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Bridge Maintenance Project – Bridge #00266 carrying Gallivan Lane over I-395 in Montville

Posted on September 1, 2020 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that bridge maintenance will be performed on Bridge #00266 carrying Gallivan Lane over I-395 Southbound and Northbound in the town of Montville.  This project is scheduled to occur on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, through approximately Friday, September 25th, 2020.


Drivers can expect lane closures on I-395 southbound and northbound in the town of Montville; Southbound between Exit 9 to the Montville Rest Area and northbound

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DOT: Replacement of Signs and Supports – Routes 2, 3, 11, and 17, Including Revisions to Mileage-Based Exit Numbering

Posted on August 28, 2020 by admin


The Department of Transportation announced they are developing plans to replace signs and sign supports along Route 2, Route 3, Route 11, Route 17, including associated on-ramps and off-ramps, including revisions to mileage-based exit numbering.

The new signs and sign supports will be installed in accordance with the latest federal and state standards and guidelines. The types of signs that will be replaced include, but are not limited to, large overhead and side mounted Guide signs and smaller signs

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Electricity Rate Hearings – Update

Posted on August 27, 2020 by admin


Energy and Technology Committee Hearing August 27

The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee is holding an informational hearing tomorrow, Thursday, August 27th, regarding Eversource and United Illuminating’s storm management responses, delivery charges, initiatives to improve the grid and more.

The hearing agenda, with a list of invited speakers, is available here.

While the public may submit written testimony, the hearing will not be open for oral comments except from the members of the

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FEMA extends unemployment benefit

Posted on August 25, 2020 by admin


The unemployment  rate in the state is approximately at 16% and families are struggling to meet their basic needs. An an extra $600 in additional federal weekly unemployment benefits was set to expire, Governor Lamont applied for extended funding from the federal government to provide an additional weekly wage supplement for Connecticut’s unemployed.

In response to the pandemic and the extended unemployment across our nation,  the President signed an Executive Order to provide an additional $44 Billion

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

With our normal routines disrupted by the virus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16 through Saturday, August 22.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under

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*** Eversource Hearing Information – August 24***

Posted on August 11, 2020 by admin


Hello Friends and Neighbors:

Many of you have asked me how you can participate in the upcoming PURA hearing on August 24th regarding the electricty rate increases.  I hope this information is helpful to you.

At the insistence of my office, and that of my legislative colleagues, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues

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Power Outage/Restoration Update

Posted on August 10, 2020 by admin


Since Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall on Tuesday, restoration efforts have been underway to restore power across Connecticut. Thousands remain without power making it difficult to escape the extreme heat and work from home, as many have been doing since the pandemic began.

As of this morning there are 2,461 United Illuminating (UI) customers and 88,600 Eversource customers without power. Eversource expects nearly all customers to have power by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, but that means many residents

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Storm cleanup update: Eversource and UI reports

Posted on August 7, 2020 by admin


As we continue to deal with the storm aftermath, I would like to reach out and check in to make sure everyone has the information they need to stay safe.

Please reach out to your neighbors and friends to check in, and if you need assistance with electricity, medical needs or other concerns, do not hesitate to contact emergency services, Eversource, United Illuminating or 2-1-1.

I want to thank all our town crews, first responders, linemen, tree crews, and others who have done their best to clear

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 4, 2020 by admin


With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Electric Rate Increases: PURA accepting public comment

Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin


Many of you have reached out to my office about recent electric rate hikes.

I joined a bipartisan effort calling for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to suspend the increase to components of the Eversource delivery rate that increased July 1st.

In response to our letter, PURA announced they have “accepted the letter as a formal motion for reconsideration in the associated docketed proceeding, Docket Number 20-01-01, and expects to expeditiously rule on the motion after considering

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