- Friday, January 23, 2015
This is the first of a two-part feature on current legislation being proposed by local state lawmakers.
As the only state representative whose district lies completely within the borders of Newtown, Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) appropriately readied for his second term in the statehouse by going back to those very constituents for suggestions for bills to propose in the current legislative session.
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
What do volunteers from Newtown Youth & Family Service, an administrator at The Resiliency Center of Newtown, a local state representative, an All-Star bus driver, and two Newtown Bee staff members have in common? They were all among the first graduating class certified in mental health first aid (MHFA).
- Thursday, January 8, 2015
Town officials this week again tackled the thorny issue of traffic problems at the flagpole intersection, the five-legged intersection in the town center that holds the 100-foot-tall landmark flagpole where Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street meet.
The flagpole, which is not shielded by barriers, stands squarely in the intersection. The massive pole holds several round yellow-and-black traffic signs, informing motorists to “Go Right” around the pole while negotiating the intersection, which has a high accident rate.
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
HARTFORD — State Senator-elect Tony Hwang, along with Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Dan Carter (R-2), and State Representative-elect J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), were given their respective committee assignments for the next two years.
Rep Bolinsky was tapped to head the Republican caucus on the legislature’s Aging Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over of all legislative matters relating to senior citizens in Connecticut.
- 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 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.
- Thursday, October 2, 2014
To the Editor,
For nearly 15 years, Mitch Bolinsky has been a force for good in Newtown. I say this not just as a constituent, but with pride because he’s also my father.
- Wednesday, October 1, 2014
To the Editor:
Mitch Bolinsky has my vote for State Representative on November 4th.
The 2014 CT General Assembly regular session ran from February to May this year. But legislating is only part of the job for Mitch. On a daily basis, Mitch continues to work with and for his constituents, solving problems and getting results.