A Time for Opportunity…

Posted on January 17, 2020 by admin


We’re on to another new year with many opportunities to create a new path of growth and prosperity for our dear state of Connecticut. The legislative short session begins on Wednesday, Feb. 5, and finishes on Wednesday, May 6. As we head to Hartford, here are some things that are at the forefront of my mind:

Tolls – yes, but not yet

The implementation of tolls remains a priority for Gov. Lamont. Since his campaign last year, he has continued to put forward every possible proposal, from promising to toll “trucks only,” to tolling all vehicles, to tolling only some roads and/or bridges, and now back again to tolling “trucks only.” There is no question that maintaining our transportation infrastructure is critically important. People need to be able to commute to work safely and in good time, whether by train, bus or car. We can all agree on that.

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Rep. Wood Invites Constituents to Coffee and Conversation

Posted on January 2, 2020 by admin


HARTFORDState Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) is hosting two “Coffee and Conversation” events in the community next month. All constituents are invited to join the discussions about the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session. Rep. Wood is also looking forward to hearing your ideas for potential legislation!



When: Saturday, February 1, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Where: NEAT Coffee

20 Grove Street, Darien



When: Saturday, February 1, 2020

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Where: Rowayton

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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 safe and Happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I 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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POSTPONED: Local Representatives to Host Forum Addressing the Costs of Prescription Drugs

Posted on December 10, 2019 by admin


Unfortunately, due to the expected snow and freezing rain, we have decided to postpone this Prescription Drug forum (originally scheduled for December 17th). New date and time TBD.

NORWALK – Join Attorney General William Tong, State Rep. Lucy Dathan, vice chairwoman of the legislature’s Insurance & Real Estate Committee, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, State Rep. Chris Perone, State Rep. Travis Simms, State Rep. Gail Lavielle, and State Rep. Terrie Wood (R-141) for a discussion at the Norwalk Senior

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 27, 2019 by admin


I would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. It is my hope that you will also be able to celebrate this uniquely American holiday with family and friends by your side/ and give thanks for all the gifts we have been blessed with this year.

Also, if you are planning to start shopping for gifts this weekend, please try to shop locally this season and support our small businesses. Saturday, November 30th is the tenth annual nationwide Small Business Saturday. This day is meant to bring attention to the important movement towards small businesses and to support entrepreneurs in our communities. We have a number of great shops and restaurants across Southwestern Connecticut that you can visit.

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