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Posted on May 26, 2022


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TEAM, Inc. is working on their annual Community Needs Assessment and are seeking survey responses from you!

Whether you currently receive their services or not, they want to hear from you. TEAM, Inc. serves – Ansonia, Bethany, Beacon Falls, Derby, Milford, Oxford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton and Woodbridge.

The purpose of this survey is to inform their  work – where should they be focusing and spending more resources, what are they missing, what are the current sentiments and conditions in our community?

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Republicans Propose Tax Relief for an Affordable Connecticut

Posted on April 22, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

House and Senate Republicans held a press conference on Thursday morning to outline our proposal for tax relief to make Connecticut more affordable for residents. Inflation is here, and relief must be too.

AFFORDABLE CONNECTICUT

The Problem:

Connecticut’s state budget is benefiting from inflation as the state sales tax and gas tax brings in new, unplanned for revenue – a result of surging prices.

Meanwhile, CT residents are struggling to balance their own family budgets

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria Opposes Lavish Bonuses and Unfunded Liabilities Included in the SEBAC Agreement

Posted on April 22, 2022


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Rep. Klarides-Ditria supports legislation to study protective neck guard use for athletes

Posted on April 19, 2022


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Rep. Klarides-Ditria Supports Supermarket Food Donation Study

Posted on April 19, 2022


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State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) today supported a bill to create a state task force to study the issues of hunger and food insecurity and identify ways to encourage donations to food relief organizations.

The bill that passed the House unanimously, HB 5146 – An Act Concerning Food Donation – as amended, will establish a task force to study “examine, and make recommendations concerning, establishing a supermarket food donation program in this state that (1) alleviates hunger, reduces

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National Drug Take Back Day is April 30th

Posted on April 13, 2022


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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:

Seymour

Seymour Police Department, 11 Franklin St., Seymour, CT

Orange

Orange Police Department, 314 Lambert Road, Orange, CT

Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine,

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Essay Contest Winners!

Posted on April 11, 2022


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As we continue to recognize Women’s History Month, I’d like to join Rep. Lezlye Zupkus and Sen. Jorge Cabrera in congratulating Collin Childs and Ashtyn Genthe, who are sixth-grade students at Long River Middle School in Prospect. They are the winners of our essay contest sponsored by a bi-partisan group of legislators.

The topic for the contest was “How a Connecticut Woman Made a Contribution to the State and/or Nation and How it Influenced Me.”

Collin, who came in first and is pictured below,

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Tax Free Week Starts on Sunday

Posted on April 7, 2022


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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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Republicans, Democrats Come Together for Good Cause, Fun In First-Ever Connecticut General Assembly Kickball Classic Monday April 11

Posted on April 7, 2022


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Proceeds from bipartisan event to benefit Connecticut Foodshare

State Representatives and Senators, Democrats and Republicans from Connecticut’s General Assembly are coming together outside of their offices, caucus rooms and chambers in the spirit of bipartisanship, some fun and a good cause.

The CGA will hold its first-ever Kickball Classic on Monday, April 11th, 2022 at Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main Street in Hartford at 4:30 p.m. The admission price for the event is $10 with all proceeds going

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted on April 1, 2022


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“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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