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Two-Day Dental Clinic Includes Focus On Veterans

Posted on September 19, 2016

Jeff Lawton was stabbed in the face a few years ago and had six teeth broken in the process. On Friday, he was at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in Hartford getting them repaired. Lawton, a Navy veteran, explained that unless you’re fully disabled the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t cover […]

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Elizabeth Esty Accepts CT Working Families Party Endorsement

Posted on September 13, 2016

CHESHIRE, CT – Today, the Working Families Party (WFP) of Connecticut endorsed Rep. Elizabeth Esty for reelection in the 5th Congressional District. “Time and time again, Representative Esty has proven herself to be one of Connecticut’s strongest champions for economic justice and fairness, and an ardent defender of equality. And that’s exactly the kind of […]

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Esty Tackles Questions From Seniors In Bethel Stop

Posted on September 1, 2016

BETHEL, Conn. — As U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty stood before about 30 people Tuesday at the Bethel Senior Center to address their issues and concerns, Medicare and Social Security were two topics that came up. “Medicare is the single most important government program whose purpose is to lift seniors out of poverty,” said Esty (D-5th […]

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Rep. Conroy Joins Blumenthal And Esty To Promote Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on September 1, 2016

State Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-Seymour) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and AIDS Connecticut advocates Wednesday in Hartford to recognize Overdose Awareness Day. The officials reaffirmed their pledge to keep fighting the stigma associated with addiction and continue working to get people the help and treatment they deserve. Rep. Conroy said there were […]

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Esty tours Cheshire business that aims to stay in Connecticut

Posted on August 24, 2016

CHESHIRE >> U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, knows a thing or two about what goes into working with metals. Members of Esty’s family are in the die casting business, a process in which highly heated liquid metal is poured into a form to produce a component of desired shape. That knowledge proved helpful to Esty […]

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Veterans Receive Long Overdue Honors For Their Service In Danbury Ceremony

Posted on August 5, 2016

  DANBURY, Conn. — Two area veterans — surrounded by friends, family and community members — received some long overdue honors in a presentation Monday held at the Danbury Library. About 70 people packed the Farioly Program Room as veteran Henry J. Stolz, 74, of Brookfield, was presented with medals he earned during his time […]

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Congresswoman Esty full of pride for district

Posted on September 7, 2015

NEW BRITAIN — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District,  represents 750,000 people in 41 communities in the state, but on any given day can be found in her New Britain headquarters. Esty, a native of Illinois who has lived in Cheshire for 21 years, visits the communities she represents as often as she can. Her […]

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Esty, STEM advisory panel hit the road

Posted on September 3, 2015

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, held the first of four meetings Monday of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) advisory board she assembled to come up with strategies to promote STEM-related careers to students. “I hear from manufacturers across central and northwest Connecticut about the challenges they face in finding skilled employees, and […]

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Bluementhal, Murphy and Esty Press Retailers to Close Loophole on Gun Sales

Posted on August 10, 2015

Citing a background the mass murder of nine people in Charleston in June, members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation and gun control advocates called upon three gun retailers—Cabela’s, EZ Pawn, and Bass Pro Shops—to block a loophole in a background check law Monday. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty were […]

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CT businesses pushing back on shutdown of Ex-Im Bank

Posted on July 8, 2015

Washington –The Tea Party, aided by other conservative Republicans and the billionaire Koch brothers, celebrated a big victory last week when Congress failed to reauthorize the charter of a bank that helps U.S. businesses, including Connecticut-based General Electric and United Technologies, make sales overseas. But supporters of the Export-Import Bank, including Connecticut’s all Democratic congressional delegation, have vowed to […]

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