Capitol Update: November 7, 2020

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Please see below for an update regarding the governor’s latest executive actions to address COVID-19, an updated travel advisory, and local news.

Connecticut Moves Back to Phase 2.1

In response to an increase in Connecticut’s COVID-19 infection rate, Governor Lamont has ordered the state to return to an amended version of Phase Two. The governor has also moved the state from a local response model back to a statewide action plan.

As such, the following restrictions are now in effect:

Restaurants

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Rep. Floren Joins Local Women Gov. Officials in Speaking with Girl Scouts

Posted on November 6, 2020 by admin


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State Rep. Livvy Floren joined local leaders State Sen. Alex Kasser, Beth Krumeich, Board of Education member Karen Kowalski, RTM member Katherine LoBalbo, Selectwoman Lauren Rabin, and Vice-Chair of Greenwich Board of Education Kathleen Stowe to speak with local Girl Scouts about their respective roles in state and municipal government. Rep. Floren discussed her two decades of service to the 149th CT House district and provided advice and guidance to Greenwich’s future leaders.

Photo credit: Greenwich

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Veterans Day 2020 – Greenwich & Stamford

Posted on November 6, 2020 by admin


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Veterans Day is a time to honor and thank the brave service men and women who fought to defend our country and our freedoms. Please join me at the following special events, and remember that masks and social distancing are mandatory:

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

  • At 10:30 a.m., the Cos Cob VFW Post 10112 will host a brief, heartfelt ceremony at the monument on Strickland Road across from the Bush-Holley House. Members of the public are invited to attend. Parking is available in the marina lot adjacent

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Capitol Update: October 28, 2020

Posted on October 28, 2020 by admin


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Please see below for an update regarding Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Halloween guidance, the tri-state travel advisory, mental health resources for parents and their children, state assistance for small businesses, nonprofits, and workers, and information about the voting process for the November 3 General Election.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I would like to remind everyone that we are still observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sadly, most, if not all of us, have been affected by this terrible

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Aquarion Announces Ban on Irrigation

Posted on October 15, 2020 by admin


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Today, Aquarion Water Co. announced a ban on automatic irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers as drought conditions persist in Fairfield County. The ban applies to Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, and Westport. Customers may continue to use hand-held watering, soaker hose, and drip irrigation for new plantings.

Aquarion is also encouraging customers to take the following measures to reduce water usage:

  1. Turn off the water while lathering up, shaving, or brushing your teeth.
  2. Minimize baths

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Capitol Update: October 2, 2020

Posted on October 2, 2020 by admin


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Please see below for a summary of Wednesday’s special session, an announcement regarding DMV deadline extensions, updates to the tri-state travel advisory, a reminder about absentee ballots and how to submit them, details about the YWCA Walk the Walk Against Domestic Violence, a final reminder about the 2020 census, and information about the 2020 annual David N. Theis Award ceremony.

Special Session Recap

The House of Representatives was in special session on Wednesday to vote on nine bills, in addition

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Capitol Update: September 25, 2020

Posted on September 25, 2020 by admin


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Please see below for a few updates regarding the state’s “Phase Three” reopening plans, special session items for September 30, the governor’s vaccine working group, changes to the travel advisory, locations to receive your flu shot, and upcoming local events.

Phase Three Reopening

The governor has announced that Phase Three reopening will begin on October 8.

Here are the new capacity limits:

  • Restaurants, hair salons, barbershops, and libraries: 75% capacity
  • Outdoor private events at commercial

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Capitol Update: September 17, 2020

Posted on September 17, 2020 by admin


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Please see below for a few updates regarding the 2020 Census, the governor’s latest executive order regarding fines and travel, the state’s updated travel advisory, DOL extension of unemployment benefits, COVID-19 testing for students and teachers, and local updates from the Greenwich Tree Conservancy and the American Legion Post #29.

2020 Census

This is a friendly reminder to complete the 2020 Census if you have not done so already. Counting every Connecticut resident is critical to securing more

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Capitol Update: September 10, 2020

Posted on September 10, 2020 by admin


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Please see below for a few updates regarding 9/11 memorial services in Greenwich, potential items for a special session, the tri-state travel advisory, ballot drop box locations in Greenwich and Stamford, and the Greenwich Housing Authority (now Greenwich Communities).

I would also like to wish our students, parents, teachers, and administrators in Greenwich and Stamford a successful, safe, and enjoyable start to the new school year. This year will look different than others, but our children and

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Rep. Floren, Local Leaders Celebrate Renaming of Greenwich Housing Authority

Posted on September 9, 2020 by admin


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“Greenwich Communities says it all … housing that enables our neighbors to live and work in Greenwich and build bright futures in their hometown,” said Rep. Floren.

Please click below to read the full Greenwich Free Press article on the renaming and rebranding of the Greenwich Housing Authority to Greenwich Communities.

Photo credit: Leslie Yager, Greenwich Free Press

Greenwich Housing Authority Renaming Marked by Gathering at Armstrong Court