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Drainage System Maintenance Activity Scheduled on Kent Road in New Milford

Posted on September 21, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be repairing the drainage system on Route 7 (Kent Road) in New Milford at Everwood Drive. Work is scheduled to occur on Saturday, September 25, 2021, through Sunday, September 26, 2021 (rain date of October 2 and October 3, 2021).

Motorists can expect a road closure on Kent Road at Everwood Drive. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists around the work zone.

A detour will be set up taking motorists to Route

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International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 31, 2021


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International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

To listen to my comments about today, click here.

To learn more about International Overdose Awareness Day, click here.

For state resources on addiction services, click here.

Tropical Storms & Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Posted on August 20, 2021


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CONN. – Tropical Storm Watches and Hurricane Watches have been issued for various parts of our state. While our community may not immediately be impacted by “Henri”, please take into consideration some of the safety and preparedness tips that have been provided by the Dept. of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS).

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Virtual House Call for Parents and Families

Posted on August 19, 2021


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Families, do you have questions about returning to school safely this fall? The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), together with Connecticut Children’s and other healthcare providers, is hosting a virtual meeting to answer your questions about what to expect and how to prepare for a safe and successful return to school.

  • Date: Monday, August 23
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join pediatricians, school medical experts, and other healthcare providers to get answers to your questions about

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Sales Tax Free Week Begins Sunday, August 15

Posted on August 11, 2021


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Connecticut will continue its tradition of a Tax Free Week beginning on Sunday, August 15, and ending on Saturday, August 21. This will be the 21st Tax Free Week to take place in the Nutmeg State.

During the one-week tax exemption period, purchases of clothing or footwear costing less than $100 per item will not be subject to Connecticut sales tax. The exclusion applies to clothing sales made by Connecticut retailers (and out-of-state retailers) to Connecticut customers.

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House Republicans Propose Juvenile Justice Reforms

Posted on August 10, 2021


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In response to rising incidences of juvenile crime House Republicans unveiled a comprehensive approach to much-needed reform within the juvenile justice system on Tuesday morning. The plan identifies crime prevention resources that will be made available to all of Connecticut’s communities and specific adjustments that can strengthen the abilities of judges and law enforcement to address this crisis. Republican legislators are urging their colleagues in the majority party to convene a special session

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2021 Major Public Acts Report

Posted on July 2, 2021


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HARTFORD – The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has compiled its annual report of “Major Public Acts.” This report provides summaries of all the new laws that will result in significant policy changes. These changes could impact you, your family, business, or our community. I encourage you to review the document in its entirety.

Click here to view the report.

The report is broken down into several categories. Below are some excerpts from the report which outline some of the significant

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Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 7 in New Milford

Posted on June 5, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 7 in the Town of New Milford.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 1.47-mile segment of RT 7. The milling of this project is scheduled to occur on Sunday June 6, 2021 and be completed on Tuesday June 8, 2021. The resurfacing of this project is scheduled to occur on Sunday June 13, 2021 and be completed on Friday June 18, 2021.

Lane Closure Information:

Motorists

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Buckbee’s Energy Proposal Approved in House

Posted on June 5, 2021


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Hartford – The House of Representatives took favorable action on legislation that will increase the output of Class III energy sources through December of 2024. Rep. Buckbee put this legislation forward because it will positively impact New Milford and secure hundreds of jobs for the local community.

“Kimberly-Clark is one of the state’s largest manufacturers and they continue to be wonderful community partners. This bill, given the newly defined energy sources for use, will help the overall viability

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Peer Navigator Program Approved by House

Posted on June 4, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) proposed legislation early in the legislative session to create a statewide ‘peer navigator’ program, emulating New Milford’s successful community navigator program. The bill, HB 5597 An Act Concerning Opioids, establishes a PILOT program to allow for five new peer navigators. The peer navigators will help facilitate engagement between providers of treatment services, improve treatment retention rates, and increase the capacity of the community

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