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.

“Susan Hastings provided a very informative tour,” said Rep. Zawistowski who is co-Chair of the Rural Caucus. “I was especially interested to learn about their DeLaval robotic milking machine and see how it works. They were early adopters of the technology, which I learned frees up time and resources to focus on producing wonderful yogurt, cheeses and milk. I was also impressed with the amount of data and information the machine can collect to make sure the cows are happy and healthy.”

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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.

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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 – 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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