Rep. Harrison Supports Supermarket Food Donation Study

Posted on April 19, 2022


Working to find ways to assist hungry or food insecure Connecticut residents, State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69) today joined her colleagues to unanimously pass amended legislation to study the issue and identify ways to encourage donations to food relief organizations.

As amended, HB 5146 – An Act Concerning Food Donation – will establish a task force to study “examine, and make recommendations concerning, establishing a supermarket food donation program in this state that (1) alleviates

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Rep. Harrison Supports State Tax Break for Seniors

Posted on April 13, 2022


During last week’s Appropriations Committee meeting to forward proposed bills to the full legislature, State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69) supported a measure to restore state funding to local municipalities to provide tax breaks for seniors and the disabled.

If passed, SB 403 – An Act Reestablishing Funding for the Homeowners’ Elderly and Disabled Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program – will once again provide state tax breaks for seniors and those receiving SSI benefits who meet certain income

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National Drug Take Back Day is April 30th

Posted on April 13, 2022


Saturday, April 30th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

For more information, or to check availability or specific drop off times, please contact the agency listed. Collection sites are set up throughout the area, including:

Bridgewater

Resident Trooper’s Office, 152 Hut Hill Rd, Bridgewater

Roxbury

Resident Trooper’s Office (behind Town Hall), 29 North St, Roxbury

Southbury

State Police Troop

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Tax Free Week Starts on Sunday

Posted on April 7, 2022


Last month, when the General Assembly passed legislation to suspend the state’s $.25 excise tax on gasoline we also created a second Sales Tax Free Week to be held this spring. The spring Sales Tax Free Week begins on Sunday, April 10, and runs through Saturday, April 16.

Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000 and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use. Goods not covered under the program include items that are solely intended for use in sporting activities and

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted on April 1, 2022


“U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Enforcement Period Kicked off April 1

The Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office launched U Drive. U Text. U Pay., a national high-visibility enforcement campaign for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The campaign will step up enforcement efforts to enforce distracted-driving laws from April 1 to April 30, 2022.

In Connecticut in 2020, there were nearly 5,000 crashes attributed to distracted driving.

Connecticut law prohibits the use of

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