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Women’s Business Development Council Announces Equity Match Grant Program

Posted on January 15, 2022


The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is offering grants of up to $10,000 to qualified small business owners. For more information, visit their website:

Portland Residents: Register for Virtual Office Hours on January 18th

Posted on January 11, 2022


State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Portland) will hold virtual office hours, allowing Portland residents to speak with their elected leaders ahead of the start of the 2022 legislative session, on Tuesday, January 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Constituents can sign up to speak directly with Sen. Needleman and Rep. Carpino by visiting the link Upon registering, Rep. Carpino’s office will send

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Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2022

CTDOT “Name the Snowplow” Contest

Posted on December 21, 2021


As we approach the winter season, I want to share this engaging opportunity with you from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).

“Name the Snowplow”

The CTDOT is excited to announce its first ever Name the Snowplow contest.

The CTDOT Name the Snowplow Contest allows residents across Connecticut to submit their best and most creative names for four snowplows, which represent the four CTDOT maintenance districts in Connecticut. Participants have a chance to have their snowplow name featured

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WATCH: “Marijuana & Kids” Zoom Forum — November 2021

Posted on November 23, 2021


I was glad to co-host this informational webinar titled “Marijuana & Kids” with House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora. We were lucky to be joined by such qualified industry professionals to discuss this important issue.

Honoring Those Who Served — Veterans Day 2021

Posted on November 16, 2021


On Thursday November 11th, we observed Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict. We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – the war to end all wars. Armistice Day

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Rep. Christie Carpino Attends Ribbon-Cutting for Middlesex Habitat for Humanity Holiday Village at ReStore

Posted on November 3, 2021


November 3, 2021, Cromwell, CT – State Representative Christie Carpino cut the ribbon for “Holiday Village at ReStore”, a pop-up shop being held at the Middlesex Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 34 Shunpike Road in Cromwell.

Carpino cut the ribbon at a special “Shop and Sip Preview Night” event, held on Tuesday, November 2, which featured refreshments, music and a swag bag for guests who purchased tickets to the event.

Holiday Village at ReStore offers a wide range of holiday decorations

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House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and State Rep. Christie Carpino to Host Zoom Forum Regarding Marijuana and Children

Posted on October 27, 2021


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and State Rep. Christie Carpino will be hosting a forum via Zoom regarding children and marijuana.

The Representatives will host medical experts to educate parents and caretakers about accidental ingestion, overdoses in children, and what to watch for if you are concerned your child is using marijuana.

Guest speakers include experts from the CT Poison Control Center and Connecticut Children’s.

Wednesday, November 10th

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


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Installation of Incident Management System to Begin Along Route 9 and Route 72 in Cromwell, Middletown, Berlin, Newington and New Britain

Posted on October 25, 2021


The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced the commencement of work for the installation of an Incident Management System along Route 9 and Route 72 starting November 4th, 2021.

The project consists of installing infrastructure for the expansion of the Incident Management System along Route 9 and Route 72. The proposed system installations will include new cameras and communication equipment.


Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures on RT 9 Southbound & Northbound

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Veterans Small Business Week: November 1st to November 5th

Posted on October 23, 2021


Beginning Monday, November 1st the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and its extensive partner network will be celebrating the strength and resilience of the veteran business community. They will be hosting events (many virtually) across the country and sharing information about the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs.

The SBA helps veterans tackle new challenges – from understanding how to become lender ready, develop an emergency plan, or connect with a mentor to help rebuild a

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