Rep. Petit, Sen. Martin to Ring Salvation Army Bells

Posted on December 11, 2018 by admin


PlainvilleState Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will again participate in The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at Gnazzo’s on Friday, December 14 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Community members are invited to support the cause and donate whatever they can.

Gnazzo’s is located at 73 East Street in Plainville, CT.

WHO: Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and Sen. Henri Martin(R-31)
WHAT: Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign bell ringing
WHEN: Friday, December 14 from 5:30 – 6:30pm
WHERE: Gnazzo’s – 73 East Street, Plainville, CT
WHY: State Legislators will join fellow volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season.


Home Heating Assistance Applications Now Available

Posted on December 6, 2018 by admin


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 or have a past due balance of 30 days or more.

In order to apply for an Operation Fuel utility or deliverable fuel grant, you must submit an application through a fuel bank. To find the fuel bank that serves your town, please either use the Fuel Bank Finder or call 2-1-1.

You will need to provide proof of the last 4 weeks of income for all household members, the name of your fuel vendor (for deliverable fuel customers only), or your utility bill and payment history (for electric and gas utility customers only).

Operation Fuel is a non-profit organization that partners with local government and community-based organizations at more than 100 sites throughout Connecticut to ensure that families in need have access to year-round energy assistance. Their partner agencies may also be able to connect residents with programs that provide assistance for food, clothing, health services, childcare, and more.

Keeping Taxpayers Informed

Posted on November 21, 2018 by admin


Plainville – Sen. Henri Martin (left, at head of table) and Rep. Bill Petit (at far right) talk with area taxpayers during their Nov. 20 “Coffee and Conversation” event at Bolo Bakery.

Martin and Petit, who are currently preparing for the 2019 session of the Connecticut General Assembly, said the regular question and answer sessions with taxpayers help make them better informed lawmakers.

Martin can be reached at 800-842-1421 and Petit can be reached at 800-842-1423.