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2016 District News
AARP June Fraud Watch for Manchester
May 17th Manufacturing Jobs Fair
AARP May Fraud Watch for Glastonbury
Bipartisan Budget Deal
Growing Bob's Jobs in Manchester
2016 Economic Update
2015 District News
2016: August 17; August 10; August 3; July 27; July 20; July 8; June 29; June 22; June 1; May 27; May 18; May 12th: Senate Passes No Tax Budget; April 29 Budget Update; April 27; April 20; April 13; April 6; March 29 Budget Deal; March 23; March 16; February 19; February 11; February 5; January 15; January 8
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View the photo gallery of the Glastonbury ceremony at Smith Middle School on July 26. This includes photos of all the recipients and more.
View the photo gallery of the complete Manchester ceremony at the Army & Navy Club on September 30, 2015.
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State Senator Steve Cassano was elected in November 2010 to represent the residents of the 4th State Senate District towns of Bolton, Glastonbury, Manchester and Marlborough; he was re-elected in 2012 and 2014 to represent the re-configured 4th State Senate District towns of Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury and Manchester.
Steve is Chairman of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Planning and Development Committee, and a member of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding, and Transportation committees.
Steve was first elected to public office as the deputy mayor of Manchester in 1977, serving as mayor from 1991 to 2005 at a time that included the development of Buckland Hills, the redevelopment of Main Street and a major expansion of new industrial parks. He taught sociology at Manchester Community College for 28 years, and he and his wife Holly operate The Children’s Place, an 8,000 square-foot day care center in Manchester that has a staff of three dozen employees who care for 100 children ranging in age from six weeks to six years old. The Cassanos have five children and six grandchildren.
Steve is a past president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and the National Association of Regional Councils and is the former chairman of the Capitol Region Council of Governments. Steve has served on multiple national and statewide task forces and boards that addressed critical, everyday issues such as transportation, energy, education, homeland security and the environment.
Steve was born in 1942 in Boston, three months into World War II, which meant his father would be away in the U.S. Army for several years. He lived with his grandfather, a dory fisherman who operated for decades out of Boston. His father became a fisherman, too, and the family lived in various fishing towns until settling in Nantucket in 1956. Steve graduated from Nantucket High School in 1959; his mother died in 1961 when he was 19 and was the oldest of eight children. Since his father was in a V.A. hospital for long-term care, Steve remained in Nantucket and cared for his family until 1966.
Steve graduated from Manchester Community College in 1968. He received a BA from Boston State in 1969, a Master’s Degree in Urban Sociology from SUNY Albany in 1970, and an MSW from the University of Connecticut in 1975.
Steve enjoys being with his family, golf, travel, political trivia and the music of Johnny Cash and The Beatles.
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August 2, 2016 — Senator Cassano discusses the state’s “Make It Here” program which helps veterans and unemployed residents learn skills for careers in advanced manufacturing.
July 1, 2016 — Senator Cassano visits Manchester Awning to highlight a new law that supports veteran-owned small businesses by extending bidding preferences for state contracts to veteran-owned businesses.