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Area Legislators Attend Asnuntuck Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Ribbon Cutting

Pictured (L-R): State Representative Scott Storms (R-60), State Representative Carol Hall (R-59), State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61), State Representative Greg Stokes (R-58), State Senator John A. Kissel, Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin.

ENFIELD – State Representatives Greg Stokes (R-58), Carol Hall (R-59), Scott Storms (R-60) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and State Senator John A. Kissel (R-7), recently joined local and other state dignitaries at Asnuntuck Community College for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.  The 27,000 square foot facility offers countless Computerized Measuring Machines, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, state-of-the-art computer labs with the latest hardware and software, and a number of 3-D printers to give students a real hands-on learning experience.  With over 5,500 manufacturing companies located in Connecticut employing over 160,000 individuals, Asnuntuck’s program boasts a job placement rate of approximately 90%.

To learn more about the program, please visit www.asnuntuck.edu or call (860) 253-3189.

Road Construction in District

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced construction that will be taking place in our community and I wanted to make you aware so that you can adjust your travel plans accordingly.

 

 

Bridge Rehabilitation on Route 191 over Terry Brook in Enfield

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of construction activities for the rehabilitation of the Route 191 Bridge over Terry Brook in Enfield beginning on June 9, 2017.

The project consists of repairs to an existing culvert carrying Terry Brook under Route 191 including modifications to associated highway storm drainage systems. Work includes installation of concrete and rock weirs to promote fish passage, lining the stream channel and banks with riprap, the addition of new concrete retaining and headwalls, minor paving, and roadway safety improvements. Some of this work will occur in stages within an environmentally sensitive area.

DOT Project No. 0048-0197 was awarded to Northern Construction Service, LLC at a cost of $1,424,199.00 on April 25, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed on October 26, 2017.

Lane Closure Information

Route 191 and Water Street: traffic impacts may occur Monday through Friday between 9:00 am- 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm-6:00 am ; and Saturday and Sunday between 6:00 pm – 10:00 am.

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Rep. Hall Brings Support Funding to Communities Around Proposed Casino

HARTFORD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) recently commented on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of bringing a casino to East Windsor, Connecticut.

The proposal before the House, S.B. 957: An Act Concerning The Regulation Of Gaming And The Authorization Of A Casino Gaming Facility In The State, is twofold in that it (1) regulates the operation of a casino gaming facility in Connecticut and (2) authorizes MMCT Venture, LLC, to operate a casino gaming facility in Connecticut subject to certain conditions.

Through previous actions taken by MMCT Venture, LLC, the combined Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes’ venture company, East Windsor was selected as the site for the joint venture casino.

An additional aspect of the proposal includes a $750,000 payment annually, over and above the already allocated Pequot funds to the neighboring municipalities of Enfield, Ellington, South Windsor and Windsor Locks. Rep. Hall was instrumental in the process of securing this language – ensuring that the neighboring municipalities are to be compensated for the inevitable stresses associated with the nearby casino.

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