The Release from Gov. Rell says enough about Bill O’Neill, the last Democratic governor, who once managed his family tavern in East Hampton.
ROUTE 66 TO BE RENAMED AFTER GOV. O’NEILL
Tuesday, 12/1st at 4:00 PM
State Representatives Gail K. Hamm (D-East Hampton), State Senator Eileen Daily (D-Westbrook), Nikki O’Neill, Governor Bill O’Neill’s widow, and local elected officials will hold a ceremony officially renaming Route 66 in East Hampton the Governor William A. O’Neill Memorial Highway.
During this year’s legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly voted in favor of Rep. Hamm’s proposal to rename Route 66 after O’Neill who served as Governor of Connecticut from 1980 to 1991. Gov. O’Neill lived in East Hampton where he owned a popular pub. He went on to represent East Hampton in the Connecticut House of Representatives and served as Lieutenant Governor from 1978 to 1980.
WHO: Rep. Hamm, Sen. Daily, Nikki O’Neill & local elected officials
WHAT: Ceremony official renaming of Route 66 in East Hampton
WHERE: Governor’s Tavern, 26 East High Street, East Hampton
WHEN: Tuesday, December 1st, 4:00 p.m.