Posted on May 29, 2020 by admin
Area state lawmakers have sent two letters to Gov. Ned Lamont saying they are encouraged that he is considering the possibility of allowing outdoor high school graduations in July or August.
The lawmakers highlighted the efforts of Terryville High School senior Jacob Zappone, who launched a petition to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state Board of Education to allow for schools to hold outdoor graduations while socially distancing and having no spectators. The petition is here: http://chng.it/9sq9gRkm
Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin
Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan began May 20, 2020. This applies to offices, retail and malls, outdoor-only seating for restaurants, and the outdoor sections of zoos and museums.
This week, the governor also issued Executive Order 7PP, which repeals some of the previous executive orders restricting certain business operations. Specifically, the order extends restrictions on large gatherings, indoor gyms, and movie theaters until June 20. The order also states that summer schools may not…
Posted on May 14, 2020 by admin
The contract awarded to former President Susan Herbst is outrageous and unacceptable for the taxpayers of Connecticut, as well as for the tuition-paying parents and students attending the University of Connecticut (UCONN).
Former UCONN President Susan Herbst is guaranteed to receive $711,000 during her 1-year sabbatical, in addition to her salary as a professor every year – in turn matching her salary to that of the highest paid faculty at UCONN. The individuals tasked with negotiating and approving…
Posted on May 7, 2020 by admin
On April 30th, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) announced that the self-employed could apply for federal unemployment benefits. Unfortunately, the system was not fully set up to handle those claims.
Today, the site has been updated and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation “red button” is posted and active on their site.
Self-employed individuals must follow a two-step application process:
Posted on April 22, 2020 by admin
Before the first Earth Day years ago, the importance of the global environment simply wasn’t on the radar of most of us. Since then, Earth Day has helped to educate us about what we have to gain by acting in energy-efficient ways.
Environmental protections, clean air and water restrictions, and countless conservation efforts may never have existed without public…
Posted on April 17, 2020 by admin
I want to inform you that the State of Connecticut has formed a partnership with CVS Health in an initiative that will make free, rapid COVID-19 tests available to eligible Connecticut residents.
This includes the opening today of the state’s first rapid testing site at the former Gateway Community College campus at Long Wharf in New Haven.
Using the new Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test, CVS Health is planning to conduct up to 750 tests per day, seven days a week.
All patients seeking to be tested will…
Posted on April 13, 2020 by admin
This past Saturday Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7Y.
The Order implements a medical surge plan for long-term care facilities, which will establish COVID-19 recovery centers in certain nursing homes, and will establishe the first two COVID-19 recovery centers at Sharon Health Care Center in Sharon and Northbridge Healthcare Center in Bridgeport. It also gives authority to Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell to create additional centers at other locations…
Posted on April 8, 2020 by admin
During this difficult time there are many ways for us to come together as a community to protect our front-line providers. Below are just a few opportunities to be of service.
The following information was published on Monday, 6 April 2020 by Justin Muszynski of The Bristol Press.
“There’s a concern now,” said Chris Boyle, a spokesman for the hospital. “If our trend continues, we estimate that we will need up to 600 gowns per day this week,”…
Posted on April 1, 2020 by admin
Posted on March 23, 2020 by admin
Last week, Governor Ned Lamont announced that his administration would be closing “non-essential” businesses as part of the strategy to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The executive order goes into effect tonight, Monday, March 23, at 8:00 p.m.
Late Sunday, state economic development officials released guidance designed to give business owners, their employees, and residents a better understanding of the requested closures. Click here to read the full document.
According to the guidelines, here…