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Electronics Recycling at the Brass Mill Center – Saturday 9-1

Posted on September 24, 2020 by admin


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When cleaning out clutter it’s important to make sure you recycle properly, especially electronics.

The good news is that you can do just that on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brass Mill Center Sears Automotive Parking Lot on Union Street in Waterbury!

See the flyer below for more details, including a list of accepted items.

Legislators Distribute More Than 1,500 Boxes of Free Produce!

Posted on September 23, 2020 by admin


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More than two hours before the scheduled start time, and before the forklift had even finished unloading the last of 24 pallets from the tractor trailer, cars started lining the Crosby High School driveway waiting for a box of fresh produce and vegetables from the USDA Farmers to Family Food Box Program.

The free event, sponsored by State Representatives Stephanie Cummings (R-74), Tony D’Amelio (R-71), Rosa Rebimbas (R-70), and Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), was made possible with assistance from the Friendly

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Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting applications for the “Patriot’s Pen” and “Voice of Democracy” scholarship awards!

Posted on September 23, 2020 by admin


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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is once again accepting applications for the “Patriot’s Pen” and “Voice of Democracy” scholarship awards!

Waterbury’s Wheeler-Young VFW Post 201 has been honored and proud to have sponsored these award programs for many years with monetary awards for area students whose themed essay submissions receive critical review when judged by VFW Post 201’s veteran and auxiliary members.

According to the VFW website, The Patriot’s Pen scholarship essay contest encourages young

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Stand Down 2020 – information and changes

Posted on September 17, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Commissioner Saadi from the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) wants everyone to know the DVA will once again be hosting the 2020 Stand Down. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is being planned in a modified form.

Stand Down 2020, begins on Thursday, September 24th with a kickoff ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Rocky Hill Campus which will be broadcast live via social media.

Following the ceremony is a day of online informational sessions including

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Governor issues – Executive Order 9B – fines for improper mask wearing and social distancing

Posted on September 16, 2020 by admin


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Last night, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order No. 9B – his 70th – which amends current self-quarantine guidelines for travelers from other states with high COVID-19 levels and imposes fines for people who do not properly wear certain protective equipment.

With regard to the implementation of fines, the order enacts:

Authorization for the issuance of fines: Authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal chief elected officers, and state and local police to issue

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Rep. Cummings Announces Farmers to Family Food Box Program to Benefit Greater Waterbury Families – September 21 at Crosby H.S.

Posted on September 12, 2020 by admin


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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today announced a Farmers to Family Food Box Program will take place at Crosby High School on Monday September 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., or until supplies run out.

Together, State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71), Rosa Rebimbas (R-70), Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), and Cummings will distribute approximately 1,400 boxes of free produce during the U.S. Department of Agriculture F2F food program event which is coordinated by the Friendly Hands Food Bank of

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CT DOL: CT Approved for Two Additional Weeks of Lost Wages Assistance

Posted on September 10, 2020 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) recently announced that Connecticut has been approved for an additional two weeks of Lost Wages Assistance supplemental benefits funded by $44 billion in federal Stafford Act disaster relief. This program will provide an additional $300 per week for any claimant who has a weekly benefit of at least $100 (including the dependency allowance) and who has become unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19.

Payments are expected to be made starting mid-September

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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum – Tuesday September 8th

Posted on September 4, 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 Informational Forum – Tuesday September 8th

 

The Energy & Technology Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

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Letter to Legislative Committees: Reject Governor’s Emergency Power Extension

Posted on September 2, 2020 by admin


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Yesterday, Governor Lamont re-declared Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies for an additional 6 months. By statute, a small group of legislators can reject his declaration of Public Health Emergency if they act within the first 72 hours following the declaration.

Today, I sent a formal letter to legislative leadership requesting their respective committees take up and ultimately reject the governor’s recent actions to extend the emergency powers.

As I wrote in my letter, this is an unprecedented

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Absentee Ballot Process: What You Need to Know

Posted on August 31, 2020 by admin


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Absentee Ballot Process

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we conduct business, educate our children, and go about our daily lives. It has also changed our election process.

In July, the legislature passed a bill, now law, making all residents eligible to vote by absentee ballot (AB) in the November general election citing COVID-19 as their reason. All you need to do is check the appropriate box on the application.

This legislation was passed to make sure all residents have the opportunity to

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