CTDOT: Signal Work on the Metro-North Waterbury Line Oct 28-31

Posted on October 22, 2021


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Activation of new rail systems will require weekend substitute busing for Waterbury Line customers

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that the Waterbury Line will be commissioned and activated for service following recently completed track and signal improvements.

The activation of the new rail systems will require continuous busing of Waterbury Line customers for one weekend starting Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. and ending on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 4:00

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Rep. Piscopo Earns Perfect Score from Connecticut’s Business Leaders

Posted on October 1, 2021


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State Representative John Piscopo was recently recognized by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) for having a perfect voting record on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate.

CBIA’s policy initiatives feature a number of bills, with recommendations designed to help businesses manage the high costs of navigating COVID-19 restrictions, to create and retain jobs, and lead Connecticut’s economic recovery. Legislators were scored on seven measures based

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Rep. Piscopo Honors Harwinton Eagle Scout

Posted on August 25, 2021


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State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) was among the many people who turned out to congratulate Reinhold Hekeler III at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony held on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

To earn this prestigious honor, Hekeler planned, organized, executed, and ultimately transformed a boat trailer into a parade float for the Harwinton Womans Club and the Veterans of Harwinton.

Hekeler led work teams of volunteers, including scouts, family and friends, and raised over $3,000 in order to complete the

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Rep. Piscopo, House Republicans Unveil Juvenile Justice Reforms

Posted on August 13, 2021


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State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) joined his colleagues on Tuesday, August 10th, in backing a list of legislative proposals to reform the state’s juvenile justice laws and seek accountability for the victims of Connecticut’s recent crime wave.

During a news conference on the North Steps of the Capitol in Hartford, House Republicans listed over a dozen specific statutory and policy changes they sought to make that focused on the following main concepts: prevention, accountability, and rehabilitation.

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Sales Tax-Free Week Begins August 15th

Posted on August 13, 2021


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With school less than two weeks away for some students, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 15 through Saturday, August 21.

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.

Please consult with your local retailer,

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Capitol Update: Special Session Possible for TCI Gas Tax

Posted on August 10, 2021


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Governor Lamont and several state lawmakers are seeking to build support for the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) ahead of a possible vote as early as September.

Asked if he thought the $90 million climate plan faces a shot at passage when lawmakers reconvene to distribute federal recovery aid during a planned special session that month, the governor said, “I’d like to think they can count the votes and get it done.”

The plan, which is estimated to cost the average Connecticut family

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Rep. Piscopo Opposes Extending Gov. Lamont’s Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies

Posted on July 15, 2021


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During a special legislative session on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) voted in opposition to H.R. 202, a resolution that would allow Governor Lamont to continue to run the state through his use of executive order until September 30, 2021.

“Connecticut is no longer in a state of emergency as we were in nearly a year ago during the height of the pandemic. Another round of emergency orders at this time that grants the governor near-unilateral control of the state

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Posted on July 12, 2021


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today denounced Governor Lamont’s latest attempt to extend his Emergency Authority and urged their colleagues to reject the move, calling it misguided and an abuse of the federal system designed to help states combat the spread of Covid-19.

Governor Lamont recently announced that he intends to continue his takeover of various powers of the legislature through at least September 30, 2021, claiming continued public health and civil

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Rep. Piscopo Hosts Successful Flag Day Collection Drive

Posted on June 15, 2021


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In observance of Flag Day on Monday, June 14th, State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) concluded a used and worn American Flag drive to give constituents the opportunity to properly dispose of their flags. The collection began on June 1st, with boxes stationed at the Town Halls in Thomaston, Burlington, and Harwinton, and concluded on June 11th, just before Flag Day. Four large bags of flags were collected and were disposed of with dignity according to the US Flag Code by American Legion Post 137.

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State Representative Piscopo and State Senators Witkos and Martin to Hold Worn American Flag Collection Drive

Posted on June 3, 2021


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In anticipation of Flag Day, observed on the 14th of June, State Representative John Piscopo, State Senators Kevin Witkos and Henri Martin will hold a flag collection drive so that residents can properly dispose of their worn, tattered, and faded American Flags.

Residents are encouraged to utilize flag collection boxes located at:
• Thomaston Town Hall, 158 Main Street, Thomaston
• Harwinton Town Hall, 100 Bentley Drive, Harwinton
• Burlington Town Hall, 200 Speilman Highway, Burlington

Drop-offs

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