State Rep. Ben McGorty of Shelton, center, was among a group of Connecticut legislators who met with Housatonic Community College officials at the Capitol recently to discuss a variety of subjects, including HCC developments and the college's budget outlook.

McGorty  chatted at length about the resurgent field of manufacturing with HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center Interim Director Rich Dupont, left, and Dean of Community Outreach Denise Bukovan.