By STANLEY SOBIESKI
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter in support of state Rep. Gary Turco.
Rep. Turco has accomplished a lot for Newington in his two years in office. He has worked with community leaders to bring more state grant money back into town and to make it a better place to work and live.
Rep. Turco worked hard with officials from both parties to acquire another 18.2 acres of Cedar Mountain in order to preserve the mountain and its open space. As you know, our town is quite developed. When residents gave guidance for the 2030 Plan of Conservation and Development, they indicated that open space is important to them. Rep. Turco responded to this concern right away. He worked hard to get more than $1 million of new state money for our town. This has helped to keep taxes in check while providing quality education to our students, who are the future leaders of tomorrow.
Rep. Turco was able to secure state funding for improvements to Robbins Avenue and a section of Maple Hill. These road sections will be made more bicycle and pedestrian friendly for residents.
In conclusion, Rep. Turco has done an outstanding job for the residents of Newington. Prior to his election, our town missed out on a lot of grant opportunities. Gary Turco is a hard working advocate for Newington who makes sure we get our fair share. Please join me in supporting his re-election!