We Need to Focus on the State Budget

To the Editor,

Our state government has the responsibility to fund its core functions and programs that support the businesses and residents of Connecticut. This should be the main focus of the legislative business that comes before the House of Representatives. To this point in the Legislative Session, much of the business that has been considered is far from it.

As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I take the budget, and the responsibilities associated with creating one, very seriously. This committee has not put forth a budget option this year, which is extremely abnormal. The confusion of the state budget has caused great concern for many residents and businesses.

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Drainage Pipe Replacement on Route 263 (Winchester Rd.) in Winchester

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a drainage pipe replacement project will occur on Rt. 263 (Winchester Rd.) in Winchester, beginning TODAY, Wednesday, May 17th.

The project consists of replacing drainage pipe on Route 263 (Winchester Rd.) from Woodland Street to Laurel Street in Winchester by DOT Maintenance forces.


Detour Route is from Boyd Street to Woodland Street onto Laurel Street return back to Boyd Street. The road closure will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

If you have further questions about the project, or any other inquiry regarding state government, I can always be reached by e-mailing or by calling 860-240-8700.

Case, Ohler Meet with Municipal Leaders

HARTFORD – State Representative Brain Ohler (R-64) and Jay Case (R-63) met with members of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG), Council of Small Towns (COST), and Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG). The meeting was held at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday morning with discussion focused on the state budget and its effect it has on the various municipalities across the state.

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