- Monday, February 9, 2015 at 10:00 am
Should the State DOT sell surplus lumber from tree trimming to generate revenue for road repairs instead of just chipping it up for mulch?
Should state municipalities be able to establish donation funds to supplement their social services efforts?
Should lawmakers be permitted to remove state department heads?
Should Connecticut officials be required to explain violations to local businesses before levying fines for certain statutory violations?
- Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:25 am
One by one, officials came to the podium delivering welcoming remarks, compliments, and proclamations celebrating the ribbon-cutting and official opening of Regional Hospice and Home Care’s new Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury January 26. And after enduring countless challenges involving virtually every aspect of the center’s development, it was not until President and CEO Cynthia Roy began talking about her dedicated staff that tears began to flow.
- Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Like many races across the state and nation, Republicans vying to represent Newtown in Hartford claimed victories in the mid-term elections November 4.
With 4,660 votes, incumbent 106th District lawmaker Mitch Bolinsky overcame an enthusiastic challenge by Democrat Matt Cole, who received the backing of 3,753 Newtown voters.
- Friday, October 31, 2014
In a string of tweets October 23 between Second District Representative and candidate Dan Carter and Heather Whaley of Redding, Mr Carter found himself in the bad graces of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and other gun violence prevention advocates in Connecticut.
- Tuesday, October 28, 2014
To the Editor:
Last week, Dan Carter, State Representative of Bethel, Danbury, Newtown and Redding, tweeted that the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV) along with the National Rifle Association (NRA) are responsible for gun deaths in our nation. He tweeted “Both sides are against reasonable solutions, so they are all responsible for gun deaths – NRA, NAA, CAGV.”
- Friday, October 24, 2014
The Newtown Bee Editor Moderator Curtiss Clark welcomed five state candidates to the newspaper’s annual pre-Election Day Candidates Forum Tuesday, October 21, at the Edmond Town Hall Theatre.
- Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) recently released its 2014 Environmental Scorecard, the latest in a 15-year series of documents which rate Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on key environmental bills. Lori Brown, CTLCV Exec. Director, said the Scorecards tally votes on major issues and show a numerical score for each legislator.
- Thursday, October 9, 2014
See the related article for more details on the CTLCV Scorecard criteria, and how Newtown's delegation stacked up on all the votes used in determining the lawmakers' scores.
- Friday, May 30, 2014
House Republican Mitch Bolinsky, representing most of Newtown from his 106th District seat, said during a forum Tuesday that the state has to be more taxpayer friendly and more business friendly.
Resident Paul Mangiafico later reminded Mr Bolinsky of his comment during the evening’s State of the State that raised topics including the budget, legislation, and other issues involving the state’s taxpayers.
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
With winter weather settling in, State Sen John McKinney (R-28), State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), DebraLee Hovey (R-112), and Dan Carter (R-2), along with Newtown’s Social Services Department, are holding a food drive in the month of January to benefit Newtown families in need.