/28/2003 7:27:11 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 17 replies · 273+ views ^ | March 28, 2003 | associated press report
    Veteran's widow ensures flag flies over town March 28, 2003 Associated Press WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. -- When Joan Hartwig heard Town Hall's flag was burned in an apparent act of vandalism, she knew her husband would have wanted her to donate his Stars and Stripes. Hartwig's husband, Al, an Air National Guardsman for 40 years, died in 1991. After his death, she lent his flag to her church, but it was too big. But the flag is just right for Town Hall. She gave it to First Selectman Edward Ferrari on Thursday. "I don't think I did anything special, but...