Suffield Stuff a Humvee for Students

Posted on July 12, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61), in conjunction with Suffield Emergency Aid, the Suffield Police Department and Highland Park Market, is hosting a “Stuff a Humvee” event to collect needed items for students returning to school.

The Stuff a Humvee event will take place on August 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Highland Park Market located at 68 Bridge Street, Suffield, CT.

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Sen. Kissel and Rep. Zawistowski Applaud Grant to Suffield Housing Authority

Posted on July 2, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Senator John A. Kissel (R-7) and State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) expressed their support of an $800,000 Community Development Block Grant to the Suffield Housing Authority for facility improvement.

The funds disbursed through the State Department of Housing will go towards renovating Broder Place, Maple Court, and Laurel Court. Combined these properties have 70 units for low income elderly and disabled persons. The renovations include kitchen replacements, walk-in showers, efficiency upgrades to water heaters and more handicap accessible ramps.

“The Suffield Housing Authority does excellent work within our community,” said Sen. Kissel. “Ensuring that our low income elderly and disabled residents have adequate housing accommodations is very important and ultimately helps our local towns succeed and grow. The Housing Authority in Suffield understands the importance of helping all residents live independent and productive lives. This grant will be put to good use helping to make the housing units more handicap accessible, improving the quality of life for many.”

“The Suffield Housing Authority does exemplary work operating self-sufficiently. When it comes to maintenance and ongoing repairs, they understand how to maximize value for the dollars spent. These additional resources will certainly help them to fund important larger projects,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “The Authority does great work helping these low income residents live more independent and productive lives.”

The grant for Suffield is part of $10.5 million being awarded by the Department of Housing to 16 municipalities in Connecticut to provide infrastructure upgrades and improvements with the goal of combating blight, improving neighborhoods, and increasing economic development.

Windsor Legislative Delegation Honors 200 Veterans

Posted on June 20, 2018 by admin


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WINDSOR – State Senator John Kissel and State Representatives Tami Zawistowski, Brandon McGee, Scott Storms and Bobby Gibson hosted a Wartime Service Medal Ceremony with Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commission Thomas Saadi that honored nearly 200 Windsor veterans.

The ceremony was held at the Windsor High School on Saturday the 16th, with over 500 family and friends in attendance to support the veterans. The ceremony was made possible with the help of local volunteers; the Windsor JROTC Presented the Colors, Noah Swanson from Boy Scout Troop 203 led the Pledge of Allegiance, the Windsor Chorus Ensemble sang the National Anthem and retired Air Force Major Carlton Stidsen led the invocation.

The legislators thanked the veterans for their service, bravery and sacrifice. In his remarks Commissioner Saadi emphasized the importance of recognizing veterans for their service especially those who served in Vietnam.

The Connecticut Veterans Wartime Services Medal was established in 2005 by the state legislature to honor all Connecticut veterans with qualified wartime service. Before this, the state had not issued such a medal since World War I. In subsequent years, the state has authorized awards to be made posthumously on or after November 12, 1918.  In order to receive the medal, a veteran must qualify according to three conditions.  Veterans must have served during a qualified wartime for longer than 90 days, unless the engagement was less than that, he or she must have received an honorable discharge, and lastly, must currently reside in the state of Connecticut. For more information visit portal.ct.gov/dva.