Rutigliano, Devlin & McGorty Attended Trumbull Flag Ceremony with the American Legion

Posted on June 26, 2018 by jdooley


TRUMBULL- Over the last month, State Reps. David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin Ben McGorty sponsored a battered, tattered, torn or faded U.S. Flag collection which culminated this last Wednesday, June 14 on National Flag Day, where the American Legion Post 141 held a flag retirement ceremony to retire the collected flags at the Indian Ledge Park Maintenance Facility on Whitney Avenue.

All three Trumbull legislators wanted to acknowledge to assistance of the American Legion Post 141 and especially thank George Areson, who is the Commander of the Trumbull American Legion Post 141 for leading the solemn ceremony.

According to United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Flag Day, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.

State Reps. Rutigliano, Devlin and McGorty Reflect on 2018 Legislative Session with Trumbullites over Pizza

Posted on June 18, 2018 by jdooley


HARTFORD –State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) hosted a Pizza and Politics constituent event at Old Towne Restaurant in Trumbull to discuss the just concluded legislative session.

According to the Trumbull House members, the idea of hosting a pizza and politics event as opposed to a more formal town hall is to hear questions and concerns from Trumbull residents in a more casual setting and conversation.

All three Trumbull lawmakers took questions on the major issues that helped shaped the 2018 legislative session, including tolls and transportation, our efforts to truly reform state government and return more money to peoples’ wallets, why our state’s economy continues to struggle while other states have seen an uptick in private business expansion, and the prospect of a Bridgeport Casino and online gaming being adopted.

“I’m continually heartened by the great turnout. Trumbull residents are always fully engaged in the process and genuinely care about their state which definitely inspires us to work hard for them. It’s always a pleasure to meet with residents and keep the lines of communication totally open. This is how government is supposed to work,” said Rep. Rutigliano.

“I really enjoyed our conversations and the input from residents on the big issues of our state will help guide me as I go back to Hartford and represent you at the State Capitol,” said Rep. Devlin. “We are your voice.”

“I enjoyed talking to residents about the recent legislative session and about many of the Republican lead initiatives that passed,” said Rep. McGorty. “People are understandably frustrated with our state’s economy and they have every right to be.  The number one issue is restoring our state’s economy and creating good paying jobs. By stopping tax and spend proposals from the majority party, we are starting to create a state government that is putting taxpayers first. We need to make serious structural changes and House and Senate Republicans have shown that our solutions and vision will create a better fiscal Connecticut.”


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Posted on May 22, 2018 by jdooley



TRUMBULL- State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123) and Laura Devlin (R-134) joined Trumbull Parents of Students with Learning Differences (TPSLD) and Jane Ryan Elementary School’s PTA for their Sensitivity Day on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  

Sensitivity Day is an opportunity for fourth grade students to be exposed to a variety of physical and learning disabilities with a hands-on sensitive program and helps increase awareness of those with disabilities.

State Rep. David Rutigliano with Jane Ryan Elementary School Principal Mary Ellen Bolton and State Rep. Laura Devlin.


Rep. Rutigliano, Trumbull State House Delegation to Host Pizza & Politics Chat

Posted on May 18, 2018 by jdooley


TRUMBULL-State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) will be hosting a legislative review on Thursday, June 7th, at Old Towne Restaurant in Trumbull.

The Trumbull legislative trio wants to know what is on the minds of town residents when it comes to important state issues affecting them.

The event will be at Old Towne Restaurant on 60 Quality Street in Trumbull from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on June 7th.

The event is open to the public – please come for some pizza and discussion.  Reps. Rutigliano, Devlin and McGorty hope to see you there!


Trumbull Legislators Sponsor Retired Flag Collection

Posted on May 10, 2018 by jdooley


Trumbull Legislators Sponsor Retired Flag Collection

TRUMBULL- With the summer season upon us and patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July on the horizon, it is the perfect time to properly retire your worn, faded and tattered American flags as you prepare to put on fresh new displays of the Stars and Stripes.

Trumbull legislators, Rep. David Rutigliano, Rep. Laura Devlin and Rep. Ben McGorty, in conjunction with the Trumbull Memorial VFW Post #10059 are providing three locations that residents can drop off their worn American flags for proper ceremonial disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code.  Drop-off locations will receive flags from May 16th – June 13th.

The drop-off locations are:

  • Trumbull Town Library, 33 Quality Street, Trumbull
  • Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull
  • Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library 1718 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull

For additional information please call (800) 842-1423.



Rutigliano Recognizes National ProStart Invitational Restaurant Management Competition

Posted on May 8, 2018 by jdooley


HARTFORD- State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) recognized the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) and the Connecticut winners of the National ProStart Invitational® Restaurant Management Competition on the floor of the House of Representatives.

New Haven’s Wilbur Cross High School took first place at the National ProStart Invitational® Restaurant Management Competition in Providence, RI. The team, consisting of Janaisha Taylor, Kayla Rose, Brenda Lituma, Denaysia Gumbs and Eva Perez each won $5,000 scholarships from the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and Coca-Cola®, plus an additional $1,000 scholarship from the Burger King McLamore Foundation. In addition, the winners have more than $100,000 in college and university-specific scholarships available to them, should they choose to attend any of the sponsoring schools.

The five students from New Haven, Conn. won the Restaurant Management competition, which consisted of 46 teams from around the country. The young ladies created their own restaurant idea called “N2ICE LAB” and presented it to a panel of world-class judges from the restaurant industry. The N2ICE LAB concept is a woman owned business that uses food science to create unique, non-dairy frozen desserts using liquid nitrogen, while also creating awareness and opportunity for women in the STEM fields.

The National ProStart Invitational is the country’s premier competition for high school students who are studying culinary arts and restaurant management. Each year, the top 400 ProStart students from around the country put their knowledge and skills to the test in front of industry leaders, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Trustees, state restaurant association executives, and top culinary and arts universities.