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Reps. Bolinsky & Foncello Collecting Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on May 30, 2024


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NEWTOWN — To pay tribute to the Flag Day holiday, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Martin Foncello (R-107), in cooperation with Newtown VFW Post #308 and Scout Troop #270, are helping Newtown residents dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with VFW Post #308.

On Saturday June 8th from

UPDATED: Metal Beam Guide Rail Upgrade Project on Route 25 and Service Road 860 in Newtown

Posted on May 24, 2024


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that guide rail upgrade projects will be performed on Route 25 and Service Road 860 from the Monroe town line to Service Road 860 (Mile Hill Road) in Newtown. The project consists of upgrading existing guide rail systems to current standard systems on Route 25 North and South and Service Road 860 (Mile Hill Road) east and westbound in Newtown. The upgrades are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 10 and continue through Friday, June

2024 Major Public Acts Report

Posted on May 22, 2024


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The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has published its 2024 “Major Public Acts” report. This report gives a categorical breakdown of the major topics that the General Assembly addressed in the 2024 session. OLR produces this report in consultation with the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA). The legislation included in the report has been broken out into 20 different categories including energy, environment, taxes, and transportation.

To review the report in its entirety,

Bolinsky Celebrates State Indoor Air Quality Grants for Newtown

Posted on May 21, 2024


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Bolinsky Celebrates State Indoor Air Quality Grants for Newtown

NEWTOWN- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) hailed the awarding of $3.5-million of 2024 state indoor air quality (IAQ) grants to Newtown Public Schools.

The grants are being awarded through the HVAC Indoor Air Quality Grants Program for Public Schools, a state program that is administered by DAS. It was created as part of the budget adjustment bill that Governor Lamont signed into law in 2022 (Public Act 22-118).

In fiscal year 2023,

Rep. Bolinsky Advocates for Connecticut Seniors

Posted on May 9, 2024


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HARTFORD- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) hailed House and Senate passage of transformative legislation for seniors across Connecticut making it easier to age-in-place, stay in their homes instead of going to a nursing home, while saving the state money, House Bill 5001, An Act Supporting Connecticut Seniors and the Improvement of Nursing and Home-Based Care.

As the elderly population steadily grows, there is an urgency to provide resources and assistance to this community. As the Ranking member

Bolinsky Hails Major Nursing Home Reform Bill

Posted on May 9, 2024


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HARTFORD- A “Governor’s Bill” with high aspirations to reform the nursing home industry received strong support from State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106). On Monday May 6th, it passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives, followed by passage in the State Senate on Wednesday May 8th.

The legislation, HB-5046, An Act Promoting Nursing Home Resident Quality of Life will add consumer protections at assisted living centers, improve the oversight of nursing home management companies and phase

Newtown Vineyard recognized by SBA as Manufacturer of the Year

Posted on April 29, 2024


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Newtown-Aquila’s Nest Vineyards in Newtown has been named by the Small Business Administration as Connecticut’s Small Manufacturer of the Year.  State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Martin Foncello (R-107) were among the officials on hand for the recognition ceremony on Friday, April 26, 2024. Also at the event were State Senator Tony Hwang, Newtown First Selectman Jeff Capeci, and Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, PJ Prunty. 

 

Ahead of National Small Business Week,

Reps. Bolinsky & Foncello, House Republicans Offer Plan to Balance State Budget

Posted on April 25, 2024


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Reps. Bolinsky & Foncello, House Republicans Offer Plan to Balance State Budget
Contains structural spending reforms, invests in local education, under the spending cap

HARTFORD—Today at the State Capitol, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Martin Foncello (R-107), along with their House Republican colleagues released a plan to bring the second year of the state budget into balance, keeping a promise to Connecticut taxpayers by respecting the constitutionally required fiscal guardrails, and focusing

State Lawmakers Talk Policy with Newtown Seniors Over Pizza

Posted on April 22, 2024


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Newtown, Conn. — Dozens of Newtown seniors attended a Pizza & Policy event on Friday with state Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Marty Foncello (R-107). About 45 people listened to the pair discuss work to date during the 2024 legislative session. The legislators then took questions from the attendees, ranging from senior housing to tax relief.

Most of the concerns expressed by seniors centered around the ability to age in place with appropriate services available, reliably and affordably.

Reps. Bolinsky, Foncello Support 911 Emergency Dispatchers at Hearts of Hope Newtown ‘Paint With A Purpose’ Event

Posted on April 19, 2024


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Newtown, CT – Hearts of Hope Newtown recently hosted a ‘Paint with a Purpose’ event honoring 911 Emergency Dispatchers. State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Marty Foncello (R-107) thanked the organization for their continued efforts to bring hope to those who serve the community.

About a dozen community members attended the event, which took place during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Newtown Emergency Communications Center Director Maureen Will, who also serves as the

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