Rep. Foncello co-sponsors bill requiring local representation on CT Siting Council for local projects

Posted on March 20, 2023

Hartford— A bill co-sponsored by Representative Martin Foncello (R-Brookfield) would require local representation on the Connecticut Siting Council for local projects. S.B. No. 73 would allow an elector from local municipality to be a non-voting member.

“Brookfield officials, like those from other towns in our area, believe resident voices aren’t being heard through the current cell tower approval process. Some feel application approval is a given before any hearings are held. I am supporting this

Arts Endowment Fund Grant Awarded Locally

Posted on March 17, 2023

Hartford— The Connecticut Office of the Arts recently awarded Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) grants totaling $864,233 to 165 organizations across the state.

CAEF grants provide general operating support that organizations may use toward programming, administrative or operational costs, capital projects, equipment, or to build their own endowments.

Locally, the Brookfield Craft Center was awarded a more than $600 grant.

The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund was established by the Connecticut

Traffic Control Signal Replacement

Posted on March 15, 2023

Bethel– The Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans to upgrade existing traffic control signal equipment or install new traffic control signal equipment to meet current Department standards at 14 locations, including in Bethel.

At applicable locations, pedestrian control features (countdown pedestrian indications, accessible pushbuttons, sidewalk ramps) will be upgraded in an effort to improve accessibility and pedestrian safety. CTDOT will coordinate with the municipality