Bonding Commission Approves Allocation for Sucker Brook Dam

Posted on June 26, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) and State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) applauded the action of the State Bond Commission on Wednesday morning, which allocated an $800,000 bond authorization for the repairs and flood management needs at Sucker Brook Dam on Highland Lake in Winsted.

About a year ago a plastic pipeline burst, shortly after it had been built into the dam, exacerbating drainage issues and heightening the possibility of uncontrolled floods. DEEP is the primary state agency that oversees operations and maintenance of the project, but the dam is also managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

“We had a meeting about a month ago to discuss the issues on the dam and how it has affected the residents living on the lake. Highland is one of the state’s largest lakes and we get a lot of recreational users on the weekends. It’s critical that we keep our waters clean so people in the Northwest Corner and across the state can enjoy it through the summer season,” said Rep. Case.

“We are grateful to the governor for his approval of this funding,” Sen. Miner said. “Highland Lake is tremendous regional recreational resource. This funding will allow for the reconstruction of a failed drainage system that, once completed, should restore an environmentally appropriate drainage system into Highland Lake. I want to thank Rep. Case for his consistent advocacy on the need to expedite these repairs. We spoke with one voice on behalf of northwestern Connecticut, and that teamwork produced positive results.”

“I want to thank Representative Case, Senator Miner, DEEP Commissioner Dykes, Governor Lamont, and the Bond Commission for securing the funds to fix a must needed repair at Sucker Brook Dam. Residents of Highland Lake and the watershed can be rest assured that the project will begin now that the funding has been secured,” said Beth Papermaster, the President of the Highland Lake Watershed Association.

Read More

Case, Miner Learn & Lunch with Winsted Seniors

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


Winsted – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) and State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) facilitated a “Lunch & Learn” event at the Winsted Senior Center on Monday, June 10th. The legislators met with area seniors to discuss the actions of the General Assembly during the 2019 Legislative Session, which adjourned last Wednesday.

“Winsted’s seniors are very concerned about the financial well-being of Connecticut and what the cost of living will look like in the coming years here in the Northwest Corner.

Read More

State Rep. Jay Case Opposes State Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) stood with his Republican colleagues to oppose the Democrat budget, which came up for debate during Monday’s House session. The document is comprised of $752 million in increased taxes over two years, not including the tax on hospitals, and does not provide any financial relief to the state’s nonprofit providers. Legislators were given less than 24 hours to review the document before the Speaker called for a vote.

“The governor had promised a new way of

Read More