Local Lawmakers Deliver Student’s Valentines for Vets

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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WEST HAVEN – State Representatives Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro, Kathy Kennedy, and Nicole Klarides-Ditria teamed up with local students to make Valentines for Veterans. The students made hundreds of handmade valentines for the veterans and the lawmakers delivered them to veterans at the West Haven VA on Valentine’s Day.

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Tree Removal along the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) in Orange, Woodbridge and New Haven.

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a tree removal operation will be performed on Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) northbound and southbound in Orange, Woodbridge and New Haven on Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, 2019. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to noon.

The project consists of cutting dead trees, high limbing and clearing signs between Exits 56 and 59. This work will be performed by state forces.

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Klarides Sisters Look to End Unnecessary Tax Filing for Seniors

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Reps. Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria expressed their support in Finance, Revenue and Bonding on Wednesday for a House Republican proposal that will eliminate the requirement that income tax be deducted and withheld from pension payments unless the payee has submitted a CT-W4P withholding certificate.

Reps. Klarides and Klarides-Ditria said they are committed to getting this legislation passed on behalf of their constituents within their districts and across the state of Connecticut. Each of the Representatives have received feedback from countless seniors citizens who are confused, frustrated, and concerned by notices of higher tax rates and the need to file returns.

Rep. Klarides, who testified before the committee, explained, “Many seniors are living off less month to month as a result of the tax being taken out immediately. Individuals who rely on pension and annuity payments cannot afford a decrease in their monthly income, and cannot wait until April to get their money back. Lastly, many individuals prior to this change did not need to file an income tax form. As a result, this has led to further inconvenience to our most at-need constituencies, who may not be able to afford a tax professional or have access to the services they need as a result of this policy change.”

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