Resurfacing Project – Rt. 69 in Burlington

Posted on July 19, 2019 by admin


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The following message comes from the State Department of Transportation and contains information that could impact your travels.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a resurfacing project will be performed on Route 69 in Burlington, beginning Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 4.39-mile segment of Route 69, in Burlington from the Bristol town line to Route 4. This project is scheduled to occur on, or about, Tuesday, July 23, 2019,

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Thomaston Legislators Speak with Constituents during “Pints and Policy” Event

Posted on July 16, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) recently hosted a “Pints and Policy” town hall event at Crabby Al’s to keep constituents updated on the 2019 legislative session, which came to a close on June 5th.

The Thomaston lawmakers discussed topics the recently approved state budget, and answered questions from attendees about local issues concerning the community and statewide concerns.

Among the topics discussed were concerns about the state budget which neither legislator

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


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Today we celebrate Independence Day.

Today, we are reminded of the focus, determination and courage of our patriots who passionately believed that our nascent country deserved better governance. They believed that having leaders and a government, for the people, and by the people was  not only practical, but possible.

Two hundred and forty-three years ago, on July 4, 1776, these patriots put forth The Declaration of Independence. This document has not only remained relevant over centuries, but it

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Rep. Piscopo Concludes Successful Flag Retirement Drive

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


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On Sunday, June 23rd, State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) was joined by Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss, Gary Schaff, Dan Thurston, along with other local officials as well as the Harwinton Fire Department, Boy Scouts, Quest Scouts, veterans, friends, and family.

Rep. Piscopo sponsored three drop off locations throughout the 76th District, which were located at the Thomaston Town Hall, Harwinton Town Hall and Burlington Town Hall leading up to the ceremony.

Over a hundred worn American

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Piscopo Hosts American Flag Retirement Ceremony

Posted on June 18, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) has announced that he is hosting a ceremony to properly retire worn American Flags, together with the Ives-Cleaveland American Legion Post 137 in Harwinton and supported by the Harwinton Center Fire Department.

The Flag Retirement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.at the Harwinton Fair Grounds, located at Locust Road in Harwinton CT.

This event is open to the public and all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth groups are encouraged to

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Rep. Piscopo Votes Against Tax Hikes and Anti-Business Policies Laden in New Biennial Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, after a full day of debate, Rep. Piscopo voted in opposition to the Connecticut Democrat biennial budget, which ultimately passed in the House of Representatives with a vote of 86-65. All Republicans and five Democrats, voted against the plan.

“I have heard over and over from constituents in my district that they cannot afford to live in Connecticut. Taxpayers are asking for relief, but instead they get a budget that squeezes them some more with new

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State Representative John Piscopo and Burlington First Selectman Ted Shafer Meet with Burlington Lake Garda Elementary Students

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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On Thursday, May 30, State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) and First Selectman Shafer met with Ms. Christina Flaherty’s second grade class from Lake Garda Elementary School for a tour of the Burlington Town Hall.

(l to r): State Representative John Piscopo (R-76), Burlington First Selectman Ted Shafer, Ms. Christina Flaherty and second graders from Lake Garda Elementary School at the Burlington Town Hall on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

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Rep. Piscopo and Sen. Martin Invite Residents to ‘Pints and Policy’

Posted on May 30, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) have announced that they will be hosting a Pints and Policy event on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Crabby Al’s located at 147 East Main Street in Thomaston.

The event will allow residents the opportunity speak with the legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting. The lawmakers will discuss the issues and debates that shaped the 2019 legislative session, which came to a close on

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Trails Day Hike – June 2nd

Posted on May 30, 2019 by admin


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As part of the 2019 Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, I want to make you aware of recreational hikes in Harwinton and Litchfield sponsored by the Town of Harwinton Recreation Department and Litchfield Hills Audubon Society on Sunday, June 2nd.

Harwinton Nature Walk

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2nd

Harwinton Conservation/Recreation Area

The hike will take place on Sunday starting at the Pavilion adjacent to the parking area on 95 Litchfield Road, at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 118. The

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Memorial Day 2019

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


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Memorial Day arrives this weekend, and it is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

Below is a list of some important events happening in our district this weekend to commemorate this national holiday.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2019

Burlington

 Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. – The parade will arrive at the Town Hall at 200 Spielman Highway.

Harwinton

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