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Veterans and Gold Star Families to Receive New Waivers

Posted on November 20, 2020 by admin


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Veterans and Gold Star Families to Receive New Waivers

Veterans and Gold Star Families will receive free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Federal lands managed by U.S. Department of Interior. This includes 2,000 public locations spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands. This access will begin as of Veteran’s Day this year (11/11/20) and every day onward.

A Veteran is identified as an individual who has served in the United States Armed Forces, including the

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PURA Extends COVID-19 Payment Program Enrollment Date

Posted on November 20, 2020 by admin


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Winter Protection Program Also Now in Effect

I want to share with you that Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is reminding all customers that the enrollment period for the COVID-19 Payment Program for both residential and non-residential customers is extended through at least February 9, 2021. Further, the Winter Protection Program, which protects eligible households against heat source shut-offs during the winter months, is also in effect from November 1, 2020 through May

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Opinion Editorial: State Representative Whit Betts on Mental Health

Posted on November 18, 2020 by admin


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Mental health is tied to overall health and wellbeing as it affects how we think, feel, and act. It also affects how we balance stress, relate to others, and make choices during a crisis. While mental health is as essential as remaining physically healthy, there are many aspects that prevent individuals from receiving mental health care. Some of these barriers include cultural stigmas and lack of insurance coverage. The fear of stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health has a devastating

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