Buses Required on Waterbury Rail Branch to Accommodate Upgrades

Posted on September 6, 2019 by admin


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Buses Required on Waterbury Rail Branch to Accommodate Upgrades

Metro-North Crews to Make Safety Upgrades to Waterbury Branch From Friday, Evening September 20, Through Sunday, October 6
Buses to Substitute for Waterbury Branch Trains to Accommodate Line Improvements

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that beginning on Friday, September 20 and continuing through, Sunday October 6, crews will be doing prep work to install PTC (Positive Train Control) equipment on the Waterbury Branch.

PTC is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents. Beginning late Friday, September 20, and continuing through Sunday, October 6, crews will be doing prep work to install a new signal system on the Waterbury Branch; this system needs to be in place in order to make PTC operational.

To accommodate this work, weekday and weekend substitute busing will be provided between Waterbury and Bridgeport after 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, and continuing through Sunday, October 6. Regular train service resumes with the first scheduled train on Monday, October 7.

Service details are below:

Bridgeport-bound: Buses will substitute for all trains weekday and weekend departing from Waterbury, making all scheduled stops to Bridgeport. Buses will operate up to 15-30 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers will connect at Bridgeport to regularly scheduled trains for continuing service to Grand Central Terminal.

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Valley Lawmakers Discuss Opioid Crisis

Posted on August 27, 2019 by admin


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ANSONIA – State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria attended an opioid prevention & treatment roundtable discussion yesterday at the new Cornell Scott Hill Health Center in Ansonia. The roundtable discussion was hosted by Lt. Governor Bysiewicz and those who attended included local lawmakers, state lawmakers, families, treatment providers, and law enforcement.

“As state lawmakers, we are exploring every avenue to find solutions to help us tackle the opioid crisis,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria, a member of the Public Health Committee. “We need to continue to work with all stakeholders to make sure we are providing help to those that need it the most. By working together and as a community we can end this crisis.”

Rep. Klarides-Ditria highlighted legislation that was passed this session which creates tougher penalties for those selling and manufacturing Fentyal.

In addition, the group talked about the many programs the state offers to help those suffering from addiction.

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Sales Tax-Free Week – Aug 18th – Aug 24th

Posted on August 15, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax-free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.

Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax-Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.

2019 Sales Tax-Free Week dates are Sunday, August 18, through Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Tax-Free Week was first enacted in 2000 and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use.

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