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Rep. O’Neill Warns Residents to be Wary of Scams

Posted on September 24, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) wants to remind people to be wary of unsolicited phone scams that target Connecticut residents and can result in serious expense or stolen identity.

Scammers continually adapt their techniques and in recent years there has been a distinct uptick of in-person, phone and Internet scams across the country, and certainly within Connecticut. Locally, scammers have been using automated “robocalls” – many linked to a local number to entice a person to answer – while trying to get residents to divulge personal identifying information or send money or gift cards. The calls vary, but many claim the IRS or local police have issued warrants for overdue bills or that the recipient has undisclosed “serious allegations” pending.

“The heartless people running these scams have no regard for the law and will stop at almost nothing to steal money from the honest, hard-working people of our state,” Rep. O’Neill said. “Remaining vigilant is the best way to stay safe. If you are unsure of the true identity of a caller claiming you are in trouble or demanding money, please end the call and contact the company directly.”

According to their website, the IRS will not call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. They will not demand that you pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe or threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying.

More information, including tips and techniques to avoid becoming a victim, can be found on the FTC and IRS websites at:  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-things-you-can-do-avoid-fraud https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scamsconsumer-alerts

CT Veterans Stand Down 2018

Posted on September 13, 2018 by admin


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On Friday, September 21st, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2018 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

Additional details are below:

  • Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive no later than 12:00 p.m.
  • No pre-registration required! Attendees are encouraged to bring documentation verifying military service
  • Recovery Based Services
  • Medical Screenings, Dental Services, Eye Care
  • Veteran Benefit Information (State and Federal)
  • Legal and Motor Vehicle Assistance
  • Employment and Educational Assistance
  • Housing Resources and Information
  • Free Bus Transportation provided at designated areas
  • Go to www.portal.ct.gov/DVA and click on “Stand Down 2018” or call 860-616-3803 for general information and the transportation schedule

DOT: Milling and Resurfacing Project, Route 133 in Bridgewater

Posted on September 12, 2018 by admin


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The following message comes from the State Department of Transportation and contains information that could impact your travels.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 133 in Bridgewater, beginning Thursday, September 13, 2018.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 3.63 mile segment of Route 133inBridgewater. This project is scheduled to occur Thursday, September 13, 2018 to Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

This project is included in the Department of Transportation’s 2018 Vendor Resurfacing Program.

LANE CLOSURE INFO

Motorists can expect lane closures on Route 133 between Wewaka Brook Road and Route 67 (New Milford Road). Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.  Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.