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Rep. Simanski Receives Committee Assignments

Posted on December 19, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) was appointed to serve on the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, Banking Committee and Education Committee on Tuesday, December 18th.

The new assignments will take effect on January 9th at the start of the next legislative term.

“I am excited to serve on the Appropriations Committee,” said Rep. Simanski. “Serving on the committee will give me a strong platform to advocate for our small towns during the budget writing process. I was also pleased

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Drug Take Back Day – October 27th

Posted on October 26, 2018 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This Saturday October, 27th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There is an opportunity to dispose of your unwanted medications in Granby’s Police Department. Studies have shown that drug abuse often starts with family members having access to unused opioids, inadvertently left in the family’s medicine cabinet. Please check your medicine storage areas to see if there

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Rep. Simanski Applauds State Partnership to Protect Students

Posted on October 19, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – On Thursday, October 4th, Governor Malloy announced a new partnership between the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and Sandy Hook Promise to offer new training for school administrators, teachers and students on violence prevention.

The partnership is expect to serve 116,00 Connecticut students and has been made possible through $500,000 in federal funding though the STOP School Violence Act of 2018.

Rep. Simanski commented, “I am pleased that Connecticut

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DEEP and DCP Urge Tree Health Assessment

Posted on October 15, 2018 by admin


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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Rep. Simanski Participates in Ceremony to Honor Deceased WWI Veteran

Posted on September 25, 2018 by admin


(L-R) Commander Sweeney, Sen. Witkos, Rep. Simanski

RIVERTON – On Saturday, September 22nd, State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) participated in a ceremony to unveil a new government white marble headstone for deceased World War One veteran Leon Starr Bunnell. Previously, the gravesite at the Riverside Cemetery in Pleasant Valley had been unmarked since Bunnell’s death in 1959. Riverton American Legion Post 159 worked

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