Bristol Lawmakers Prepare for 2019 Legislative Session, Announce Committee Assignments

Posted on January 8, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) and Whit Betts (R-78) are joining their fellow colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly in preparing for the start of the 2019 Legislative Session which convenes Wednesday, January 9th.

For the upcoming two year term, the Bristol lawmakers were given their appointments and committee assignments by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides. Rep. Betts will continue to serve as House Republican Whip. He will also serve on the Appropriations,

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Bristol Legislators to Host First Coffee Hour of the New Year

Posted on December 28, 2018 by admin


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BristolState Reps. Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77), and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Bristol residents to join them for their monthly Coffee Hour event on Friday, January 4 at Rodd’s Restaurant (854 Farmington Ave., Bristol).

The public is invited for coffee and conversation from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to meet with their legislators in a relaxed setting and discuss the issues that will shape the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session, which convenes on January 9. Residents

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Bristol Legislators Ring Salvation Army Bells to Help Neighbors in Need

Posted on December 28, 2018 by admin


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Bristol State Representatives Whit Betts (R-Bristol, at right) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-Bristol, center) again participated in The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at the Bristol Walmart on Wednesday December 19 alongside Lt. Emmanuel Echavarria (at left) of The Salvation Army.  The state lawmakers thanked the shoppers from the greater Bristol community for their generosity in helping their fellow neighbors in need this holiday season.

The Salvation Army provides

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Bristol Legislators to Ring Salvation Army Bells

Posted on December 18, 2018 by admin


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PlainvilleState Representatives Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will again participate in The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at Walmart on Wednesday, December 19 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Community members are invited to support the cause and donate whatever they can.

Walmart is located at 1400 Farmington Ave. in Bristol.

WHO: Reps. Whit Betts and Cara Pavalock D’Amato and Sen. Henri Martin
WHAT: Salvation Army’s Red Kettle

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Home Heating Assistance Applications Now Being Accepted

Posted on December 14, 2018 by admin


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Connecticut currently ranks in the top five highest energy costs in the nation. With the cold weather upon us, many residents may struggle to pay their heating bills. However, fuel assistance is available to those in need.

Operation Fuel is now accepting applications for one-time grants of up to $500 per household for deliverable fuel, gas and electric utilities. Qualified individuals are those who have received a shut-off notice, have no utility service, or need assistance to maintain payment arrangements

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Bristol Legislators to Host December Coffee Hour

Posted on November 27, 2018 by admin


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BristolState Reps. Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77), and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Bristol residents to join them for their monthly Coffee Hour event on Friday, December 7 at Rodd’s Restaurant (854 Farmington Ave., Bristol).

The public is invited for coffee and conversation from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to meet with their legislators in a relaxed setting and discuss the issues that will shape the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session. Residents may discuss any state or

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Bristol Legislators to Host November Coffee Hour

Posted on October 30, 2018 by admin


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BristolState Reps. Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77), and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Bristol residents to join them for their monthly Coffee Hour event on Friday, November 2 at Rodd’s Restaurant (854 Farmington Ave., Bristol).

The public is invited for coffee and conversation from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to meet with their legislators in a relaxed setting and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol.

All residents are encouraged to attend and discuss any legislative

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, 10/27

Posted on October 24, 2018 by admin


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On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Held on the last Saturday of April and October of every year, this national event addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

The DEA is again calling on Americans to empty their medicine

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DEEP and DCP Urge Tree Health Assessments

Posted on October 12, 2018 by admin


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The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Department of Consumer Protection have recently released a notice urging homeowners to ‘make an assessment of risky dead trees’ while they still have leaves.

DEEP and DCP advise homeowners to look for the following:

Signs you have a risky dead tree

Most healthy hardwood trees would have retained their leaves until the end of September, while unhealthy or dead trees would have already shed or may have never produced leaves this growing season.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 11, 2018 by admin


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and education, while also promoting research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Please consider supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, whether it be through a donation, or simply by purchasing the “pink” version of your favorite everyday products.

I proudly supported legislation which was signed into law (PA 18-159) and became effective October 1, which advocates for women’s health

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