State Government Interference in Local Affairs and Construction in Thomaston

Posted on April 9, 2021


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I’m writing to let you know about important legislation recently discussed in the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee, which includes several bills aimed at upending local control of land use decisions.

Among the bills is S.B. 1024, An Act Concerning Zoning Authority, Certain Design Guidelines, Qualifications of Certain Land Use Officials and Certain Sewage Disposal Systems. This proposal is built on recommendations from Desegregate CT, a special interest group that recently emailed

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Rep. Piscopo Supports Amendment to Limit Lamont’s Emergency Authority

Posted on March 26, 2021


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Governor Lamont’s current emergency authority into May. Among several claims, the governor said one reason to extend his authority is so Connecticut will receive a full share of federal Covid-relief money.

“It is important to recognize that these are certainly unprecedented times, however we cannot remain stagnant like this with no end in sight. We must begin to take steps towards opening the state back up. I have heard from students, parents, businesses, and countless others about the dire need

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State to Loosen COVID-19 Restrictions on 3/19

Posted on March 18, 2021


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I just wanted to remind you that beginning this Friday, March 19, the state is loosening some restrictions on businesses, houses of worship, and athletic activities.

Friday, March 19, 2021:

  • All capacity limits will be lifted on restaurants (8-person table capacity, 11:00 p.m. closing time remain), retail, libraries, personal services, theaters (50 percent capacity), gyms/fitness centers, offices, houses of worship, museums, aquariums, and zoos
  • Private residences may host up to 25 people indoors,

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