New Milford Community Job Fair

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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New Milford – On Thursday afternoon, State Rep. Bill Buckbee welcomed over 60 job seekers to the Community Job Fair at the Pettibone Community Center. Over 20 different employers and community partners were in attendance to provide resources to those interested in exploring a career, which included the state’s Department of Labor.

“I want to thank all of the businesses, colleges and community partners who took the time to participate in this event – truly making it a success,” said Rep. Buckbee,

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New Milford High School’s Connecticut Grown for Connecticut Kids Week

Posted on October 9, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Photo Left to Right: State Rep. Bill Buckbee, Board of Education Chair – David Lawson, Superintendent – Kerry Parker, Director of Food and Nutrition Services Sandra Sullivan, State Department of Education Associate Education Consultant Erica Pacheco, and program coordinator at “Put Local on Your Tray” via UCONN Extension Chelsey Hahn.

New Milford – The Connecticut Farm to School Collaborative facilitated “Connecticut Grown for Connecticut Kids Week” at New Milford High School. State Representative

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Rep. Buckbee Participates in Regional Opioid Forum

Posted on October 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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DANBURY – State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) was invited to participate in a regional opioid forum hosted by the Attorney General’s Office at the Greater Danbury Community Health Center. The forum provided members of the public a perspective of how first responders, public officials and recovery experts are combating the opioid epidemic. The panel was comprised of a bipartisan cast of state and local legislators, fire and police leaders, as well as community health liaisons. In addition

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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As 2019 moves along, we prepare for a number of new laws to take effect starting October 1st. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.

I have listed some of the more noteworthy legislation below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these laws.

An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products,

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Community Job Fair – Thursday, October 10th

Posted on September 24, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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A great way for job seekers to find inspiration for a new career is to attend a job fair. Are you looking for a job? Interested in finding out more about different career opportunities? I know that there are many qualified candidates waiting to join the workforce. There are also great businesses in New Milford and the surrounding areas that could be the perfect fit for you!

On Thursday, October 10, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. you will have the chance to meet with local and regional employers at the Community

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Buckbee, Republicans Warn Consumers of New Taxes on Food

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – House and Senate Republicans held a press conference today at the Legislative Office Building to alert consumers of several new taxes on meals and drinks that will go into effect on October 1st. According to State Representative Bill Buckbee, who represents New Milford, this is an example of how the budget passed in June continues to hurt middle class families.

“We are taxed enough. The state doesn’t need to get more revenue from you, but many food items, prepared meals, snacks and drinks

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Buckbee Applauds Community Effort to Combat Opioid Misuse

Posted on September 9, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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New Milford – Justin Cullmer, long-time New Milford resident, veteran, and prior high risk navigator with Western Connecticut Health Network, will assume a similar role within the New Milford Police Department. New Milford Police Chief Spencer Cerutto and Mayor Pete Bass recently announced that Cullmer will assume a navigator role within the department to help guide patients, who are hospitalized in instances of substance abuse, to treatment options and recovery resources.

At the announcement of

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Tax-Free Week August 18-24

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Governor Lamont made a proposal earlier this year that would have eliminated our “Tax-Free Week.” Based on the fact that $1.7 billion in new taxes were recently approved with the two-year budget, I stood firmly against this proposal in order to provide minimal financial relief to the hard-working individuals and families throughout the state.

I am proud to say that his proposal was unsuccessful. Tax-Free Week will begin this Sunday, August 18th, and will conclude on Saturday, August 24th. Many items

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Buckbee Earns Perfect Voting Record for New Milford

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – Members of the House of Representatives were called to vote on 392 legislative items throughout the 2019 legislative session. According to voting records provided by the House Clerk’s Office, State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) participated in every vote, earning a perfect one-hundred-percent voting record. Only 26% of the members of the House of Representatives earned this achievement.

“Without participation, our government simply does not work. It is important that when

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Legislation Headed to Governor

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) co-sponsored several legislative initiatives, focusing on the delivery and accessibility of substance abuse and mental health resources. According to Buckbee, the opioid crisis has a direct correlation to the absolute necessity of such services and it is a core function of state government to ensure that those protections are provided to Connecticut residents.

“We have folks battling intense addiction, first responders ailing from post-traumatic

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