Rep. Zawistowski Earns 100% Score from the State’s Leading Business Association

Posted on August 23, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Using key pieces of business-related legislation to rank state lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) recently highlighted State Representative Tami Zawistowski’s (R-61) perfect 100% score.

“Working to improve economic opportunity should be among our highest priorities in the General Assembly,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “I’m proud to have earned a perfect score from an organization that represents hundreds of businesses small and large across the state.”

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Milling and Resurfacing Project, Route 159 (East St. South) in Suffield

Posted on August 20, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently shared an announcement regarding milling and resurfacing on Route 159 in Suffield that could impact your commute.  

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 159 in Suffield, beginning Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

 

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 3.94 mile segment of Rte. 159 in Suffield from the Windsor Locks town line

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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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Rep. Zawistowski Hosts Successful ‘Stuff-a-Cruiser’

Posted on August 14, 2019 by admin


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SUFFIELD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) in partnership with Suffield Community Aid, the Suffield Police and Highland Park Market hosted a successful ‘Stuff a Cruiser’ drive to benefit students in need. The event was held at the Suffield Highland Park Market on Saturday morning on August 3rd.

“As always, I am truly impressed with the generosity of Suffield residents,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “I am proud that we were able to build on last year’s successful ‘Stuff-a-Humvee’ and collect much need supplies for Suffield Community Aid.”

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Rep. Zawistowski Attends Bill Signing for “An Act Concerning Training for Certain Public Safety and Emergency Services Personnel”

Posted on July 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) joined fellow special needs advocates in Gov. Lamont’s office this week for a ceremonial bill signing of Public Act 19-147, “An Act Concerning Training for Certain Public Safety and Emergency Services Personnel.”

P.A. 19-147 provides training opportunities for firefighters and EMS personnel on techniques to deal with those on the autism spectrum, with cognitive impairment or nonverbal learning disorder. The training is optional but can be used for continuing education credit, and will be available at no cost to municipalities.

“I introduced HB5156 (later incorporated into HB7000) at the suggestion of Jill Caron, one of the founders of the Foundation for Exceptional Children of Suffield (FECS). She and Amy Scott Rucci came to testify in support of this bill before the Public Safety and Security Committee in February,” said Rep. Zawistowski.

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DEEP Update – Farmington River

Posted on July 12, 2019 by admin


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The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) shared the following update on the status of sampling related to the release of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) at Signature Flight’s hangar on June 8, 2019 and the resulting discharge to the Farmington River by way of the sanitary sewer system.

Signature Flight / Farmington River Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Release

July 12, 2019

Prepared by CT DEEP, Remediation Division

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Stuff a Cruiser for Suffield Students

Posted on July 8, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61), in conjunction with Suffield Community Aid, the Suffield Police Department and Highland Park Market, is hosting a “Stuff a Cruiser” event to collect needed items for students returning to school.

The Stuff a Cruiser event will take place on August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Highland Park Market located at 68 Bridge Street, Suffield, CT.

Items the Community Aid Association Food Pantry needs at this time of year:

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Rep. Zawistowski Brings Bi-Partisan Group of Legislators to Old New-Gate

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


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EAST GRANBY – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-East Granby) invited legislators from across the state to tour Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine on Thursday, June 27th.

The group was welcomed by Liz Shapiro from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the tour was led by Museum Assistant Morgan Bengel. The bi-partisan group of State Representatives included Tom Delnicki (R-South Windsor), Kerry Wood (D-Wethersfield) Bill Simanski (R-Granby), Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield) and Kevin Ryan (D-Montville).

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DEEP Announces Reopening of Southern Entrance of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the planned reopening of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The southern entrance to the trail has been closed due to a nesting Bald Eagle and due to the on-going redevelopment of the former Montgomery Mills building by Beacon Communities LLC.

The trail can now be reopened from the south and signage will direct visitors to parking and the trail entrance, which is being redesigned to accommodate the new residential apartments in the Montgomery Mills building. Vehicle travel will no longer be permitted along the towpath between the canal and the mill.

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Reps. Zawistowski and Davis Tour Baronet Coffee Roasters

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin


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WINDSOR – State Representatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Christopher Davis (R-57) toured Baronet Coffee Roasters with Vice President of Sales Mark Marino and Director of Supply Chain Management Alex Goldsmith.

The company was started in 1930 by Dave Baron in Hartford and recently moved to a larger facility in Windsor in 2016. The company has been owned by the Goldsmith family since 1947 with third and fourth generation family members now working at the company. The family first entered the coffee business in 1918 as Manhattan Coffee & Sugar, operating a fleet of coffee trucks. In 2008 they were named Family Business of the Year by UCONN. The company is also a Board Member of the National Coffee Association alongside major manufacturers such as Starbucks.

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