Buckbee, Harding, Smith Call for Danbury-Area Transportation Town Hall

Posted on January 17, 2020 by admin


HARTFORD – Danbury Area legislators have sent a formal request to the governor’s office to call for a “Town Hall” meeting regarding his administration’s CT2030 transportation plan. State Representatives Rich Smith (R-108), Bill Buckbee (R-67), and Stephen Harding (R-107) penned a letter to Governor Lamont on Tuesday, January 8, asking that a local Town Hall meeting be held so that Danbury area residents could have an opportunity to hear details of the plan and express their concerns or ask questions.

According to the representatives, on Sunday, January 12, the governor held a Town Hall meeting in Westport to discuss his state-wide transportation plan. Consequently, there should be similar efforts made by the administration to conduct these meetings in other parts of the state.

“It is critical that residents in my District, and the surrounding towns, have the same opportunities to ask questions about tolls and the impact it will have on them, as those living in the shoreline districts – especially since Rhode Island’s truck only tolls plan is currently being litigated in Federal Court,” said Rep. Smith.

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Bridgework in New Milford

Posted on January 16, 2020 by admin


Please be aware that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun rehabilitation construction on the bridge that carries Routes 202 and 67 (Bridge Street) over the Housatonic River in New Milford.

This project – which is anticipated to be completed by November 30, 2020 – includes removal of the existing bituminous concrete wearing surface, patching of precast lightweight concrete bridge deck and sidewalk deck components, installation of a spray-applied waterproofing membrane and new

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New Laws Effective January 1, 2020

Posted on December 30, 2019 by admin


I want to wish you and your families a healthy, safe and Happy New Year!

I also wish you prosperity, but unfortunately, with 2019 coming to an end, once again new taxes will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I adamantly opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
  • Parking Fees
  • Interior Design Services
  • Safety Apparel (reflective vests, protective gloves, etc.)

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