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The local legacy of a veteran coach, Fred Williams

Fred Williams is the Northwestern girls basketball coach. Photo by John Torsiello

WINSTED — Fred Williams grew up in small town and then stuck around to create a life and career in that town. And, boy, has he made a difference for his community and beyond.

Williams, whose shock of blond hair and quick smile  creates a boyish tint to his 66 years, lives in a home just two a half miles from where he grew up in Colebrook. He and his wife, Carol, raised a family there (three daughters, now grown) and launched long careers in the Regional 7 school system.

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