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A Representative Who Recognizes Our Means

Published: September 12, 2018 at 02:10 pm

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To the Editor:

I am working to re-elect Representative Mitch Bolinsky to another term. One of my efforts will be to see that the electorate is informed of Mitch’s excellent record through letters to The Bee, both mine and others.

My first point to voters is that Mitch does not need to show success on important bills that are doomed because of Governor Malloy; he needs to show by his actions and votes that he will support bills in the next session that are in Newtown’s best interest, especially if Republicans can control the House.

You need to ask yourself whether you want a representative who, for example, pushes a bill to prohibit cutting the educational cost sharing grant for Newtown, as Mitch did, or do you want a representative whose views on the subject are unknown and whose party voted to sustain the governor’s veto of this critical action.

I urge voters to do two things: First, go to Mitch’s website, and secondly, go to the CT General Assembly web page, where you can see Mitch’s work firsthand.

I point to a very small example of pure common sense on Mitch’s part from the CGA web page. In 2017, Mitch was a co-sponsor of House Bill 05465. That bill would have required the legislature to determine what the state’s revenue for the next year would be before beginning to make appropriations. What could be more sensible? Naturally, the bill did not go anywhere.

But regardless of that, I want a representative in Hartford who recognizes that before we can live within our means, we have to know what those means are.

That person is Mitch.

Robert H. Hall

5 Nettleton Avenue, Newtown         September 11, 2018

 

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
25% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (2 votes)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
25% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 4