Youth Vaping Resources

Posted on December 4, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Earlier this week I co-hosted a panel discussion on the topic of youth vaping with local experts, Farmington Valley Health Director Jennifer Keratanis, Granby Memorial High School Assistant Principal Julie Gronene, Granby Police Officer Christina Delatto, Granby Youth Services Bureau Prevention Specialist AnneMarie Cox and Granby Memorial High School Junior Tommy Dlugilenski.

Youth vaping has become a major issue of concern in recent months with the nationwide outbreak

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Mark Your Calendar – Discussion on Youth Vaping – December 3rd

Posted on November 19, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

In recent months youth vaping has come to the forefront as an issue impacting communities across our state. Rep. Zawistowski and I would like to invite you to a community conversation featuring a panel of local experts to discuss the impact of youth vaping.

Please join us:

Discussion on Youth Vaping

Tuesday, December 3rd

Senior & Youth Services Center

Community Room

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

15C North Granby Road, Granby

Residents across the region are encouraged to attend

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How do you feel about “temporary” tolls?

Posted on November 7, 2019 by admin


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Governor Lamont intends to issue a new transportation plan. It’s been reported the proposal will include 14 “temporary” tolls, which the Governor’s administration is describing as a “user fee” that eventually would be phased out when transportation project loans are paid off.

The the survey HERE

Reps. Zawistowski and Simanski Tour Hastings Farm

Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin


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SUFFIELD – State Representatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Bill Simanski (R-62), members of legislature’s Rural Caucus, recently toured Hastings Farm with co-owner Susan Hastings to learn more about the challenges small dairy farms are facing in Connecticut.

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CT Veterans Stand Down (Sept 20 – 8am to 2pm)

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the main campus of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the veterans in our community to receive free employment and job training guidance. More than 30 government agencies and social services organizations will be offering education and recovery-based services, as well as information about an array of benefits available to veterans. Medical, dental, eye care, hearing and mental health screenings – as well as free clothing – will also be provided.

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Democrat “Meals Tax” Will Put 7.35% New Tax on Long List of Groceries

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.

According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before.

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**WATCH** Maple View Farm – Granby

Posted on September 6, 2019 by admin


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Click on the image above to watch a video of Rep. Simanski’s tour with Kate Bogli.

 

Rep. Simanski Tours Maple View Farm with Kate Bogli

Posted on September 5, 2019 by admin


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GRANBY – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) toured the Maple View Farm with Kate Bogli to learn more about their new Brewery that opened earlier this year.

“In recent years the legislature has worked on updating our regulations to accommodate craft and local breweries,” said Rep. Simanski. “We have seen impressive growth across the state with more of these new businesses opening up. It was very informative learning about their family farm and the process of opening up their brewery.”

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Rep. Simanski Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 19, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) earned a perfect voting record during the 2019 legislative session. According to information released by the House Clerk’s office there were 392 votes taken this year during the Regular and Special Sessions.

“During this past legislative session we had many important debates on major issues such as the budget, regulations and education policy. Constituents expect us to serve their interests and vote on the issues,” said Rep. Simanski. “It’s an honor to serve the residents of Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland and New Hartford and I am proud to have maintained a perfect voting and attendance record.”

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 18-24

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24.

This year, legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of

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