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Governor announces increased aid for renters/landlords

Posted on July 2, 2020 by admin


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Recently, Governor Lamont announced a plan to utilize more than $33 million in state and federal resources to provide emergency assistance to renters, homeowners, and residential landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

I applaud the $10 million that will be used to help renters and tenants, and the $10 million that will be used to help struggling homeowners whose mortgages aren’t backed by federal protection programs. However, I am concerned that not all the available funding will be used to

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Tax Deadlines Approaching

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin


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On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in order to align with federal changes, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) extended filing and payment deadlines for certain state tax returns. The impacted Connecticut returns and the associated filing dates and payment deadlines are set forth in the table and link below.

**It is unclear if these deadlines will be extended again**

Please consult the table to make sure you don’t miss an important deadline.

More information is available on the DRS website:

https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/COVID19/DRS-COVID-19-Response-FAQ

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Single-Use Plastic Bag Fee Returns July 1

Posted on June 29, 2020 by admin


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With Covid-19 infection rates slowing and businesses reopening, please be advised that the Department of Public Health has determined that re-usable grocery bags “do not serve as a significant source of infection for COVID-19” and the state will re-impose the plastic bag tax, effective July 1, 2020.

The full release from the Department of Revenue Services, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Department of Public Health follows:

Single-Use Plastic Bag Fee Suspension Set to Expire

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Governor Releases School Reopening Guidelines

Posted on June 25, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

Tonight, the governor, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Education and the Department of Public Health and medical experts, released the framework and guidelines for reopening CT schools in the fall with in-person learning.

We are expecting to receive a more detailed account early next week.

I would like to thank all of our educators, parents and students who have been so extraordinary in adapting to the best of their ability to virtual learning during the height of the

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Update: June 25 – State Response to Coronavirus – Travel Advisory

Posted on June 25, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

Last night, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7BBB which requires travelers or visitors from certain states with high infection rates to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in Connecticut.

The order also makes changes to the presidential primary process, child care and day camp procedures and to commercial pesticide operations.

Executive Order No. 7BBB enacts the following:

Self-Quarantine by Travelers from States Experiencing High Infection Rates. The Commissioner

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Limited DMV in-person reopening beginning today

Posted on June 23, 2020 by admin


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The governor announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning today, including the Waterbury branch.

Services available in-person, by appointment only, include:

Licenses and Non-Driver ID Cards (new and renewal)

Out-of-State Transfers

CDL Upgrade – HAMDEN OFFICE ONLY

Dr. Simms Answers Your Covid-19 Questions

Posted on June 22, 2020 by admin


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With the state reopening I wanted to make sure you had answers regarding safety precautions and other concerns surrounding the Covid-19 virus.

In order to get expert answers to your questions, I asked Saint Mary’s Hospital infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael Simms III to join me for a socially-distant, Zoom conversation.

I want to thank everyone for sending suggestions, ideas and concerns and hope our discussion answers your questions.

Click the link below to watch our discussion.

Update: June 18 – State Response to Coronavirus

Posted on June 18, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

Last night, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7AAA which modifies the mandatory staff testing program for nursing homes to cease after 14 consecutive days without a positive case and to require resumed testing if any staff member or resident tests positive. It also makes changes and adjustments to previous orders.

Executive Order No. 7AAA enacts the following provisions:

  • Technical correction to Executive Order No. 7ZZ, Section 8: Clarifies that Executive Order No.

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Update: June 17 – State Response to Coronavirus

Posted on June 17, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

Last night, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7ZZ regarding Phase 2 of the state’s reopening efforts, and other measures regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information and a link to the Executive Order, please click here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/Executive-Orders/Lamont-Executive-Orders/Executive-Order-No-7ZZ.pdf

Executive Order No. 7ZZ enacts the following provisions:

  • Modifications to adapt to Phase 2 reopening efforts: In preparation

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Thank you for supporting the GWIM food drive!

Posted on June 16, 2020 by admin


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I want to thank the incredibly generous people who came out to ShopRite last Saturday to donate and volunteer for our Social Distancing Food Drive to support the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries.

Through your hard work and wonderfully generous donations we collected more than $350 in cash and ShopRite gift cards, packed 2 huge bins (normally used to hold watermelons!) with food and loaded a big grocery cart with other non-perishable and personal care items.

Thank you to ShopRite for hosting

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