Drug Take Back Day – April 27th

Posted on April 11, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

Saturday April, 27th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There are opportunities to dispose of your unwanted medications in East Windsor and Ellington. Studies have shown that drug abuse often starts with family members having access to unused opioids, inadvertently left in the family’s medicine cabinet. Please check your medicine storage areas to see if there are any unused or no longer necessary medications and avail yourself of this opportunity for safe disposal.

Drug take back day continues to grow, nationwide during the 16th take back day 4,770 police departments participated offering 5,839 sites with over 457 tons collected for proper disposal. Read more HERE.

Ellington

Drug Take Back Day 4/27 10am -2pm

Resident Trooper’s Office, 33 Arbor Way

East Windsor

Medication Drop Box

Police Department, 25 School Street

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Rep. Davis Hosts Ellington Legislative Update

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) hosted an afternoon legislative update at the Ellington Senior Center on Tuesday, March 19th.

Rep. Davis presented the major issues before the legislature and as Ranking Member of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee detailed Governor Lamont’s proposed budget and tax increases. Residents shared their questions, comments and concerns about the proposed installation of tolls and property tax increases due to unfunded state mandates.

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Sales Tax Expansion & Statewide Property Tax: Let Your Opinion Be Known

Posted on March 13, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

This Friday, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee of the General Assembly will be holding a public hearing on Governor Lamont’s proposed revenue budget and the Senate Democrat Leader’s proposal to institute a statewide property tax and a statewide car tax.

As you may have heard, Governor Lamont’s proposed budget expands many taxes, including the sales tax to cover many previously exempted items; such as non-prescription drugs, digital downloads like Netflix, children’s car seats and bicycle helmets, dry cleaning, barber shops, beauty salons, veterinary services, parking, newspapers and a wide range of professional services including legal, accounting, interior design, real estate, and sports and recreation instruction. All totaled the tax expansions will cost Connecticut families about $300 million more in the 2020 fiscal year and about $500 million more in the 2021 fiscal year. His proposal would also place a 10 cent surcharge on plastic bags and a 1.5 cent tax per ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, juice, and sports drinks, among many other new or expanded taxes.

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