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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum – Tuesday September 8th

Posted on September 4, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Next Tuesday, the Energy & Technology Committee will hold a public informational forum on legislation to address recent issues with our electric utility providers. Please read the bulletin announcement below for more information and instructions on how to submit public testimony.

Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum – Tuesday September 8th

 

The Energy & Technology Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

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Absentee Ballot Process: What You Need to Know

Posted on September 1, 2020 by admin


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Absentee Ballot Process

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we conduct business, educate our children, and go about our daily lives. It has also changed our election process.

In July, the legislature passed a bill that is now law making all residents eligible to vote by absentee ballot (AB) in the November general election citing COVID-19 as their reason. You simply need to check the appropriate box on the application.

This legislation was passed to ensure that all residents have the opportunity

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Bridge Maintenance Project – Bridge #00266 carrying Gallivan Lane over I-395 in Montville

Posted on September 1, 2020 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that bridge maintenance will be performed on Bridge #00266 carrying Gallivan Lane over I-395 Southbound and Northbound in the town of Montville.  This project is scheduled to occur on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, through approximately Friday, September 25th, 2020.

LANE CLOSURE INFO

Drivers can expect lane closures on I-395 southbound and northbound in the town of Montville; Southbound between Exit 9 to the Montville Rest Area and northbound

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DOT: Replacement of Signs and Supports – Routes 2, 3, 11, and 17, Including Revisions to Mileage-Based Exit Numbering

Posted on August 28, 2020 by admin


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The Department of Transportation announced they are developing plans to replace signs and sign supports along Route 2, Route 3, Route 11, Route 17, including associated on-ramps and off-ramps, including revisions to mileage-based exit numbering.

The new signs and sign supports will be installed in accordance with the latest federal and state standards and guidelines. The types of signs that will be replaced include, but are not limited to, large overhead and side mounted Guide signs and smaller signs

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Electricity Rate Hearings – Update

Posted on August 27, 2020 by admin


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Energy and Technology Committee Hearing August 27

The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee is holding an informational hearing tomorrow, Thursday, August 27th, regarding Eversource and United Illuminating’s storm management responses, delivery charges, initiatives to improve the grid and more.

The hearing agenda, with a list of invited speakers, is available here.

While the public may submit written testimony, the hearing will not be open for oral comments except from the members of the

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FEMA extends unemployment benefit

Posted on August 25, 2020 by admin


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The unemployment  rate in the state is approximately at 16% and families are struggling to meet their basic needs. An an extra $600 in additional federal weekly unemployment benefits was set to expire, Governor Lamont applied for extended funding from the federal government to provide an additional weekly wage supplement for Connecticut’s unemployed.

In response to the pandemic and the extended unemployment across our nation,  the President signed an Executive Order to provide an additional $44 Billion

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With our normal routines disrupted by the virus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16 through Saturday, August 22.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under

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*** Eversource Hearing Information – August 24***

Posted on August 11, 2020 by admin


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Hello Friends and Neighbors:

Many of you have asked me how you can participate in the upcoming PURA hearing on August 24th regarding the electricty rate increases.  I hope this information is helpful to you.

At the insistence of my office, and that of my legislative colleagues, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues

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Power Outage/Restoration Update

Posted on August 10, 2020 by admin


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Since Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall on Tuesday, restoration efforts have been underway to restore power across Connecticut. Thousands remain without power making it difficult to escape the extreme heat and work from home, as many have been doing since the pandemic began.

As of this morning there are 2,461 United Illuminating (UI) customers and 88,600 Eversource customers without power. Eversource expects nearly all customers to have power by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, but that means many residents

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Storm cleanup update: Eversource and UI reports

Posted on August 7, 2020 by admin


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As we continue to deal with the storm aftermath, I would like to reach out and check in to make sure everyone has the information they need to stay safe.

Please reach out to your neighbors and friends to check in, and if you need assistance with electricity, medical needs or other concerns, do not hesitate to contact emergency services, Eversource, United Illuminating or 2-1-1.

I want to thank all our town crews, first responders, linemen, tree crews, and others who have done their best to clear

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