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Small Business Saturday – November 28th

Posted on November 25, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Saturday, November 28, is Small Business Saturday. This is a day to “shop small” and support our local establishments. This is especially important this year because of the hardships our state’s businesses and their employees have faced during the COVID-19 outbreak. I highly encourage you to consider shopping locally for your goods and items.

Small Business Saturday was founded back in 2010 by American Express and has been co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Businesses Administration since 2011.

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A Thanksgiving Statement from Your Neighbor, Billy Buckbee…

Posted on November 18, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Friends and Neighbors,

With Thanksgiving approaching in the year that no one wanted, I’d like to pause for a moment of reflection to look at the new opportunities before us. Bear with me as we rise above the negatives, the anger, the sadness and take inventory of all that we have, and what we can and should do, amidst chaos and madness. We are all facing hardships, but if we remember what it is to be thankful for what we have … as much or as little as it may be … then we will all win.

2020 has

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Buckbee, Miner Hail Allocation of State Grant to Improve New Milford Senior Center

Posted on November 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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New Milford – New Milford’s senior center will benefit from a recent round of Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grants. It was recently announced that $11 million will be allocated to 94 small towns across the state, including New Milford. According to State Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield), $105,200 has been approved for the design and engineering of a new kitchen facility at the senior center.

“Investments in the institutions of our community

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PURA Hearings on Electric Companies’ Response to Storm Isaias

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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In August, PURA initiated docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’ responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls.

Any member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the following web links:

Veterans Stand Down 2020

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we will hold STAND DOWN 2020 on September 24th and 25th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community based non-profits. We hope this new approach to Stand Down will

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