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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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CT DOL Announces Lost Wages Assistance

Posted on September 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – The Connecticut Dept. of Labor recently announced the federal approval of the Lost Wages Assistance program, which will provide a supplemental unemployment benefit to claimants that have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Those wishing to qualify for the benefit will need to self-certify through the state’s Dept. of Labor. To learn more about the program click here, or read more information below.


Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)
Connecticut has been approved for an additional two weeks of Lost

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Case, Miner Applaud Spectrum’s Support of The Gathering Place

Posted on September 3, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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PHOTO: Megan Ward – The Gathering Place Coordinator, State Sen. Craig Miner, Sarah Lauretti Toomey – Community Outreach and Recovery Navigator, State Rep. Jay Case, Jennifer Young – Spectrum, Willem Donahue – YMCA Housing Director, and Nancy Cannavo – President of New Beginnings and The Gathering Place.

TorringtonState Representative Jay Case and State Senator Craig Miner participated in a ceremony this morning at The Gathering Place in recognition of a supportive $3,000 donation from Spectrum.

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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum re: Isaias Storm Response, Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response and Electric Utility Rate Increases with invited speakers on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. via ZOOM. This is in addition to the Monday, August 24 PURA regulatory hearing to investigate rate increases.  

For interested residents you will be able to access the livestream of the virtual Informational Forum by visiting www.CT-N.com.

The Energy Committee is requesting that

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Tax Free Week – August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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2020 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week

Highlights:

  • This year will be Connecticut’s 20th Sales Tax Free Week.
  • Per state statute, Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.
  • 2020 Sales Tax Free Week dates are Sunday, August 16, through Saturday, August 22, 2020.

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PURA – Public Hearing on Electricity Rate Increases – August 24

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is in response to PURA’s recent approval of Eversource’s request to increase its delivery rate. Between work-from-home orders and hot summer weather, customer electric bills were bound to be higher than usual. Raising rates on top of all this was not the right thing to do.

The hearing will take place over Zoom. PURA officials will be questioning Eversource

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Police ‘Accountability’ Legislation Deserved Better

Posted on July 24, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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To the Editor,

At 1:30 a.m. most people are in bed, asleep, resting for the next day. The Speaker of the House decided that was a good time to call one of the most important pieces of legislation of the year – the police ‘accountability’ bill.

As outrageous as that may sound, it is even more illogical that the bill language was not made available to legislators or the public until a few minutes before the debate started. Understanding the unique set of circumstances created by the COVID-19 outbreak,

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COVID-19 State Response Updates

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:

Here are direct links for information on:

To review all of Gov. Lamont’s executive orders, click here.

Health Recommendations to limit COVID-19

According to the Centers

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COVID-19 Response: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The governor’s administration continues to update a compilation of frequently asked questions related to the state’s response to COVID-19. You can access the document directly by clicking here.

COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Loans for Businesses & Employee Information

Posted on March 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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It has been announced that Connecticut businesses will be able to apply for disaster assistance loans. In a statement made by Governor Lamont, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be accepting applications for loans of up to $2 million to help individual businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

For specific information on how to apply for the SBA’s disaster assistance loan you can click here or call 1-800-659-2955.

Business owners who have questions about

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