Posted on September 11, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
TORRINGTON – State Representatives Jay Case (R-Winsted) and Brian Ohler (R-North Canaan) participated in a September 11th Memorial Ceremony at Torrington’s North End Fire Station. The representatives each expressed gratitude for the service of the community’s first responders and delivered remarks to the crowd of police, EMT, firefighters, and members of the public.
Rep. Ohler said, “The events occurring on September 11th, not only changed my life but became the inspiration for many others of my generation to take action and answer the call to serve our state and country as first responders. As one of those individuals, I think it’s most important to recognize that to honor those who sacrificed everything 17 years ago we must continue to strengthen our American neighborhoods and families through the preservation of public safety. While that day will be historically marked as a day of infamy, it also time stamps one of the strongest reactions from America to stand together and not let evil take away from living our lives as free men and women.”
Posted on August 27, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
School is back in session for many children here in the Northwest Corner. Previously dormant alarm clocks could be heard from Canaan all the way down to Kent this morning. As with any new routine it takes a few days to adjust to the hustle and bustle of daily school bus traffic. Please keep in mind that our school bus drivers and their students are still learning their new routes and various arrival times. Be sure to give them the space and time that they deserve.
Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies for our local students. We received an immense outpouring of support. The drive officially ends on September 7th, so you still have time to drop any extra supplies that you may have come across. Click the link here for more info.
Posted on August 20, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
SALISBURY – State Representative Brian Ohler (R-North Canaan) helped secure a grant that will improve the safety infrastructure of the Salisbury Central School. The Salisbury Pathways Committee applied to the Department of Transportation’s Community Connectivity Grant Program to request funding for the construction of a sidewalk, a bridge across the brook, and an actuated pedestrian signal and crosswalk for a section of Route 41/44 in the Town of Salisbury.
Rep. Ohler authored a letter of support for the Salisbury Pathways Committee’s request to be positively acted upon by the DOT. In the letter Ohler explained, “These improvements will accommodate pedestrians in our rural community business center, increase safety of school children, provide safe egress of emergency vehicles from the fire house as well as bring a long-lasting and environmentally responsive development of a business district.”