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Rep. Harding to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army

Posted on December 14, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) will be volunteering to help the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. The lawmaker will ring bells in Brookfield to help raise money for local families during this holiday season.

WHEN: Friday, December 18

WHERE: CVS, 14 Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield

TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

All kettle donations stay in the communities where the funds are collected and the money helps to provide meals, shelter, toys, clothing and many other services

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Rep. Harding Reappointed Ranking Member of Environment Committee

Posted on December 8, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) has received his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session, which include being reappointed as the Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Environment Committee along with Assistant House Republican Leader by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora.

Having been a member of the committee for the past four years, the familiarity that comes with this appointment is one Rep. Harding knows well, having served in the same capacity

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Honoring Our Veterans

Posted on November 10, 2020 by agallagher


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Every year we commemorate November 11th as Veterans Day, a day to honor all those who have served and those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day began when an armistice between Allied nations and Germany took effect on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918. Seven months later, World War I would officially cease with the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. Twenty years later (1938), November 11th was officially signed

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Back To School Zoom

Posted on September 4, 2020 by admin


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This week I had the opportunity to sit down with John Barile, Superintendent of Brookfield Public Schools, and Fran Rabinowitz, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), and discuss our community’s school re-openings that start this week.

As a parent and community member I am happy to have been able to facilitate this meeting and present the answers, to all your questions, back to the constituents I serve.

Watch the video below for our discussion

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New Tri-State Area Travel Advisory

Posted on June 25, 2020 by hbrooks


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Yesterday, Governor Lamont issued a joint travel advisory with our neighboring states of New York and New Jersey. It requires travelers arriving from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period.

This self-quarantine, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night, applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or any state reporting a 10 percent positivity rate, or higher, over a 7-day

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Updated Guidance on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

Posted on June 17, 2020 by hbrooks


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Yesterday, the governor issued Executive Order 7ZZ, which makes modifications to previous executive orders to allow for today’s Phase 2 reopening efforts (click here to learn more about which sectors are able to expand operations today). The state has also released new guidance on indoor and outdoor gatherings to be implemented using the following timeline:

Effective June 17:

  • Indoor private gatherings – 25 people
  • Outdoor gatherings – 100 people
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks)

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Scheduled Closures of Route 133 over the Housatonic River in Brookfield

Posted on June 17, 2020 by hbrooks


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing two scheduled weekend closures of Route 133 over the Housatonic River in Brookfield. The first closure date will take place Friday, June 19, 2020, at 10 PM until 5 AM, Monday morning, June 21, 2020. The second closure will take place Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10 PM, until 5 AM, Monday morning June 28, 2020.

The scheduled closures are necessary to facilitate construction activities associated with the rehabilitation of the bridge that carries

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COVID-19 Update – June 9

Posted on June 9, 2020 by hbrooks


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State’s Phase 2 Reopening Scheduled for June 17

Governor Ned Lamont recently announced that Connecticut’s second phase of reopening initially scheduled for June 20 will begin three days early on June 17. The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has published specific guidelines and best practices for each business sector in order to safely reopen. Businesses are not required to reopen; the decision to reopen rests with individual business owners.

Phase 2 reopening rules by sector:

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COVID-19 Update – June 2

Posted on June 2, 2020 by hbrooks


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Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Release Plan for Reopening

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) has announced that it plans to reopen its 16 campuses this fall. This means that the four universities can start bringing residential and commuter students to their campuses on Monday, August 24 and that the 12 community colleges can begin offering in-person courses beginning June 1 for certain students. All classroom content will be delivered in a variety of in-person, online,

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COVID-19 Business Reopening Update

Posted on May 21, 2020 by hbrooks


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With yesterday’s reopening of many business sectors across the state, numerous state agencies have put out resources, guidance, and rules for businesses and patrons to reference. Below, you will find links to many of these guidelines, along with some general resources you may find helpful as you navigate the state’s phased reopening.

Department of Agriculture (DoAg)

Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

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