State of the Lake: July 13th

Posted on June 21, 2019 by admin


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BROOKFIELD -The Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA) has scheduled their 2019 State of the Lake for Saturday July 13th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Company A, located at 302 Ball Pond Road. This event includes a short presentation and update on Candlewood Lake and the opportunity to ask any questions you might have for the CLA.

As in the past, those who wishes to attend are asked to register – registration will open soon. Please check CLA’s website and Facebook page

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Route 133 Closure in Brookfield

Posted on June 21, 2019 by admin


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BROOKFIELD – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be closing Route 133 over the Housatonic River in Bridgewater and Brookfield beginning Friday, June 21st at 10:00 p.m. It will remain closed until Monday, June 24th at 5:00 a.m.

Traffic will be detoured utilizing Routes 133, 67, 7/202 and 25. Signing and portable message boards will be in use.

This closure is necessary to facilitate ongoing construction activities to rehabilitate the bridge structure, which is expected to be complete

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Rep. Harding Invites Constituents to Coffee Hour

Posted on June 21, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Steve Harding (R-107) is hosting an end-of-session coffee hour on July 2nd at Panera Bread in Brookfield. All interested constituents are invited to join him to discuss the major issues of the 2019 legislative session, including the state budget, minimum wage, tolls, paid family and medical leave, and more.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Panera Bread, 143 Federal Road, Brookfield

This event is open to the public and the coffee will be self-service.

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Danbury Lawmakers Oppose Restrictions on Law Enforcement Civil Detainer Capabilities

Posted on June 3, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – A bill protecting the due-process rights of undocumented immigrants in Connecticut passed narrowly in Senate 20 to 15 and in House 79 to 61 last week. State Representatives Richard A. Smith (R-108) and Stephen Harding (R-107) were among the 61 lawmakers that voted against this bill.

Connecticut’s Trust Act was passed in 2013 and prohibits local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration officials. It was established to create trust between local law enforcement officials and undocumented immigrants so residents of that community would be more willing to come forward, without fear of deportation, to report crimes or cooperate with police.

Senate Bill 992 revises the 2013 policy by including the following individuals under its protection:

  • Individuals with C and/or D felony convictions or charges
  • Those with pending criminal charges in the state where bond has not been posted
  • Persons with outstanding arrest warrants in the state
  • Federally identified gang members
  • Persons subject to a final deportation order
  • Someone who local police view as an unacceptable risk to public safety.

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Memorial Day 2019

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


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I wish you and your family the best this Memorial Day weekend. Please consider attending one of these local events to honor the sacrifice so many Americans have made to ensure our freedom.

Brookfield Strawberry Festival
Sunday, May 26th at 12:00 p.m.
Outside the Brookfield Museum on Whisconier Road
Homemade strawberry short cake, live jazz band and antique car exhibit.
All proceeds sponsor future public programming at the Museum.

Brookfield Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Begins

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Rep. Harding Collecting American Flags in Need of Retirement

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


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BROOKFIELD State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) is hosting a flag drive in cooperation with Brookfield VFW Post #10201 from May 29th to June 13th, during which time constituents can drop off worn and damaged American Flags to be properly and honorably disposed of.

WHEN: May 29 – June 13, 2019

DROP-OFF BOXES WILL BE LOCATED AT:

Brookfield Library
82 Whisconier Road

Brookfield Senior Center
100 Pocono Road

According to the U.S. Flag Code, when the American flag is in such condition that

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Connecticut Trails Weekend: Local Events

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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Connecticut is the proud host of the largest National Trails Day grassroots celebration in the nation! On the first weekend in June, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) brings together about 250 volunteers to lead events like hiking, biking, paddling, letterboxing, trail work parties, equestrian rides, and trail experiences of all kinds to get Connecticut residents outside and away from household chores, television, and the internet for a day.

I encourage you and your family to get outside and celebrate Connecticut Trails Weekend with CFPA! Enjoy a sense of community, tradition and stewardship for the environment.

200+ events will be taking place in more than 100 towns in Connecticut on the first weekend of June, but here is a list of some local events to participate in:

BETHEL

What: Nature Walk
Where: The Franc Preserve
(Entrance is on the south side of Plumtrees Road, not far from the
intersection of Plumtrees and Old Hawleyville Road)
Date: Sunday, June 2nd
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Registration is not required. Click here for more information.

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Bridge Maintenance on I-84

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be performing nighttime bridge deck and asphaltic plug joint repair work on I-84, eastbound and westbound, between Exits 1 and 8 in Danbury.

Construction will begin on Monday, May 20th and is anticipated to be completed by Friday, May 31st. No work will be performed over Memorial Day Weekend.

Lane closures can be expected. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. Please drive safely

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Rep. Harding Applauds Brookfield High School for GreatSchools Award

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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BROOKFIELD State Representative Stephen Harding (R-Brookfield) congratulates Brookfield High School as one of just 41 schools in Connecticut to receive a “2019 College Success Award.”

This award, which will be presented by GreatSchools, recognizes Brookfield High School’s successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two or four-year colleges, are ready for college-level coursework, and/or proceed on to their second year of college.

“As a Brookfield High School graduate myself,

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Show Your Support for an Alternative to Tolls!

Posted on April 26, 2019 by admin


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Now is the time to have your say and support an alternative to tolls. Though the Legislature has been considering proposals to bring tolls back to Connecticut highways for the past three months, it is not the only solution to fund improvements to Connecticut’s roads and bridges.

Prioritize Progress is the alternative that works within current state resources and:

  • Doesn’t require highway tolls
  • Uses bonding responsibly for core government investments, respecting the $2 billion bonding cap
  • Doesn’t

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