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Reps. Candelora and Fishbein to Host Post-Session Coffee & Conversation in Wallingford

Posted on May 15, 2018 by admin


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State Representatives Vincent Candelora and Craig Fishbein will be hosting a post-session Coffee & Conversation to discuss the issues that shaped the 2018 Legislative Session, the current budget, and any other items you’d like to discuss.

WHEN: Friday, June 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Dad’s Restaurant, 740 North Colony Rd., Wallingford

All Wallingford residents are encouraged to attend and all questions or concerns related to the town, state government, or budget are welcome.

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Reps. Candelora or Fishbein please contact their State Capitol office at 800-842-1423 or Vincent.Candelora@housegop.ct.gov and Craig.Fishbein@housegop.ct.gov.

FACTS ON TOLLS

Posted on May 2, 2018 by admin


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FACTS ON TOLLS:
The House of Representatives will be taking up the debate on tolls today, Wednesday, May 2. This information, provided by the CT Department of Transportation (DOT), provides facts and DOT details (including possible locations and examples on toll pricing) on the proposal to bring tolls back to CT roadways.

Tolling FAQs Final Version
Overview of a potential CT Toll System

National Drug Take Back Day

Posted on April 26, 2018 by admin


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On Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public its 15th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

The DEA is again calling on Americans to empty their medicine cabinets of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medication and bring them to collection sites for proper disposal. This includes pet medication as well.

Drop your expired or unwanted medications on April 28th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the following location:

 
  • Durham State Troopers Office, located at 24 Town House Road
  • Branford Police Department, located at 33 Laurel Street

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 15 previous Take-Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds — about 3,200 tons of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 28 Take Back Initiative, visit: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.