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Four Local Veterans Begin Certified Maintenance Apprentice Program at Millstone

Posted on November 23, 2018 by admin


Reps. Cheeseman and McCarty Congratulate Dominion Energy and New Apprentices

WATERFORD– In honor of Veterans Day and the state’s “Registered Apprenticeship Week”, Dominion Energy’s Millstone Power Station celebrated the establishment of its first-ever….on station equipment. This certification also allows veterans participating in the training to apply for federal GI Bill benefits. State Holly Cheeseman (R-East Lyme) and Representatives Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford) were in attendance at the matriculation ceremony on Wednesday to congratulate the four veterans now participating in the program, Benjamin Cregger of Mystic, Jeffrey Fluet of Waterford, Grannis Richardson of Niantic, and Joshua Wilkinson of Westerly, R.I. According to Millstone Site Vice President John Daugherty, Dominion sees military veterans as an experienced pool of potential employees and feels that this program provides them an “earn while you learn” experience. He also attributes the possibility of making this program happen to the public-private cooperation between Dominion and state and federal government entities. “As a member of the Legislature’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, workforce development is of course a great interest and priority of mine,” said Rep. Cheeseman. “I am particularly passionate about supporting our veterans and their families, who sacrifice so much for our freedom and safety, in finding quality employment. We should continue working with the federal government to offer more programs like this one.”
“This is a memorable occasion to celebrate success for our veterans here at Millstone,”said Rep. McCarty. “It is rewarding to witness top talent being recruited from our United States military through the apprenticeship program at Dominion. Millstone has always been a great community partner involved in mentorship programs and advancing education in collaboration with our local schools. The apprenticeship program is another positive employment training initiative. In addition, with approximately one-third of Connecticut’s military population living here in Southeastern Connecticut, this is an extraordinary program that will continue to bring valuable job opportunities to our local veterans. Congratulations to Millstone, the Department of Labor and our veterans for their participation in the apprenticeship program.”

State Representatives Kathleen McCarty (left), and Holly Cheeseman (far right) congratulate Joshua Wilkinson, Benjamin Cregger, Jeffrey Fluet, and Grannis Richardson all of Dominion Energy for their participation in the Connecticut Department of Labor certified maintenance apprenticeship programs at Millstone Power Station.

Roadwork on I-95

Posted on November 23, 2018 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is continuing their tree and vegetation removal work in Southeastern Connecticut along I-95 Northbound. The next location will be at the Exit 82A off-ramp in Waterford on Tuesday, November 27th. The rain date will be Wednesday, November 28th.


This exit ramp for the Frontage Road in New London will be closed on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please expect traffic delays. Crash attenuator vehicles and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists around the work zone.


Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Please maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

Access Health Open Enrollment

Posted on November 8, 2018 by admin


Open enrollment for coverage starting January 1, 2019 under Access Health CT is open now through December 15, 2018.


Click here to get connected with an Enrollment Specialist (Certified Application Counselor) or a Certified Broker who can answer questions, help you select a health care plan for you and/or your family, and help you enroll.


Please know that you do not need an appointment at weekday Enrollment Centers or Saturday Enrollment Fairs, but you can register for a Saturday Enrollment Fair ahead of time to make sure you get the help you need.


Get free, in-person help at the following local center:


Groton Senior Center

102 Newtown Road


9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Or, register here for the following local fair:


New London Fair

Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

OIC of New London

106 Truman Street


Access Health CT (AHCT) is Connecticut’s only official health insurance marketplace. AHCT offers Connecticut residents and employers a range of affordable health and dental insurance options from several health insurance partners. Current health plans are offered through Anthem and ConnectiCare Benefits Inc. Dental policies can also be purchased through AHCT. Anthem is the dental insurance provider in the individual market and both Anthem and MetLife offer dental plans in the employee group market.


AHCT’s affordability programs include: Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC), Cost-Sharing Reduction Plans, and a number of programs offered through the Department of Social Services, i.e. Medicaid (known as HUSKY A and D) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (known as CHIP or HUSKY B).


Please pass this information along to those who may benefit!