As co-chair of the legislature’s Women’s Caucus, I am delighted to work with the PCSW, in pushing important legislative initiatives that focus on women’s issues across the state. I look forward to a productive and exciting session working on legislation that will address some of our priorities such as equity needs, violence and sex trafficking.
I am happy to see $137,345 grant coming to Milford’s school district for technology upgrades. I applaud the state’s commitment to supporting our schools by providing the necessary resources to continue meeting the newly established standards. When it comes to keeping with today’s technological demands, upgrades are always welcomed. The State Bond Commission today approved more than $10 million in bond allocations across the state to help them with technological updates including equipment.
I was pleased to join state leaders and the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs in recognizing a group of veterans who were inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame, 2015 Class, including Milford’s resident, Greg Smith who served 10 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy. I nominated Greg because his continued commitment to local civic and volunteer service to others is simply extraordinary!
After months of strong advocacy, planning and meetings with residents and local and state officials, the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) held its Silver Sands Park Informational Meeting at Milford’s Town Hall. Over 300 residents attended the meeting and many had the chance to voice their concerns about the much anticipated DEEP Silver Sands Park improvement plan. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey was at the meeting at the request of Rep. Rose to support her and area residents that will be impacted by the multi-million dollar plan to revitalize the beach.
I joined my colleague, Rep. Ferraro at the Milford Senior Center for a technology workshop hosted by AT&T. Learning how to use smartphones or tablet technologies could mean the beginning of new adventures for some of our elderly who lack technology knowledge. AT&T staff members began the workshop by explaining the value of smartphones and one app in particular: Facetime! They spoke about how the video phone call application for iPhones can be used to speak to and see loved ones. I was happy to see a nice group of people interested in learning these new skills.