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Yale New Haven Hospital Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Program Accepting Applications Now

Posted on February 8, 2024


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Yale New Haven Hospital Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2024 3:00 pm CT

Yale New Haven Hospital announced it is currently accepting applications for a scholarship program to assist minority students who plan to continue their education in specific health related majors. The annual, renewable scholarships are for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This program is administered by Scholarship America. Eligibility is determined

WBDC Ignite Grant Applications Being Accepted Now!

Posted on February 6, 2024


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New name. Same great opportunity.

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) announced that applications for the Ignite grant, formerly known as the Equity Match Grant, are now being accepted!

The deadline to apply is March 14, 2024. The application is also offered in Spanish.

According to the WBDC, the “ignite grant provides a groundbreaking opportunity for Connecticut women-owned businesses. Since 2020, WBDC has provided grants totaling more than $2.5M to 276 women-owned businesses in every

Free ArrayRx Card May Help You Save on Prescription Medicine

Posted on February 2, 2024


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I wanted you to know about a program that may help lower the cost of your prescription drugs. The ArrayRx discount card program launched in recent months and is FREE for residents.

The program works with a partnership of states to leverage their buying power to lower prescription drug costs.

The card is provided to consumers digitally via e-mail and can be downloaded to smartphone wallets. Using the card, you can save up to 80% on generic medications and 20% on brand name prescriptions.

To learn

Follow the 2024 Legislative Session online

Posted on February 2, 2024


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The 2024 legislative session begins on Wednesday, Feb. 7th, and with the truncated timeline of the “short session” there will surely be a lot to keep track of.

If you want to follow along with legislative business, many meetings, hearings, and news conferences will be livestreamed through the Connecticut Public Affairs Network.

You can track legislation and find out information about the legislature’s committees by visiting the Connecticut General Assembly’s website.

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria, House Republicans Outline Caucus Priorities

Posted on February 1, 2024


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State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) today joined the House Republican Caucus to announce their priorities for the upcoming session, including promoting continued fiscal restraint and increasing budget stability, strengthening public safety, and making government more efficient and responsive to the people of the state.

Among the proposals is a call to amend the State Constitution to protect the “fiscal guardrails” that have allowed the state to build a solid Rainy Day Fund and begin

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Support Local Food Pantries

Posted on January 31, 2024


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Dear friends and neighbors,

The cold winter weather combined with rising inflation and higher costs for groceries is exacerbating the issue of food insecurity and hunger right here in our community, and across our state.

Many Connecticut residents are struggling to make ends meet, pay bills, and afford costly medications and food. They can use our help.

A small donation can make a HUGE difference and many pantries or soup kitchens make it easier than ever to provide a positive impact right from your

Collecting for C.A.R.E.S.

Posted on January 29, 2024


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Animal lovers State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105), co-chair of the legislature’s Animal Welfare Caucus, and Seymour First Selectwoman Annmarie Drugonis teamed up for an incredibly successful one-day pet food donation drive held at the Seymour Stop & Shop on Sunday January 28th.

For more than two hours, Nicole and Annmarie talked with dozens of shoppers, and residents who came out specifically to contribute, who stopped to donate food, supplies and money to help.  The response was fantastic and

Animal Advocacy Caucus Condemns Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Connecticut

Posted on January 26, 2024


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Rep. Klarides-Ditria & Rep. David Michel to prioritize bill banning sale or trade of ivory 

Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R – Co-Chair Animal Advocacy Caucus), Representative David Michel (D – Co-Chair Animal Advocacy Caucus), and other members of the Animal Advocacy Caucus will introduce and advocate for a bill to ban the trade of ivory sourced from elephants and other wildlife following the results of a disturbing undercover investigation in the state.

The Humane Society of the United

ANIMAL ADVOCACY CAUCUS CONDEMNS ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IN CONNECTICUT

Posted on January 24, 2024


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Rep. Klarides-Ditria & Rep. David Michel to prioritize bill banning sale or trade of ivory

Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R – Co-Chair Animal Advocacy Caucus), Representative David Michel (D – Co-Chair Animal Advocacy Caucus), and other members of the Animal Advocacy Caucus will introduce and advocate for a bill to ban the trade of ivory sourced from elephants and other wildlife following the results of a disturbing undercover investigation in the state.

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2024 Major Issues Report Available Now

Posted on January 24, 2024


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its annual report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2024 legislative session that begins on February 7th.

You can view or download the report by clicking here.

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