Looking Back: January to April 2012
By Christian Mysliwiec - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
The year 2012 began with state-wide accolades to South Windsor's own Tiffany Violette, who was named the 2012 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Also in January, the town implemented the Citizen Request Service Dashboard, a sophisticated application that allows town officials to view service requests from residents. Members of the public can submit a request in real time to the town, and then follow up to see if the request has been resolved. Problems that can be submitted include potholes, lawn damage and snow issues.
Keeping with the trend of town departments reaching out to residents, the South Windsor Police Department began doing this via YouTube, filming an information video encouraging them to sign up for the Everbridge emergency alert and notification system. “We strive to provide the citizens of South Windsor with the best and most advanced communications services,” said Public Information Officer Sgt. Scott Custer.
The South Windsor High School hockey team fared well during the winter season. With the loss of five seniors, less experienced players stepped into higher-expectation roles, and the result was that the team entered the Division I tournament, defeating Xavier in the first round. Their season ended, however, with a quarterfinal loss to Notre Dame-West Haven.
The spring sports season also saw admirable efforts from the Bobcats. With 10 out of 15 players having varsity experience, the South Windsor High School baseball team anticipated a strong season and was not disappointed. They made it all the way to the Class LL final, where the team lost to Shelton, 7-2.
On April 19, the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce honored particularly deserving companies at a ceremony at Maneeley's Banquet Facility and Catering, LLC. Hoyt Insurance was given the 2012 Small Business of the Year award, Post Road Stages was presented the 2012 Family Business Award, and First Niagara Bank won the 2012 Business of the Year award. Post Road Stages' Priscilla Snow received the Business Person of the Year award.