Conflict Specific License Plates Now Available to CT VeteransMarch 18, 2022
Starting today, Connecticut veterans who served during times of war and in conflict zones will be able apply for a license plate that highlights the specific wartime period they served.
Putnam DMV Office to OpenMarch 10, 2022
In case you missed it, the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Putnam is expected to open within the next 90 days. The facility has been closed for about 2 years due to the pandemic.
Mid-Winter Session UpdateMarch 1, 2022
The 2022 Legislative Session is underway. This is what is known as the “short” Session and runs for approximately 12 weeks, concluding in May. While proposed legislation is centered around budget adjustments to the second year of the biennium State budget, often other issues are considered.
Rep. Boyd Hails State Bonding for Pomfret Library ExpansionDecember 21, 2021
State Representative Pat Boyd (D – Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Union, Woodstock) is pleased to welcome $421,800 in state bonding for the expansion of the Pomfret Public Library located at 449 Pomfret Street (Route 44). The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved the funding during its meeting today, December 21.
Bringing a Permanent DMV Office to CT's Quiet CornerDecember 17, 2021
I recently extended an invitation for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Deputy Commissioner Tony Guerrera to attend the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Breakfast to update the community on the work being done to get a permanent CT DMV Office in the Quiet Corner. I am pleased to report that a location has been secured, and it is expected to open with expanded services in the first quarter of 2022.
WFSB's Susan Raff Reports on How Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Will Help Rural CTNovember 17, 2021
Rep. Boyd speaks with WFSB reporter Susan Raff about how the recently signed bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help bring broadband internet to households in rural Connecticut.
WFSB's Kevin Hogan Highlights Rep. Boyd's Work to Bolster Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment EffortsNovember 3, 2021
Kevin Hogan from WFSB reports on Connecticut cities and towns' needs for volunteer firefighters, highlighting Rep. Boyd's work in Pomfret to strengthen recruitment and volunteerism efforts. “I found it one of the best ways to actually contribute to your community and give back...Volunteerism is the best deal that towns have. But we need to make a plan going forth if the manpower is just not there,” said State Rep. Pat Boyd, who is also a 14-year veteran volunteer firefighter in Pomfret.
News from the Connecticut State CapitolSeptember 30, 2021
The Connecticut General Assembly is scheduled to return for the regular legislative session the first week of February and in preparation, I plan to hold Office Hours and Town Hall events to meet directly with constituents to better inform myself on what is important to the residents of Northeastern Connecticut. I have been spending time this fall meeting with local businesses, municipal leaders, hospital administration, schools, and organizations to better connect the needs of our region with the government bureaucracy in Hartford.