Oxford, Naugatuck and Southbury

Rep. David Labriola Talks to Local Businesses

Posted on January 31, 2019 by admin


NAUGATUCK – State Rep. David Labriola speaks to local businesses and members of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 30th. Rep. Labriola heard from many business owners and professionals in the room that they are concerned with raising the minimum wage, implementing paid family leave, and new tax increase proposals. Rep. Labriola opposes the tax increase proposals and will fight for small businesses.

Rep. Labriola and Sen. Berthel Tour Oxford Businesses

Posted on October 9, 2018 by admin


During a recent tour of Oxford businesses, State Representative David K. Labriola and State Senator Eric Berthel toured several local companies, including A1 Pools, the Oxford Baking Co., Oxford Pharmacy and Rose’s Family Restaurant.

The veteran legislators spent time talking with both employees and customers at each stop where they discussed local and state issues and their effect upon small businesses and residents in the state.

Sen. Eric Berthel (left), Josh Miller of A1 Pools (center), and Rep. David Labriola (right). Berthel and Labriola stopped by A1 pools on a tour of businesses in Oxford on Thursday October 4th.

Sen. Eric Berthel (far right) and Rep. David Labriola (center right) speak with Norm and Donna Cloutier at Oxford Baking Co. The legislators visited the Oxford Baking Co. as part of their business tour of Oxford.

Sen. Eric Berthel (left) and Rep. David Labriola (right) with Frank Diaserio at Oxford Pharmacy. The stop was part of the legislators’ tour of Oxford businesses.

Sen. Eric Berthel (left) and Representative David Labriola (right) with Agim Mamudov at Rose’s Family Restaurant in Oxford.


Lawmakers Question Transportation Commissioner On Waterbury Rail Delays

Posted on July 25, 2018 by admin


HARTFORDState Representative David Labriola (R-131) joined 11 of his fellow State Senators and Representatives yesterday in sending a bipartisan letter to Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Redeker seeking an explanation regarding a recent report from the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council that documents a 65.2 percent On-Time Performance (OTP) rating for the Waterbury Branch Line.

The lawmakers deemed this performance – which is 20 percent lower than the New Canaan Line, Danbury Line and Shore Line East – “unacceptable;” stressing the importance of  their constituents being able to rely on Connecticut’s railways, especially when trying to avoid clogged roadways on their commutes to work.

The letter requested answers to the following questions:

  1. Why did the Waterbury Branch line have such a low On-Time Performance?
  2. What is the Commissioner’s office doing to prevent this performance again in the future?
  3. What is the Commissioner’s plan to ensure success (i.e. increased ridership and reliability) for the Waterbury Branch Line?

A response has not yet been issued.

View a copy of the full letter here.