Sacred Heart poll outlines issues pressing on state residents

A new poll from Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy shows that Connecticut residents continue to be concerned about quality of life in the state, cost of living and taxes, transportation and infrastructure and more. The statewide public policy poll was conducted from mid-July to early August and asked 53 questions of 1,003 state residents. Respondents also commented on the issues that will determine their decisions at Tuesday’s polling places. “The top issues driving voters’ behavior heading into the race for governor was the high overall tax burden (32.1 percent) or high cost of living (21.9 percent) in Connecticut,” … Read more

New stop signs in Weston

The town of Weston has approved stop signs at the location of Lyons Plain Road and North Avenue. The Weston Police Dept. is advising drivers to be aware of the new condition, drive with caution in the area, and expect to see police presence upon implementation. Temporary stop signs will be placed on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and permanent ones will be placed shortly after by the town’s highway crew.

Primary election vote is today

Today, Tuesday, Aug. 14, is the day of Connecticut’s Democratic and Republican primary elections. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Voting results for Redding, Easton and Weston will be posted on this website as soon as they are available. Connecticut has a closed primary system, which means only registered members of the Democratic and Republican parties may vote in their respective party’s primary. Voting in Easton will be held at Samuel Staples Elementary School, 515 Morehouse Road. Voting in Redding will be held at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road. Voting in Weston will be held at … Read more

Sales Tax Free Week starts Sunday

Tax Free Week can result in savings on school clothes.

Just in time for back-to-school clothes shopping, Connecticut’s 18th annual Sales Tax Free Week — during which retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from sales and use tax — runs this year from Sunday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 25. Connecticut shoppers are expected to benefit from approximately $4.8 million in sales and use tax savings during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. “Sales Tax Free Week has become an anticipated tradition in Connecticut, offering savings on a variety of clothing and footwear purchases at a time of year when families do their … Read more

Valley Forge Road in Weston to close for pedestrian/bike day

Weston Parks & Recreation is closing off Valley Forge Road so residents can enjoy bucolic Weston on their bikes, boards or best set of sneakers and enjoy views of the Saugatuck Reservoir on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bike riders, skateboarders, runners, walkers and anything without an engine are welcome to participate. Enjoy a safe ride or walk with the closure of Valley Forge Road from Newtown Turnpike to Godfrey Road East. The road will be closed to thru traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Parking is available at Morehouse Farm Park. Schedule: Adult bicycles … Read more

SEEC offers Election Day hotline

The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission is asking people to contact them to report voting irregularities. The SEEC’s Election Day hotline, 866-SEEC-INFO (866-733-2463) and email address at [email protected] will be available throughout Election Day for anyone who witnesses voting irregularities. SEEC officials say the hotline will be staffed by the commission and the email address will be staffed by the SEEC and the Secretary of the State’s office. The SEEC is the primary elections investigative and civil enforcement authority in Connecticut. The Secretary of the State’s office is charged with overseeing all elections in Connecticut, which includes advising and assisting … Read more

Hwang endorses David Stemerman for governor

Republican State Senator Tony Hwang with Republican Gubernatorial candidate David Stemerman.

Republican State Senator Tony Hwang, representing the towns of Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport, issued his endorsement of Republican Gubernatorial candidate David Stemerman, a self-made businessman and political outsider, at Spic & Span Market in his district: “David Stemerman has the judgement, vision and leadership abilities to restore the promise of Connecticut,” Senator Tony Hwang announced. “David is the only candidate with a real plan to fund our transportation infrastructure without tolls and reduce the size and cost of state government, while creating a business environment that fosters job creation and growth.” “David brings an outsider’s common-sense approach to … Read more

CT Audubon hosts naturalist-led bird migration walk

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street will hold a fall bird walk for ages 12 and up on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m. The days are getting shorter and birds are heading south. Come hike the scenic trails of The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Larsen Sanctuary in Fairfield and learn about fall migration. On this naturalist-led walk we’ll observe the diverse variety of birds passing through our area, and learn about the habitats that appeal to them on the way to their tropical wintering grounds. Autumn migration stretches from mid-August to early December. Songbirds peak in September … Read more

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