Educational Award Winner Receives Accolades from Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin

Posted on January 25, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo (L-R): Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley, State Senator Henri Martin, Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, School Principal Lynn Logoyke, Governor Ned Lamont, Michael Zaba, State Representative William A. Petit Jr., and School District Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett.

PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr.(R-22) and Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) were on hand to congratulate Toffolon Elementary School Art teacher Michael Zaba on being named Milken Educator Award Winner for the 2018-2019 year.

“I congratulate Mr. Zaba on winning this amazing award due to his enthusiastic and innovative approach to teaching STEM to his young students. He is a great part of the excellent teaching team at Toffolon Elementary School and graciously shared credit for his achievement with his fellow teachers and staff. Plainville is grateful for his contributions to his students,” Rep. Petit said.

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Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin Honor Plainville High School Student

Posted on January 22, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo: Jason Demmons, a Plainville High School student, holds up a legislative citation State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and Senator Henri Martin (R-31) presented to him during a recent coffee hour event at Rebel Dog in Plainville. Demmons, who ranks within the top ten percent of his class, received the citation for his outstanding academic achievements.

New Laws In Effect As Of January 1st

Posted on January 16, 2019 by jpheasant


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With new legislation effective dates typically falling on January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year,  several new laws have taken effect as of January 1st.

 

Below are a few examples of these the laws that went into place earlier this month. If you’re interested in learning more about other laws, you can take a look at the full list found here

 

AN ACT CONCERNING MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST ULTRASOUNDS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BREASTS

This new law, PA 18-159, redefines mammogram, and eliminates copayments and deductibles for certain breast ultrasounds. For a summary, click here.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING DUAL ARRESTS AND THE TRAINING REQUIRED OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WITH RESPECT TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

This new law, PA 18-5, will reduce the number of dual arrests that occur in domestic violence cases and enhance domestic violence training offered to state and local law enforcement agencies. For a summary, click here.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PROSTHETIC DEVICES

This new law,  PA-18-69, requires certain health insurance policies to cover prosthetic devices, and medically necessary repairs and replacements to them, subject to specified conditions. For a summary, click here.