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Small Business Saturday 

Posted on November 26, 2021


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This Saturday, November 27, 2021, is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities.

Due to the continued impact on local businesses from COVID-19, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they struggle to keep their doors open and employees working.

Please join the Small Business Association (SBA) and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 25, 2021


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I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to celebrate this uniquely American holiday with family and friends by your side.

As friends, family and neighbors, residents of Connecticut, and as Americans, there is much for which we should give thanks this season. I especially give thanks for the honor of serving as your State Representative.

Whatever your plans may be, I sincerely hope they involve terrific food, good people and warm memories.

Happy Thanksgiving!

CONNECTICUT FUNERAL DIRECTORS COLLECT GIFT CARDS & TOYS FOR OPERATION ELF & CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER

Posted on November 23, 2021


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Funeral Homes Welcoming Holiday Toys & Gift Cards through December 1st

The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) 15th annual holiday drive to collect gift cards and toys for military families and for children and teens in the hospital is happening now through Wednesday, December 1st.

Donations are being accepted at 45 funeral homes across Connecticut (area locations listed below) for Connecticut National Guard’s Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) program and for Connecticut Children’s

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Federal Grant Will Benefit Derby Train Station, Waterbury Rail Line

Posted on November 19, 2021


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State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Governor Ned Lamont, Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan, Seymour First Selectwoman Annemarie Drugonis, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Purcell, and state and local officials as they announced a $12 million federal grant for the Derby Train Station. The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant for the Derby-Shelton Multimodal Transportation Center Project

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Honoring Veterans Day

Posted on November 10, 2021


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Tomorrow, we observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict.  We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – “the war to end all wars”.  First proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in November 1919,

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Wreaths Across America to Honor Fallen Veterans at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown

Posted on November 8, 2021


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The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Board of Trustees announced it has partnered with Wreaths Across America to sell wreaths for placement at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.

Wreaths can be purchased through the DVA Boards official portal online at: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CT0115P, or via the QRL code (see attached flyer). Corporate and large individual sponsors of this event are available as Platinum, Gold, or Silver sponsors with the purchase of 1000, 500, or 100 wreaths.

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Connecticut Launches New Statewide Tools To Help Parents Monitor Children’s Development, Access Expert Tips And Support Healthy Early Development

Posted on November 5, 2021


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The Office of Early Childhood recently announced a new statewide initiative to support children from birth through age 5 by offering Sparkler — a mobile app for parents and caregivers — to all parents with young children and to programs serving those families. Connecticut is the first state in the nation to offer families with children ages birth to 5 comprehensive mobile developmental screening, promotion, and linkage to supports.

Connecticut families with children from birth through kindergarten

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DRS: State Launches Tax Amnesty Program

Posted on November 2, 2021


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This past legislative session, the budget (PA 21-2) created a tax amnesty program for taxpayers who owe back state taxes. This program is available from November 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022, and covers any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020. There is no limit on how far back one can go and both individuals and businesses are eligible for this program.

The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution of those who have not

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Alzheimer’s Association November Caregiver Month Programs

Posted on November 1, 2021


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November 3 at 12 PM ►Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Special Program – November 4 at 1 PM ► Journey of Dementia: What Are Caregivers Experiencing?

November 4 at 4 PM ► Safety and Memory Challenges

November 10 at 1:30 PM ► Living WIth Alzheimer’s: For Late-Stage CaregiversThis program will meet on November 10 and November 17.

November 10 at 6 PM ► Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Caregiver Tips For The Holidays

Special ProgramNovember 12 at 10 AM ► Alzheimer’s

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Naugatuck Valley Health District hosting Drive Up Flu Shot Clinic in Beacon Falls!

Posted on October 26, 2021


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The Town of Beacon Falls and Naugatuck Valley Health District are hosting a Drive Up Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, November 12th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon!

WHERE: Town Hall Parking Lot, 10 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT 06403

  • Flucelvax and Flublok vaccines are available!
  • FREE with insurance!
  • Please bring your insurance card!
  • Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Anthem BC/BS,Cigna, Connecticare, Medicare Part B.
  • No insurance? $35 Regular Flu
  • $70 Flublok
  • For Flublok, must be 18 years or older.
  • Vaccines FREE for

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