Tax Free Week August 2018

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


As summer draws to a close and back-to-school shopping starts, I wanted to remind you that “Tax Free Week” is coming up, beginning Sunday, August 19 and ending Saturday, August 25.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100. Please note: This benefit has been substantially reduced from previous years.

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Posted on August 3, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


Photo: Shawna Hudak, Barbara Herkimer, State Rep. Jay Case, and Angela Ambrozaitis

WINSTED – Barbara Herkimer was recognized today for her 24 years of service to the Winsted Day Program. State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) attended the ceremony in order to present an official Legislative Citation to Ms. Herkimer to mark the momentous occasion. The Winsted Day Program partners with five different state agencies to provide a daily work place for those within the intellectually and developmentally disabled community.

Rep. Case said, “I am incredibly appreciative and proud of the work Barbara has done throughout her career. Many people do not think of the support structure that goes into making the quality of life for those within the I/DD community better. Barbara made it her life’s work to make an impact on these individuals and our community, I thank her for her years of quality service. I wish her well in her retirement.”


Case Speaks at ECAD Graduation

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


Winsted – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) spoke at the Ribbon Cutting and Inaugural Graduation at Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD) held on Wednesday, July 25th. ECAD’s mission is to train service dogs to help those living with disabilities. The first graduating class out of their Winsted facility included 7 canines.

“The work that this organization does for those diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities is integral to deliver life improving services to them and true companionship. ECAD will make a positive impact on our community and will serve residents across the entire state. I commend them for their efforts to this point and have full confidence that they will be successful for years to come,” stated Rep. Case.

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