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Team Sports on Pause, Masks Required in Gyms

Posted on November 23, 2020 by admin


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Starting today, the state has placed a “pause” on team sports through January 19, 2021. As part of this order, masks are now required in Gyms and Fitness Centers, no exceptions.

The Pause affects all sporting activities except for Collegiate and Professional. Teams are defined as a group of more than 4 people jointly engaged in an organized or recreational athletic activity on a court, field, etc.)

What is allowed during Team Sports on Pause:

PURA Extends COVID-19 Payment Program Enrollment Date

Posted on November 19, 2020 by admin


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Winter Protection Program Also Now in Effect 

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is reminding all customers that the enrollment period for the COVID-19 Payment Program for both residential and non-residential customers is extended through at least February 9, 2021. Further, the Winter Protection Program, which protects eligible households against heat source shut-offs during the winter months, is also in effect from November 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021.

PURA encourages customers

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Connecticut Department of Public Health partners with nonprofit organization to launch ConnectToCare Jobs Portal for Long-Term Care Workforce

Posted on November 17, 2020 by admin


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To address staffing needs and shortages in nursing homes statewide, the Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the launch of the ConnectToCare online portal to match long-term care facilities in the state with hundreds of qualified potential staff. ConnectToCare is a partnership between multiple states and the nonprofit organization Advancing States.

Job seekers eligible to register for ConnectToCare include those qualified for the newly created position of Temporary Nurse Aide, but will

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Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program began accepting applications at 8PM Thursday

Posted on November 13, 2020 by admin


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The Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program began accepting applications from small businesses at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12.

The program will provide small businesses and nonprofits that have a 2019 annualized payroll of less than $1.5 million or 20 or fewer employees with a one-time grant of $5,000. All funding will be disbursed by the end of December and will not require repayment.

The grant can be used for rent, payroll, utilities, inventory or complying with the CT Reopen Business

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Waterford Board of Selectmen Food Drive this Saturday!

Posted on November 11, 2020 by admin


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During this season of giving I hope you will join me in supporting the Waterford Board of Selectmen Food Drive this Saturday, November 14 at Town Hall.


 

Veterans Day

Posted on November 10, 2020 by admin


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Tomorrow, we observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict. We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – the war to end all wars. Armistice Day – Veterans Day in the U.S. – is commemorated every

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Governor Lamont announces Connecticut will roll back to Phase 2.1 rules beginning Friday

Posted on November 2, 2020 by admin


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Due to the steadily increasing rate of COVID-19 in Connecticut, Governor Lamont is ordering the entire state to roll back to Phase 2.1 rules – a slightly modified version of the previously enacted Phase 2 rules – effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 6.

The major changes that will occur under Phase 2.1 include:

  • Restaurants will reduce to 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 8 people limited to a table;
  • Restaurants and entertainment venues (i.e. bowling allies, movie theaters, arcades, etc.)

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State Relaunches Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP)

Posted on October 30, 2020 by admin


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The state and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority have relaunched a rental assistance program for Connecticut residents impacted by COVID-19. The State will be offering assistance to landlords on behalf of renter households in order to prevent eviction actions.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Renter Households must complete the application form and provide the following:

  1. The Renter Household must certify that the Household was negatively impacted by COVID-19* resulting in the Household’s inability to

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Halloween safety tips

Posted on October 27, 2020 by admin


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With Halloween just around the corner we are all thinking about how to celebrate a night of fun in the safest way possible. Whether you go out trick or treating with your little ones or spend the night watching movies with your immediate family, I hope you have a Happy Halloween. Please exercise caution and follow all safety guidelines including social distancing and wearing a mask.

For a list of fun, alternative ideas to traditional parties or trick or treating, and tips to keep you and your family

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State Allocates $15 Million From Coronavirus Relief Fund Toward Innovative Workforce Programs

Posted on October 27, 2020 by admin


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The state recently announced an allocation of $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs.

The Governor’s Workforce Council, with the support of the recently formed Workforce Development Unit in the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), will utilize the

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