Metal Beam Guide Rail Upgrade Project in Litchfield

Posted on November 13, 2020 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a guide rail upgrade project will be performed on Route 63 in Litchfield.

The project consists of upgrading existing wood pole guide rail systems to current standard systems on route 63 at various intersections between route 4 and route 202. The upgrades are scheduled to begin about Monday, November 16, 2020, and continue through December 16, 2020. No work performed on the day before or the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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Phase 3 Update

Posted on October 9, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont recently announced that Connecticut would move forward with Phase 3 of reopening beginning October 8th.

Phase 3 Business Updates include:

  • Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors – subject to COVID-19 safety requirements – for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries;
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks, etc.) will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity with masks and social distancing requirements;
  • Indoor

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Upcoming Eversource Hearing: August 27th

Posted on August 26, 2020 by admin


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As a member of the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee, I want to inform you of the upcoming hearing regarding Eversource’s rate increases and their response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will host an informational hearing via zoom on August 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

This hearing is expected to cover a far-ranging set of issues, from the role of state utility regulators and the process of setting rates, to utility staffing levels and how the companies

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Eversource Hearing Information: August 24th

Posted on August 18, 2020 by admin


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As a result of public outcry and efforts by my colleagues and I to ensure that your voice was heard, 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 in the short term at the expense of ratepayers. Likewise, a similar rate increase request from United Illuminating has been suspended indefinitely.

PURA has scheduled a formal

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Connecticut’s 2020 Sales Tax Free Week: August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by admin


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The state’s annual Sales Tax Free Week this year begins Sunday, August 16, 2020 and runs through Saturday, August 22, 2020. During this one-week sales tax holiday, retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from Connecticut sales and use tax. This exemption applies to each eligible item under $100, regardless of how many of those items are sold to a customer on the same invoice.

Highlights:
This year will be Connecticut’s 20th Sales Tax Free Week. Despite the

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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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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Electricity Rate Increase

Posted on July 31, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to my office recently with concerns regarding electricity increases charged by Eversource as of July 1. I am writing to reassure you that I have heard your concerns, and I have taken action.

I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to Marissa Paslick Gillett, Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA); John W. Betkoski III, Vice Chairman of PURA; and Michael Caron, Utility Commissioner of PURA calling for an immediate suspension to these

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Police Accountability Statement from State Representative John Piscopo

Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin


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“I have received many comments regarding the police accountability bill recently put forth before the legislature. I have opposed bills like this many times in the past as a detriment to law enforcement. Enacting changes to ‘Qualified Immunity’ is not sound policy, and I oppose removing that protection for those that put their lives on the line for our safety, our communities, and our state. I also opposed this bill for several other reasons. Namely, we should not immediately go into a special legislative

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Police Accountability Bill Listening Session

Posted on July 16, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out about the draft bill addressing police accountability now being considered by the state legislature.

The CT General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee has just announced that a virtual listening session on the proposed bill will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members regarding proposed legislation on police accountability.

To access the rules of the Listening Session, please

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Limited DMV Reopening Starting Today

Posted on June 23, 2020 by admin


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The governor announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning today

Services available in-person, by appointment only, include:

Licenses and Non-Driver ID Cards (new and renewal)

Out-of-State Transfers

CDL Upgrade – HAMDEN OFFICE ONLY

  • All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here
  • Select services are also accessible online
  • Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s Danbury, New Britain, Norwich and Old Saybrook

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