UConn facility named after late Kent Sen. Adela Eads

Uconn Extension

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is renaming the Litchfield County Extension Center after the late state Sen. M. Adela “Dell” Eads, the last Republican president of the state Senate.

UConn’s board of trustees has voted unanimously to name the Torrington facility after Eads, who died in 2003 at the age of 83.

The Kent Republican was elected to the General Assembly in 1975. She served two terms as a representative before winning a seat in the Senate. She served in various leadership positions, including Senate Minority Leader and later President Pro Tem after the GOP gained control of the chamber. She served until 1999.

Located on UConn’s former Torrington campus, the center draws residents from throughout the region Eads represented for help with agricultural issues, 4-H, nutrition, wellness and other matters.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s