Governor Rell: Governor Rell's Photo and Video Highlights of Recent Events

Governor Rell's Photo and Video Highlights of Recent Events

{Official Photograph}                 {Video Gallery}
{Gov. Rell welcomes a Connecticut soldier home from Iraq.}
Gov. Rel Welcomes Soldiers Home
On Nov. 20, Gov. Rell attended a formal homecoming ceremony at the William A. O’Neill Armory for more than 200 Connecticut National Guard soldiers. National Guard Spec. Julius Williams of Hartford looks on as Gov. Rell holds his child. 
{Gov. Rell greets the Enfield Fire Department, which helped to collect 300 pounds of food.}
July 31 Food Drive Collects
8,700 Lbs of Food
{On July 19, Gov. Rell broke ground on the first of 23 service plazas that will be renovated.}
Gov. Rell Breaks Ground
on First of Service Plazas to be Renovated
{Gov. Rell greets New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his family during the National Governors Association meeting in Boston.}
Gov. Rell Greets NJ Gov.
at National Governors Meeting
On July 9, Gov. Rell attended the National Governors Association meeting in Boston.  Here, she greets New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his family.
{Gov. Rell greets Kaynor students on May 14.}
Gov. Rell Celebrates Kaynor Tech Makeover
On May 14, Gov. Rell went to Waterbury's Kaynor Tech to celebrate the school's makeover.
{American Idol star Katie Stevens, Katie}
Gov. Rell Honors American Idol Star
Katie Stevens

During a May 4 ceremony, Gov. Rell honored American Idol star and Middlebury resident Katie Stevens by declaring May 4 "Katie Stevens Day" in the State of Connecticut.

{Governor Rell is joined by arborists during a special Arbor Day tree planting at the Governor’s Residence in April 30,}
Gov. Rell Commemorates Arbor Day, Plants 375th Anniversary CT Oak Tree

Governor Rell is joined by arborists during a special Arbor Day tree planting at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford on Friday, April 30. The 15-foot white oak was planted to commemorate Connecticut’s 375th Anniversary.


View photos of Connecticut National Guardsmen serving in Iraq.
{Gov. Rell cuts the ribbon on the new Niantic Readiness Center on April 5.}
Gov. Rell: National Guard to Benefit from Upgraded Facility
On April 5, U.S. Representative Joseph D. Courtney, 2nd District, Major General Thaddeus J. Martin, State of Connecticut Military Department, and Governor Rell cut the ribbon to dedicate the new Niantic Readiness Center. The new Niantic Readiness Center was built to provide the 192nd Military Police Battalion and 85th Troop Command with ample space for present and future training duties and modern office space for administrative functions. 
{Gov. Rell gets behind the wheel of one of CT Transit}
Gov. Rell Debuts New CT Transit Buses
On March 17, Gov. Rell announced the arrival of the first of dozens of new buses being purchased with federal stimulus funds and put into service for Connecticut commuters.
{Gov. Rell and state vets officials announce funding for the veterans home.}
Gov. Rell: Major Improvements
for State Veterans Home
On March 10, Gov. Rell announced upgrades for the State Veterans Home that will help veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan who need a temporary place to stay.
{Gov. Rell addresses the UConn Health Center audience.}
Gov. Rell Announces Plans for New UConn Health Center
On March 9, Gov. Rell unveiled plans that would establish the UConn Health Network through a landmark partnership that will transform the delivery of healthcare in the state and lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs.
{Gov. Rell greets Ed Bomba during her visit to the Seymour farm.}
Seymour Farm Joins Preservation List
Three generations of the Bomba family on March 8 welcomed Gov. Rell to their farm, where she announced that the state is expected to approve $5 million toward the state’s ongoing efforts to preserve farmland.

{Gov. Rell visited with the Manchester Community College Cougars March 8th.}
Gov. Rell Praises Manchester Community College Women's Hoops Team
On March 8, Gov. Rell visited the Manchester Community College Cougars as they prepared to travel to Minnesota for the national Junior College championship tournament.
{Norwalk Community College President David Levinson and Gov. Rell break ground.}
Gov. Rell Breaks Ground
at Norwalk Community Colege

On February 24, Governor Rell celebrated the groundbreaking for the Center for Science, Health and Wellness on the campus of Norwalk Community College, a project that will expand the school’s capacity to educate future nurses and other health professionals.


{Governor Rell holds the New York Yankees’ World Series trophy.}
New York Yankees' World Series
Trophy Comes to State Capitol

On February 19, the New York Yankees’ World Series trophy made a stop at the State Capitol in Hartford.  The trophy was on display in the State Capitol building from several hours, and thousands of people took photographs with the trophy and visited with members of the Yankees’ front office.  In her State Capitol office, Governor Rell holds the New York Yankees’ World Series trophy.

{Gov. Rell kicks off the state}
State Celebrates 375th Anniversary
Connecticut celebrates its 375th Anniversary in 2010.  Gov. Rell kicked off the celebration at the State Library on Feb. 17th.  Click here to learn more about what events are planned for the celebration.
{On Feb. 16th, Gov. Rell welcomed the United Football League to Connecticut and to Rentschler Field.}
Pro Football Coming to Connecticut
On February 16th, Governor Rell welcomed the United Football League to Connecticut and to Rentschler Field.
{The 2009 Holiday Ornament}
2009 Holiday Ornament Now On Sale

The 2009 Holiday Ornament is now on sale at a cost of $20.00 to benefit the Governor's Residence Conservancy.  This year’s ornament depicts the inside of the State Capitol dome. Those interested in purchasing ornaments may call 860 524-7355.  More

{Gov. Rell cuts the ribbon at the ceremony to open the Brookfield Bypass on Route 7.}
Gov. Rell Cuts Ribbon on Route 7 Brookfield Bypass
On Nov. 19, Gov. Rell and local officials cut the ribbon on the 2.3 mile stretch of highway in Brookfield.
{Gov. Rell was joined by Greenwich officials for the Oct. 23 announcement at the Cos Cob train station.}
Gov. Rell: Major Rail Improvements for Busy Greenwich Station
On Oct. 23, Gov.Rell announced a $5.3 million upgrade to a substation in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich, which supplies power to part of the New Haven Rail line between Greenwich and Harrison, N.Y.
{Gov. Rell welcomes home a soldier.}
Gov. Rell Welcomes Troops Home
At an August ceremony, Gov. Rell welcomed home three military units: the 1109th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD) of Groton, the 103rd Air Control Squadron (ACS) of Orange and the Det 2 of Company I/185th Aviation of Groton.
{On August 18 in her State Capitol office, Gov. Rell honored the State Champion Glastonbury Little League Team.}
Gov. Rell Greets Glastonbury
Little League Champs
On August 18 in her State Capitol office, Gov. Rell honored the State Champion Glastonbury Little League Team.
{Gov. Rell and Vanessa Naughton enjoy the parade.}
Gov. Rell Attends July 11 East Hampton Parade
Gov. Rell was greeted by seven year old Vanessa Naughton at the parade.
{Gov. Rell presents the check to CCADV.}
In East Hartford, Gov. Rell Announces $$ for Domestic Violence Prevention
In a June 18 ceremony, Gov. Rell presented a $720,000 check to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
{Gov. Rell toured the damage created by a tornado that swept through Wethersfield. }
In Wethersfield, Gov. Rell Tours Tornado Damage
On June 27, Gov. Rell toured the damage created by a tornado that swept through Wethersfield. 
{Gov. Rell signs a bill boosting nursing in CT.}
In Winsted, Gov. Rell Signs Bill Boosting Nursing Training
In a June 20 ceremony at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Gov. Rell signed a bill that requires the state to go after all available federal funds to start a nursing program at the college.
{Gov. Rell Breaks New Ground in New Milford}

Gov. Rell Breaks New Ground

in New Milford

On April 28 in New Milford, Gov. Rell broke ground on a $10.3 million construction project that will improve highway safety through a heavily traveled area of Route 67, Route 202 and Grove Street.

{On April 19, Gov. Rell honored the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies with a parade and rally at the State Capitol.}
Gov. Rell and 25,000 Fans Congratulate UConn Women at State Capitol Rally
On April 19, Gov. Rell honored the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies with a parade and rally at the State Capitol.
{Gov. Rell chats with UConn Women}
At Bradley Airport, Gov. Rell Welcomes Home UConn Women's Hoops Champs
On April 8, Gov. Rell greeted UConn fans gathered at Braldey Airport to welcome home the 2009 NCAA Champion Women's Basketball Team.
{Gov. Rell tours Cooper-Atkins Corp. on march 30.}
At Middlefield Manufacturer, Gov. Rell Visits With Employees
On March 30, Gov. Rell visited Cooper-Atkins Corp. in Middfield to listen to employees' concerns about the economy.
{Gov. Rell visited Glastonbury}
At Glastonbury Manufacturer, Gov. Rell Visits With Employees
On March 25, Gov. Rell visited Flanagan Industries in Glastonbury to listen to employees' concerns about the economy.
{Gov. Rell speaks to Flanagan Industry employees.}
Gov. Rell Speaks to Employees at Glastonbury Business
Gov. Rell spoke to Flanagan Industries employees during a March 25 visit.
{Gov. Rell Greets Flo Diehl.}
In North Branford, Gov. Rell
Honors 105 Year Old Resident
On March 3, Gov. Rell visited North Branford resident Florence "Flo" Diehl, who was celebrating her105th birthday.  
{Joined by Fairfield officials, Gov. Rell reopend the Southport Train Station on February 27.}
In Southport, Gov. Rell
Reopens Train Station
Joined by Fairfield officials on February 27, Gov. Rell reopened the Southport Train Station, which had been damaged by a fire in 2008.
{Governor Rell attended a recent send off ceremony for National Guard troops.}
Gov. Rell Attends January Send Off Ceremony for Connecticut National Guard Troops
{Gov. Rell Visits the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.}
Gov. Rell Visits the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
The Expo was held at the
Chevrolet Theatre in Wallingford.
{Gov. Rell greets one of the youngest holiday reception attendees.}
Gov. Rell Attends Reception
for National Guard Families
On December 20, Gov. Rell attended a holiday reception for families of deployed and recently returned Soldiers and Airmen of the Connecticut National Guard.
{Gov. Rell and Howard Luppi at the Vets Hall of Fame induction ceremony.}
Gov. Rell Inducts Vets to Hall of Fame
On December 9, Gov. Rell inducted North Haven's Howard L. Luppi (pictured) and nine other Connecticut veterans into the state Veterans Hall of Fame.
{Gov. Rell addresses Hartford business leaders.}
Gov. Rell Addresses Hartford
Business Leaders
On December 9, Gov. Rell addressed the MetroHartford Alliance, saying she will make the tough decisions necessary to protect our families, our businesses and Connecticut’s future.
{Gov. Rell attends 103rd Air Control Squadron}
Gov. Rell Attends Troop Send Off
On December 1, Gov. Rell attended the send off ceremony for the 103rd Air Control Squadron, which is headed to Iraq.
{Gov. Rell and the Lincoln Commission.}
Gov. Rell Meets President Lincoln
At the State Capitol on November 17, Governor Rell poses with "President Abraham Lincoln" (Howard Wright of Canton) and members of the Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
{Gov. Rell greets fans prior to the UConn-West Virginia.}
Gov. Rell: Go Huskies!
Gov. Rell greeted football fans prior to the November 1 game between UConn and West Virginia held at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
{Gov. Rell and her husband Lou greet a trick or treater at the Governor}
Gov. Rell Greets Trick or Treaters
On Halloween, Gov. Rell and her husband Lou (dressed up as Doctor and Patient, respectively) greeted hundreds of trick or treaters at the Governor's Residence in Hartford.  By the end of the night, the First Couple had handed out over 1,000 candy bars to happy visitors.
{Gov. Rell speaks with a veteran at the new health facility.}
Gov. Rell Visits Vets at New Facility
On October 24, Gov. Rell visited the new Levitow Veterans Health Center in Rocky Hill.  The $34 million facility officially opened for care on October 23.  Approximately 100 resident veterans will be moved into the Health Center.
{Gov. Rell commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Connecticut Turnpike.}

I-95 Turns 50

Hailing it as “one of the most valuable and productive drivers of the Connecticut economy,” on October 22 Gov. Rell helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Connecticut Turnpike that, as I-95, carries tens of thousands of vehicles every day.

{Gov. Rell attended the Navy Ball on October 10th.}
Gov. Rell Attends Navy Ball
On October 10th, Gov. Rell attended the 2008 Navy Birthday Ball held at Foxwoods.  The event celebrated the United States Navy's 233rd year of excellence.
{Gov. Rell speaks at the Housatonic Community College event.}
Gov. Rell Visits Housatonic Community College
On October 9, Gov. Rell visited Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Beacon Hall.
{Gov. Rell holds up the Connecticut flag at the October 8 ceremony.}
Gov. Rell Greets and Sends Off Troops
On October 8, Gov. Rell attended a welcome home ceremony for soldiers of the Embedded Training Team of Hartford (the Team served in Afghanistan) and a send-off for soldiers from Detachment 2, Company I, 185th Aviation Regiment of Groton (the soldiers will deploy to Iraq.)
{Gov. Rell greets Derby police officers.}
In Derby, Gov. Rell Greets Local Police
On September 25, Governor Rell visited Derby and posed with some local police officers.
{Gov. Rell greets members of the fife and drum corps.}
In New London, Gov. Rell Greets Nutmeg Volunteer Junior Ancient Fife & Drum Corps
On September 25, Gov. Rell visited The Royal Princess cruise ship, which successfully docked in New London Harbor.  The Nutmeg Volunteer Junior Ancient Fife & Drum Corps welcomed passengers and received hearty applause from passengers on deck.
{Gov. Rell holds the Boston Celtics}
Gov. Rell Declares Sept.18
Boston Celtics Day in Connecticut
Gov. Rell invited the Boston Celtics to bring the 2008 NBA World Championship Trophy to Connecticut on September 18.  The trophy was available for public viewing at the State Capitol.  Hundreds of fans turned out for the event.
{Gov. Rell greets visitors at the Big E.}
Gov. Rell Visits The Big E for Connecticut Day
Gov. Rell greeted visitors to the Connecticut Building at the Eastern States' Exposition on September 17.
{Gov. Rell speaks to a veteran during the Stand Down services.}
In Rocky Hill, Gov. Rell Meets Vets
On September 12, Gov. Rell visited the State Veterans Home for the 2008 Stand Down services.  About 1,000 veterans attended.
{Gov. Rell met with business and industry leaders on September 9.}
In Hartford, Gov. Rell Greets
Business and Industry Reps
On September 9, Gov. Rell visited the MEDi 2008 Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center.
{Gov. Rell poses with Uncle Sam during the Danbury parade.}
Gov. Rell Marches in Danbury Parade
On September 7, Gov. Rell marched in a parade celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Danbury News-Times newspaper.
{Gov. Rell invited the Shelton National Little League Team to her office to commend them on a tremendous season.}
Gov. Rell Honors Shelton Little Leaguers
Gov. Rell invited the Shelton National Little League Team to her State Capitol office to commend them on a tremendous season in which they reached the Little League World Series.
{On August 26, Gov. Rell visited the Wolcott Early Childhood Center in Windsor on the first day of school.}
 In Windsor, Gov. Rell Greets Children on First Day of School
On August 26, Gov. Rell visited the Wolcott Early Childhood Center in Windsor on the first day of school.
{Gov. Rell poses with Civil War Re-enactors from Connecticut during an August 20 ceremony at the William A. O}

Gov. Rell Pays Tribute to Civil War-Era Connecticut Regiment

On August 20, Gov. Rell unveiled the centerpiece of a new state monument that will be placed at “Grant’s Canal,” part of the Vicksburg National Military Park at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Mississippi.


{Gov. Rell chats with shoppers at Westfarms Mall in West Hartford.}

At Westfarms Mall, Governor Rell Encourages Shoppers to Save

On August 15, Governor Rell reminded consumers that Sales Tax-Free Week runs through Saturday, August 23 and exempts clothing and footwear priced below $300 from the 6 percent state sales tax.


{Gov. Rell visited Quinnipiac University}

Gov. Rell Visits Set of Film School at Quinnipiac University

On August 8, Gov. Rell went behind the scenes of a movie production set at Quinnipiac University to visit with students participating in the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program.


{Gov. Rell greets the crowd during the solar energy event.}

In Rocky Hill, Gov. Rell Announces Solar Program

On August 8, Gov. Rell announced a program to help low- and moderate-income residents cut their electricity expenses and build on the state’s commitment to renewable energy.  For more information about this program, visit

{Gov. Rell underscored the benefits of buying CT Grown products during an August 7 visit to a Farmers}
In West Hartford, Gov. Rell Touts Connecticut Grown Products

Governor Rell underscored the benefits of buying Connecticut Grown products during an August 7 visit to the West Hartford Farmers’ Market.

{Gov. Rell is greeted by children during her August 6 visit to the Crystal Rock bottling plant in Watertown.}

In Watertown, Gov. Rell Celebrates New Solar Array at Bottling Plant

On August 6, Gov. Rell celebrated the installation of a new solar panel system at the Crystal Rock LLC bottling plant.


{Gov. Rell visited Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks in New Hartford on August 6.}

Governor Rell Makes ‘Staycation’ Stop Along Farmington River in New Hartford

On August 6, Gov. Rell showcased a spectacular section of the Farmington River during her visit to Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks in New Hartford.


{Governor Rell signs a bill that will work to preserve the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook as open space.}
Gov. Rell Protects Environmental Treasures
On August 5, Gov. Rell signed a bill that will work to preserve the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook as open space.
{In Danbury on August 1, Gov. Rell announced $40 million to improve Route 7.}
In Danbury, Gov. Rell Announces $40 Million for Route 7 Improvements
On August 1, Gov. Rell announced the funding for a two-mile section of Route 7.
{Gov. Rell meets with FBI Officials during the FBI}
In New Haven, Gov. Rell Honors FBI
On July 30, Gov. Rell joined Federal Bureau of Investigation officials in New Haven to celebrate the FBI's 100th anniversary. 
{Gov. Rell poses with staff from Southington}

In Southington, Gov. Rell Boosts Farms

During a July 25 visit to Rogers Orchards in Southington, Governor Rell announced funds to help working farmers expand or improve their operations as part of a 10-year business plan.


{Joined by Francis and Joe Gorneault in Bristol, Gov. Rell announces funding for a furnace rebate program.}
In Bristol, Governor Rell Announces Furnace Rebate Program

On July 24 at the home of Joe and Francis Gorneault in Bristol, Gov. Rell announced funding which will provide rebates of up to $500 for homeowners who replace their furnaces with more efficient models.


{Gov. Rell greets guests at a ceremony in which she signed a bill that expands services for autism treatment.}

In Canton, Gov. Rell Signs Bill Expanding Treatment for Autism

In a July 24 ceremony at the FOCUS Alternative Learning Center in Canton, Governor Rell signed legislation that expands treatment for autism and creates a statewide plan for teaching children with the disorder.


{State legislators thank Gov. Rell after she signed the agricultural education bill during a ceremony in Trumbull.}
Gov. Rell Signs Bill to Expand Ag Education

In a July 18 ceremony at Trumbull Agriscience School, Governor Rell signed a bill that expands educational opportunities in Connecticut for students pursuing careers in agriculture.


{Gov. Rell holds a barn owl during her visit to the Connecticut Audubon Society in Fairfield.}
Governor Rell Visits Audubon Society
in Fairfield

On July 17, Gov. Rell visited the Connecticut Aubudon Center in Fairfield, one of Connecticut’s Staycation attractions.  Gift shop purchases at the Audubon Center are 10 percent off for Connecticut residents. Staycation will run through Labor Day and may be expanded into the Fall.

{Gov. Rell visits the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum.}
Governor Rell Visits Railroad
Museum in Willimantic

In July, Governor Rell visited one of the more than 430 Connecticut ‘Staycation’ Destinations – the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic.   The museum collection includes locomotives and rolling stock, as well as vintage railroad buildings and a six-stall roundhouse.   

{Adult education students joined Governor Rell for the adult literacy bill signing ceremony.}

Governor Rell Signs Adult Literacy Bill

In a July 16 ceremony, Governor Rell signed a bill that establishes a state Adult Literacy Board.



{Gov. Rell talks to a child at the toy safety bill signing ceremony.}
Governor Rell Signs Toy Safety Bill
On July 10, signed into law a bill that requires the state to phase in stricter limits for lead in children's products and warning labels on consumer products.
{Gov. Rell visits the Barker Animation Art Gallery and Museum in Cheshire.}

Governor Rell Visits ‘Staycation’ Destination in Cheshire

On July 7, Governor Rell visited one of the more than 300 Connecticut “Staycation” Destinations with a tour of the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum and the Animation Art Gallery in Cheshire.


{Governor Rell Signs the Environmental Justice Bill.}

Governor Rell Signs Environmental Justice Bill

In a July 7 ceremony in Stratford, Governor Rell signed an environmental justice bill that will provide a mechanism for meaningful public participation when a facility generating a significant new source of pollution is proposed in a neighborhood. 


{Area school children joined Governor Rell for her Staycation announcement.}
Gov. Rell Announces Staycation Program
On July 3, Gov. Rell announced a summer program offering discounts for Connecticut residents at more than 300 attractions showcased throughout the state.
{Gov. Rell attended the send off of state firefighters headed to California.}
Gov. Rell Thanks State Firefighters
Headed to Battle California Blazes
{Gov. Rell announces construction for the Q Bridge in New Haven.}

Gov. Rell: ‘Q Bridge’ to be Renovated

On June 20, Governor Rell helped break ground for the start of construction of the New Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge on Interstate 95 in New Haven. The $137 million contract is part of the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program and will take approximately three years to complete.


{Gov. Rell promotes a soldier at the send off ceremony.}

Gov. Rell Attends Send Off Ceremony

 On June 19, Gov. Rell attended the send off ceremony for soldiers who will deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

{Gov. Rell signs the subrime mortgage assistance bill into law.}

Gov. Rell Signs Mortgage Assistance Bill

Gov. Rell signed into law a landmark bill that funds three programs to help struggling homeowners cope with the mortgage credit crunch and imposes reforms on the mortgage industry to avoid future problems.


{Gov. Rell signed the gas tax relief bill at a Waterbury Hess gas station.}
Gov. Rell Signs Gas Tax Deferral Bill
On June 17, Gov. Rell signed into law a bill that rolls back a planned increase in the state gas tax and opens the door to more gasoline stations offering customers a discount for making purchases with cash.
{Gov. Rell signs some bills that will help veterans.}
Governor Rell Signs Bills
That Help Veterans
In a June 13 ceremony held at Ellington’s Crystal Lake Memorial Park, Governor Rell signed three bills that will improve services and benefits for Connecticut’s veterans and their families. 
{On June 13, Gov. Rell visited the 2008 Healing Field of Honor in Hartford’s Bushnell Park. }

Governor Rell Visits Healing Field

On June 13, Governor Rell visited the 2008 Healing Field of Honor in Hartford’s Bushnell Park.   This living display of over 800 U.S. flags, sponsored by the American Legion of Connecticut and the Colonial Flag Foundation, flies as a patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans.
{Gov. Rell signed into law legislation aimed at improving the quality of Connecticut}
Gov. Rell Signs Bill to Boost
Hospital Staffing
On June 11, Gov. Rell signed into law legislation aimed at improving the quality of Connecticut’s health care system and addressing the state’s nursing shortage. Under the bill, each licensed hospital in Connecticut will be required to provide the state Department of Public Health with a prospective nurse staffing plan by July 1, 2009.
{Gov. Rell signs the identity theft prevention bill.}
Governor Rell Signs Bill to Reduce
Risk of Identity Theft
On June 10 in Bristol, Gov. Rell signed into law legislation to help safeguard personal information such as Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and bank and credit card account numbers.
Governor Rell at Connecticut
Business Expo
On June 5, Gov. Rell attended the Connecticut Business Expo in Hartford at the Convention Center.
Governor Rell Attends Veterans
Health Center Dedication
On May 22, Gov. Rell attended the Dedication of the Veterans New Health Care Facility in Rocky Hill.
{Governor and Troopers}
Governor Rell Attends
Trooper Graduation
On May 21, Gov. Rell attended the
State Trooper Graduation, which took place in the Jorgensen Auditorium at UConn.
Governor Rell Signs Bill
Expanding Autism Program 
Gov. Rell: 'Jen's' Law Will Provide Protection for Family Violence Victims
{Gov. Rell at the Storrs Town Center Parking Garage announcement}
Governor Rell: $10 Million for Storrs Town Center Parking Garage
Governor Rell Announces Expanded Program for Missing Children
Governor Rell announced a special “Call to Action” and program expansion to EMCOR’s “Taking KidSafety to the Street”™ program. 
{Gov. Rell welcomes home a Connecticut National Guard Unit}
Governor Rell Welcomes Home
Connecticut National Guard Troops
On May 7, Gov. Rell welcomed home a Connecticut National Guard unit that returned from a nearly yearlong deployment in Afghanistan. 
{Gov. Rell at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain}
Governor Rell Touts Free Screening Program for Vets With Brain Injuries
Gov. Rell visited the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain to raise awareness about a new program that screens veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan for brain injuries. 
{Gov. Rell helps cut the ribbon at the new Trumpf facility}
Gov. Rell Helps Trumpf Open
New Laser Facility
On April 30, Gov. Rell helped cut the ribbon on a new high-tech laser facility in Farmington.
{Gov. Rell and Former First Lady Nikki O}
Dedication Ceremony of the Governor
William A. O'Neill Armory
{Gov. Rell and Summer Reading Challenge students}
Gov. Rell’s ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ Recognizes Connecticut Schools
Gov. Rell congratulated students for reading over 800,000 books during the summer break last year. 
{Gov. Rell signs }
Governor Rell: Tougher Rules for Teen Drivers Will Help Save Lives
In a ceremony at Conard High School in West Hartford, Governor Rell signed a bill into law that tightens restrictions on teen drivers and levies tougher penalties for teens who violate the rules of the road.  More... 
{Governor Rell attends the 2008 Conference on Climate Change at Yale University}
Governor Rell Signs Governors’ Declaration on Climate Change at Yale
Governor Rell led more than a dozen Governors from across the country in signing the Governors’ Declaration on Climate Change at the 2008 Conference on Climate Change at Yale UniversityMore... 
{Gov. Rell Announces Connecticut}
Governor Rell Announces Connecticut's
Favorite Girl Scout Cookie
On April 17, Governor Rell joined Connecticut Girl Scouts to announce Connecticut's favorite Girl Scout cookie.  More... 
{Gov. Rell and State Leaders}
Governor Rell Applauds New York's
Decision to Reject Broadwater Project
"New York’s Department of State has recognized the peril that the Broadwater project represents."
{Gov. Rell announces $500,000 for the Channel 3 Kids Camp}
Governor Rell Announces $500,000 for Channel 3 Kids Camp
Governor Rell announced $500,000 to upgrade the septic system at the Almada Lodge, Commonly known as the Channel 3 Kids Camp, in Andover.  More... 
{Gov. Rell stands with a team at the FIRST Robotics Competition}
Governor Rell visits
FIRST Robotics Competition
{Gov. Rell talks with students at Cheney Technical High School}
Gov. Rell: ‘Green Collar’ Training Program Will Provide Increased Job Opportunities
Governor Rell visited Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester to discuss her proposed "Green Collar" training program.  More...
{Governor Rell and Katie Couric}
Governor Rell at CBS Studios
with Katie Couric
At CBS Studios in Manhattan on March 6, Governor Rell taped a public service announcement about colon cancer awareness with Katie Couric, the CBS News anchorwoman whose husband died of colon cancer at the age of 42. 
{Connecticut Flag Flies in Iraq}
Connecticut Flag Flies in Iraq
U.S. Marine Sgt.(and Connecticut resident) Brian Grant sent the Governor's Office this photo of his platoon in Iraq. To send care packages to deployed troops, visit Give2TheTroops, Inc. ( 
{Gov. Rell and DAS Deputy Commissioner Martin Anderson}
Governor Rell: State Fuel Station
to Pump Ethanol
Citing its long-term benefits to the environment and the push for energy independence, Governor Rell cut the ribbon on a new E-85 ethanol pump at the State of Connecticut’s busiest garage in Hartford
{New }
Governor Rell Unveils New Rail Cars
The Department of Transportation and Metro North Railroad have been working with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., over the past several months to finalize designs and begin engineering of the new fleet. 
{Gov. Rell delivers her State of the State Address}
Governor Rell Delivers State of the
State Address on February 6, 2008
{Gov. Rell speaks with a participant of the Heroes4Hire Job and Career Fair}
Governor Rell Attends
Job and Career Fair
Gov. Rell attended the Heroes4Hire Job and Career Fair January 29 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford
{Gov. Rell Signs the Criminal Justice Reform Bill}
Governor Rell Signs Criminal Justice Reform Package
On January 25, Governor Rell signed into law the recently passed Criminal Justice Reform Package.
{Gov. Rell and Lt. Gov. Fedele discuss the criminal justice reforms a day after the special session}
Governor Rell Hails Passage of Reforms
“A tough home invasion law is the linchpin of our real reform. Our reforms will make our state safer – with new laws and tougher penalties that will get criminals off the streets and behind bars.” 
{Governor Rell and Lt. Governor Fedele with the Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy}
Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy Visits Connecticut
Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino led a group to thank Connecticut fans for their support during the 2007 season.  
Visit Governor Rell's Photo Galleries
Prior to July 1, 2004 Governor Rell served as Lt. Governor of the State of Connecticut. Select the following link to view images of some events she attended and participated in.  

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