Klarides Hears about Local and State Topics During Orange Office Hours

ORANGE — A handful of residents met with state Rep. Themis Klarides tonight to discuss issues they consider important to this community and their state. Klarides joined state Sen. Gayle Slossberg and First Selectman Jim Zeoli in holding office hours at Town Hall. She’ll lead a similar session in Woodbridge on Feb. 7 at Town Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

“I represent the interests of three communities, and it’s a responsibility I take seriously,” said Klarides, who serves as Deputy Republican Leader. “I can’t do that job effectively unless I’m talking to constituents regularly—whether it’s here at Town Hall, on the telephone, or at a local coffee shop.”

Among the topics discussed Monday was a matching grant application drafted by folks from Amity Teen Center, where administrators would like to go “green” by installing solar panels.

Klarides and her colleagues also heard from the owner of a landscape company who shared his thoughts about state regulations and how they affect both businesses and consumers.

The 2012 legislative session begins Feb. 8, and Klarides urges constituents to contact her office with their ideas, questions or concerns about issues related to state government.

Klarides can be reached at 800-842-1423 or themis.klarides@housegopct.gov

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