The Pirhala Farm, located off Connors Lane, was renamed for the late Representative Terry Backer. Shown are Rep. Ben McGorty, R-122, Mayor John Harkins, Backer’s mother, Kaye Backer, Rep. Joe Gresko, D-121, and Rep. Laura Hoydick, R-120. — John Kovach photo

Community Garden Dedicated to Terry Backer

September 22, 2016

A man of the sea who also left his mark on land was honored Sept. 14 when Stratford named its community garden after the late state Representative Terry Backer.

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Legislation On Retirement Saving, Pollinator Health, Human Trafficking Signed Into Law

August 30, 2016

Rep. Joe Gresko joins legislative colleagues at the State Capitol for Gov. Dannel Malloy's ceremonial signing of three bills into law. One of the new laws helps workers at private companies save for retirement. Another bill toughens the state's laws on human trafficking and the third one concerns pollinator health.

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Gresko Asks DEEP To Save Dredging Grant

August 24, 2016

Representative Joe Gresko joins colleagues in the legislature in calling on the state Department of Energy and Environment to execute a memorandum of understanding for monitoring the piping plover population as soon as possible with the Connecticut Audubon Society so that a $10 million grant for dredging can be obtained.

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Gresko Urges CT. Help For Altice Workers

August 10, 2016

Rep. Joe Gresko calls on the state Department of Labor to initiate Connecticut's Rapid Response Team to help Altice USA in assisting its 591 employees who will be laid off in the Stratford and Shelton area.

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