Rep. Zawistowski Welcomes House Passage Of Aviation Maintenance Program Re-Classification


HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) welcomes the House passage of legislation that increases access to federal financial aid for students at the state’s aviation maintenance schools.

The bill, HB 7202, An Act Establishing A Division Of Postsecondary Education Programs Within The Technical High School System, reclassifies aviation maintenance programs as postsecondary education programs for purposes of maintaining students’ eligibility for federal Pell grants.

“I commend my colleagues in the House for passage of this legislation. There are a number of businesses in my district – as well as throughout other areas of the state – that are eager to hire qualified aviation maintenance technicians,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “These are good, skilled jobs. This legislation will increase opportunities for our young people and at the same time fill an urgent need for our area employers.”



Rep. Zawistowski to Host Legislative Office Hours


State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) is announcing two upcoming opportunities for residents to meet with her in district to discuss the latest updates from the State Capitol.

The public is invited to join Rep. Zawistowski on Tuesday, June 13th in the East Granby Library’s small conference room (24 Center Street, East Granby). The office hours will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A second office hour event will be held on Thursday, June 15th in the Kent Memorial Library’s movie room (61 Ffyler Place, Suffield) and will also run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Suffield EMS Chief Honored by State of Connecticut


Pictured (L-R): Margie Osowiecki, State Representative Tami Zawistowski, Sonny Osowiecki, Bob Lowell, Linda Stevenson, Mike Bigda

HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) had the honor of presenting a citation on behalf of the Connecticut General Assembly to Art Groux of Suffield, a member of the Suffield Volunteer EMS, for his continued service to our state and community.  Sonny Osowiecki attended the ceremony and accepted the award on Art’s behalf.  In addition to the citation, Groux was awarded the Public Health Commissioner’s Award by The Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino for his positive impact on the EMS system.  The intent of this award is to recognize and commend an individual that has made an impact on pre-hospital care.  Art has worked in EMS for over 25 years – 22 of them as a Paramedic.  He currently serves as the Chief of Service for Suffield EMS and Emergency Management Director for the Town of Suffield.