State Reps. Dubitsky and Ackert Stand Up Against Domestic Violence


HARTFORD – In conjunction with February being Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, State Representative Rep. Doug Dubitsky (R-47) and Tim Ackert (R-8) stood alongside their fellow male lawmakers in a show of support and unity against domestic violence in a press conference sponsored by Interval House’s, Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence group.

“Domestic violence is something all members of our community should work to prevent. As men, we have a unique opportunity to help boys understand what is expected of them in our society and what types of conduct will not be tolerated. That message must be heard early in a young man’s life and reinforced as he grows into a man,” Rep. Dubitsky said.

“I’d like to commend all of the groups involved who are working toward the reduction and elimination of all types of domestic violence,” Rep. Ackert said. “In order to ensure that violent behaviors aren’t accepted in our society all of us need to be engaged as to what is going on and it starts with raising children in environments where violent or abusive behaviors aren’t tolerated.” Read More →

Retaining Wall Repair on Route 12 Norwich


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be conducting a repair project to a retaining wall on Route 12 in Norwich. The purpose of this project is to provide a permanent fix to the structurally deficient retaining wall. A portion of the existing sidewalk will be replaced along with the addition of a protective fence.

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 12th from 6:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M, Monday through Friday. Weekend work is slated to begin on/around March 1st.

Traffic delays may occur and motorists are urged to proceed with caution through this work zone.

Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus Strongly Opposes Tolls


HARTFORD — Today the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus expressed its opposition to plans proposed by Governor Malloy, as well as other lawmakers, for the installation of electronic tolls on Connecticut highways. On Wednesday, Governor Malloy held a press conference discussing the Special Transportation Fund (STF) and detailing his support for electronic tolls, a seven cent per gallon increase in the gas tax, a new three dollar fee on tire purchases and accelerating the transfer of new car sales tax revenue to the STF by two years.

As recently as last week, lawmakers in Hartford discussed plans to install “congestion pricing tolls” on all major highways, including I 95, I-91, I-84, I-395, I-691, as well as Route 2, Route 6, Route 7, Route 8 and Route 15. House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-30) recently “promised” a vote on tolls during the upcoming session opening on Wednesday, February 7th. Once in place, the door would be opened for potential tolls on every major bridge and highway across the state.

Congestion pricing tolls are those in which the surcharge is not constant, but instead rises and falls based upon the amount of traffic at the time. Some states have seen congestion toll pricing as high as $50.00 per toll. Here in Connecticut, lawmakers have been discussing having as many as 32 tolls just on the span of I-95 alone, not to mention those planned for Connecticut’s other highways.

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Rep. Doug Dubitsky to Host Weekend Coffee Hours


HARTFORD – State Representative Doug Dubitsky (R-47) will host a series of Coffee Hours on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th. Rep. Dubitsky will be discussing the upcoming 2018 legislative session any state issues that are important to you.

WHEN: Saturday, January 27th from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Scotland General Store,
8 Palmer Rd. (Route 14), Scotland

WHEN: Saturday, January 27th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pine Acres Family Restaurant,
250 Willimantic Rd.(Route 6), Chaplin

WHEN: Sunday, January 28th from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Town Line Diner, 107 Route 32, Franklin

WHEN: Sunday, January 28th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: TJ’s Cafe, 191 Main St., Sprague

These events are free of charge and open to the public. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Rep. Dubitsky, please contact the State Capitol offices at 800-842-1423 or

Please check Representative Dubitsky’s website for any cancellations prior to the scheduled meeting date.


Rep. Dubitsky proudly represents the 47th District of Canterbury, Chaplin, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Lisbon, Norwich, Scotland, Sprague.

State Rep. Doug Dubitsky to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army


HARTFORD – State Representative Doug Dubitsky (R-47) will be participating in The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells on Wednesday, December 20th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Better Val-U Supermarket, 4 North Canterbury Rd, Canterbury.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 20th
TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Val-U Supermarket, 4 North Canterbury Rd, Canterbury
WHY: State legislators will join fellow volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season.

The public is invited to support the cause and monetary donations of any size are appreciated. The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, comfort and care to local residents, and to people in need throughout the United States and across 128 other countries around the world.

If you are unable to stop by during the bell ringing but still wish to donate to the Salvation Army text CTREP to 71777 and donate directly to the House and Senate Republicans’ Red Kettle. All proceeds will be donated directly to The Salvation Army.