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“Hartford Current” – State Control of Local Zoning?

Posted on October 20, 2020 by admin


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In recent polling, Connecticut scores high on quality of life and low on affordability. As our state economy continues to struggle, the latest “fix” coming out of Hartford is state control of local zoning. This is purportedly to address issues of housing affordability and opportunity. Yes, Hartford would be in charge of making decisions on zoning in Norwalk and Darien and every other city in Connecticut, not your locally elected zoning officials.

Highlights of this proposed legislation include:

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Aquarion Issues Mandatory Irrigation Ban

Posted on October 15, 2020 by admin


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Today, Aquarion Water Co. announced a ban on automatic irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers as drought conditions persist in Fairfield County. The ban applies to Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, and Westport. Customers may continue to use hand-held watering, soaker hose, and drip irrigation for new plantings.

Aquarion is also encouraging customers to take the following measures to reduce water usage:

  1. Turn off the water while lathering up, shaving, or brushing your teeth.
  2. Minimize baths

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“Hartford Current”: Where is the common ground and common sense?

Posted on September 25, 2020 by admin


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Where is the common ground and common sense?

From the hundreds of conversations I’ve had, 80 to 85 percent of us fit a “moderate middle” description: center right on state fiscal issues and center left on social issues. So why is it that the very far left in our state carries such weight in setting public policy? Where is the balance, respect for process and common sense? Where is the sense of responsibility to work together to craft good policy to benefit all in our state?

An example of this lack

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Voice Your Concerns About Eversource: September 8 & 10

Posted on September 4, 2020 by admin


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For those of you who did not have the opportunity to voice your concerns about Eversource’s recent energy rate increases during the recent public hearings, there will be two more opportunities this week, as well as more in October.

This issue affects customers throughout the state, and the more we speak up, the more likely we are to see the results we want.

Please consider submitting testimony if you have not done so already. I have provided details on the hearings and instructions for submitting

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Absentee Ballot Process: What You Need to Know

Posted on August 31, 2020 by admin


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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we conduct business, educate our children, and go about our daily lives. It has also changed our election process.

In July, the legislature passed a bill, now law, making all residents eligible to vote by absentee ballot (AB) in the November general election citing concern over COVID-19 as their reason. All you need to do is check the appropriate box on the application.

We passed this legislation because it is important that all residents have the opportunity

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