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Courant Endorsement: Rep. Esty Is Productive And Bipartisan

Posted on October 27, 2016

Voters in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District are fortunate to have Democrat Elizabeth Esty in the House. Ms. Esty, 57, of Cheshire, is a workhorse who will cross the aisle to reach common ground with Republicans. We endorse her for another term over her challenger, Republican Clay Cope, 54, of Sherman. Why Ms. Esty? Ms. Esty […]

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Esty talks vocational schools, more in visit to Herald office

Posted on October 17, 2016

NEW BRITAIN — In a wide-ranging 90-minute discussion with The New Britain Herald editorial board Monday, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5) talked on a variety of subjects from vocational schools and community colleges to gun laws and Donald Trump. Esty, who is being challenged by Republican Clay Copes, spoke passionately about the importance of vocational […]

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Esty Sets A Path of Bridge-Building In Congress

Posted on October 4, 2016

In the early 2000s, Elizabeth Esty contemplated enrolling in divinity school. “I felt a call to make a difference,” said Esty, who was raised Presbyterian but now attends a Congregational church. Instead, the Harvard-educated lawyer ran for state representative, setting herself on a path that led to her election to Congress in 2012. Now 57, […]

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DC Buzz: Jim Himes, party of one

Posted on October 3, 2016

For Rep. Jim Himes, one actually did turn out to be the loneliest number. Sure, he’s stood against the majority of Democrats on several votes involving Wall Street regulation, a subject he knows plenty about as an ex-Goldman Sachs guy. But he never imagined that in this stratified Congress, he’d be the lone vote against […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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