Collecting School Supplies and Promoting Literacy with FREE Books!

Posted on August 15, 2019 by admin


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We had another incredible day collecting school supplies and handing out books with Waterbury Reads Gently Used Children’s Book Drive at Staples this past weekend. A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to donate, talk and share our passion for education and reading. I also want to send a very special thank you to Staples for hosting and Waterbury Police Officer, and Alderman Michael DiGiovancarlo for serving our community in so many different ways.

State Land Transfer to Bring Community Garden to East End

Posted on July 24, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today applauded her colleagues in the legislature and Governor Lamont for approving a property conveyance to transfer a .11 parcel of state land to Waterbury for use as a community garden.

Rep. Cummings initially proposed the property transfer which was tentatively agreed to but was unable to be completed as time ran out during the regular legislative session that ended on June 5. The transfer was completed during special session this past Monday. It

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Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags!

Posted on July 10, 2019 by admin


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In case you haven’t heard, the state’s new tax increases include one on disposable, single-use plastic bags. This new tax takes effect on August 1, 2019.

Between then and June 30, 2021, retailers that provide plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than four mils- four thousandths of an inch- will be required to charge a 10-cent tax on every single bag. After June 30, 2021, retailers are prohibited from providing or selling single-use checkout bags to customers.

Plastic bags used for produce,

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