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New Laws Going Into Effect on Oct. 1

Posted on September 29, 2022


As we enter autumn, there are also new laws that will go into effect on Oct. 1 that could have an impact on you, your business, or our community.

A full list of those laws that take effect on Oct. 1, along with summaries, can be accessed here or by clicking on the graphic above.

A summary of some of the major changes include:

Account Closure Notices – A new law requires Connecticut-chartered banks and credit unions to tell account holders why their deposit accounts (e.g., personal checking or savings

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Rep. Betts Letter to the Editor: Crime Stats Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Posted on September 28, 2022



Governor Ned Lamont recently released crime stats, carefully picking which of those stats to highlight in order to show a supposed decrease in the overall crime rate in Connecticut.

The governor applauded what he said is a reduction in violent crime and thefts in 2021. But our eyes and ears tell us a different story. When we see the daily media stories about terrible crimes, and we talk with our neighbors, we know those stats don’t tell us everything.

Don’t believe the situation

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Upcoming Event for Veterans

Posted on September 19, 2022


The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced Veterans STAND DOWN 2022 will take place on September 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at five regional sites across the state, including Bristol.

While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues its commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based nonprofits.

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