Archive for July 2011 – Page 2

Lake Bunggee Association and Rep. Alberts honor Joe Campert

State Representative Mike Alberts participated in the Lake Bunggee Association dedication ceremony honoring Joe Campert of Woodstock.
It was Campert’s vision and determination that led to the creation of several Pomfret area lakes, Lake Bunggee being one of them, created in 1955.  This rural treasure in Woodstock has become the beloved home of numerous generations of families.  Joe Campert has left his mark on the community through his ingenuity, persistence, hard work, and love of living within the peace and serenity of the trees and wildlife.
Rep. Alberts, along with the Lake Bunggee Association, gladly honor Mr. Joe Campert for his vision and service.

The Bulletin covered the story.

Srinivasan Speaks to the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians

Rep. Srinivasan speaks to the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians during their meeting at the Hawthorned Inn in Berlin

 

On Thursday July 21st State Representative Prasad Srinivasan (R- Glastonbury) attended the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians meeting at the Hawthorne Inn in Berlin to discuss state legislative issues with a particular emphasis on issues relating to the medical field.
 
Srinivasan, the only physician in the Connecticut legislature, explained that his first session in the Connecticut General Assembly was a mixed bag of fulfillment and frustration. Read More→

State Rep. Sean Williams talks with WTIC 1080’s “Church and State” radio program

State Rep. Sean Williams talks State Budget with Watertown Rotary

State Representatives Tour Naugatuck Businesses

State Representatives Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) and David Labriola (R-131) recently toured two Naugatuck businesses to see firsthand how their manufacturing facilities and businesses are doing in a difficult economy and how they have been impacted by the state’s business policies.

The veteran legislators visited Custom Bottle and GarKenyon Aerospace and Defense, businesses that are leaders in their respective fields and doing well despite the difficult economic climate. However, the overarching theme from both companies was the high cost of doing business in the state hampers their ability to compete with companies located in lower cost states. Specifically, the high cost of energy and the continually changing policies at the state level make it difficult to recruit and retain highly skilled employees in a globally diverse marketplace.

“Seeing how these two companies remain at the forefront of their industry is inspiring,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Connecticut has a long way to go to be a competitive state for business but these companies show it’s possible to succeed with dedication, sacrifice and drive. Their commitment to their employees and Naugatuck is admirable.” Read More→

State Representatives Tour Naugatuck Businesses

State Representatives Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) and David Labriola (R-131) recently toured two Naugatuck businesses to see firsthand how their manufacturing facilities and businesses are doing in a difficult economy and how they have been impacted by the state’s business policies.

The veteran legislators visited Custom Bottle and GarKenyon Aerospace and Defense, businesses that are leaders in their respective fields and doing well despite the difficult economic climate. However, the overarching theme from both companies was the high cost of doing business in the state hampers their ability to compete with companies located in lower cost states. Specifically, the high cost of energy and the continually changing policies at the state level make it difficult to recruit and retain highly skilled employees in a globally diverse marketplace.
Read More→

Rep. Yaccarino Addresses New Haven Area Senior Networking Group

State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) addressed the New Haven Area Senior Networking Group’s regular meeting Wednesday morning by discussing important legislation affecting senior citizens that passed the General Assembly this year. Read More→

Representative Srinivasan Supporting the Glastonbury Town Clock

 

Rep. Srinivasan with Peter Billard and Janice and Christopher Gurshin

“It will be wonderful to have the town clock”, said Representative Srinivasan. He’s hoping the town clock committee will be able to meet its target and the deadline of installing the clock by the holiday season. ““A dime (hopefully more than that) to tell the time. Would be one more way to raise money for the town clock”, said Representative Srinivasan.

 

Klarides on Orange’s Train Station Bill

REPS. KLARIDES, DAVIS, SEN. SLOSSBERG WELCOME GOVERNOR’S SIGNING OF ORANGE TRAIN STATION BILL

Orange lawmakers who joined forces earlier this year to support legislation to construct a Metro-North rail station welcomed Governor Malloy’s signing of a bill that seeks to provide a funding source for construction of a station in Orange.

House Bill 6215, “An Act Concerning The Construction Of The Orange Train Station,” was signed by Governor Malloy on Wednesday, July 13th, and takes effect immediately.

State Representative Paul Davis (D-117th District) said, “Our intent in introducing this legislation was not only to support construction of an important local project, but to develop a new funding mechanism which would reduce the burden on taxpayers.”

The legislation calls for the state Department of Transportation (DOT), in the event federal or state funding for the construction of the proposed Orange Train Station is not available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, to enter into an agreement, on behalf of the state, with a property developer and the property owner of the site of the proposed Orange Train Station, for the construction and operation of the station.

Construction of the rail station would be planned on a 50-acre parcel currently owned by Dichello Distributers, Inc. of Orange. The company has set forth a plan to finance, design and construct the project in partnership with the town and state.

“Local access to Metro-North commuter service and a train station in Orange are vital ingredients for the town’s successful economic development formula, so I’m positively delighted with Governor Malloy’s signature on this new law,” Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford) said. “In addition, the Special Act spells out our vision for a public/private partnership in this project that I believe will serve local residents-and local businesses-extremely well.”

“I join with my colleagues in fully supporting creation of a new Metro North train station in Orange,” State Representative Themis Klarides (R-114th District) said, “The State of Connecticut and Dichello Distributors have been working towards completing this project for many years. This public-private partnership is an example to the rest of the state that the public sector can work cooperatively with the private sector to create innovative solutions, particularly in these difficult economic times. A transportation system designed to support the needs of our developing community and encourage economic growth is a top priority. This station will relieve overcrowded parking in Milford and New Haven, allowing residents from Orange and its surrounding areas to more efficiently use the Metro North mass-transit system. It will benefit travelers, tourists and commuters coming in and out of Orange.”

Carpino Discusses Legislation, Innovation and Competition during Manufacturing Tour

CROMWELL — State Rep. Christie Carpino met with folks from a manufacturing company here recently to learn more about the company’s employees as well as its successes and challenges in a global marketplace. Carpino toured Ripley Company, which designs and manufactures specialty tools used by folks who install cable television and run fiber-optic lines. Carpino listened to concerns company executives have about anti-business policies and regulations handed down by the General Assembly, such as legislation mandating that employers provide paid sick leave to their workers. The company, on Nooks Hill Road, is a solid regional employer with a strong presence in international markets. Carpino, a Cromwell resident, has been an advocate of pro-jobs legislation aimed at making life easier for companies in a state that’s considered unfriendly to business. Carpino tried her hand at using a few of the tools produced by Ripley after talking to company executives about how and where manufacturing companies find the skilled employees they need to produce quality products in today’s marketplace, where innovation is crucial to staying ahead of competition.

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