WBDC Equity Match Grant Application Open Now! 

Posted on January 18, 2023


WBDC Equity Match Grant Application Open Now! 

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) announced that the next round of their Equity Match Grant Program is open now! The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023. The application is also offered in Spanish.

The program offers grants of up to $10,000 to women-owned businesses in Connecticut that have been in business for 2 or more years and have revenues between $25K and $2M. Cash grants between $2,500 and $10,000 will be awarded to qualified

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January Is Stalking Awareness Month

Posted on January 9, 2023


January is Stalking Awareness Month

Stalking is a prevalent victimization across the United States, with growing numbers rivaling those of intimate partner and sexual violence. It is a form of violence with risks, support and safety planning needs, and legal responses.

All too often, stalking is a precursor to unwanted physical contact. Many stalkers are persistent offenders who utilize many tactics to contact, surveil, control, isolate, sabotage, and otherwise scare their victims.

In movies or on

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Rep. Harrison Named Ranking Member of Commerce Committee

Posted on December 28, 2022


Will also serve on Appropriations and Environment Committees

 

The Connecticut House Republican Caucus announced that State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69) will serve as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Commerce Committee for the 2023-2024 legislative session that begins on January 4, 2023.

House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora also announced legislative committee assignments, appointing Representative Harrison to the Appropriations Committee and the Environment Committee for the session.

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New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on December 28, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

With 2022 coming to an end, I wanted to make you aware of new policies affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses taking effect on January 1st, 2023.

Some of these new laws will take more money out of your pocket, including an expansion and increase to the “bottle bill.” Additionally, the new “highway use tax” assessed on trucks carrying goods into and out of our state will lead to higher prices when the tax cost gets passed on to consumers. One piece of legislation

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CCM Member Towns Eligible for ProAct Prescription Discount Card

Posted on December 14, 2022


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS OF BRIDGEWATER, NEW MILFORD, ROXBURY, SOUTHBURY and WASHINGTON

Residents of the member towns of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) are able to receive a FREE PRO ACT PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD which reportedly can save an average of 45 percent off the retail price of medications, with discounts also available for vision, LASIK and hearing care services. (This benefit is especially valuable for people without health insurance or a traditional pharmacy

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Electricity Supply Cost Increases Coming Jan. 1

Posted on December 13, 2022


Recently, both Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) announced that electric supply rates would be up nearly 50% for the first six months of 2023, and natural gas prices have gone up by 25% in the last month and are expected to go higher.

There are several components to these electricity cost increases, including the rising cost of natural gas (many of our electric generation facilities are powered by natural gas), pipeline capacity, and seasonal demand.  Unfortunately, there is not much you can

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New Milford Delegation Flies with New Milford Police Aviation Unit

Posted on December 13, 2022


Photo (from left to right): Captain Al Wilcoxson, State Rep. Cindy Harrison, Crew Member and Vice Preseident Charles Brady, State Rep. Stephen Harding, State Rep. Pat Callahan, State Rep. Bill Buckbee, and New Milford Chief of Police Spencer Cerruto.  

NEW MILFORD – New Milford Police’s Aviation Unit and Eagle Search and Rescue Team hosted the New Milford legislative delegation on Thursday, December 8, for an in-depth look at the aviation program and a short flight around the region. The privately-funded

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Wreaths Across America to Stop in Connecticut on Dec. 17th

Posted on November 30, 2022


Wreaths Across America (WAA) will honor Veterans during a ceremony at the State Veterans Cemetery Middletown Connecticut (CTMVCM) on December 17, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

WAA is also travelling the country with its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), a rolling interactive museum that shares the organization’s mission to Remember the nation’s fallen veterans, Honor those who serve, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.

In January of 2022, the MEE left Maine and began its national tour in

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PURA Releases Debut Public Engagement Newsletter  

Posted on November 7, 2022


Newsletter to be issued on quarterly basis
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently released its first-ever quarterly newsletter highlighting major docket decisions adopted during the third quarter in the electric, water, natural gas, and telecommunications industries.

The report also previews key procedural meetings, opportunities for public comment, and planned final decisions scheduled in the fourth quarter, among other information.

The Authority intends to release

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DOL: NOVEMBER IS CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH

Posted on November 4, 2022


In recognition of Career Development Month, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) is highlighting the many career and employment services available at the agency and through its workforce partners. The Connecticut Department of Labor has a wide variety of online and in-person resources to assist job seekers at every career level. Assistance is free and open to the public.

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS & CTHIRES

There are 19 American Job Centers throughout Connecticut that provide a combination of in-person

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