Posted on August 2, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
North Canaan – With the start of classes beginning at the end of this month, State Representative Brian Ohler (R-North Canaan) will be hosting a School Supply Drive. Items can be dropped off at various libraries serving several communities of the Northwest Corner. The drive officially kicked off on Wednesday, August 1st, and will be ending on Friday, September 7th.
“This an exciting time of year for students getting ready to head back to school. If they haven’t gotten them already, students across the district will be receiving schedules, class and locker assignments. However, getting everyone prepared to go back to school isn’t always easy for all families. Students deserve adequate supplies and learning tools regardless of economic background and situation. I went ahead and contacted several libraries and we will work together to gather supplies for as many students in our communities as possible,” stated Rep. Ohler.
Posted on July 20, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
With only days remaining until the next Bond Commission meeting, Governor Malloy announced that he’ll be adding to the agenda a request for $10 million dollars to study the feasibility of tolling here in Connecticut.
We fought this idea for the past two years. We’ve had committee meetings, public hearings, and floor votes. Now, in the final months of his tenure, Governor Malloy is choosing to side-step the public process and force his hand, yet again. This is a blatant and malicious misuse of taxpayers dollars.
Posted on July 18, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
TORRINGTON – State Representative Brian Ohler (R-Canaan) participated in a press conference today for FuelCell’s announcement of the company’s expansion and immediate hiring opportunities.
According to Ohler, FuelCell has been integral to the state’s overall comprehensive energy plan. The state awarded the company a contract that will allow them to double the wattage output of the Torrington plant, from the current 25 megawatts to 55 megawatts.
Rep. Ohler stated, “This is the type of state investment that is important for the progression of the state’s stagnant economy. This is a clean energy initiative that will also help diversify and strengthen private industry – it’s a win-win. Public policy that is shaped to foster the growth of local business while making a positive impact on the preservation of greenspace is the beginning of a path towards prosperity. For those who are currently seeking employment, one with a consistent living wage, with attractive long term opportunities, FuelCell has those options. I would like to thank FuelCell for inviting us to participate in this historic occasion.”