Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Please note that this particular website ( will no longer be updated.  It will remain live so people can access the archives, but the new website is at

I understand that some people are not able to access at work, due to firewalls and security systems.  Hopefully you will be able to access it at home.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Fast Today, For Tomorrow We Feast

Throw your Adkins/Paleo/Raw Food dietary guidelines to the wind tomorrow and come out to unWillington's Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction.

Dinner starts at 6pm, at the Willington Hill Fire Department.  Tickets are $8/adults, $5/children.  Tickets are not necessary if you only wish to take part in the Silent Auction.

If you have signed up to help, or if you would like to lend a hand, we need help with the following activities:

Setup: TONIGHT starting at 6pm, Willington Hill FD
Help prepare food or serve: TOMORROW from 4-7pm, Willington Hill FD
Help clean up: TOMORROW from 8-8:30pm, Willington Hill FD

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for the following events:

August 29th- Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction @ Willington Hill Fire Department
Tickets available at the door: $8/adults, $5/children
No tickets are needed for the silent auction (which, I've heard, has got some really amazing items)
Want to help volunteer?  Have a donation for the Silent Auction?  Call Maureen @(860)429-5239

August 30th- Bottle Painting Fundraiser @ Wilderness Lake Campground
$35/person, includes all supplies
Must pre-register (774)241-3444

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Share This Movie!

Have you tried to explain this whole State Police issue with friends and family but realized the whole mess was too complicated to shrink into a short, tidy speech?

Well fret no longer.  We here at unWillington are putting together a series of short, very sharable videos exploring different aspects of this problematic situation.  The first one is here:

And if you're here for the first time after having seen the video, please get started by clicking "The Story" in the above tab.

If our story has moved you to help, please consider donating to our legal fund by clicking the PayPal button in the sidebar.

Also, please click "The Actions" tab to write to the people who can put a stop to this.  Don't live in Connecticut?  No problem!  If our lawmakers start realizing that the eyes of the nation are on them, maybe common sense will prevail.

Finally, please come join us tonight at Wilderness Lake Campground from 6:30-8:00 as we meet, brainstorm, and keep working together to save Willington.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Daily Action and Meeting Reminder

If you haven't already, make room on your calendar for tomorrow's resident meeting:

Tomorrow, from 6:30-8:00- all are welcome.

Secondly, with all the referendum prep, our daily actions have fallen to the wayside.  Time to fix that.

Today's daily action is write a letter to the Editor day.
Email address for local papers will follow.  Some topics to consider are:

1. location of the proposed training compound and its proximity to houses, churches, and an elementary school.  With parents gearing up to send their children back to school, this last point is important- the children at Center Elementary have the very real possibility of having to be dropped off at school amidst the sound of gunfire.  Of playing on the playground amidst the sound of gunfire.  Of trying to learn amidst the sound of gunfire.  It is unacceptable to ask the children of Willington to endure this, yet that's exactly what the State Police are proposing.

2. cost to the taxpayer.  Considering the fact that the state's deficit has ballooned to $173 million, and GE is threatening to join the stream of businesses fleeing Connecticut's taxes, a brand new, state of the art, laughably massive training complex for the State Police isn't just puzzling- it's reckless.  Particularly when Senator Guglielmo has outlined eight other viable options that would cost the taxpayer far less, the State Police's insistence in continuing this project, and Governor Malloy's refusal to put a stop to it become shockingly counter to the best interests of Connecticut.

3. why has the Simsbury site been completely abandoned?  Why has there never been any talk of making the Simsbury site work?  Yes, as is, the seasonal flooding is damaging and expensive.  Yes, the current layout of the gun ranges prevents simultaneous use.  But these are not insurmountable problems.  Why has there been no exploration of taking the land that is already owned and engineering the buildings and gun ranges to be protected from the Farmington River?  Is this an issue of an affluent town muscling the State Police out, so they need to seek a less wealthy community?  Is this an issue of the land somehow being so contaminated by the current gun range that it's unusable?  Is this an issue of the State Police simply wanting something newer, bigger, and shinier?

Keep your letter brief, and focused.  Avoid personal attacks.  Urge readers of your editorial to delve deeper. 

Click here to send a letter to the Courant.  Or copy and paste this address:

Click here to send a letter to the Chronicle.  Or copy and paste this address:

Click here to send a letter to the Connecticut Post.  Or copy and paste this address:

Click here to send a letter to the New Haven Register.  Or copy and paste this address:

Click here to send a letter to the Journal Inquirer.  Or copy and paste this address:

Click here to send a letter to the Stamford Advocate.  Or copy and paste this address:

When you write your letter, send a copy to and it will be posted on the Facebook page.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Third Thursday in Willimantic

Looking for something to do tonight?  Head out to Third Thursday in Willimantic.
There will be an unWillington booth in the "Way Downtown" section (by the Frog Bridge), with unWillington t-shirts, bracelets, and tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner.

Here's the festival's website.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


We did it!  The appropriation of $100,000 to help fund our fight against the state's massive training complex passed in a landslide!
Final numbers: 878 YES 194 NO

Thank you to everyone who voted, volunteered, and helped educate neighbors about this referendum.