Information on the Spotted Lanternfly

Posted on December 6, 2021


In July 2021, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station issued a Quarantine Order with defined restricted areas for the invasive pest spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (SLF for short). This insect has been detected in Connecticut with established populations identified in Fairfield and New Haven Counties and single individuals intercepted in numerous towns. The spotted lanternfly is a new plant pest to the United States and represents a threat to Connecticut’s environment, residential

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Honoring Veterans Day

Posted on November 10, 2021


Tomorrow, we observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict.  We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – “the war to end all wars”.  First proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in November 1919,

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Alzheimer’s Association November Caregiver Month Programs

Posted on November 1, 2021


November 3 at 12 PM ►Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Special Program – November 4 at 1 PM ► Journey of Dementia: What Are Caregivers Experiencing?

November 4 at 4 PM ► Safety and Memory Challenges

November 10 at 1:30 PM ► Living WIth Alzheimer’s: For Late-Stage CaregiversThis program will meet on November 10 and November 17.

November 10 at 6 PM ► Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Caregiver Tips For The Holidays

Special ProgramNovember 12 at 10 AM ► Alzheimer’s

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Rep. Harrison Tours O&G’s Southbury Solar Site

Posted on October 28, 2021


Hidden well off Route 67, toward the back of a massive property, and at the top of a small plateau reclaimed from previously-processed ground are several long rows of solar panels. O&G officials say the solar panels gather enough energy to offset the power used for the entire on-site quarry operation.

Rep. Harrison, Rep. Labriola, State Senator Berthel, Selectman George Bertram, and other officials and advocates were recently granted a rare tour of the Southbury O&G property to get a close look at

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Rep. Harrison, Local Advocates Tour New Beacon Falls Glass Recycling Facility

Posted on October 26, 2021


State Rep. Cindy Harrison, and Southbury residents Tom Connor and Ken and Barbara Donahue, took the short drive over to Beacon Falls last week for a first-hand look at a new, state-of-the-art facility that turns used glass bottles into “Pozzotive,” an environmentally friendly component used to make concrete.

After learning the new company was recycling municipal glass into building products, including some locally, Rep. Harrison arranged the tour and invited local recycling advocates.

“This is an

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