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$10 MILLION IN STATE GRANTS FOR RECREATIONAL TRAILS ACROSS CONNECTICUT

Posted on June 4, 2024


Forty-Five Projects Selected to Receive Grants to Plan, Build, Expand, and Improve Multi-Use Trails

In a press release, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced a series of grants totaling $10 million to support the planning, building, expansion, and improvement of 45 multi-use trails located in towns and cities throughout Connecticut are being awarded through Connecticut Recreational Trails Grant Program.

Locally, the Steep Rock Association is slated to receive

Celebrating Southbury’s Clare Perrault

Posted on May 7, 2024


Earlier today, Rep. Cindy Harrison joined her colleagues to introduce and honor the 2024 Connecticut Kid Governor, Cristiano Almeida, and his 2024 Cabinet, including Southbury’s Clare Perrault, to the Capitol.

Clare is a 5th grader at Gainfield Elementary School and she ran for Kid Governor in November on a platform addressing Hobbies that Bring Happiness.

“It was a pleasure to meet Clare and her family and I want to thank the Kid Governor and other Cabinet members for coming to the Capitol today.”

Welcoming 4-H to Hartford

Posted on April 17, 2024


State Rep. Cindy Harrison had the pleasure of leading students in the 4-H Pledge today during a press conference in support of 4-H and agriculture programs at the Capitol.

Reps. Harrison, Callahan, DEEP and Audubon Society Urge Residents to Take Down Birdfeeders as Bear Activity Increases

Posted on April 10, 2024


Residents Reminded to Discourage Bears’ Bad Behaviors and Be Bear Aware

As much as we’d all like to have a friend like Paddington Bear, State Representatives Cindy Harrison (R-69) and Pat Callahan (R-108) yesterday joined members of the National Audubon Society and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in Southbury to remind Connecticut residents to remove birdfeeders to eliminate one source of human-bear interactions.

With black bears emerging from their dens with the warmer spring

CT DoAg Funds 21 Agricultural Enhancement Grant Projects, Including Southbury

Posted on April 1, 2024


Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) Awards Funds to 21 Agricultural Enhancement Grant Projects Totaling $531,165

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced the 2024 Agricultural Enhancement Grant Program (previously known as the Farm Viability Grant) awarded more than $531,000 to fund 21 projects received from Connecticut municipalities, groups of municipalities, regional councils of governments, and/or agricultural non-profit organizations for projects that directly impact or

New Milford Delegation Helps Perform Traffic Audits on Route 7

Posted on March 28, 2024


Photo: State Representative Bill Buckbee, Pat Callahan, State Sen. Stephen Harding, State Rep. Cindy Harrison, listen to remarks from FHI Studio’s Marcy Miller, senior project manager, prior to touring Route 7.

The New Milford Delegation of State Representatives Bill Buckbee (R-67), Pat Callahan (R-108), Cindy Harrison (R-69), and Republican Senate Leader Stephen Harding (R-30), helped conduct a safety audit of Route 7 (Danbury Road). In addition to state lawmakers, New Milford’s Mayor Pete Bass,

Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Scheduled for Saturday, April 27 in Ansonia

Posted on March 22, 2024


Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Scheduled for Saturday, April 27 in Ansonia

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) and participating municipalities are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection event on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ansonia Public Works facility, located at 1 North Division Street.

The collection is open to residents of the following communities: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck,

Reading (Virtually) to Booth Free School

Posted on March 19, 2024


A strong advocate for reading and literacy education, this morning State Rep. Cindy Harrison logged onto Zoom for a virtual book reading to children at Roxbury’s Booth Free School.  Rep. Harrison was at the school for Read Across America events earlier in the month when Principal Dr. Emily Rhew asked if she’d be willing to come back to read again.

Rep. Harrison jumped at the chance, but with the legislative session currently taking up most of her time had to appear online.   She was able to speak with

Information About Early Voting

Posted on March 18, 2024


Friends and neighbors,

Early voting was approved by Connecticut voters in 2022. During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized in-person early voting for elections held after April 1, 2024. Under this schedule, the first election utilizing early voting will be the Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024.

The early voting dates for this election have been modified to reflect the Good Friday holiday and Easter Sunday. Early Voting will be held Tuesday, March 26 through

“Roadmap” for electric vehicle mandate

Posted on March 11, 2024


I’m sending a quick note about a subject that’s gained a lot of attention over the last few months—a ban on gas-powered vehicles.

It was pushback from residents and businesses in all corners of the state that caused the Governor and majority Democrats to pause their immediate push for an electric vehicle mandate, but new legislation makes clear that their intention is to revisit their unpopular plan to adopt California’s radical emissions standards.

On Wednesday, the legislature’s Transportation

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