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Guiderail Upgrade on Route 72 northbound and southbound from Route 372 Overpass to Forestville Avenue in Plainville

Posted on July 2, 2020 by admin


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I want to take a moment to inform you of some upcoming road work in our community.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that guiderail upgrades will be performed on Route 72 northbound and southbound beginning 1 mile south of the Exit 1 access ramp to the Intersection of Forestville Avenue in the right shoulder in Plainville.

The project consists of upgrading the guiderail over a 1.73-mile segment of Route 72 northbound and southbound. This work is anticipated to take place from

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Plainville Legislators and Volunteers Organize to Restock Plainville Food Pantry

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin


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Photo Caption (l to r): Susie Woerz, Executive Director of the Plainville Community Food Pantry; Bill Brayne, Food Pantry Volunteer; State Representative William Petit and State Senator Henri Martin collect donations outside of the Plainville Food Pantry on Friday, June 26,2020, for a social distancing food drive event organized by the legislators to help restock the pantry’s shelves. The Plainville legislators called upon the community

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Governor Releases School Reopening Guidelines

Posted on June 26, 2020 by admin


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Yesterday, the governor, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Education and the Department of Public Health and medical experts, released the framework and guidelines for reopening CT schools in the fall with in-person learning.

We are expecting to receive a more detailed account early next week. However, given the uncertainty of planning for reopening months from now, schools must be prepared to modify their reopening model to support a partial reopening if the public health data changes.

Additionally,

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Food Drive, DMV Limited Reopening, Upcoming Road Work

Posted on June 23, 2020 by admin


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I want to take a moment to provide you with an update about a local food drive this Friday to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry, limited DMV reopening, and upcoming road work in our community.

State Senator Henri Martin and I will be hosting a social distancing food drive to support the Plainville Food Pantry and we hope that you will join us THIS FRIDAY, June 26, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Gnazzo’s Parking Lot, located at 73 East Street in Plainville.

There is no need to leave your car and we

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July 4th Flag Retirement

Posted on June 20, 2020 by admin


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State Senator Henri Martin and I will be collecting worn and tattered flags to donate for proper retirement at the American Legion Post 33.

The July 4th Flag Retirement collection will begin on Tuesday, June 23 until Tuesday, July 7. Flags can be dropped off at the Plainville Municipal Center located at 1 Central Square.

As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns about the state’s response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, or any other matter pertaining to state government.

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Phase Two Reopening June 17th

Posted on June 8, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont recently announced that Connecticut’s second phase of reopening initially scheduled for June 20th, will begin three days early on June 17th. The Department of Economic and Community Development has published specific guidelines and best practices for each business sector in order to safely reopen. Businesses are not required to reopen, that decision rests with individual business owners.

Phase Two Rules by Sector:
• Amusement Parks
Hotels / Lodging
Restaurants
Museums, zoos,

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Legislators Support Outdoor High School Graduations later this Summer

Posted on May 29, 2020 by admin


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Area state lawmakers have sent two letters to Gov. Ned Lamont saying they are encouraged that he is considering the possibility of allowing outdoor high school graduations in July or August.

The lawmakers highlighted the efforts of Terryville High School senior Jacob Zappone, who launched a petition to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state Board of Education to allow for schools to hold outdoor graduations while socially distancing and having no spectators. The petition is here: http://chng.it/9sq9gRkm

They

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Capitol Update COVID-19

Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin


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Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan began May 20, 2020. This applies to offices, retail and malls, outdoor-only seating for restaurants, and the outdoor sections of zoos and museums.

This week, the governor also issued Executive Order 7PP, which repeals some of the previous executive orders restricting certain business operations. Specifically, the order extends restrictions on large gatherings, indoor gyms, and movie theaters until June 20. The order also states that summer schools may not

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Important Update from the Department of Labor

Posted on May 7, 2020 by admin


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On April 30th, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) announced that the self-employed could apply for federal unemployment benefits. Unfortunately, the system was not fully set up to handle those claims.

Today, the site has been updated and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation “red button” is posted and active on their site.

Self-employed individuals must follow a two-step application process:

  • Pursuant to Federal guidelines, self-employed individuals, including independent contractors

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OPINION: Rep. Petit Discusses the Importance of Mental Health during COVID-19

Posted on May 1, 2020 by admin


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At this point, I suspect that many of you have seen or heard the tragic news related to the suicide of a dedicated 49-year-old emergency room physician. She had contracted COVID-19, recovered, and then returned to work briefly, but shortly after returning to work she ended her own life. Amidst all of the suffering that this pandemic has wrought, devastating stories such as these are an added component to keep in mind. This is a tragic story, and a very sad ending for someone who dedicated her life

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