(WTNH) – The Town of Ellington is one of the fastest-growing places in Connecticut and has received national attention lately because of the Richard Dabate case.

Dennis House caught up with Lori Spielman, the first selectwoman of Ellington, who was also born in the town.

She oversees a town whose population has soared five percent in the past decade.

“Well, I grew up here, so my family’s here, and it’s just a great place to live and grow,” Spielman said.

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