Reapportionment Committee Meeting Dates Announced

Posted on September 7, 2021

The Reapportionment Committee announced it will hold four public hearings this month ahead of the work to redraw district lines for congressional, state senate, and state representative districts. Three of the hearings will be in-person events and one will be held virtually.
Anyone can participate in each of these hearings—it doesn’t matter where you live. Here’s the schedule:
➡️ Hartford Public Hearing
Wed., Sept. 8 @ 7 p.m.
Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave.

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Veterans Stand Down 2021 – September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th

Posted on September 1, 2021

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 will take place on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues its commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits through online webinars and at five regional sites

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HRRA: Glass Recycling Changes Coming Sept. 1

Posted on September 1, 2021

DEEP Commissioner Dykes recently announced that beginning September 1st, 2021, residents in the 14 Western Connecticut municipalities served by the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA), will be asked to begin separating all “food grade” glass containers from their mixed single-stream recycling, and instead bring glass to a local municipal drop-off center.

Examples of “food grade” glass containers include such items as:

  • pickle jars
  • pasta sauce jars
  • liquor and wine bottles
  • most clear and

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CTDOT Will Host Virtual Public Information Kickoff Meetings for the Update of the State Rail Plan

Posted on August 20, 2021

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced it will conduct a series of virtual public information meetings to launch the 2021-2025 Connecticut State Rail Plan update in compliance with Federal legislation, PRIIA (Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, Public Law 110-432).

The kickoff meetings will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the purpose and requirements of the Connecticut State Rail Plan and how its updates were initiated.

The meetings will

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 18, 2021

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, to remember without stigma those who have died, and to acknowledge the grief of the family friends left behind.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 93,000 people died from an overdose in 2020, a nearly 30% increase in deaths compared to 2019.

This issue affects everyone of us, our friends and certainly our communities. In an effort to combat this epidemic, the legislature passed

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