State Sen. Needleman Working to Create the Central CT Loop Trail

State Sen. Norm Needleman. (Feb. 15, 2019) — At a public hearing this week, the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee held a public hearing where constituents and senators supported legislation that would not only create a new trail snaking from East Hampton through to Portland, Middletown, Meriden and Cheshire, but would create a connection between two additional […]

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Needleman: New Bill to Hold Utilities Responsible

By Norm Needleman. (Feb. 1, 2019) — This week, I announced that I’ve submitted a bill designed to hold utility companies responsible for the services they need to provide their customers, requiring them to improve responses to power outages and increase vital staffing. An Act Concerning Utility Response Times For Restoration of Electric Service and […]

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Preparing for Weekend’s Winter Storm: Jan. 19-20

By Norm Needleman. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of Connecticut from Saturday evening through Sunday. Heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain is expected. Total snow accumulation of 6 inches or more is possible. There will be dangerous travel conditions due to near whiteout conditions at times and snow-covered […]

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Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast to be Held on Jan. 18, 2019

Submitted by Michael Fallon. (Middletown, CT.)  Chairman Jay Polke of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that the chamber’s 2019 Legislative Breakfast will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019. This event will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at the Courtyard By Marriott (4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell, CT 06416). The 2019 Legislative […]

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Norm Needleman is Appointed to Leadership Roles on Two Key State Senate Committees

Submitted by Norm Needleman. (Dec. 31, 2018) — State Senator Elect Norm Needleman (D-Essex) today announced that he has been appointed Senate Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee, and Senate Vice Chair of the Banking Committee. “The towns in our district have gained a leadership presence in policy development for finance, technology, and energy […]

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Letter to the Editor: From Norm Needleman

The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the staff of this newspaper. The Holiday Season is a time for all of us to spread good will and good cheer. It is also a time for reflection. We look back on the past year, and make resolutions […]

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Election Day 2018 Results for Haddam & Killingworth

These are unofficial results from the polling stations on the evening of November 6, 2018 (* denotes declared winners): #1  Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to ensure (1) that all moneys contained in the Special Transportation Fund be used solely for transportation purposes, including the payment of debts of the state incurred […]

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Letter to the Editor – Ziobron Speaks Out

The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the staff of this newspaper. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 In response to reports in the press, Melissa Ziobron, Representative for the 34th House district and Republican candidate for the State Senate for the 33rd district, spoke out to clarify […]

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