[Waterbury Republican-American] Senator Kane, Senator Witkos Support Establishing a Connecticut Antiques Trail

February 13, 2011

Story as it appeared in the Waterbury Republican-American

The Waterbury Republican-American /WOODBURY — First Selectman Gerald D. Stomski plans to accompany a group of area antiques dealers for a hearing before the legislature’s Commerce Committee Feb. 17 to support efforts by Sen. Robert J. Kane, R-Watertown and Sen. Kevin D. Witkos, R-Canton, to establish a Connecticut Antiques Trail.

In July 2009, the state legislature overrode Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s veto to pass a transportation bill that, among many other provisions, instructed the Department of Transportation to erect signs on both sides of Interstate 84 at Exit 15. Workers installed the signs that December, and Woodbury officials followed shortly after with wooden gateway signs at the north and south ends of town along Route 6.

The Woodbury Business and Economic Development Committee has proposed a plan to place signs for the trail along Route 8 from Seymour to Torrington to create an antiques trail that includes Seymour, Oxford, Southbury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Washington, Bethlehem, Morris, Litchfield, Bantam, and Torrington.

Stomski has asked anyone interested in providing in-person or written testimony for the noon hearing to call the Selectmen’s Office at (203) 263-2141 or send an e-mail to [email protected].