Bolinsky Organize American Flag Retirement Drop-off

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN  – In recognition of Flag Day, State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) coordinated a worn American Flag drop-off event for flags that served their time but, because of wear or damage, deserve a respectful retirement.  The flags were collected at VFW Post 308 and will be disposed of in an appropriate military ceremony.  As a symbol of America, the freedoms we hold dear and those who have sacrificed to defend our nation’s freedoms, the VFW makes available this flag drop-off box, accessible all year at Post 308, 18 Tinkerfield Road in Newtown.

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Bolinsky Welcomes St. Rose Students to Capitol

Posted on June 8, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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Rep. Bolinsky is pictured with Ms. Davenport’s 4th Grade Class from St. Rose in the House of Representatives.

HARTFORD – St. Rose’s fourth-grade students from Ms. Davenport’s class visited the State Capitol on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, and were welcomed by State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) in the House Chamber.

“The annual visit by St. Rose’s fourth-grade is one I look forward to all year,” beamed Bolinsky. “At this age, they’re already very civically aware, curious and full of great questions. With the help of wonderful teachers like Paula Davenport, we talked about how laws are made and the role of a State Representative as their voice, their parents’ voice and their community’s advocate in matters of the state. Their enthusiasm always makes this one of my favorite days of the year!”

The students also had the opportunity to meet Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, a friend of Rep Bolinsky’s, and to view the Senate Chambers, learn the Capitol’s history, explore the Legislative Office Building, enjoy lunch on the Capitol lawn and visit the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park.

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Bolinsky Participates in On-Field Opening Ceremony Promoting Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Posted on June 4, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – June, 2018 has been designated as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (ABAM) and State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown), a leader in Alzheimer’s advocacy in Connecticut was invited to participate in the on-field Opening Ceremony of Friday’s Hartford Yard Goats baseball game held at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Bolinsky joined Speaker of the House, Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin), Alzheimer’s Association officials and team promotional staff in the presentation of a Governor’s Proclamation to Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter in recognition of their ongoing advocacy efforts to defeat the disease.

Hartford’s AA MiLB baseball club partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to kick-off ABAM at the ballpark, with thousands of fans and ALZ Association members in attendance, wearing purple “END ALZ” shirts, while Rep. Bolinsky donned  his 2017 white &purple ”Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions Club” fundraiser’s shirt.

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Attention: Sugar Street Bridge Replacement Project

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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The Department of Transportation (DOT) is into stage 3b of replacing and upgrading the Sugar Street (Rt. 302) bridge between the Pleasance and Ram Pasture. To help traffic flow as smoothly as possible, a temporary detour to divert traffic around the construction zone will be implemented.

The project will begin this Thursday, May 17, 2018. According to the DOT, the project is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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On Balance, Bolinsky Pleased with No-Tax-Increase Budget Compromise

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) voted in favor of a state budget compromise that protects Newtown’s essential state Educational Cost Sharing and Municipal Revenue Sharing grants for all of 2019, without raising taxes or implementing the Governor’s costly and unpopular plan to enact electronic tolling on state highways. The Compromise deal was struck in the waning hours of the 2018 session, culminating in a vote, first in the Senate, then in the House.

In addition to no new taxes or tolls, the bi-partisan compromise maintains or advances funding for mental health and critical social service programs for our state’s most vulnerable populations, rescinding earlier cuts made by the Governor. Rep. Bolinsky and the House Republicans were successful in achieving most of their major proposed policy objectives, including those. However, like any good compromise, a couple of items that were important did not make it in the final document, like the proposal to apply about $300-Million to begin paying down part of the state’s Teachers’ Retirement Program debt and another $300-Million toward the State Employees’ Retirement Program debt. An objective that will be re-introduced next year.

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Never Forget

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) spoke and voted in favor of legislation that will require public school districts to teach Holocaust and genocide education and awareness within their curricula. The bill, S.B. 452 An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Holocaust and Genocide Education and Awareness in the Social Studies Curriculum, received unanimous bipartisan support in both the House and Senate and is heading to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.

“Knowledge of history is our only way to maintain our perspective to not repeat mistakes and atrocities. Genocide takes years to develop through cultural misunderstandings and if our school children are unaware of the facts it can lead to a situation that allows the future victimization of groups of people. In Nazi Germany, anyone that was not of the Arian race was considered expendable. They were cast as inferior. But the Holocaust was far more the systemic attempt to extinct the Jews. It was a twisted attempt to also bring an end to Germany’s and the world’s people of color, Gypsies and anyone who was nothing more than different,” explained Bolinsky.

According to Bolinsky, among the 6-million Jews exterminated in the Holocaust, 1.5 million were innocent children. He also reminded his colleagues that the genocidal toll of the Holocaust included another 6-million souls who lost their lives because of their race, color, or religious affiliations.

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