Rep. Zawistowski Offers Condolences for Suffield Police K9 ‘Z’

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SuffieldState Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) expressed her condolences for the loss of Suffield Police K9 Z. She presented a citation to K9 Officer Peter Osowiecki expressing sympathy for the loss of a partner and friend who served the Suffield Police Department honorably for the last ten years. Officers from over a dozen departments joined in the End of Watch Ceremony at Suffield Veterinary Hospital and shared their condolences. Officer Osowiecki will be joined by a new partner K9 Taz in a few months.

Windsor Legislators Celebrate Re-Opening of The Connecticut Valley Agricultural Museum

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Reps. Storms and Zawistowski present a citation to Windsor Lions President James Daniels

WindsorRepresentatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Scott Storms (R-60) joined the Windsor Lions Club Saturday October 14th for a grand reopening of The Connecticut Valley Agricultural Museum featuring new CRISAccess text readers to aid patrons with impaired vision or text disabilities. The Windsor Lions in collaboration with CRIS (Connecticut Radio Information System) outfitted the museum with QR codes and wifi access so patrons with text disabilities can simply scan the code using CRISAccess and listen to a narration of the printed signs. The project was paid for with a grant from CT Humanities, The Windsor Lions Club and local sponsorships. The Representatives presented a citation congratulating the Windsor Lions Club for their community service efforts and their collaboration to make local history more accessible to people with disabilities.  For more information about the museum visit www.tobaccohistsoc.org.

Representative Tami Zawistowski Attends Ribbon Cutting for Connecticut’s First ‘Smart’ Grocery Store

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Rep. Zawistowski with Molly and Tim Devanney

Suffield – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of Connecticut’s first ‘Smart’ grocery store. The Suffield Highland Park Market partnered with JouleSmart to install new ‘Smart’ technology energy systems to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Rep. Zawistowski congratulated Highland Park Market, the Devanney family and JouleSmart, “Today’s event is particularly exciting for two reasons: First they’ve demonstrated that this technology that has been in use for larger companies can be scaled back – affordably – for use in smaller companies, especially those like grocery stores that are big consumers of energy. Second, because it’s happening right here in Suffield, and we’re proud of that.” Highland Park Market is a family owned and operated local grocery chain. Learn more about their company online at www.highlandparkmarket.com. JouleSmart is a company that helps small and midsize businesses outfit their facilities with ‘Smart’ building technology. Learn more by visiting www.joulesmart.com.