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Willimantic

(wĭləmăn`tĭk), former city in the town of Windham, Windham co., Conn., at confluence of Willimantic and Natchaug rivers, which there form the Shetucket River; inc. as a borough 1833, as a city 1893, uninc. 1983. Cotton spinning was established there in 1822, and Willimantic became known as the Thread City because of the location of the American Thread Co. factory there. The factory closed in 1985. Eastern Connecticut State Univ. and a textile and history museum are there.
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The Rose of New England Women's Music festival will open with Ashlee Paradis who was selected as this year's "Rose of New England Up & Coming Artist." Ashlee is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Willimantic, CT. She has played countless venues throughout New England.
Kate Cheromcha, MLIS, Kate.Cheromcha@hhchealth.org, Regional Librarian, East Region, Grant Health Sciences Library, Hartford HealthCare Windham Hospital, Willimantic, CT, and Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT
Donations may be made in his memory to Perception Programs, PO Box 407, Willimantic, CT 06226.
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Her address is Department of Biology, ECSU, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT 06226; e-mail: cowlese@easternct.edu.
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Send nominations to Rita Malenczyk, Chair, WPA Book Award Committee, English Department, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT 06226.
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