Posted on June 6, 2022
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.…
Posted on June 1, 2022
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:
Posted on May 26, 2022
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?…
Posted on April 22, 2022
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.
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…
Posted on April 19, 2022
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…
Posted on April 13, 2022
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 Police Department, 11 Franklin St., Seymour, CT
Orange Police Department, 314 Lambert Road, Orange, CT
Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine,…
Posted on April 11, 2022
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,…