Rep. Haines Tours Bevin Bells

Posted on August 3, 2019 by admin


EAST HAMPTON – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) met with Chief Growth Officer Cici Bevin and toured the factory of historic bell maker Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Co.

East Hampton, known as “Bell Town” has been home to bell manufacturers since 1808. In 1832 brothers William, Chauncey and Abner Bevin started a family business that is now in its sixth generation. The historic Bevin factory was destroyed in a fire in 2012 and the company moved into a new space nearby. Since the fire, the company has rebuilt and started to expand.

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Rep. Haines Meets with Local Business Owner

Posted on August 3, 2019 by admin


EAST HADDAM – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) recently met with Zoe Belcher, Managing Member at BGT Environmental LLC. as part of an ongoing effort to connect with businesses across the towns of 34th District; East Haddam, East Hampton and part of Colchester.

The company was started in 2016 by Zoe Belcher after years of working for larger environmental consulting firms. BGT Environmental provides Licensed Environmental Profession (LEP) services to both private and public sector clients.

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Sen. Needleman, Rep. Haines Welcome State Bond Commission Funding for Portland, East Hampton Bridges

Posted on June 27, 2019 by admin


State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) and State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) announced today that the State Bond Commission is expected to release tens of millions of dollars in funding for two major bridge projects in Portland and East Hampton. These repairs to the Arrigoni Bridge, which carries Route 66 over the Connecticut River in Portland and Middletown, and to East Hampton’s Route 66 bridge over Pocotopaug Creek, have a combined cost of more than $40 million.

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