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Eversource Helicopter Inspections

Posted on February 14, 2020 by hbrooks


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Eversource is currently conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut, including in Bethlehem, Litchfield, and Woodbury.

This semiannual inspection enables Eversource to continue providing reliable electric service to our area. The work involves the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur.

The aerial inspections start today and continue through

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Woobury Legislative Delegation to Host Coffee Hour Discussion

Posted on February 14, 2020 by hbrooks


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WOODBURY – State Senator Eric Berthel and State Representatives David Wilson and Joseph Polletta are hosting a “Coffee Hour” discussion on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Woodbury Diner located at 125 Main St. North in Woodbury. Residents are invited to join the lawmakers to discuss the 2020 Legislative Session and share their ideas for potential legislation.

WHO: Senator Eric Berthel and Representatives David Wilson and Joseph Polletta

WHAT: “Coffee Hour” discussion

WHEN: Saturday, February

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Public Hearing on Tolls – Friday, January 31, at 1:00pm

Posted on January 30, 2020 by hbrooks


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If you oppose tolls NOW is the time to make your voice heard loud and clear.

On Friday January 31, 2020, at 1:00 pm in Hartford, CT Democrats are rushing to hold a public hearing on their latest tolls proposal before forcing a vote early next week. You can read more about the bill by clicking here.

You can come to Hartford on Friday to testify OR you can submit testimony online.

To speak out in Hartford:

  • Come to the Legislative Office Building on Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Signups for the lottery

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Tolls Proposal Takes a Beating at Bantam Forum

Posted on January 29, 2020 by hbrooks


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The following story was published in the Rep-Am by JOHN MCKENNA on 

LITCHFIELD – A Democratic proposal calling for trucks-only tolls at 12 locations on state highways struck a nerve during a legislative forum Tuesday at Bantam Borough Hall.

Trucks-only tolls eventually would lead to tolls for all vehicles, Litchfield resident Rick Duffy said.

“Once the Democrats get their way, they’re going to expand it to get their money,” Duffy told the forum, which featured state Sen. Craig Miner,

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2020 Major State Issues

Posted on January 28, 2020 by hbrooks


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The state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issues its report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2020 legislative session that begins on February 5th.

You can view the report below, or you can download it by clicking here.

As we approach February 5th, please never hesitate to contact me with bill proposals or ideas.