Alzheimer’s Association Offers Virtual Education Programs

Posted on April 13, 2021


The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is offering several Virtual Education Programs during the month of April. Each program is available via phone or webinar, and times listed are EST. Please click on the link/description to register.

I want to thank the Alzheimer’s Association for all the hard work, support, information and resources they provide to anyone who is affected by this disease. Hopefully, sharing these virtual education classes may be helpful to you.

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DEEP: Parks and Boat Launches Will Provide Full Services for 2021

Posted on April 12, 2021


The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently announced that Connecticut’s State Parks system and boat launches are planning to return to providing full services to visitors during the 2021 season, with some state campgrounds already accepting reservations.

Personal and group compliance with COVID-19 precautions, mask wearing, and maintaining social distance practices will be essential to the safety of park visitors and staff, and DEEP’s ability to ensure maximum safe access

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SBA Accepting Applications for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Posted on April 9, 2021


The U.S. Small Business Association is accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.

The program, established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide more than $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues. Grants will be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible entities include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts

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Happy Easter!

Posted on April 4, 2021


April is Autism Acceptance Month

Posted on April 1, 2021


“I am different, not less” – Temple Grandin

Please join me in recognizing April as Autism Acceptance Month.

 

Renters’ Rebate Program open from April 1st through October 1st

Posted on March 31, 2021


The Office of Policy and Management is reminding residents that state law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or room, or living in cooperative housing or a mobile home, may be eligible for this program.

Renters’ rebates can be up to $900 for married couples and $700 for single persons. The rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent

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PH Alert: HB 6667 and HB 6669 Motor Vehicle Thefts

Posted on March 29, 2021


Connecticut’s news media has dedicated considerable time to sharing the concerns of residents frustrated by escalating motor vehicle break-ins and brazen car thefts committed by juveniles who act without fear of significant legal repercussion.

 

There’s a Judiciary Committee public hearing Wednesday [Details below] on H.B. 6667 and 6669 where you can share your thoughts about the motor vehicle theft crisis.

Early this session, House Republicans submitted legislation to impose actual consequences

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DOL: Claimants Must Reapply for Benefits / DRS: Tax Filing Deadline Extended

Posted on March 24, 2021


I want you to know that the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) is reminding claimants who filed at the beginning of the pandemic that their benefit year is coming to an end and they must re-apply for a new unemployment benefit year.

Each unemployment claim is valid for 52 weeks; after that time, claimants are notified that they must submit a new application using the blue button on www.FileCTUI.com. This system is available to claimants 24 hours per day, every day, in English and Spanish.

To

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Republicans Request to Review/Codify Executive Orders

Posted on March 18, 2021


Today, House Republican Leader Candelora sent a letter to Governor Lamont, Senate President Looney, Speaker of the House Ritter, and Majority Leaders Duff and Rojas, once again offering our assistance and requesting to be active participants in reviewing which executive orders should be codified by the legislature and extended beyond the April 20th deadline.

The full letter can also be viewed here.

State Creates UniteCT Rental Assistance Program

Posted on March 16, 2021


The Connecticut Department of Housing introduced UniteCT – a $235 million federally-funded program to assist residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who are struggling to pay their rent and utility bills.

Landlords and utility companies will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in rental assistance and up to $1,500 in electric utility payments per approved tenant/customer. The program will provide assistance of up to 80 percent of the HUD Area Median Income (AMI).

The 80% AMI for

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