Rep. Terry Backer – He Gave Back More Than He Took

December 15, 2015

When I learned last night of the passing of my friend and colleague State Representative Terry Backer, one of my first thoughts was that he was truly one of those special people who figured out how to give back more than you take in a lifetime.

For over two decades, Representative Backer became one of the most beloved and colorful characters of the General Assembly. His trademark denim attire reminded us he was never a traditional suit and tie guy, and that endearing image added perspective to every debate.

LONG ISLAND SOUND WAS A CONSTITUENT

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State Backs Walking Trail In Plainfield

December 14, 2015

The state Bond Commission has approved $500,000 to fill a 6 mile gap in the East Coast Greenway on the Moosup Valley State Park Trail in Plainfield and Sterling. The Greenway is a growing trail system, running 2,900 miles down the Eastern Seaboard between Canada and Key West, FL.

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News for Main site

December 8, 2015

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PACE Award Highlights Legislative Session

November 25, 2015

The People's Action for Clean Energy (PACE) recognized me for what they have called, "courageous leadership and a commitment to renewable energy" and my advocacy for strong community-shared solar legislation.

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