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National Drug Take Back Day – October 24th

Posted on October 21, 2020 by admin


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Saturday, October 24th is National Drug Take Back Day. There are many collection sites and medication drop boxes available across the state to properly dispose of unwanted medications.

National Take Back Day Collection Sites

Local Drug Collection Boxes

Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine, pain relievers, etc.) and prescription drug abuse by dropping off any unwanted, expired, or unused medicines, vitamins, or nutritional supplements. All medications must be in original containers, with

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Bridge Maintenance on I-395 in Waterford

Posted on October 21, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

I’m writing with a recent update from CT DOT regarding road work on I-395 beginning November 2nd, that may impact your commute and daily travels.

Bridge Maintenance Work on I-395 Northbound & Southbound in Waterford

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a bridge maintenance project will be performed on I-395 northbound and southbound in Waterford.

The work involves the installation of asphaltic plug joints and will occur on Monday, November 2nd,

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Rep. Cheeseman Supports Electric Utility Reforms

Posted on October 2, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) voted in favor of legislation that reforms Connecticut’s public utility regulations and addresses the failed tropical storm response and steep rate hikes from Eversource earlier this year.

Rep. Cheeseman also co-sponsored the legislation, House Bill 7006 “An Act Concerning Emergency Response by Electric Distribution Companies, the Regulation of Other Public Utilities and Nexus Provisions for Certain Disaster-Related or Emergency-Related Work

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Phase 3 Reopening October 8th

Posted on September 28, 2020 by admin


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Phase 3 Reopening October 8th

Late last week, Gov. Lamont announced plans to move Connecticut into Phase 3. The plan is targeted to take effect on Thursday, October 8th.

Business changes in Phase 3 will include:

  • Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors – subject to COVID-19 safety requirements – for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries;
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks, etc.) will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity

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New Online State Tax Filing System

Posted on September 22, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Governor Lamont recently announced of a new online tax filing system from the Department of Revenue Services (DRS). The myconneCT online portal is a one-stop location to make payments, file returns and view your filing history. Beginning this week, taxpayers can create their myconneCT username and start using the online service.

According to DRS, businesses and bulk filers will now use myconneCT to file, pay, and manage the following tax types:

CTDOT Seeks Input on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

Posted on September 18, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is seeking public comment and input on the State’s four-year Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and revised Public Involvement Procedures. The STIP is a four-year financial document that lists all projects expected to be funded in those four years with Federal participation. Two public information meetings will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 23rd, additionally written comment can be submitted via email and mail. Please take this opportunity to view the draft plans and share your thoughts.

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Veterans Stand Down September 24-25

Posted on September 15, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.

This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.

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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum – Tuesday September 8th

Posted on September 2, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Next Tuesday, the Energy & Technology Committee will hold a public informational forum on legislation to address recent issues with our electric utility providers. Please read the bulletin announcement below for more information and instructions on how to submit public testimony.

ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Listening Session Regarding LCO No. 3920

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

The Energy & Technology Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, September

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Sales Tax Free Week & Capitol Update

Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

I am writing with a brief reminder about Connecticut’s annual sales tax free week, and information about an upcoming PURA hearing regarding Eversource rate hikes. I hope you and your family continue to stay healthy and have a pleasant weekend.

Sales Tax Free Week

With our normal routines disrupted by the virus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16th through Saturday, August 22nd.

This one-week event eliminates

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PURA Announces Eversource Hearing

Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin


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Recently, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues in the short term at the expense of ratepayers.

PURA has scheduled a formal hearing process for Monday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m. (see official hearing notice below) in which Eversource will respond to questions posed by PURA and other formal parties to the PURA process.

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