By Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Dairy Caucus |
On March 27, Congress voted unanimously to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide an historic infusion of resources to families, workers, small businesses, and others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus outbreak has so far claimed over 45,000 American lives.
“No taxation without representation” was the rallying cry during the colonies’ struggle for independence. Thousands of citizens, and in particular soldiers, endured unimaginable hardships and risked their lives and fortunes for the right to self govern.
Plans for the reuse of the former Bridge St. School building started with committees and studies in 2005. Careful deliberations, community forums, and ongoing public updates have occurred continuously in the intervening 12 years.