Hwang observes Upward Bound program at Fairfield University

Senator Tony Hwang

At 11 a.m. today, State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) will be joining Executive Director Rony Delva and students from the Fairfield University Upward Bound program in their classroom to observe and offer support to aspiring young students.. Upward Bound is a program for low-income and first- generation college-bound high school students where they are “engaged in tutoring, mentoring, academic instruction, academic counseling, standardized testing classes, life skills workshops, cultural events, college visits, assistance with the college admissions and financial aid processes, financial literacy, career exploration, leadership development, and a summer residential program.” As the son of immigrant parents, Hwang participated … Read more

Weston, Easton, Redding voters face decisions in upcoming primaries

Political animals, both Republicans and Democrats, are clawing through contests to determine party candidates for governor and a variety of statewide offices. Party members will be able to have their say by making choices in mid-August primaries. Voting will be Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., with simultaneous primaries in the two major parties. Only a party member may vote in its primary. Unaffiliated voters may join a party up to noon Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, and vote in the primary. Unaffiliated voters can register with a party at their town hall, or online through the Connecticut … Read more

Easton holds special Voter Making session

The primary elections in Easton will be held at Staples Elementary School on Aug. 14, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Registrar of Voters office at Town Hall will be open Tuesday, July 31, from noon until 2 p.m. to register voters in a state mandated session. New voters and voters who have been inactive on the registration rolls are invited to register in person at this session. The Registrar’s Office is open in general on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The deadline to change party affiliations for these … Read more

Dunsby achieves perfect voting record

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State Representative Adam Dunsby (R-135) achieved a 100% voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the State House of Representatives during both the 2018 Regular Session and the Veto Override Session, which concluded on June 25. According to the data released by the House Clerk’s office, he cast every one of the 317 roll call votes called this year in the House. Dunsby also achieved this distinction during the 2017 Regular Session and the Special Session, which lasted until last October. Last year, he was in attendance for all 417 of the roll call votes. … Read more

Sen. Boucher to be honored by Jewish Federation of Connecticut

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26)

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) will honored in December by the Jewish Federation of Connecticut (JFACT). She will be recognized for her work on education legislation at JFACT Fund’s annual “Night at the Theater” fundraiser on December 16. As co-chair of the legislature’s Education Committee, Sen. Boucher played an active role in shepherding Public Act 18-24 through the legislative process. The bill requires that public school districts include education about the Holocaust and genocides in their high school social studies curriculum. “I have been working on this issue for a long time and the legislation we were able to pass this session has … Read more

Gun violence prevention group endorses Haskell

A national gun violence prevention group has endorsed Will Haskell for the 26th state senate district, according to a press release from the candidate. According to its blog, LEAP Forward believes that gun violence is a political problem with political solutions and that voters deserve a clearly stated position from candidates. “I started LEAP Forward with a simple idea: that our citizens should be safe from the irresponsible and reckless use of firearms, and that everyone running for public office should make this issue a key part of their campaign,” LEAP Forward founder Charles Yeganian said in the release. “Fortunately, … Read more

State Rep. Duff hosts event to help Redding vets

The community is encourage to bring one or more non-perishable food item to Samuel Staples Elementary School on Sept. 22. An orange box will be set up in the lobby to collect food donations.

State Rep. Will Duff (R-2), in conjunction with Veterans Services of New England, is hosting a Stuff a Humvee event to collect items to benefit local veterans in need. The event will take place on Saturday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street in Bethel. There will be a Humvee on the premises to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries. The Veteran Services of New England is a registered Connecticut not-for-profit, veteran service organization. The Veteran Services of New England assists those in the reserves, active duty, and previous service members … Read more

Easton Democrats vote to endorse Kaplan for selectman

On Wednesday, June 27, the Easton Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously to endorse Ira Kaplan as the Board of Selectmen nominee. Seventeen DTC members cast votes. Kaplan would run against Republican Kristi Sogofsky, should she decide to run, in a special election on Nov. 6, the same day voters will head to the polls for this year’s regular statewide general election. At a special meeting on June 1, the Easton Board of Selectmen, made up of First Selectman Adam Dunsby, a Republican, and Selectman Bob Lessler, a Democrat, appointed Sogofsky to the board. Kaplan hopes to replace former Republican Selectman … Read more

Murphy embarks on third ‘Walk Across Connecticut’

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn) will set off on his third “Walk Across Connecticut” on Thursday, July 5. Murphy will start his walk in Hartland and walk about 70 miles through 15 Connecticut towns over four days, ending in New Haven. He will hear firsthand from Connecticut residents about a variety of topics and hold pop-up town halls. Members of the public are invited to attend Murphy’s town halls in West Hartford on July 5 and Meriden on July 7.

Boucher named Children’s Champion

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) was recently named a 2018 Children’s Champion by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance (CECA). The award is given to legislators who demonstrate leadership on issues that impact the well-being of Connecticut’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, nutrition, and safety. “Education and issues affecting children are the reasons I became involved in government in the first place. They will always be my passion and the key to the future of this state and nation,” Sen. Boucher said. “I am humbled to again receive the Children’s Champion Award from the … Read more

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