Plastic Bag Fees Begin August 1st

Posted on July 23, 2019 by admin


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It is now even more important to remember your reusable bags when you head to the store.

Starting on August 1st, a $0.10 fee will be charged on every single-use plastic checkout bag at stores across the state. After June 30, 2021, these bags are scheduled to be banned.

A “Single-use checkout bag” is one with a thickness of less than four mils that is provided by a store or restaurant to a customer at the point of sale. It does not include: (A) a paper bag; (B) a reusable plastic bag (four mils or thicker); (C) a bag provided prior to checkout that is used only to contain meat, seafood, loose produce or other unwrapped food items; (D) a newspaper bag; or (E) a laundry or dry cleaning bag.

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Extreme Heat Precautions and Local Cooling Centers

Posted on July 19, 2019 by admin


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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for all of Connecticut. Please prepare for extreme heat over the next several days.

Many cities and towns open cooling centers or shelters during heat waves and extreme hot weather. Local cooling shelters include:

East Haddam Municipal Office Complex
Meeting Room #3
One Plains Road
Saturday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

New London Senior Center
120 Broad Street
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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10-Day Closure on I-395 South

Posted on June 27, 2019 by admin


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WATERFORD – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be closing a portion of I-395 southbound over Route 85 in Waterford to facilitate rehabilitation of the bridge.

The closure is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 19, at 6:00 p.m., and will reopen to traffic on Monday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m.

I-395 southbound at the Exit 2 interchange will be rerouted down the Exit 2 off-ramp.  Traffic will be able to cross Route 85 through the signalized intersection to access I-395 southbound via the

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