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VA COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic This Weekend

Posted on March 18, 2021


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The VA Connecticut Healthcare System is hosting both walk-in and appointment-only Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics for veterans at their West Haven, Newington and Orange locations this weekend.

Other clinics and locations are added to the VA’s online calendar as they are scheduled, so please check back often.

 

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:45 PM (EST)

Location: West Haven Annex, 200 Edison Road/Pez Blvd. in Orange

https://www.connecticut.va.gov/locations/West_Haven_Annex.asp

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New Online CT DMV Services Announced

Posted on March 2, 2021


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Today, Governor Lamont announced a modernization of the CT Department of Motor Vehicles web portal, that will expand the virtual actions currently available.

New transactions available are: requesting a replacement driver’s license; a replacement non-driver’s license; and driving history. These applications are estimated to only take 5-7 minutes to complete; as well as, offer a tracking component for replacement card requests, and driving history document retrieval for up to 30 days at no additional

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule Announced

Posted on February 25, 2021


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This week Governor Lamont announced the new vaccine schedule categorized by age – due to begin March 1.

While it is focused on age groups, this new schedule will also include educators and childcare providers; as well as, those who are currently eligible – including first responders.

MARCH 1

Expands to individuals aged 55 and older

Educators and Child Care Providers

(Teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service providers, bus drivers and childcare providers as well as in-school administrative

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Honoring Our Veterans

Posted on November 10, 2020


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Every year we commemorate November 11th as Veterans Day, a day to honor all those who have served and those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day began when an armistice between Allied nations and Germany took effect on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918. Seven months later, World War I would officially cease with the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. Twenty years later (1938), November

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Capitol Update: Phase 3 Begins

Posted on October 9, 2020


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Phase 3 of Governor Lamont’s plan in reopening Connecticut after Covid-19 shuttered businesses, restaurants, schools, and places of worship alike to a halt began this week.

In Phase 3 we’ll see an increase in permissible numbers for gatherings — indoor and out; as well as, increased capacities for businesses. All are required to continue to abide by Covid-19 mask and social-distancing regulations.

 

 

This week, Governor Lamont also signed Executive Order 9F, officially

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Latest Update from Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on August 6, 2020


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

My office has been in contact with both United Illuminating and Eversource – regarding the state-wide outages after Isaias.  Below are updates provided by both companies.

United Illuminating (UI) is assessing the damage with prioritization on debris removal, municipal priority locations (each town has 10 priority locations), and larger outages. Each town will have two dedicated crews to working to secure hazards by clearing the debris, fallen trees, and downed wires.

As

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Tax Deadlines Approaching

Posted on June 30, 2020


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On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in order to align with federal changes, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) extended filing and payment deadlines for certain state tax returns. The impacted Connecticut returns and the associated filing dates and payment deadlines are set forth in the table and link below.

**It is unclear if these deadlines will be extended again**

Please consult the table to make sure you don’t miss an important deadline.

More information is available on the DRS website:

https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/COVID19/DRS-COVID-19-Response-FAQ

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Single-Use Plastic Bag Fee Returns July 1

Posted on June 29, 2020


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With Covid-19 infection rates slowing and businesses reopening, please be advised that the Department of Public Health has determined that re-usable grocery bags “do not serve as a significant source of infection for COVID-19” and the state will re-impose the plastic bag tax, effective July 1, 2020.

The full release from the Department of Revenue Services, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Department of Public Health follows:

Single-Use Plastic Bag Fee Suspension Set to Expire

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Governor Releases School Reopening Guidelines

Posted on June 26, 2020


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Friends and Neighbors,

Tonight, the governor, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Education and the Department of Public Health and medical experts, released the framework and guidelines for reopening CT schools in the fall with in-person learning.

We are expecting to receive a more detailed account early next week.

I would like to thank all of our educators, parents and students who have been so extraordinary in adapting to the best of their ability to virtual learning during the height of the

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Update: June 25 – State Response to Coronavirus – Travel Advisory

Posted on June 25, 2020


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Friends and Neighbors,

Last night, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7BBB which requires travelers or visitors from certain states with high infection rates to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in Connecticut.

The order also makes changes to the presidential primary process, child care and day camp procedures and to commercial pesticide operations.

Executive Order No. 7BBB enacts the following:

Self-Quarantine by Travelers from States Experiencing High Infection Rates. The Commissioner

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