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CT’s Unemployment Trust Fund Crisis

Posted on April 8, 2021


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Yesterday, House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and business leaders across Connecticut held a virtual press conference to discuss the looming crisis of the insolvent Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.

Connecticut is facing an Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund crisis not seen since the 2008 recession. This is the fund that provides unemployment payments to those who have lost their jobs, and which has been a lifeline for so many employees over the past year. While extended unemployment

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COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-in Clinic for Veterans on April 11!

Posted on April 8, 2021


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I would like to inform you of an opportunity for veterans, spouses of veterans, and caregivers of veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination this weekend. You do not need to be enrolled in the VA healthcare system.

Where: CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs Campus at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill

When: This Sunday, April 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary, but you may schedule one should you choose.

Reminder: Residents Ages 16+ Eligible to Register for COVID Vaccine Tomorrow!

Posted on March 31, 2021


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This is a reminder that Connecticut residents between the ages of 16 and 44 who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccination will be eligible beginning tomorrow, April 1!

Visit the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Portal to view scheduling options.

Those currently eligible to receive a vaccination will continue to be eligible. This includes:

  • All individuals over the age of 45;
  • Healthcare personnel;
  • Medical first responders;
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities;
  • Residents and staff of select congregate

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House Votes to Continue Expanded Outdoor Dining

Posted on March 31, 2021


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Last week, the CT House voted unanimously to extend expanded outdoor dining services for another year. This legislation will also allow cities and towns to make these changes permanent.

Expanded outdoor food and beverage service has been one of the very few positives to result from this terrible pandemic. It has allowed our beloved local restaurants to encourage customers to dine with them in a comfortable, safe, and fun way, which has saved countless service industry jobs.

I am thrilled that the

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DMV Express Location Opens in Norwalk

Posted on March 31, 2021


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Some exciting news for residents in our area. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has opened a new express location in Norwalk located at 500 West Avenue.

This location offers the following services:

  • VERIFIED Driver’s License Renewals – U.S. Citizens Only
  • REGULAR Driver’s License Renewals
  • VERIFIED ID Card Renewals  – U.S. Citizens Only 
  • REGULAR ID Card Renewals
  • Duplicate Drivers’ Licenses, ID Cards, and Learner’s Permits
  • Name Changes on Driver Licenses, ID Cards and Learner’s Permits
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