Drivers who pass over the I-95 bridge over Richards Avenue in Norwalk will forever be reminded of the sacrifice of Army Specialist David R. Fahey Jr. , a Norwalk native who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. Fahey's family members joined with Sen. Bob Duff, Rep. Bruce Morris and Mayor Harry Rilling Tuesday to unveil signs dedicating the bridge in his memory.
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State Rep. Gail Lavielle, whose 143rd District includes part of Westport, accepts a Children's Champion award today from Merrill Gay, executive director of the CT Early Childhood Alliance, at the Naramake Family Resource Center Preschool in Norwalk. Lavielle, the ranking member of the Education Committee, is one of 26 state legislators honored this year by the CT Early Childhood Alliance, an outreach and advocacy organization.
For the fifth consecutive year since she was first elected to state office, State Rep. Gail Lavielle has achieved a 100 percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the State House of Representatives during the 2015 regular session. "I am pleased to have cast all 379 votes in the House this session," Lavielle said.
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State Sen. Bob Duff and Mayor Harry Rilling joined family members of the late Army Specialist David Fahey Jr. in dedicating the I-95 bridge over Richards Avenue in Fahey's honor. State Sen. Bob Duff and Mayor Harry Rilling joined family members of the late Army Spc.
State and city officials spent their morning at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk petting stingrays, jiggling jellies and exploring the institute's research vessel as the aquarium and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection discussed ways they can mutually aid one another in their missions to protect the environment. Aquarium President Brian Davis led the tour group, which included DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee, Deputy Commissioners Mike Sullivan and Susan Whalen, State Sen. Bob Duff, and Mayor Harry Rilling.
James Bloom of Norwalk, a member of a longtime oystering family, was appointed to the new Connecticut Aquaculture Advisory Council by State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff . The Council, created this year by the General Assembly, marks the beginning of a cooperative effort by the state and shellfish industry, and is tasked with responsibly growing and promoting the industry.