August 3 ~ 16, 2011 the Resident 860.599.1221 www.theresident.com
residentAround the Region
ear Neighbor of Southeastern Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island, My name is Kevin Hennessy. I recently joined
Dominion as the Director of Regional Federal, State & Local Affairs – New England. In my new position, I handle legislative and regulatory matters for Dominion in the Northeast. I’m based at Millstone Power Station in Waterford, and am also responsible for overseeing the Dominion Foundation’s Community Investment Board for the Northeast.
Kevin R. Hennessy
Director of Regional Federal, State & Local Affairs – New England Dominion
Dominion has a long track record of giving back to the communities in which it operates. That track record is one of the aspects of my job that drew me to Dominion. I am excited about being part of a company that is committed to improving the social, physical and economic well-being of the local community.
As I’m sure you know, Dominion purchased Millstone Power Station in 2001. In the ten years since that purchase, Dominion has donated more than
$5 million in the communities surrounding Millstone. Dominion has also given back by: • Sponsoring two Habitat for Humanity houses. In addition to Dominion donating $175,000 for the construction of the houses, Millstone employees helped to build both houses. • Holding an annual Environmental Cleanup
day. Employee volunteers work on weatherization and beautifi cation projects that are environmentally related. Past projects have taken place at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, Waterford Country School and High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center in Old Lyme. • Providing every Dominion employee with paid
time off to volunteer in activities that are meaningful to the employee. • Participating in the annual United Way giving
campaign. Millstone’s 2011 United Way Campaign raised $297,000 in donations from employees and
was recognized by the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut with an Innovator award. As you can see, Dominion is committed to
southeastern Connecticut. We are always looking at ways we can enrich community life however we can.
Sincerely, Kevin Hennessy
Director Of Regional Federal, State & Local Affairs - New England Dominon
Kevin Hennessy is the Director of Regional Federal, State & Local Affairs – New England. He earned his J.D. degree from Western New England College School of Law in Springfi eld, Mass., and a B.A. degree in political science from Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. He currently lives in West Hartford with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two young children.
residentBartender Sue Cofone is the Resident’s 2011 Bartender That Rocks!
by Alyssa Pezzello M
ixing drinks, chatting with a friendly crowd, cracking jokes all night; sound like a party to you? For Sue
Cofone, bartender, The Pavilion Restaurant, that’s just another day on the job. Sue was voted for and chosen by Resident readers as the 2011 Bartender That ROCKS! for her upbeat personality and hospitable service while manning the bar at The Pavilion Restaurant, Ashaway, RI. On July 25, the Resident paid a visit to Sue and Pavilion to award her with a bottle of vino, ingredients for a delicious Italian meal, 2 crystal wine glasses and an engraved wine decanter. Sue spoke with the Resident about the ups and downs of bartending and what led her to her position at Pavilion. Sue is an Ashaway local and began working as a bartender in 2002 as a night job. During the day, she worked for the Water Department at the Westerly Town Hall. “It got to the point where I was having more fun at night than I was during the day,” explains Sue. “Then, when a position opened up at Foxwoods as a breaker, I took it.” Sue would relieve bartenders when they went on break, bouncing around the casino for seven years. “After leaving Foxwoods, I came here. The change was drastic, but for the better.” Sue loves that fact that her career allows her to interact with different types of individuals. “People are interesting when you add alcohol!” exclaims Sue. In addition to the locals and families that frequent Pavilion, Sue also has a
dedicated group of regular. “About 20-40 people come by every week to drink a beer, play Keno and watch the game.” But Sue prefers liquor over beer. “My favorite drink? That’s easy, black sambuca.”
Stacey Jacobellis, Hope Valley, participated
in the Bartender That ROCKS! promotion and voted for Sue. “She is probably the world’s best bartender. She has a great bar-presence. The drinks are always full, she remembers your name and makes you laugh!”
When asked about her work environment, Sue gave rave reviews. “It’s a great group to work with. Denise is very easy to work for. They’re just a fun bunch of people. They put a smile on my face all the time.” Sue refers to Denise Bourque, general
manager, who has nothing but nice things to say about Sue. “She’s very friendly. When people come in and she doesn’t know their name, she will learn their name.” Sue not only keeps the morale up with her customers, but the Pavilion staff as well. “She keeps everyone going and knows how to have a good time!” During the summer, Sue works at night on Thursdays and Saturdays and during the day on Fridays. She invites everyone to come down to Pavilion and have a drink! “I’m having fun with what I’m doing and if the customers enjoy what I’m doing, it makes it even better.” To post your comments, visit
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(l-r) Sue Cofone, bartender, and Denise Bourque, general manager, pose for a picture at the bar in The Pavilion Restaurant where Sue works. Sue holds her gift basket from the Resident, which includes her engraved decanter and ingredients for an Italian dinner. Yum!
1. Put ice into a martini shaker. 2. Pour cold espresso, Kahlua and Bailey’s over ice. 3. Add the Stoli Vanilla Vodka.
Espresso Martini Ingredients:
• 2 oz cold espresso • 1 oz Kahlua
• 1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream • 1/2 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka • 1/4 oz Disaronno Amaretto
4. Add the Disaronno Amaretto. 5. Place top on martini shaker, shake until blended.
6. Pour into martini glass and enjoy!
photo by Jessica Youngblood
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