Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull

Shelton Lawmakers Announce Forum on Electricity Rates

Posted on January 15, 2019 by admin


SHELTON – State Representatives Jason Perillo, Ben McGorty, and Senator Kevin Kelly will be hosting a PURA Informational Session for residents to learn more about their electric rates and to give them the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns. The forum will be held on Monday, January 28th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shelton City Hall Auditorium.

PURA representatives will explain the Energized Connecticut Program, talk about the process of how rates are set, the oversight process, and options available to users to verify kWh usage charges.

The lawmakers said they have heard from countless residents and businesses who are frustrated their electric rates increase yearly.

“This is a great opportunity for Shelton residents and businesses to learn more about their electric rates,” said Rep. Perillo. “Just like you I don’t like seeing these yearly increases in our electric bills. I encourage residents and businesses to attend this event.”

Rep. McGorty added, “Year-after-year increases to our electric rates are hurting many residents’ wallets. But, we do have options when it comes to choosing our electric supplier. It’s important for residents to learn the different options and to express their concerns to PURA about their approved increases.”

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Lighting Repairs along Route 8 in Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton

Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that an illumination repair project will be performed on Route 8 northbound and southbound in Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton – on Saturday and Sunday, January 12-13, 2019.

Motorists can expect lane closures to occur on Route 8 Northbound/Southbound in Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton between NB Interstate 95 and Exit 11 (SR 714, Bridgeport Ave). A moveable sign pattern will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

Rep. McGorty Sworn In for New Term

Posted on January 10, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representatives Jason Perillo, Ben McGorty and State Senator Kevin Kelly took their oath of office on Wednesday, commencing the 2019 legislative session.

The lawmakers will be entering a “long session”, which will run from January 9th to June 5th. During the long session, the lawmakers are able to propose legislation and will be tasked with framing a two-year state budget.

“Ensuring that the state budget isn’t balanced through tax increases is the top priority in our agenda,” said Rep. Perillo. “Over the past eight years, Governor Dan Malloy and legislative Democrats failed to restore our state’s economy. We have a new administration coming in and I hope Governor Ned Lamont’s approach to tackling the budget crisis and attracting businesses is much different than his predecessors.”

Rep. McGorty added, “We are already starting to see many legislative proposals coming from the other side of the aisle that are looking to raise taxes and place tolls throughout our state. Shelton residents can trust that we will be fighting against tolls and tax increases. We will be working on legislation that will decrease taxes and will keep residents and businesses here in Connecticut.

“In times of hardship, Connecticut has to learn to live within its means. Just like our families do on a daily basis, we have to make budgets that prioritize our core needs over wants. This year, I’ll be working to continue efforts to protect core services without overburdening our families with new expenses. I look forward to working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to mitigate our state’s growing tax burdens and high cost of living. Together we need to focus on creating stability, growing jobs and protecting aid for the most vulnerable. I will also be working to protect funding to help seniors age in place and developing policies to reduce the costs of health care to make care truly accessible to all people. I look forward to tackling these challenges and hearing from the constituents I represent. If you want to share your input during the session, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or calling 860-240-8800.”

During the 2019 Legislative Session, residents can expect lawmakers to debate hot button issues such as tolls, sports betting, and the legalization of marijuana.

The lawmakers encourage residents to follow the legislative action by visiting the General Assembly’s website,, and signing up for their email updates. Residents can find Reps. Perillo and McGorty’s websites by visiting and Sen. Kelly’s website can be found by visiting