Resurfacing – Route 82/Town St. in East Haddam through Oct. 17

Posted on October 10, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m sharing some news from DOT that might impact your commute;

Resurfacing Project along Route 82 – Town Street – in East Haddam and Lyme 0172-0486

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will continue on a 3.82-miles section of Route 82 (Town Street) in East Haddam and Lyme through Thursday, October 17, 2019.

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Reps. Haines and Carpino Visit Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue

Posted on October 8, 2019 by admin


EAST HAMPTON – State Representatives Irene Haines (R-34) and Christie Carpino (R-32) recently toured Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue’s Autumn Ridge farm with Executive Director Dr. Stacey Golub, DVM and volunteer staff members.

Draft horses are bred to be working animals used for plowing fields, hauling carts and other farm labor. The mission of Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue (CDHR) is to rescue, rehabilitate and find new homes for Draft Horses that have been abused, neglected or whose owners can no longer provide for their care. CDHR maintains lifelong protection for horses placed with new owners monitoring their health and safety.

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Resurfacing on State Service Route 439 – East Putnam Road – in East Hampton

Posted on September 26, 2019 by admin


I’m sharing some news from DOT that might impact your commute;

Resurfacing on State Service Route 439 – East Putnam Road – in East Hampton

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a resurfacing project will be performed on a 0.56-mile section of State Service Route 439 in East Hampton on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

This project is included in the Department of Transportation’s 2019 Vendor Resurfacing Program.

LANE CLOSURE INFO:

Motorists can expect lane closures to occur on State

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Bridge Maintenance Rt. 82 – Bridge Road – in East Haddam

Posted on September 19, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m sharing some news from DOT that might impact your commute:

Bridge Maintenance along Route 82 – Bridge Road – in East Haddam

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that project scoping for upcoming bridge rehabilitation will be performed on Route 82 (Bridge Road) in East Haddam on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

The project consists of project scoping for upcoming bridge rehabilitation on Rt. 82 EB & WB, Bridge #01138 (the swing bridge over the Connecticut River) in East Haddam.

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Democrat “Meals Tax” Will Put 7.35% New Tax on Long List of Groceries

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.

According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before.

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CT Veterans Stand Down (Sept 20 – 8am to 2pm)

Posted on September 11, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the main campus of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the veterans in our community to receive free employment and job training guidance. More than 30 government agencies and social services organizations will be offering education and recovery-based

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Rep. Haines Tours Hop Culture Farms and Priam Vineyards

Posted on September 10, 2019 by admin


COLCHESTER – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) toured Hop Culture Farms & Brewery and Priam Vineyards to learn more about their businesses and how they are impacted by state regulations.

“I was eager to learn how different local producers interact with state regulations and see how recent legislation to streamline our liquor control laws are impacting their operations for better or worse,” said Rep. Haines.

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Rep. Haines Tours Yankee Cider Co.

Posted on September 9, 2019 by admin


EAST HADDAM – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) recently toured the state’s first farm cidery tap room at Yankee Cider Co. with the Staehly family to learn more about their new business.

“Back in January, I proposed legislation that would permit farm cideries to sell their products by the glass, and that proposal was incorporated into a larger effort to update our laws,” said Rep. Haines. “I was eager to learn how the new regulations were working for different producers in our region.”

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 18-24

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24.

This year, legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of

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Rep. Haines Recognized by CBIA for Supporting Pro-Business Legislation

Posted on August 15, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – Using key pieces of business-related legislation to rank state lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association recently highlighted State Representative Irene Haines’ (R-34) perfect 100% score.

“Getting our state economy growing again is among my highest priorities,” Rep. Haines said. “We need to listen more to what our local job creators are telling us about their workforce needs, burdensome or out dated regulations, and our high costs of doing business. Connecticut continues to lag behind the country and other Northeastern states when it comes to jobs, opportunity and income growth. I was proud to support legislation that will have a positive impact on our job creators and fight against bills that hurt local employers.”

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