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Rep. Fishbein Learns More About Electric School Buses

Posted on October 22, 2020 by admin


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State Representative Craig Fishbein joined officials from Wallingford Public Schools, WPS business manager Dominic Barone, Principal Todd Snyder, members of the Wallingford Electric Division and representatives from Durham School Services, Wallingford’s school transportation contractor, for a special demonstration and test ride of a fully electric Lion School Bus.

The event, held outside of Dag Hammarskjöld Middle School on Wednesday afternoon featured a brief overview of the bus and it’s features,

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State launching Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program

Posted on October 21, 2020 by admin


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I just wanted to share with you that the state is launching the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than twenty employees or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million with a one-time grant of $5,000.

Funding for the program will come from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal

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National Drug Take Back Day is October 24

Posted on October 20, 2020 by admin


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Saturday, October 24th 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.

Collection sites are set up throughout the area, including:

Wallingford

Wallingford Police Department, 135 Main St., Wallingford, CT

– Officers at the main desk will accept prescription drugs for disposal

Cheshire

Cheshire Police Department, 500 Highland Ave., Cheshire, CT

Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine, pain relievers,

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 14, 2020 by admin


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and education, while also promoting research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Breast cancer affects nearly every family and I am proud to help spread the word about the importance of this cause, which is meaningful to so many families in our community.

In 2018, I supported and the legislature passed, HB 5208 – An Act Concerning Mammograms, Breast Ultrasounds and Magnetic Resonance

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Rep. Fishbein Honors 3 WWII Vets, Celebrates their 100th Birthdays!

Posted on October 9, 2020 by admin


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State Representatives Craig Fishbein and Lezlye Zupkus joined colleagues, friends and dozens of well-wishers for a moving celebration of the 100th birthdays of Cheshire residents and World War II Veterans Florence Bryant, Irv Daubert, and Ralph Rowland.

The event, hosted by Because of the Brave and The Hometown Foundation and held at Bartlem Park, featured WWII re-enactors, police and fire department honor guards, remarks from ESPN’s Chris Berman and moving tributes to also honor their incredible

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Update on PURA’s Storm Isaias docket – public hearing registrations now available

Posted on October 7, 2020 by admin


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In August, PURA initiated docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’ responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls.

Any member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the following web links:

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Posted on October 6, 2020 by admin


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Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages.

YOU can make a difference! There are events planned all month, but it doesn’t have to be a specific event for you

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Resources for those that need to self-quarantine

Posted on October 2, 2020 by admin


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Connecticut recently announced a variety of new resources to support those who need to isolate or self-quarantine due to COVID-19. With nonprofit partners such as United Way 2-1-1 and 4-CT, these programs and services are designed to support individuals in need who are asked to isolate or self-quarantine because of a positive COVID-19 test or potential exposure to the virus. Ultimately, the services will help slow the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring that those infected or potentially exposed can stay

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Rep. Fishbein Once Again Stands Up for Electric Ratepayers

Posted on October 1, 2020 by admin


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State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) last night stood up for the electric ratepayers of Connecticut, joining his colleagues in support of legislation that provides more oversight of Connecticut energy companies, including Eversource.

HB 7006 – “An Act Concerning Emergency Response by Electric Distribution Companies, the Regulation of Other Public Utilities and Nexus Provisions for Certain Disaster-Related or Emergency-Related Work Performed in the State” – allows the Public Utility Regulatory

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DMV amends extension of deadlines for several credentials

Posted on October 1, 2020 by admin


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Please be aware that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced they are extending deadlines again for several expiring credentials. The change impacts credentials that expired between March 10, 2020 through November 30, 2020. Late fees will be waived for qualifying credentials

Deadlines have been extended for the following DMV transactions:

  • All licenses, permits, and identification cards, including commercial driver’s licenses
  • Motor vehicle and boat registrations
  • Emissions testing

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