Sales Tax-Free Week – Aug 18th – Aug 24th

Posted on August 15, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax-free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.

Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax-Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.

2019 Sales Tax-Free Week dates are Sunday, August 18, through Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Tax-Free Week was first enacted in 2000 and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use.


Sen. Logan, Rep. Klarides-Ditria Applaud General Assembly’s Actions to Help Beacon Falls Move the Rimmon Schoolhouse

Posted on July 24, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Senator George Logan (R-17) and State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) applauded the General Assembly’s passage of legislation yesterday which will enable the town of Beacon Falls to move the Rimmon Schoolhouse to preserve the historic building.

On Monday, in a special legislative session, lawmakers approved a bill to enable the state to convey property at the end of North Main Street to the town which will become the new home for the schoolhouse. Currently, the Rimmon Schoolhouse sits on private property at 101 Pinesbridge Road and was built between 1779 and 1830. It was used as a school until the 1950s. The town will now work to determine the best way to move the schoolhouse and perform needed repairs.


Rep. Klarides-Ditria Applauds EpiPen Legislation Being Signed into Law

Posted on July 15, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria, a member of the Public Health Committee, attended the bill signing of Public Act 19-19 – An Act Concerning Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Wednesday, June 26th.

Rep. Klarides-Ditria, a co-sponsor of the bill, said, “It is important that we established training, storage and medication administration requirements for the use of EpiPens. EpiPens are used daily to save lives and using them correctly and storing them correctly will save more lives.”

The bill allows an authorized entity (e.g., for-profit or non-profit entity) to acquire and maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors (e.g., EpiPens) from a wholesaler and provide or administer them to a person experiencing an anaphylactic reaction. To do this, the authorized entity must (1) establish a medical protocol with a prescribing practitioner and (2) have at least one employee or agent trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, administering the medication, and following emergency protocol.