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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


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

According to the VFW website, The Patriot’s Pen scholarship essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay and expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

The 2020-2021 theme for this scholarship is: “What

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Stand Down 2020 – information and changes

Posted on September 18, 2020 by admin


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

Posted on September 14, 2020 by admin


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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Electricity Rate Hearings – Update

Posted on September 4, 2020 by admin


August 24th PURA Hearing Roundup

Last week, PURA held an evidentiary hearing on docket 20-01-01 concerning the suspended July rate increases for Eversource.

The majority of the hearing focused on questions from PURA, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Office of Consumer Counsel requesting evidentiary data on various rate components. Prior to this hearing, Eversource submitted written answers to some questions.

Some of the discussions included:

  • Transmission and distribution infrastructure;
  • Peak

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Letter to Legislative Committees: Do Not Accept Governor’s Emergency Power Extension

Posted on September 3, 2020 by admin


This week, 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.

The letter reads:

Dear Senator Looney,

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