Stand Down 2019

Posted on September 9, 2019 by admin


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On Friday, September 20th, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2019 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

Additional details are below:

Home Energy Efficiency Program

Posted on September 4, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

In preparation for colder months ahead this is a good time of year to check your home’s energy efficiency.

Windows, doors and electrical outlets are all common areas for your cool/warm air to escape, causing air conditioner units and heaters to work harder and increase your energy usage. Weatherizing can help keep energy use down without sacrificing comfort.

Please know that both United Illuminating and Eversource offer a low-cost in-home assessment service, called Home Energy Solutions,

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Rep. Cummings to Host Social Security Workshop

Posted on September 4, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) is hosting a “Social Security 101” workshop for seniors on Tuesday, September 10th at the Waterbury Senior Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The program, Understanding and Navigating Social Security Benefits, will be directed by Benjamin Rhodes III, a Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist from the U.S. Social Security Administration. He will be on hand to answer questions regarding retirement benefits, disability benefits, Medicare benefits, survivor

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Citizen’s Police Academy Starting Sept. 23

Posted on August 28, 2019 by admin


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The Waterbury Police Department is pleased to announce that they will be holding their Citizen’s Academy starting September 23rd.

The Citizen’s Academy will be held on Monday Evenings from 6-8 p.m. It will run 6 weeks and will educate the attendees on the Police Department, its divisions and investigations. Attendees will get to interact with many Waterbury Police Officers throughout the academy.

If you are interested in attending the upcoming academy, please contact the Waterbury Police Department

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DOT Public Hearing re: I-84, Rtes. 63 and 64 – Tuesday, September 10

Posted on August 22, 2019 by admin


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The following message comes from the State Department of Transportation and contains information that could impact your travels.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing concerning the proposed I-84 Interchange 17 Improvements, construction of Chase Parkway extension, and operational improvements on Route 63, Route 64, and SR 845 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Crosby High School, 300 Pierpont Road, Waterbury, CT 06705. 

An open forum for individual discussions

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Monthly Naloxone Training at AMR

Posted on August 19, 2019 by admin


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The Western Connecticut Coalition and American Medical Response (AMR) are continuing to host monthly Naloxone trainings through the end of the year.
 
Naloxone (Narcan) is the medication that reverses an opioid overdose.
 
The current schedule is:
SEPTEMBER 2019
Evening – Wednesday 9/25 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
 
OCTOBER 2019
Morning – Wednesday 10/9 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
 
NOVEMBER 2019
Evening – Wednesday 11/13 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
 
DECEMBER 2019
Morning -Wednesday 12/11 8:30

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Social Security Error May Affect You

Posted on August 19, 2019 by admin


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It’s being reported that the Social Security Administration sent incorrect “On Request” paper statements to a small number of people using the document since 2017. The affected reports were via a paper form, known as an SSA-7004.

It is important to note that the Social Security Administration said the mistakes were isolated to “On Request” paper statements requested by people who:

were born in 1955, 1956, or 1957.

were age 62 or older at the time of their request.

indicated on the SSA7004 that

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Collecting School Supplies and Promoting Literacy with FREE Books!

Posted on August 15, 2019 by admin


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We had another incredible day collecting school supplies and handing out books with Waterbury Reads Gently Used Children’s Book Drive at Staples this past weekend. A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to donate, talk and share our passion for education and reading. I also want to send a very special thank you to Staples for hosting and Waterbury Police Officer, and Alderman Michael DiGiovancarlo for serving our community in so many different ways.

State Land Transfer to Bring Community Garden to East End

Posted on July 24, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today applauded her colleagues in the legislature and Governor Lamont for approving a property conveyance to transfer a .11 parcel of state land to Waterbury for use as a community garden.

Rep. Cummings initially proposed the property transfer which was tentatively agreed to but was unable to be completed as time ran out during the regular legislative session that ended on June 5. The transfer was completed during special session this past Monday. It

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Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags!

Posted on July 10, 2019 by admin


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In case you haven’t heard, the state’s new tax increases include one on disposable, single-use plastic bags. This new tax takes effect on August 1, 2019.

Between then and June 30, 2021, retailers that provide plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than four mils- four thousandths of an inch- will be required to charge a 10-cent tax on every single bag. After June 30, 2021, retailers are prohibited from providing or selling single-use checkout bags to customers.

Plastic bags used for produce,

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