Posted on January 16, 2019 by admin
Eversource will be conducting some emergency tree removal work on Route 37 Northbound and Southbound in New Fairfield this weekend.
As a result, Route 37 will be closed between Warwick Road and Route 39 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th.
Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Please drive safely through this vicinity and seek alternate routes if necessary.
Posted on January 14, 2019 by admin
DANBURY – Elected officials and non-profit leaders from all over Fairfield County met at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury on Friday to work on closing the opportunity gap in Southwestern Connecticut. State Representative Richard A. Smith (R-108) participated both in table discussions and as a panel member.
Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that there will be “rolling” closures on Route 7 in New Milford from 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15th to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16th to allow for a permitted oversize/overweight vehicle move.
The vehicle, which will be carrying a transformer weighing 476,700 pounds on a specialized 12-axle trailer, must be escorted by the Connecticut State Police using jumper bridges at several small crossings.
The closures will be located…
Posted on January 9, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD — State Representative Richard A. Smith (R-108) joined legislative colleagues today, on Opening Day of the 2019 Legislative Session, and was sworn in to his fifth term at the State Capitol. He will serve for two more years not only as the House Representative for the 108th General Assembly District of New Fairfield, Sherman, New
Milford and Danbury, but as the House Republican Policy Chairman as well.
“I am honored to be back in Hartford, starting my ninth…
Posted on December 19, 2018 by admin
HARTFORD – On Tuesday, December 18th State Representative Richard Smith (R-108) was promoted by Minority Leader Themis Klarides as Co-Chairman of the House Republican Policy initiative, Rep. Smith was elevated from his current role as an Assistant House Republican Leader. In addition, Rep. Smith was appointed to serve on the legislature’s Labor Committee, Housing Committee and Judiciary Committee.
The new assignments will take effect on January 9th at the start of the next legislative term.
Posted on October 18, 2018 by rjoslyn
October 18, 2018
Voters Should Reject “Lockbox Ruse”
Every state relies on its transportation network to drive economic development and maximize quality of life. For this reason, insufficient transportation funding and mismanagement of spending on projects presents a major roadblock to Connecticut’s economic recovery.
The unacceptable state of our infrastructure has a direct impact on all residents, making commuting a nightmare while constraining existing businesses and dooming many newer ones.…
Posted on October 2, 2018 by rjoslyn
A number of new laws that passed during the 2018 Legislative Session took effect this week on October 1, 2018. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community.
New laws taking effect that may be of interest to you include:
AN ACT CONCERNING BUMP STOCKS AND OTHER MEANS OF ENHANCING THE RATE OF FIRE OF A FIREARM (PA 18-29)
A provision that received wide bipartisan support that bans the sale, transfer, or posession of bump stocks or any after-market device that allows semi-automatic…
Posted on September 5, 2018 by rjoslyn
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Please see the message below from the Connecticut Department of Transportation regarding an emergency road closure of Rt. 37 in Sherman that may impact your travels.
Emergency Road Closure for Route 37 North of Big Trail in Sherman Due to Slope Failure
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the closure of Route 37 north of Big Trail for emergency repairs on Route 37 beginning on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM in Sherman. The closure will…
Posted on July 24, 2018 by rjoslyn
HARTFORD – State Representative Richard Smith (R-108) today signed a petition to request a special session for the purpose of prohibiting the expenditure of taxpayer funds to study and evaluate the establishment of tolls in Connecticut.
Last week, Governor Dan Malloy issued an Executive Order directing the state Department of Transportation to prepare a plan implementing tolls and study its impacts. He is requesting to borrow $10 million for the study from the Bond Commission, which he chairs.
Posted on July 19, 2018 by rjoslyn
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
As you may have heard, Governor Malloy this week announced he is requesting $10 million in borrowed money to pay for a study on the impact of electronic tolling in Connecticut.
Toll legislation has been considered by the General Assembly each of the past five years, and it has never gotten a floor vote. Thus far, significant public opposition to putting another financial burden on Connecticut taxpayers has prevented its passage in the legislature.
In the face of that opposition…