Schedule Nightly Ramp Closures on I-84 Westbound in Newtown

Posted on October 28, 2019 by hbrooks


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing nightly ramp closures on I-84 westbound in Newtown at Exits 9 and 10 that are necessary to facilitate construction/safety improvement activities.

The Exit 9 ramps (on and off) will be closed nightly beginning on Monday, November 4, 2019, until Wednesday, November 6, 2019. 

The Exit 10 ramps (on and off) will be closed nightly beginning on Thursday, November 7, 2019, until Monday, November 11, 2019. 

The ramps will be closed each night beginning

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Newtown Legislative Delegation to Hold Forum for Businesses Regarding New Taxes and Policies

Posted on October 21, 2019 by hbrooks


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NEWTOWN – On Thursday, October 31, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), along with State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28), will be hosting an informational forum regarding new taxes, fees, and policies that may haunt (a Halloween play on words) Connecticut businesses and residents. The legislators will cover such topics as the recent minimum wage hike, the state’s new family leave program, and changes to the pass-through business entity tax.

Many of these policies, which were enacted

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Temporary Exit 10 Ramp Closures on I-84 Westbound, Newtown

Posted on October 4, 2019 by hbrooks


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the closures of on and off-ramps of Exit 10 on I-84 westbound in Newtown. The closure will begin Monday, October 7, at 10:00am and be completed on Friday, October 11, at 5:00am. The closures and detours are necessary to facilitate construction/safety improvement activities.

Detour Information:

  • Westbound Exit 10 off-ramp: Take exit 9 and follow signs to Route 25 to Route 6 to detour.
  • Westbound Exit 10 on-ramp: Follow detour Route 6

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New Taxes and Laws Effective Oct. 1

Posted on September 26, 2019 by hbrooks


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As we transition out of summer and into autumn, we prepare for a number of new laws and tax and fee increases to take effect starting on October 1st. These new laws and taxes may have an impact on you, your business, and our community.

In an effort to keep you informed, some of the more noteworthy tax increases and new laws are listed below:

Tax and Fee Increases Effective October 1st

These tax increases were included in the Democrats’ state budget passed this year, which my Republican colleagues

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Rep. Sredzinski: Democrats’ Meals Tax is ‘Dishonest and Indefensible’

Posted on September 13, 2019 by hbrooks


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HARTFORD State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) on Thursday joined his House and Senate Republican colleagues to call the public’s attention to newly released details on the 7.35% “meals tax” set to go into effect on October 1, 2019. The tax was included in the state budget passed by Democrats during the 2019 legislative session and will include nearly all prepared food items from bags of spinach weighing 8-ounces to rotisserie chicken.

According to a Department of Revenue Services (DRS) policy

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