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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to my office recently with concerns regarding electricity increases charged by Eversource as of July 1. I am writing to reassure you that I have heard your concerns, and I am taking action.

I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to Marissa Paslick Gillett, Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA); John W. Betkoski III, Vice Chairman of PURA; and Michael Caron, Utility Commissioner of PURA calling for an immediate suspension to these rate

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New CT Dept. of Labor Unemployment Help Numbers

Posted on July 9, 2020 by admin


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Today, the CT Dept. of Labor (DOL) announced additional phone numbers for those in need of assistance with unemployment claims.

Hours of operation are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • 860-967-0493
  • 203-941-6868
  • Toll Free: 800-956-3294

For immediate help (or to submit a help request) click on “Ask DOL” at the bottom of the screen here.

Limited DMV Reopening Starting Today

Posted on June 23, 2020 by admin


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The governor announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning today

Services available in-person, by appointment only, include:

Licenses and Non-Driver ID Cards (new and renewal)

Out-of-State Transfers

CDL Upgrade – HAMDEN OFFICE ONLY

  • All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here
  • Select services are also accessible online
  • Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s Danbury, New Britain, Norwich and Old Saybrook

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Phase Two Reopening June 17th

Posted on June 8, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont recently announced that Connecticut’s second phase of reopening initially scheduled for June 20th, will begin three days early on June 17th. The Department of Economic and Community Development has published specific guidelines and best practices for each business sector in order to safely reopen. Businesses are not required to reopen, that decision rests with individual business owners.

Phase Two Rules by Sector:
• Amusement Parks
Hotels / Lodging
Restaurants
Museums, zoos,

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Milling and Resurfacing Project, Route 6 from the Plymouth town line to Sherman St. in Bristol

Posted on June 2, 2020 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing that a resurfacing project will be performed on Route 6 in Bristol.

This project is scheduled to occur on or close to Thursday, June 11, 2020 and is scheduled to be completed Friday, June 19, 2020.

This project is included in the DOT’s 2020 Vendor Resurfacing Program.

LANE CLOSURE INFO

Motorists can expect delays and one lane alternating traffic. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through

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Legislators Support Outdoor High School Graduations later this Summer

Posted on May 29, 2020 by admin


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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

They

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Reopen CT COVID-19 Update

Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin


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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

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Betts Condemns Massive Financial Pay Guarantee to Former UCONN President Susan Herbst

Posted on May 14, 2020 by admin


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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

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