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Portland Storm Response Forum

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PORTLAND – State Representative Christie Carpino announced  an upcoming informational forum regarding storm response policies and procedures in Portland. The forum will take place on Thursday, November 30, at the Waverly Center from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Rep. Carpino Investigates Patient Abuse Allegations

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HARTFORD, Conn. – State Representative Christie Carpino joined her legislative colleagues at the Legislative Office Building in October to call for a Public Hearing in response to the patient abuse scandal at the Whiting Forensic Institute and concerns raised about Connecticut Valley Hospital. In response, the Public Health Committee announced it will hold an Informational Forum on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2C of the LOB regarding the operational practices and procedures of the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Whiting Forensic Division of the Connecticut Valley Hospital. A public hearing will follow at 1:00 p.m.

“The allegations at issue truly embody inhumane treatment to very fragile individuals that are under our care. Patients in the State of Connecticut expect and deserve humane care. The abuse alleged has no place in today’s society and point to a toxic environment on campus,” said Carpino, a member of the Public Health Committee.

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Carpino Recognized for Substance Abuse Prevention

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PHOTO: State Rep. Christie Carpino is joined by MCSAAC’s Director Betsey Chadwick

MIDDLETOWN – State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) was recognized by the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council (MCSAAC) at its 27th annual meeting. MCSAAC presented State Representative Christie Carpino with the 2017 “Terry Concannon Elected Official Award” in recognition of her substance abuse prevention work.  Carpino has worked to reduce the opioid crisis by supporting bi-partisan initiatives requiring stricter prescription guidelines, limiting excess supplies of opioids, and increasing patient education and treatment options. In addition, Carpino has fought against reducing drug free school zones to keep drugs away from children.  When presenting the award, Betsey Chadwick commented on Carpino’s personal approach in assisting residents navigate the recovery process.

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Carpino & Bransfield Unveil Prescription Drug Return Box

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Photo: Portland Police Officer Paul Liseo, Portland First Selectwoman Susan Bransfield, State Representative Christie Carpino, and Portland Police Sergeant James Kelly are pictured in front of the drug return box.

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Carey Manufacturing Welcomes Cromwell Leaders

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Photo (from left to right): Cromwell Mayor Enzo Faienza, Paul S. Lavoie, State Rep. Christie Carpino

CROMWELLState Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) and Mayor Enzo Faienza recently toured Carey Manufacturing. The company’s 30,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility produces catches, latches, and handles for military, aerospace, computer, automotive, and consumer applications.

“Carey Manufacturing is one of Connecticut’s most prominent manufacturers and serves a large client base spanning multiple industries. The company prides itself on advancing abilities and talents of its incredibly diverse workforce – with a strong focus on utilizing emerging technology. Carey Manufacturing is a great neighbor to our community and I am confident they will continue to craft quality products for years to come,” said Rep. Carpino.

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