Supporters say the reasoning behind witchcraft convictions were unjust and are hoping to have names cleared. A Windsor representative who was contacted by a constituent is taking up the task.
Decades before the infamous Salem witch trials began, there were witch trials and executions here in Connecticut. In fact, the first witch-hanging in all the English colonies happened in 1647 when Alse Young was hanged in Hartford. Now, there is a movement to have her, and those who were convicted, exonerated by the state. The first hanging was 32-year-old Young,…