Posted on June 24, 2020 by hbrooks
DMV Now Open for Limited In-Person Services by Appointment
Governor Lamont has announced a limited reopening of the Connecticut DMV beginning this week. Some services are available in-person, by appointment only.
Ladies & Gentlemen, while this is good news for some who have been waiting in silence for over three months, I believe it’s critical that you understand what this will mean to most of us.
Fact: DMV has been closed for 3.5…
Posted on June 23, 2020 by hbrooks
In observance of a number of summertime patriotic holidays, I will be joining the other members of the Newtown State House Delegation and Boy Scouts of America Troop 270 for a “Touch-Free Curbside Flag Drive” on Tuesday, June 30, from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the CH Booth Library.
All flags collected will be properly and respectfully retired by Newtown VFW Post 308. Please click here to learn more about how to properly retire a worn American flag.
Posted on June 18, 2020 by hbrooks
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing a scheduled two-night closure of the Exit 10 on and off-ramps on I-84 eastbound in Newtown, on June 29 and June 30, 2020. The Exit 10 ramps will be closed each night, beginning at 10:00 PM, and will reopen at 5:00 AM the following morning. The closure and detour are necessary to facilitate construction and safety improvement activities. All work is weather permitting.
Posted on June 18, 2020 by hbrooks
Small Business Administration Renews Disaster Loan Program
The Federal Small Business Administration recently announced the reopening of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program to eligible applicants that experienced economic impacts due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the SBA, the “EIDL program offers long-term, low interest assistance for a small business or non-profit. These loans can provide vital economic support to help alleviate temporary loss of revenue. EIDL…
Posted on June 12, 2020 by hbrooks
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of construction activities for the rehabilitation of the Rochambeau Bridge, in Newtown, beginning Monday, June 15, 2020.
The project consists of the rehabilitation of the two bridges that collectively comprise the Rochambeau Bridge, which carries I-84 over the Housatonic River. The existing bridges have extra-wide shoulders, so there is sufficient room to place two-way traffic, with two lanes in each direction, on one of the bridges…
Posted on June 10, 2020 by hbrooks
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing a nighttime milling and resurfacing project to be performed on US Route 6 / State Road 911, Mount Pleasant Road from the Bethel town line to where Route 6 is Main Street and turns east at the flagpole, becoming Church Hill Road. From the flagpole, Church Hill Road will also be milled and paved, except for the newer sections between Newtown Hardware and the I-84, Exit 10 bridge, as well as the recently improved area around Church Hill Village.…
Posted on June 8, 2020 by hbrooks
State’s Phase 2 Reopening Scheduled for June 17
Governor Ned Lamont recently announced that Connecticut’s second phase of reopening initially scheduled for June 20 will begin three days early on June 17. The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has published specific guidelines and best practices for each business sector in order to safely reopen. Businesses are not required to reopen; the decision to reopen rests with individual business owners.
Phase 2 reopening rules by sector:…
Posted on June 3, 2020 by hbrooks
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Release Plan for Reopening
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) has announced it plans to reopen its 16 campuses this fall. This means that the four universities can start bringing residential and commuter students to their campuses on Monday, August 24 and that the 12 community colleges can begin offering in-person courses beginning June 1 for certain students. Classroom content will be delivered in a hybrid format of in-person, online,…
Posted on May 29, 2020 by hbrooks
Gov. Lamont Releases “Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut”
In a press update earlier this week, Governor Lamont released a “Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut” document outlining Phases 2 & 3 of the state’s reopening strategy, as well as a progress report on the state’s reopening criteria (e.g. testing capacity, Personal Protective Equipment availability, etc.). The 44-page report is a little light on specifics and timing. The process is dependent on each preceding sector’s outcomes.
To access the document,…
Posted on May 28, 2020 by hbrooks
Road Construction on I-84 in Newtown
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the scheduled one-night closure of the Exit 9, I-84 eastbound ramps in Newtown on June 8. The ramps will be closed beginning at 10:00pm and will reopen at 5:00am the following morning. The closure and detour are necessary to facilitate safety improvement activities on I-84.