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Rep. Callahan Touts Early Success of New Squantz Pond State Park Public Safety Law

Posted on July 9, 2024

New Fairfield, Conn. – – Summer travel along Route 39 in New Fairfield in the area of Squantz Pond is easier so far in 2024 thanks in part to a new state law, introduced by Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108). The Environment Committee Ranking Member has been advocating for legislation to improve public safety around the state park for years. In 2023, a bill was signed into law prohibiting walk-ins at the park after the parking capacity is reached.

“I am happy to report that the legislation I

State Rep. Patrick Callahan: New Laws Effective July 1, 2024

Posted on July 1, 2024

Several new laws take effect July 1st that could have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some of them below.

A summary of some new laws include:


An Education Mandate Review Advisory Council will be created to advise and report to the General Assembly about the cost and implementation of existing education mandates on local and regional boards of education, as well as the impact

State Lawmakers Applaud Anticipated Funding Allocation for Candlewood Lake Boat Launch in New Fairfield

Posted on June 1, 2024

HARTFORDState Representative Patrick Callahan (R-108), Senator Stephen Harding (R-30) and New Fairfield First Selectman Melissa Lindsey on Friday applauded an anticipated $1.1 million allocation by the State Bond Commission next week for renovations to the Squantz Cove/Candlewood Lake Boat Launch in New Fairfield.

“I’m appreciative of the decision from Governor Lamont and commission members to invest in this project, and to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for making this a