State Rep. Cathy Abercrombie (D-Meriden/Berlin), co-chair of the legislature’s Human Services Committee, joined colleagues and private healthcare provider organizations for a forum and presentation by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to learn more about the Electronic Visit Verification, a new system for keeping track of services provided to clients, scheduled to start on November 1.
Meriden area lawmakers are pleased the General Assembly has approved a deal that Sikorsky Aircraft, which has made its home in Stratford since 1929, will remain here until at least 2032. Rep. Cathy Abercrombie (D-Meriden/Berlin) said, “I am pleased the state took a proactive approach in approving a plan that will allow Sikorsky to continue their commitment to Connecticut. Their presence and business relationship with suppliers in Meriden and Berlin is extremely important to all of us as we continue to build our economy.”
From left to right: Cathy Battista, Director of Meriden Family Resource Centers; Jennifer Baglin, Meriden School Readiness Coordinator; Kyle Pilon, Two-Gen Coordinator; Karen Rainville, Executive Director, Waterbury Bridge to Success; Merrill Gay, Executive Director, CT Early Childhood Alliance; Rep. Cathy Abercrombie, Paul Vivian, Interim Director, Meriden Children First Initiative, Roger Sherman student ambassadors; Mark Benigni, Ed.D, Meriden Superintendent of Schools; and Lysette Torres, Principal of Roger Sherman Elementary School.
The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, an organization that recognizes lawmakers for their commitment and leadership on children’s issues, named Rep. Cathy Abercrombie one of their 2016 Children's Champions. Cathy said, "I have been privileged to make the list of lawmakers recognized for this award during the last few years, and each time it gives me a sense of renewed satisfaction knowing that my work is making a contribution toward improving the lives of Connecticut’s children."