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Applications Now Open for Connecticut College Corps Program

Posted on May 12, 2021


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The recently created Connecticut College Corps, which aims to recruit college students interested in working at summer enrichment programs as part of the governor’s plan to provide K-12 students and families with engaging enrichment and learning experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is now accepting applications.

Under the initiative, the state will partner with local colleges and universities to recruit 500 higher education students to participate in summer programs for children. Participants

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Access Health CT Special Enrollment Open Now – August 15

Posted on May 11, 2021


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Access Health CT (AHCT) announced they are offering a Special Enrollment Period from now until August 15, 2021, where new and existing customers enrolling through the Marketplace will be able to take advantage of newly available financial help to lower their monthly payments (premiums).

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) will make health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible for many Connecticut residents during the current health crisis, by virtually eliminating or vastly reducing

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Pavement Preservation Activities in Bozrah, Groton, Lebanon, Montville, and Norwich

Posted on May 4, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced pavement preservation construction activities on sections of Route 2, I-395, and I-95 in Bozrah, Groton, Lebanon, Montville, and Norwich will begin on May 17, 2021.

The project consists of placing ultra-thin bonded pavement, resetting catch basin tops, surface patching, crack sealing, and installation of pavement markings on Route 2 from Exit 22 to Exit 25, I-395 from Exit 5 to Exit 9, and I-95 from Exit 85 to Exit 89.

Drivers can expect the

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Winter Home Heating Assistance Program Deadline Extended to June 15

Posted on May 3, 2021


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Families and Individuals Seeking Assistance Should Visit www.ct.gov/staywarm or Call 2-1-1 for Guidance

The state is encouraging Connecticut residents who need help paying last winter’s home heating bills to consider applying for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. An extended application deadline of Tuesday, June 15, 2021, gives eligible families and individuals additional time to apply for this assistance program.

Connecticut residents who need help paying their home heating costs are encouraged

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Tax Freedom Day is April 25th!

Posted on April 24, 2021


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Once again, Connecticut’s tax burden is among the highest of any state in the nation. Residents in our state need to work longer than residents in 45 other states to pay their local, state and federal tax bills.

Tax Freedom Day is the day each year when the average citizen has earned enough to pay their combined local, state and federal tax bills. This year, Connecticut’s National Tax Freedom Day is April 25!

In more practical terms, YOU essentially work for the local, state and federal government

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National Drug Take Back Day is April 24th

Posted on April 19, 2021


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Saturday, April 24th 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.

Collection sites are set up throughout the area, including:

Waterford

Waterford Police Department, 41 Avery Ln, Waterford, CT 06385

Ledyard

Ledyard Police Department, 737 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT

Groton

City of Groton Police Department, 295 Meridian St, Groton, CT 06340

Groton Police Department, 68 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton,

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Alzheimer’s Association Offers Virtual Education Programs

Posted on April 14, 2021


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The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is offering several Virtual Education Programs during the month of April. Each program is available via phone or webinar, and times listed are EST. Please click on the link/description to register.

Connecticut Education Programs

April 15 at 10:00 AM Dementia Conversations

April 19 at 10:30 AM 10 Warning Signs 

April 20 at 1:00 PM Legal & Financial Planning: Part 1

April 21 at 11:00 AM Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease 

April 21 at 5:00 PM 10 Warning

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Join me for an Education Town Hall via Zoom, April 10

Posted on April 5, 2021


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On April 10, I will be hosting a community Town Hall meeting via Zoom with State Rep. Irene Haines, Ranking Member of the Higher Education and Employment Committee, to specifically discuss education issues and proposed legislation.

Log in: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87412003077

Meeting ID: 874 1200 3077

Please send an email if you would prefer to call in to the meeting, or if you would like to ask a question prior to the event. The meeting will be recorded and shared to Facebook following the event.

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Happy Easter!

Posted on April 4, 2021


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April is Autism Acceptance Month

Posted on April 1, 2021


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Autism awareness is important, autism acceptance is greater.

As we recognize April as Autism Acceptance Month, please join me in accepting, loving and understanding that individuals with autism are “Always Unique Totally Intelligent Sometimes Mysterious.” (Anonymous)