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Trumbull Delegation to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army

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TRUMBULL– State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are participating in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at the Trumbull Stop and Shop on Wednesday December 20th from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

The public is invited to support the cause with donations of any size. The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, comfort and care to local residents as well as people in need across the United States. Stop and Shop is located at 100 Quality Street in Trumbull.

WHO: State Representatives David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin and Ben McGorty

WHAT: Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign bell ringing

WHEN: Wednesday December 20th from 5:30pm-6:30pm

WHERE: Stop and Shop is located at 100 Quality Street in Trumbull

WHY: The Trumbull lawmakers will join fellow volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season

If you are unable to stop by during our time ringing the bell but wish to donate to the Salvation Army text CTREP to 71777 and donate directly to the House and Senate Republicans’ Red Kettle.

All proceeds will be donated directly to The Salvation Army.

Rep. Rutigliano, Trumbull Delegation Hails State Grant for Long Hill Green

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HARTFORD- State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) along with State Reps. Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are proud to announce that the State Bond Commission has allocated $475,000 for the improvements to Long Hill Green in Trumbull. 

The grant applied for by the Herbst administration through economic development director Rina Bakalar, and supported by the entire legislative delegation  was approved through the Main Street Investment Fund program administrated by the Connecticut Department of Housing. 

The grant will permit basic improvements that will establish long Hill green as a village center and supporting multiple new and existing businesses in the area. The Long Hill Green section is an approximately 25,000-square-foot area comprised of 11 new businesses and nine apartments. 

Rep. Rutigliano said, “This revitalization project to Long Hill Green will increase safety and pedestrian accessibility while improving the overall aesthetics and commercial viability of the space and add lasting value and functionality to the green.”  Read More →

Rep. David Rutigliano Reminds Trumbullites to Shop Local on Saturday

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This Weekend Shop Local!

With the Holiday Season upon us, you can help celebrate and support local small businesses and what they do for our communities.  The U.S. Small Business Association is leading once again with Small Business Saturday® – a day designed to promote local small business as the shopping season officially gets underway.

Our local businesses right here in our Trumbull community are the backbone of the Connecticut economy, especially with the Westfield Trumbull Mall in town. Please consider shopping at one of our great local businesses when you are shopping for gifts this season.

To find small businesses near you, and for more information on Small Business Saturday® PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To visit Trumbull small businesses search here.

Rep. David Rutigliano Votes for Compromise Budget that Restores Town Funding

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HARTFORD –State Representative David Rutigliano (R-123) voted to approve a bipartisan budget on Thursday as it passed the House of Representatives with a 126-23 margin.  Following State Senate with their passage of the budget bill late Wednesday night, it now heads to the desk of Governor Dan Malloy for signing or potential veto.

The legislature’s budget was a compromise between House and Senate leadership from both parties in the midst of the governor’s executive order, which included sharp funding reduction for town aid, education cost sharing, and core social services – facts that had local leaders and residents worried about teacher layoffs and supplemental tax bills.

“Let’s be honest, we are only in this terrible budget position after years of fiscal neglect by Gov. Malloy and the majority party. They pushed through a sweetheart deal with the state unions in July that left the legislature with few good options to close a $5 billion dollar deficit. This budget is not a budget I would have drawn up however at this late date the only alternative was Governor Malloy’s executive order that was devastating important services for many residents and massive cuts for Trumbull education funding,” said Rep. David Rutigliano. “I am encouraged that this budget does have some much needed structural budget reforms which will hopefully start the slow process of recovery. Much damage has been done over the years; it is going to take time to fix.”

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State Rep. David Rutigliano reminds residents of ‘Rx Take Back Day’

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On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Trumbull Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Trumbull Senior Center, 23 Priscilla Place, Trumbull, CT.

A secondary collection location will be available at 210 Hedgehog Circle at Stern Village from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Medications must be in original containers, with names crossed out. Expired or unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and vitamins/nutritional supplements will also be accepted.

Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine, pain relievers, etc.) and prescription drug abuse by dropping off any unwanted, expired, or unused medicines, vitamins, or nutritional supplements. All medications must be in original containers, with all names crossed out.

**The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked**

No needles or sharps will be accepted.

Examples of sharps include:

  • Needles – hollow needles used to inject drugs (medication) under the skin
  • Syringes – devices used to inject medication into or withdraw fluid from the body
  • Lancets, also called “fingerstick” devices – instruments with a short, two-edged blade used to get drops of blood for testing. Lancets are commonly used in the treatment of diabetes.
  • Auto Injectors, including epinephrine and insulin pens – syringes pre-filled with fluid medication designed to be self-injected into the body
  • Infusion sets – tubing systems with a needle used to deliver drugs to the body.
  • Connection needles/sets – needles that connect to a tube used to transfer fluids in and out of the body. This is generally used for patients on home hemodialysis.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or call the Trumbull Police Department at (203) 261-3665.