Rep. Floren Attends Ribbon Cutting for Armstrong Court

Posted on June 22, 2020 by admin


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Armstrong Court now has 18 beautiful new townhouses awaiting Greenwich families – the first phase of the neighborhood’s transformation. I was honored to be there for the ribbon cutting with members of the Greenwich legislative delegation, our first selectman and selectwomen, members of the town’s Housing Authority, and several more. Thank you to the Greenwich Housing Authority and so many others for making this possible. We look forward to what the future holds for Armstrong Court.

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Rules for Businesses Reopening on June 17 (Phase Two)

Posted on June 9, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends,

I’d like to follow up on my previous update with some sector-specific rules from the governor’s office for businesses eligible to reopen on June 17. I’ve also included information about changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA).

Phase Two Reopening: Rules by Sector

The Lamont administration has released rules for businesses included in the state’s Phase Two reopening plan, which is scheduled to begin on June 17. The

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Greenwich Comes Back to Life and State COVID-19 Updates

Posted on June 5, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends,

Below are a few updates relating to the pandemic and the statewide response:

The “New” Greenwich Avenue

Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan is well underway, and as of this week, hair salons and barbershops have reopened for business. Greenwich is also coming back to life. On Monday, I joined First Selectman Fred Camillo and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz for a walk down the “new” Greenwich Avenue where a portion has been closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate an outdoor space

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Camillo, Floren Lead Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz Down New “Outdoor Mall” on Greenwich Ave.

Posted on June 2, 2020 by admin


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After months of remaining safe in our homes, our town is coming back to life. Yesterday, First Selectman Fred Camillo and I had the pleasure of joining Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz for a tour of the “new” Greenwich Avenue where the lower two blocks have been closed to vehicular traffic to make way for outdoor seating. It is great to see our local retailers and restaurants up and running again. We look forward to a new chapter for our community where our small businesses can thrive in a safe and responsible

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In Honor of Our Fallen Soldiers – Memorial Day 2020

Posted on May 25, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends,

Each May, Greenwich and Stamford come together to honor the heroic sacrifice of the men and women in uniform who died in service to our nation. We celebrate their lives with ceremonies, parades, and gatherings in observance of our shared belief in freedom and democracy for all. It is a solemn, and yet hopeful, display of patriotism in our perpetual quest for a better and brighter future.

This year, amid a new challenge we face together, we will not commemorate this national holiday

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Phase One of Reopening Begins

Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends,

Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan begins today. This applies to offices, retail and malls, outdoor-only seating for restaurants, and the outdoor sections of zoos and museums.

This week, the governor also issued Executive Order 7PP, which repeals some of the previous executive orders restricting certain business operations. Specifically, the order extends restrictions on large gatherings, indoor gyms, and movie theaters until June 20. The order also states that summer schools

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Reopen CT Business Roundtable – Tomorrow

Posted on May 13, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends,

Here are today’s updates:

Updates from the Governor

Reopen CT Advisory Group Business Roundtable – Tomorrow

Members of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group’s business committee will hold a rountable discussion tomorrow, May 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The members will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s business community. Members of the public who have questions for the panel can email their inquiries to reopen@ct.gov.

The discussion will be broadcast live by the Connecticut

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COVID-19 Update: Expanded Testing, Small Business Relief, Unemployment Assistance, and More

Posted on May 13, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends,

Here are today’s updates:

As a reminder, several public spaces in Greenwich are reopening provided residents wear masks at all times and practice social distancing. Former State Representative Dolly Powers and I provided a demonstration, pictured below.

Photo credit: Nancy Burke

Kudos to First Selectman Fred Camillo, and Greenwich Parks and Recreation.

Updates from the Governor

Important Expansion of COVID-19 Testing

Governor Lamont and the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) have

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COVID-19 Update: Virtual Town Halls, State and Local Information, and More

Posted on May 13, 2020 by admin


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Before today’s updates, I would like to acknowledge our local firefighters and nurses. This week, we celebrate International Firefighters’ Day (yesterday) and National Nurse Week (beginning tomorrow) to recognize their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, and always. Our first responders, healthcare professionals, and essential workers make great personal sacrifices in service to the community, and I am thankful for everything they do.

We are also celebrating Teacher Appreciation

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COVID-19 Update: Federal Unemployment Programs and More

Posted on April 29, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends,

Here are today’s updates:

Federal Unemployment Programs

Connecticut’s unemployment rate has reached 21.5 percent. As a result, many in our state are experiencing financial hardship. The state’s Department of Labor (DOL) and the federal government have made efforts to expand and increase benefits for the unemployed, and to speed up the process so claimants can receive assistance sooner.

Here are the federal unemployment programs created by the CARES Act:

Federal Pandemic Unemployment

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