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Jan 082015
 

Orange roundtableFour lawmakers representing Orange met with First Selectman Jim Zeoli in his office Thursday morning to get acquainted and to discuss the important issues that affect the town now and in the future.

Themis Klarides, who was sworn in yesterday as House Republican Leader, along with State Sen. Gayle Slossberg and two freshmen State Representatives, Pam Staneski and Charles Ferraro all came with open minds as they sat down with Zeoli and Town Attorney Vincent Marino.

“This was the first time the two new Reps have had a meeting with me, so they were very attentive and took a lot of notes and asked some good questions,” Zeoli said.

The session focused primarily on town business, including the center turn lane on the Boston Post Road; obtaining state funding for important projects; and getting everyone on board so that Orange has a better chance to receive the $300,000 STEAP (Small Town Economic Assistance Program) Grant money that it applied for last fall to help with the Fred Wolfe Park Improvement/expansion project.

Zeoli, who is the chairman of the state Farmland Advisory Board also included farming issues in the discussion.

All in all the morning meeting appeared to be a bipartisan success.

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