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Rep. Rutigliano, Trumbull Delegation to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army

Posted on December 10, 2018 by jdooley


TRUMBULL– State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are participating in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at the Trumbull Stop and Shop on Wednesday December 19th from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

The Trumbull State Representatives asking people to join them and spread the holiday cheer for those in need.

The public is invited to support the cause with donations of any size. The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, comfort and care to local residents as well as people in need across the United States. Stop and Shop is located at 100 Quality Street in Trumbull.

WHO: State Representatives David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin and Ben McGorty
WHAT: Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign bell ringing
WHEN: Wednesday December 19th from 5:30pm-7:00pm
WHERE: Stop and Shop is located at 100 Quality Street in Trumbull
WHY: The Trumbull lawmakers will join fellow volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season

All proceeds will be donated directly to The Salvation Army.



Trumbull Legislators going on Listening Tour

Posted on December 3, 2018 by jdooley


TRUMBULL- Trumbull State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) will be hosting four separate ‘Legislative Listening Sessions’ over the coming weeks. The listening sessions are free and all Trumbull residents are encouraged to attend.

The specific dates and details of each session are listed below:

  • Saturday, January 5, 10:00am-11:00am at Best Edibles on 4235 Madison Avenue.
  • Thursday, January 10, 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Trumbull Town Hall on 5866 Main Street in the Nichols Room.
  • Tuesday, January 15, 8:00am-9:00am Bruegger’s Bagels at 900 C, White Plains Road.
  • Thursday, January 24, 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Trumbull Town Hall on 5866 Main Street in the Nichols Room.

The three state representatives, who together represent the town of Trumbull in the CT House of Representatives, want to hear from their constituents, encourage them to join their legislators and talk about any issues, questions or concerns related to state government. The deadline for individual legislators to propose bills is January 18th; residents are encouraged to bring their ideas forward for possible consideration.

The 2019 Legislative Session begins on January 9th.

Reps. Rutigliano, Devlin and McGorty always have an open door policy and if you are unable to attend any of the four Legislative Listening Sessions listed above, you can reach them by calling 1-800-842-1423 or email their offices’ at

For updates on future coffees or legislative information please visit their legislative websites at and sign-up for their newsletters.


State Rep. David Rutigliano Reminds Trumbull About ‘Drug Take-Back Day’

Posted on October 25, 2018 by jdooley


On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Trumbull Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Middlebrook School on 220 Middlebrooks Avenue in Trumbull.

Medications must be in original containers, with names crossed out. Expired or unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and vitamins/nutritional supplements will also be accepted.

Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine, pain relievers, etc.) and prescription drug abuse by dropping off any unwanted, expired, or unused medicines, vitamins, or nutritional supplements. All medications must be in original containers, with all names crossed out.

**The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked**

No needles or sharps will be accepted.

Examples of sharps include:
• Needles – hollow needles used to inject drugs (medication) under the skin
• Syringes – devices used to inject medication into or withdraw fluid from the body
• Lancets, also called “fingerstick” devices – instruments with a short, two-edged blade used to get drops of blood for testing. Lancets are commonly used in the treatment of diabetes.
• Auto Injectors, including epinephrine and insulin pens – syringes pre-filled with fluid medication designed to be self-injected into the body
• Infusion sets – tubing systems with a needle used to deliver drugs to the body.
• Connection needles/sets – needles that connect to a tube used to transfer fluids in and out of the body. This is generally used for patients on home hemodialysis.
In 2017, Rep. Rutigliano authored a new law which allows for the proper disposal of unused prescription drugs at certain state pharmacies.

The legislation allows up to 50 retail locations during the first year and not more than an additional fifty retail locations in each year thereafter, at Connecticut licensed pharmacies to accept and dispose of unused prescription drugs.

Pharmacies all over the country have started to offer this service, since being allowed by the federal government in 2014. By starting to make this practice legal in Connecticut, we can add another tool in the toolbox for drug abuse prevention.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27, Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.