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Rep. Haines Votes for Electric Utility Reforms

Posted on October 1, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) voted in favor of legislation to reform Connecticut’s public utility regulations to address the failed tropical storm response and steep rate hikes from Eversource earlier this year.

The bill, “An Act Concerning Emergency Response by Electric Distribution Companies, the Regulation of Other Public Utilities and Nexus Provisions for Certain Disaster-Related or Emergency-Related Work Performed in the State” was passed by the House of Representatives during a special session on September 30th.

“Ratepayers were rightly furious with Eversource’s failed response to Tropical Storm Isaias,” said Rep. Haines. “Customers in East Haddam, East Hampton and Colchester went without power for days, and inadequate communication between Eversource and town governments prolonged road closures and slowed down storm recovery efforts.”

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Phase 3 Reopening October 8th

Posted on September 28, 2020 by admin


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Late last week, Gov. Lamont announced plans to move Connecticut into Phase 3. The plan is targeted to take effect on Thursday, October 8th.

Business changes in Phase 3 will include:

  • Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors – subject to COVID-19 safety requirements – for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries;
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks, etc.) will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity with masks and social distancing

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Veterans Stand Down September 24-25

Posted on September 15, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.

This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.

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