Attorney General Tong and Members of Danbury Legislative Delegation to Hold Forum on Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Posted on October 1, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Attorney General William Tong will join state Sen. Julie Kushner, state Reps. Stephen Harding, Richard Smith, David Arconti, Raghib Allie-Brennan, Bob Godfrey, Ken Gucker, Bill Buckbee and Sean Scanlon on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. for a forum on how all levels of government are working to address the opioid epidemic.

During the forum, which will be held at the Greater Danbury Community Health Center, state officials will hear from Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and representatives from

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Rep. Harding: “Grocery Tax” Will Hurt Vulnerable, Middle Class

Posted on September 16, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) continues to object to the substantial amount of new and expanded taxes being placed on grocery store foods and prepared meals, set to be implemented on October 1st when the State budget, which Rep. Harding voted againsttakes effect.

“I am committed to continuing to fight against policies which make Connecticut more and more unaffordable for my constituents,” said Rep. Harding. “Instead of heeding proposals by me and many of my colleagues, along with public pleas for a change in the underlying, long-term structure of spending and financial management in our state, majority leadership in the legislature has again shifted their problems onto the backs of hard-working citizens and businesses. This is unacceptable.”

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“Fill a Backpack Drive” to Take Place on August 9th in Brookfield

Posted on July 30, 2019 by admin


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Rep. Harding Encourages Constituents to Participate if Able

HARTFORD – State Representative Steven Harding (R-Brookfield) wants constituents to know that he, along with members of the Brookfield and Bethel Social Services, will be collecting Back-To-School supplies for students in need at an upcoming Weekly Summer Concert in Brookfield.

When: Brookfield Weekly Summer Concert
Friday, August 9, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Brookfield Town Hall Bandstand
100 Pocono Rd, Brookfield, CT

“With the

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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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