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The Month That Was. A look back at a remarkable June of 2017. Part One: The LCS Magazine Launch.

POSTED July 02, 2017
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: Now that was a month.

June of 2017 will go down as one of the busiest and most productive in Litchfield County Sports history with top event after top event.

Makes me tired thinking about it but let’s take a minute and review each in a series of short stories.

June 1: While I picked up the inaugural issue on May 31, I started to distribute it over the next couple days at select locations around Torrington and out to folks who were kind enough to pre-order their subscriptions.

The response to the magazine has been nothing short of sensational and after one month, we are approaching our early goals for subscribers which is terrific news.

Getting stories out about the people, coaches and fans who make our local sports scene as great as it is has always been our objective at LCS and getting into print has been easier than I had anticipated thanks to Jack Reynolds and his terrific staff at Minuteman Press in Torrington.

The work and creativity that Sydney Ash (the main designer of the magazine) has blown me away, she gets as much of a kick out of putting this project together as I do.

When the day comes that the magazine is ready for pickup, I’m like a kid on Christmas morning opening a new treasure.

Month one focused mostly on stories in and around the Torrington area.

The June addition, which started going out on Friday, has stories from Winsted (Northwestern), Torrington and Thomaston with a front cover that is dedicated to Julia Quinn of the Golden Bears basketball team.

It’s already flying out of the select locations as we speak.

Our subscription rates are very reasonable with a full year going for just $55 dollars for 12 issues.

To subscribe, call me at 860-480-5776 or email

The July addition is well underway and is due out around July 21, 2017.



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