$500,000 for Uncas Leap Heritage Center

November 15, 2016

State Representative Emmett Riley announces that the State Bond Commission has approved a $500,000 state grant for development of the Uncas Leap Heritage Center.

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Otis Library Wins Nation's Top Award

June 3, 2016

In a recent special White House ceremony, first lady Michelle Obama presented the nation's top library award of excellence to Otis Library. Robert Farwell, executive director of the library, and multicultural services coordinator Bassem Gayed accepted the award. For more details, read The Day news story.

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House OKs Opioid Abuse Prevention Bill

April 26, 2016

There has been a dramatic rise in prescription drug abuse, and it is something that affects each and every town in Connecticut as well as this country. The legislation that I co-sponsored and that was passed by the House this week I hope will stem the tide. For more on this issue, read this Courant news story.

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Legislature OKs Bill Helping Firefighters

April 20, 2016

For Representative Emmett D. Riley, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is important. That is why he co-sponsored a bill that establishes a relief fund for wage replacements. The fund will be used for firefighters who are battling work-related cancer. House Bill 5262 provides compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.

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