Memorial Day 2019

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


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Memorial Day arrives this weekend, and it is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

Below is a list of some important events happening in our district this weekend to commemorate this national holiday.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2019

North Haven

Saturday, May 25th

 9:00 a.m. – Memorial Day dedication on the North Haven Town Green.

 10:30 a.m. – Memorial

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Rep. Yaccarino Votes for Bill Cracking Down on the Sale of Fentanyl

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-North Haven) co-sponsored and voted in favor of H.B. 5524, An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl, a proposal initially introduced by Republicans. Following a joint favorable report from the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, the proposal was called on the floor of the House of Representative where it passed unanimously on May 14th.

“Year over year in the legislature, both Republicans and Democrats have worked together to pass legislation to

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Rep. Dave Yaccarino Attended a Bioscience Partnership Roundtable Event

Posted on May 8, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-North Haven) recently attended a Bioscience Partnership Roundtable event at Yale in Orange, which brought together community, legislative, and government administration leaders to build a pathway toward a successful and vibrant bioscience sector in the state.

During the event, leaders from Yale and Rep. Yaccarino shared their vision for the future of bioscience in the state of Connecticut and detailed how the New Haven region has been a hub for start-ups in

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Rep. Yaccarino Hosts Annual Memorial Day Collection Drive and Touch-A-Truck to Benefit Area Veterans

Posted on May 7, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), in conjunction with Connecticut National Guard, North Haven Police Department, North Haven Fire Department and American Legion Post 76 is hosting an annual Memorial Day Collection Drive and Touch-A-Truck to collect items to benefit area veterans in need.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 25th (immediately following the Memorial Day parade) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at North Haven Fire Department located at 11 Broadway in North Haven. Parking

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Republican Lawmakers Present Alternative to Tolls

Posted on April 23, 2019 by admin


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Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-34) and State Representatives David Yaccarino (R-87), Vincent Candelora (R-86), and Joe Zullo (R-99) served as guest panelists Monday night at a “Tolls Informational Forum” at North Haven High School in which panelists and hosts presented the GOP alternative to tolling called “Prioritize Progress” that secures $65 billion dollars for transportation projects over the next 30 years without relying on tolls or tax increases.

This was the 17th forum since the start

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Drug Take Back Day – April 27th

Posted on April 11, 2019 by admin


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Saturday April, 27th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There is an opportunity to dispose of your unwanted medications in North Haven. Studies have shown that drug abuse often starts with family members having access to unused opioids, inadvertently left in the family’s medicine cabinet. Please check your medicine storage areas to see if there are any unused or no longer necessary medications

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Reps. Yaccarino, Fishbein Tour North Haven and Wallingford Businesses

Posted on April 11, 2019 by admin


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Looking to get a first-hand perspective on the major issues impacting our state, State Representatives Craig Fishbein and Dave Yaccarino toured four North Haven and Wallingford businesses, including manufacturers, sales-based companies and a social services provider.

Despite both being invested in their own small businesses, the legislators were able to meet with owners and managers from Summit Handling Systems, Inc., Sarah, Inc., Connecticut Fresh Food and Produce Market and Holo-Krome Inc.  Though

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OPINION: How Much More Can We Pay?

Posted on April 4, 2019 by admin


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As North Haven’s State Representative, I always strive to ensure that my votes are in line with the views and values of the hard-working people I represent.  The 2019 Legislative Session began on January 9th and will come to a close on June 5th.  Some of the most disturbing proposals introduced by Democrats in the legislature and our Governor are the tax increases on the already overwhelmed taxpayers of this state.

Connecticut is one of the highest taxed states in our country, and yet there are still

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Public Hearing on Tolls- TOMORROW, March 6

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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The legislature’s Transportation Committee on TOMORROW (March 6) will hold a public hearing on two different bills that would bring highway tolls back to Connecticut.

The first bill (H.B. 7280) is from legislative Democrats, and the second (H.B. 7202) is from Gov. Ned Lamont.

Late last year, a well-publicized study on highway tolling indicated Connecticut residents could see as many as 82 toll gantries placed on highways throughout the state. Gov. Lamont, through his two-year budget proposal, has

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Rep. Yaccarino Testifies To Increase Property Tax Abatement for First Responders

Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino recently testified during a public hearing in the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee in support of a proposal that would increase the property tax abatement for certain first responders from $1,000 to $1,500. Rep. Yaccarino and Lieutenant Curt Andrews a North Haven volunteer firefighter testified together in support to the following proposal:

House Bill 5125 AN ACT INCREASING THE PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT FOR CERTAIN FIRST RESPONDERS.

Connecticut currently

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