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October 23rd is DEA National Drug Take Back Day

Posted on October 22, 2021


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October 23rd is the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The goal is to encourage the proper disposal of expired or unused medications in order to prevent misuse and protect the environment.

The Cromwell Police Department has a drop box at 5 West Street in Cromwell that can be utilized for safe disposal at all times.

For more information and to search for additional drop-off sites, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/

 

Public Invited: Final Military Honors for Eight Veterans’ Unclaimed Cremated Remains

Posted on September 29, 2021


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PUBLIC INVITED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, AS CT DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND CT FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSN. CONDUCT FINAL MILITARY HONORS FOR EIGHT VETERANS’ UNCLAIMED CREMATED REMAINS AT THE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY IN MIDDLETOWN

The Connecticut State Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (CFDA) announced they will hold a military funeral ceremony for eight U.S. veterans’ unclaimed cremated remains, including veterans of World War I, World War II, the

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VETERANS STAND DOWN 2021

Posted on September 15, 2021


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This year, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Stand Down 2021 will be held on September 22nd, 23rd and 24th. This event offers resources and information that benefit our state veterans.

For information about the virtual events, additional in-person events, to register, and more, please click here or on the image below.

It’s Your Chance to Be Heard on Redistricting

Posted on September 4, 2021


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It’s your chance to be heard!

The Reapportionment Committee announced that it will hold four public hearings this month ahead of the work to redraw district lines for congressional, state senate, and state representative districts.

Three of the hearings will be in-person events and one will be held virtually. Anyone can participate in each of these hearings—it doesn’t matter where you live.

Here’s the schedule:

➡️ Hartford Public Hearing
Wed., Sept. 8 @ 7 p.m.
Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol

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August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 31, 2021


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On August 31st we recognize International Overdose Awareness Day. The goal is to raise awareness of drug and alcohol overdoses and reduce the stigma of a related death. Let us take this opportunity to become more proactive in addiction prevention in our communities, and remember the families that have lost loved ones.

For more info, please visit https://www.overdoseday.com/

 

Reps. Carpino, Carney Tour Ongoing Construction Work on the Arrigoni Bridge, Main Street in Middletown

Posted on August 3, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Christie Carpino (Portland, Cromwell) and Devin Carney (Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook) joined CT Department of Transportation (DOT) officials and members of the legislature’s Transportation Committee on Friday for a tour of the ongoing construction work on the Arrigoni Bridge. The bridge is undergoing extensive rehabilitation work, and is now in stage three. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late February of next year. Rep. Carpino also

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Rep. Carpino Says No Need to Extending Governor’s Emergency Powers

Posted on July 19, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino voted no on a resolution extending Governor Lamont’s emergency powers for a sixth time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Carpino cited high vaccination rates and alternative methods for accessing federal relief funds that did not require an emergency declaration.

Ultimately, the resolution, HR 202, passed in the House 73-56 during a special session on July 14. The Senate passed an identical resolution, SR 52, which also passed by a vote

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Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 3 in Middletown and Cromwell to Begin July 13th

Posted on July 8, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 3 from Route 66 (Washington Street) to Route 372 (West Street) in Middletown and Cromwell.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 3.37-mile segment of Route 3. The milling segment of the project is scheduled to occur from Tuesday, July 13th, to Thursday, July 29th. The resurfacing segment of the project is anticipated to occur from Sunday, August 1st, to Wednesday,

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Rep. Carpino Petitions for Special Session to Address Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 8, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino, an attorney who also serves as Caucus Chair, has signed a petition to request a special session on the juvenile crime crisis. The call to action follows a week where a New Britain man was struck and killed by a stolen vehicle operated by a repeat juvenile offender, as well as an incident in Glastonbury where shots were fired at a resident when she was confronting individuals attempting to steal her car.

Rep. Carpino introduced a bill earlier this

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Cromwell Food Distribution

Posted on July 2, 2021


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On June 30th, State Rep. Christie Carpino coordinated with the Cromwell Fire Department, Cromwell Children’s Coalition, Portland and Cromwell town staff, and volunteers to deliver over 800 boxes of non-perishables to families in need. Boxes were delivered by the CT Department of Agriculture.