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CT Sports Wagering Law Effective Today

Posted on September 30, 2021


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Retail (in-person) sports wagering begins at our area casinos today with retail and online sports wagering by the Connecticut Lottery set to begin in the month of October.

The addition of retail and online sports wagering was passed through Public Act 21-23 this May.

Follow the link below to the Department of Consumer Protection’s (DCP) online portal to their gaming division – where you will find information regarding the various types of online gaming now legal, data on the gaming industry, and

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REMINDER: DOT Construction on 691 Begins Today at 7 p.m.

Posted on September 27, 2021


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Please be aware of ongoing Scheduled Nighttime Lane Closures on I-691 in Meriden, Southington, and Cheshire, beginning today, from the Department of Transportation (DOT). Below is the full release, and link to the scope of work, provided by the DOT.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing scheduled nighttime lane closures on I-691 in Meriden, Southington, and Cheshire beginning on or around September 27, 2021.

The nighttime lane closure are necessary to facilitate construction

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Republicans Unveil Plan to Curb Juvenile Crime Rates

Posted on August 10, 2021


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In response to rising incidences of juvenile crime House Republicans unveiled a comprehensive approach to much-needed reform within the juvenile justice system on Tuesday morning. The plan identifies crime prevention resources that will be made available to all of Connecticut’s communities and specific adjustments that can strengthen the abilities of judges and law enforcement to address this crisis. Republican legislators are urging their colleagues in the majority party to convene a special session

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Conservative Caucus Says NO to Governor Lamont’s “Emergency” Powers Being Extended

Posted on July 13, 2021


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today denounced Governor Lamont’s latest attempt to extend his Emergency Authority and urged their colleagues to reject the move, calling it misguided and an abuse of the federal system designed to help states combat the spread of Covid-19.

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Rep. Fusco Signs Petition for Special Session Addressing Juvenile Crimes

Posted on July 7, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative John Fusco (R-81) today joined House Republican caucus colleagues, and local police chiefs and mayors, in a call for a Special Legislative Session to address the spike in juvenile crime sweeping the state.

Standing with police chiefs from New Britain and Wolcott, Rep. Fusco petitioned Speaker of the House Matt Ritter and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas to bring a call of order due to escalating vehicle thefts and other juvenile crimes statewide.

“Time-and-time again

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CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021

Posted on July 2, 2021


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Did you know that we’ve been celebrating with fireworks for well over 200 years? The popularization of fireworks dates all the way back to 1777!

As we begin our holiday weekend of celebrations, I wanted to take a moment and share with you some fun facts about Independence Day; as well as, some local and virtual events.

Our country is rooted in deep history and our independence is no different. Just like our legislature here in Hartford, America’s independence was drafted

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New Laws Effective Today

Posted on July 1, 2021


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Courtesy of the Office of Legislative Research two useful resources are available: Acts Effective July 1, 2021 and Major Public Acts that have passed in 2021.

Legislation effective today includes:

  • An Act Concerning Solid Waste Management
  • An Act Concerning Incentives For Qualified Data Centers To Locate In The State
  • The Authorization Of Self-Pour Automated Systems For Certain Alcoholic Liquor
  • An Act Mitigating Adverse Tax Consequences Resulting From Employees Working Remotely During Covid-19
  • An Act

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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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