Burlington, Harwinton, Litchfield and Thomaston

CT DOT: Thomaston – Rehabilitation of Bridges 03350 and 03351 on Route 8 Northbound and Southbound

Posted on August 14, 2018 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of construction and lane shifts for bridge rehabilitation work on Bridges 03350 and 03351, Route 8 northbound and southbound in Thomaston, beginning on August 13, 2018.


  • Beginning Monday, August 13, 2018, motorists can expect lanes closures from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM for the purpose of stage 1 construction activities.
  • The contractor will be allowed to halt Route 8 traffic for a period not to exceed 10 minutes to perform necessary work for repairs and rehabilitation of the existing bridge superstructure between 12:01 AM  and 5:00 AM on all non-holidays.

DOT Project No. 0140-0172 was awarded to Northern Construction Services, LLC and is scheduled to be completed by November 24, 2019.

“Tax Free Week” 2018: August 10-25

Posted on August 14, 2018 by admin


With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.

Additionally, new and used college textbooks are exempt from the state 6.35 percent sales tax for students who present a valid college ID at the time of purchase.

Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway is also tax-free.

Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use.

Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities: football cleats, specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, helmets and headbands, etc.
  • Accessories: jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, etc.

Please consult with your local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.

Piscopo: Follow Me on Facebook!

Posted on August 3, 2018 by admin


It is very important to me that I keep you all informed of the latest happenings in our state government as we address many important issues facing Thomaston, Burlington, Harwinton, and Litchfield, as well as the State of Connecticut, using the best resources to do so.

In addition to this newsletter, as well as my legislative website, I wanted to let you know that you can now follow me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepPiscopo, and access the latest updates on state government as well as information on local events!

Please click on the image below to follow me and stay connected on Facebook. 


I am honored and privileged to be representing all of you in Hartford and pledge to work hard on your behalf to improve our state.