Reps. Wood and Lavielle Collecting American Flags in Need of Retirement

Posted on May 23, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD State Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) is hosting two flag drives this year – one in Darien and one in Norwalk with State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) – from May 28th to June 13th, during which constituents can drop off worn and damaged American Flags to be properly and honorably disposed of.

WHEN: May 28 – June 13, 2019

DROP-OFF BOXES WILL BE LOCATED AT:

Darien Library
1441 Post Road

VFW Post #6933
205 Noroton Avenue

Darien Town Hall
2 Renshaw Road

Rowayton Library
33 Highland

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Memorial Day 2019

Posted on May 23, 2019 by admin


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I wish you and your family the best this Memorial Day weekend. Please consider attending one of these local events to honor the sacrifice so many Americans have made to ensure our freedom.

Rowayton Civic Association Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 26th at 12:00 p.m.
Rowayton Community Center to Downtown Rowayton
Ceremony to be held at Veterans’ Cannon after the parade,
followed by a cookout at the Firehouse.

Darien Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Goodwives River Shopping Center

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Rep. Wood Congratulates Stamford Hospital Physician on EMS Award

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


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Joined by Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and Executive Director of Darien Post 53 & Deputy Chief of Stamford EMS Joe Larcheveque

HARTFORD – In honor of National EMS Week, Officials from the CT EMS Councils, EMSPro, CT Department of Public Health, and legislators from across the state gathered at the State Capitol today to award emergency responders who have gone “beyond the call.” State Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien), as well as Executive Director of Darien Post 53 & Deputy Chief of Stamford EMS Joe Larcheveque and Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, were in attendance to congratulate Dr. Dorothy Turnbull of Stamford Hospital for her lifetime of service to EMS.

Dr. Turnbull received the Dr. AE Hertzler Knox Award. The intent of this award is to recognize and commend an individual whose work has made an extraordinary, significant and lasting impact on the EMS system in Connecticut. A graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania with 43 years of experience, Dr. Turnbull is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has also served as the Medical Director of Post 53 for more than 30 years.

“I thank Dr. Turnbull for her life-long dedication to medicine, and for all she has done for the patients of Southwestern Connecticut,” said Rep. Wood. “The emergency room can be a daunting place, so I am very proud of the high-quality care being offered to my constituents, knowing they can rest assured that they will be in excellent hands.”

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Rep. Wood Heralds Passage of Bill to Increase Employment Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – On Wednesday the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation to study and develop recommendations to increase employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. State Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien), who co-sponsored and voted in favor of the bill, hopes to see it pass through the Senate as well.

“House Bill 7093 serves as a critical step towards successfully supporting our individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in becoming more independent and

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Update from the Capitol: Minimum Wage

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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We have slightly less than four weeks left of the legislative session. I wanted to update you on the legislation that passed yesterday that many feel will further impede our efforts at fiscal recovery for our state. Here is a summary and my thoughts on it. As always, please let me know your thoughts on this and any other pending legislation.

 

I voted against H.B. 5004An Act Increasing the Fair Minimum Wage from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour (a 48.5 percent increase) over a four year period beginning October 1, 2019 ($11/hour). The rate would then increase $1 per year until June 1, 2023, when it becomes $15. From then onward, the minimum wage would rise automatically with the employment cost index. Only individuals under 18 years of age will be eligible to receive 85 percent of the minimum wage for the first 90 days of employment.

 

This bill was called on the House floor at 10:00 p.m. on May 8th and was debated for just over 14 hours before going to a vote shortly after 12:00 p.m. the following day. The bill passed 85 to 59 without a single Republican vote. Two Democrats voted in opposition as well.

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Rep. Wood Applauds Darien High School for GreatSchools Award

Posted on May 8, 2019 by admin


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DARIENState Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien) is proud to announce that Darien High School is one of just 41 schools in the Connecticut to receive a “2019 College Success Award.”

This award, which will be presented by GreatSchools, recognizes Darien High School’s successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two for four-year colleges, are ready for college-level coursework, and/or persist onto their second year of college.

“As a member of the Legislature’s Higher Education

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Long Island Sound Blue Plan Public Meeting

Posted on April 22, 2019 by admin


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The Long Island Sound Blue Plan is designed to protect marine life, water quality and recreation in the Sound. I encourage you to learn more about this important plan, ask questions, or share any comments you may have, at the upcoming Blue Plan Public Meeting.

 

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT

 

The meeting will be held by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Town of Darien and the Darien Advisory

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Community Conversation & Public Hearings

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


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A reminder about a Community Conversation tonight in the Darien Library Community Room and two public hearings tomorrow at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Community Conversation

Tonight, Thursday, March 14

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Darien Library Community Room, 1441 Post Road

As always, I encourage you to attend, if possible, and to ask me questions relating to the  current session or any legislative issue you would like to discuss or learn more about.

Public Hearings

Finance, Revenue &

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Public Hearing on Toll Bills Tomorrow

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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Tomorrow, March 6, the Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on two bills concerning tolls: H.B. 7202, the governor’s bill, and H.B. 7280, a bill introduced by the legislative majority.

The hearing begins at 11 a.m. in room 1E of the Legislative Office Building (LOB).

The sign up to speak (testify) starts at 10 a.m. and runs to 12 noon in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building (LOB).

Public officials are typically allowed the first hour to testify and then on an alternating basis

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Reminder: Community Conversation TONIGHT, 2/27, in Rowayton

Posted on February 27, 2019 by admin


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A reminder that I’ll be hosting a Community Conversation tonight at the Rowayton Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions about any state issue including the governor’s budget proposals, the school regionalization bills, tolls, or any other piece of legislation of importance to you.

I will also be hosting a Community Conversation in the Darien Library Community Room on Thursday, March 14 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

I hope you are able to attend one of these

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