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Hill, Witkos Collect Charitable Donations in Avon

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


AVON – State Rep. Leslee Hill (R-Canton) and State Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) teamed up to collect charitable donations for the Salvation Army. The legislators were at the Wal-Mart in Avon on Wednesday evening to speak with shoppers and ring the Red Kettle bell. Hill and Witkos said, “The holiday season can be a difficult time for fellow members of our community. We want to thank all of those who stopped by and donated. Your generosity will go a long way in ensuring many families and individuals

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Hill Responds to Governor’s Transportation Plan

Posted on November 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – The governor officially announced on Thursday afternoon his plan to impose a $21 billion transportation plan. The plan relies heavily on matching newly levied state revenue with low-interest federal loans to fund 14 identified bridge projects, and beyond. State Rep. Leslee Hill (R-Canton) expressed her understanding that transportation is an area in which the state must immediately focus its attention, but had concerns with several points within the governor’s proposal.

“The plan calls

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Hill, Witkos Tour Sanford & Hawley

Posted on November 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


AVON – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) and State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) recently toured Sanford & Hawley in Avon. The company has been in business since 1884 and was originally founded as a lumber yard. Established in the Town of Farmington, Sanford & Hawley has since expanded its operations to three additional locations. While the company’s roots are firmly planted in supplying lumber to local homeowners and businesses, they also offer quality mill worked products like doors,

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Canton & Avon Town Aid Update

Posted on November 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


Every year, the legislature makes a promise to provide certain levels of town aid to all of its municipalities. So far, this hasn’t happened. Canton and Avon depend on receiving these bond allocations because they dictate what local resources will be needed to pay for budget items such as road repairs and plowing, and local capital improvement projects. I am frustrated and dismayed that Canton and Avon have not received state funding that they should have received by July 1st.

The Town of Avon is

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Rep. Hill Tours Cherry Brook Farm & Vineyard

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


CANTON – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) recently visited Cherry Brook Farm & Vineyard in North Canton and toured the grounds with owner, Stephen Kinosh. In 2016, the farm began the production of grapes in order to produce its own estate wine label. According to Kinosh, the farm is currently home to 2 acres of vineyard, with over 300 vines.

“Cherry Brook will be a great place for our community members and visitors to get a flavor of what Canton has to offer,” said Rep. Hill. “When Steve

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Rep. Hill Visits Avon’s Companions & Homemakers

Posted on October 17, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


AVONCompanions & Homemakers, Connecticut’s largest in-home care provider, opened its doors to State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) on Thursday morning. Rep. Hill toured the Avon location and met with Client Services Manager, Ann Wilson, and Michael MacDonald, Director of Care Accountability.

“In addition to the office in Avon, Companions & Homemakers has ten other locations across the state. It is Connecticut’s largest woman-owned business and has been in operation since 1990,” said Rep.

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New Taxes Effective October 1st

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


October 1, 2019, marks the onset of millions of dollars in new tax and fee increases on some of our most consumed goods and services. These taxes, along with those that went into effect throughout the summer, were included in the Democrats’ state budget passed this year and will undoubtedly have a significant impact on families, seniors, and businesses throughout our state. I voted against this budget because of these many tax increases.

In an effort to keep you informed, I have listed some of the

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Capitol Transportation Update

Posted on September 27, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – State Representative Leslee Hill (R-Canton) met with representatives of the Build America Bureau on Wednesday, September 25th, at the State Capitol. There is a consensus among state and federal lawmakers that significant upgrades need to be made to Connecticut’s infrastructure in order for the state to stay competitive with regional growth and development. Regardless, there are various schools of thought on how the state can fund upcoming infrastructure projects and improvement initiatives.

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Hill Participates in Canton ShopRite’s Grand Re-Opening

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


CANTON – ShopRite is currently celebrating its Grand Re-Opening in recognition of the completion of a remodeling project. State Representative Leslee Hill, who represents Canton and Avon, was invited to participate in a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Thursday morning. The ceremony was attended by President, Chuck Joseph, and the supporting staff.

“I want to thank Chuck Joseph for inviting me to attend this momentous occasion. The investments and upgrades made by Joseph Family Markets to Canton’s ShopRite

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


As 2019 moves along, we prepare for a number of new laws to take effect starting October 1st. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.

I have listed some of the more noteworthy legislation below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these laws.

An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products,

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