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Norm Needleman

Representing Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook

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Senator Needleman, Representative Carpino Hold Office Hours in Portland, Discuss Pressing Statewide Issues

PORTLAND – Last Thursday, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Portland) held joint office hours in Portland. Over the course of an hour-long discussion, legislators met with local residents to discuss a variety of pressing issues impacting the state, including repairing infrastructure, increasing use of renewable energy, and ensuring shoreline towns are resilient in the light of increased flooding risk and other weather-related threats.

“I am appreciative of every person who came out to these office hours and discussed pressing issues with myself and Representative Carpino,” said Sen. Needleman. “There are always prevalent issues impacting the public, and legislators need to hear from their constituents to represent them on those issues properly. I look forward to more conversations like these, which I find vitally important.”

“I want to thank everyone who came to share their thoughts, opinions, and concerns. An open and honest exchange of ideas is crucial for our state government to function in an effective manner,” said Rep. Carpino. “Whether it is in a formal setting or at an event in town, I always welcome the chance to talk about issues important to people I represent."

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