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New Online Application Available for Heating and Water Assistance, Deadline Extended for 2021-2022 Season

Posted on June 6, 2022


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New Online Application Available for Heating and Water Assistance, Deadline Extended for 2021-2022 Season

The state recently launched a new online application for heating and water assistance programs that help income-eligible Connecticut families pay their utility bills. Eligible residents can now apply for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) through a joint online application that is available at ct.gov/heatinghelp/apply.

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New Child Tax Rebate Available – Applications Being Accepted Now

Posted on June 1, 2022


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Beginning today, June 1st, Connecticut families can apply for a newly available child tax rebate. Qualified families can receive a one-time credit of $250 per child, up to $750.

The CT Department of Revenue Services is now accepting applications. In order to receive the credit, you must apply online.

To be eligible for this rebate you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You must be a resident of Connecticut;
  • You must have claimed at least one child as a dependent on your 2021 federal income

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Encouraging Youthful Engagement in Government

Posted on May 31, 2022


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Encouraging students to reach for their goals, Rep. Klarides-Ditria met with two fourth grade classes from Beacon Falls’ Laurel Ledge Elementary School during their tour of the Capitol complex last week.

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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