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Legislators Respond to Governor’s Extension of Emergency Declaration

Posted on January 27, 2021 by cthomas


Governor Lamont first declared a civil preparedness emergency and a public health emergency on March 10 of last year. The declarations gave him broad emergency powers to help the state respond to an unprecedent pandemic. These powers were originally set to expire after six months (September 9, 2020), but they were extended for an additional five months, now set to expire on February 9, 2021.

As we approach the one-year mark since the crisis began, the governor has once again extended the state of

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Carpino & Needleman Praise Infrastructure Grant Awarded to Portland

Posted on January 19, 2021 by cthomas


The Town of Portland will receive a $525,775 grant through the Department of Transportation’s “Community Connectivity Grant Program” for infrastructure improvements to the sidewalks along Route 17 and Route 66.

The “Community Connectivity Grant Program” (CCGP) is an infrastructure improvement program that seeks to provide construction funding for local initiatives that will improve the safety and accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians in urban, suburban and rural community centers. In Portland,

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Constituent Office Hours January 21

Posted on January 15, 2021 by cthomas

On January 21 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm, I will be hosting constituent Office Hours via Zoom. Please use this link to register for a fifteen-minute time slot before noon on January 21:
If you are not available during this timeframe, you can always reach out to my office at or 860-240-8700.