WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will participate in the following events in Connecticut open to the press next week. Visit to Next Health Himes will visit Next Health’s new facility in Norwalk. Next Health manufactures the AgileLife Patient Transfer System, which allows for the transfer of immobile individuals to and from their bed and wheelchair without lifting. WHEN: Monday, April 21 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. WHERE: 300 Wilson Avenue, Norwalk Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Assembly Himes will speak at an assembly on the dangers of drunk driving hosted by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, formerly the Century Council. WHEN: Tuesday, April 22 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Villa Maria School, 161 Skymeadow Drive, Stamford Visit to Fairfield Woods Himes will meet with the approximately 300-student eighth grade class to discuss his work in Congress and take questions. WHEN: Tuesday, April 22 from 10:00 to 11:00
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today thanked the Connecticut House of Representatives for approving legislation he introduced that will protect the owners and handlers of domesticated horses by clarifying into law that domesticated horses are not wild animals and as such are not “inherently dangerous.” The Governor introduced the legislation in response to a recent court decision, which he said went too far. “I’m glad that the General Assembly continues to advance our timely legislation protecting owners and handlers of domesticated horses, and I’m confident that the Senate will also look favorably on approving this so that I can sign it into law,” Governor Malloy said. “Connecticut has a large population of horse owners and handlers, and the associated agriculture sector of our economy continues to grow, contributing $3.5 billion annually in our state’s economy and accounting for 28,000 jobs. I want to thank State Representative Linda
Urges Legislature to Act on Continued Delivery of Services (NEW HAVEN, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today visited New Haven Legal Assistance Association to highlight a legislative proposal he introduced to increase access to legal aid services for low-income citizens and to secure a funding structure that continues Connecticut’s efforts to combat the Civil Justice Gap. The Governor was joined by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Mayor Toni Harp, representatives of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, representatives of legal assistance organizations, and clients who have benefited from legal aid. “Connecticut legal aid services have been forced to shrink because of pressures on other sources of funding,” said Governor Malloy. “When legal aid agencies have to turn away low-income victims of domestic violence, tenants facing eviction, children with disabilities who are entitled to supportive services, and low-wage workers dealing with dishonest employers who don’t properly pay them, it’s not good
(HARTFORD) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today outlined his expectations and priorities for Metro-North Railroad’s (MNR) performance in light of MNR’s anticipated May schedule change. Since the new MNR President Joseph Giulietti began his position in February, Governor Malloy and Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker have been in active discussions with Mr. Giulietti as MNR works to implement its 100-Day improvement strategy for Connecticut service in order to restore the New Haven Line to a “best-in-class” railroad. In a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and MNR, Governor Malloy urged MNR to use the change as an opportunity to focus on the goals of safety, reliability and optimal trip times while addressing customer complaints about late, crowded and slow trains. Governor Malloy wrote, “I expect that the new schedule will reflect your commitment to deliver a comprehensive program of safe, reliable and fast service in Connecticut. Indeed, Connecticut
11:23am–#Fairfield CT–Today’s car fire was a mini van behind the CVS at 1968 Black Rock Turnpike (next to Boston Market). The driver of the min-van said he was a traveling mechanic assisting another vehicle when the van caught fire. Firefighters and police requested to view the video from the security cameras.
1:57am–#Stamford CT–Police are searching for a pedestrian that was hit on I-95 near exit 6, radio reports say he has a compound fracture and bleeding fairly heavily. 2:39am–The man was located and transported to Stamford Hospital with a fractured fibula.
#Bridgeport, CT – April 17, 2014– A 22-year-old woman faces charges that she robbed and assaulted as 76-year-old man. Officer Frank Cuccaro responded to a Yacht Street apartment Wednesday and spoke to the victim, who stated that he was robbed in his apartment. He stated someone knocked at his door and, when he opened it, a female entered and began looking through his possessions. He stated the woman slapped him in the face and took $14 out of his pants pockets, a ring and a watch. At 2:40 p.m., about 90 minutes after the initial call, dispatchers received information that the suspect had returned and was in the area of 55 Shell St. When Cuccaro and Officer Kenneth Ruge arrived, the victim exited a car and pointed out the suspect. Rachel Plotkin, of Bridgeport, was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree assault on an elderly person and sixth-degree larceny. Her bond was set at $25,000.