Women’s Caucus Highlights Grant Programs Available for Women-Owned Businesses

Posted on January 19, 2022


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HARTFORD, CT – State Representatives Dorinda Borer (D-West Haven) and Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck), Co-Chairs of the Women’s Bipartisan Caucus, held a virtual conversation with Brenda Thickett and Louise Lisboa from the Women’s Business Development Council to discuss grant programs that are available for women-owned businesses in Connecticut.

The Equity Match Grant Program awards up to $10,000 to projects pertaining to business growth and profitability. The deadline for that program is February 13.

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IRS ‘Free File’ Program Now Open to Taxpayers

Posted on January 14, 2022


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The IRS Free File program opened January 14 and participating providers will accept completed returns and hold them until they can be filed electronically with the IRS. Many commercial tax preparation software companies and tax professionals will also be accepting and preparing tax returns before January 24 to submit the returns when the IRS systems open.

The IRS’s Free File program allows taxpayers who made $73,000 or less in 2021 to file their taxes electronically for free using software provided

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Changes to Route 8 Exit Signs in Naugatuck

Posted on January 14, 2022


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The CT Department of Transportation will launch a project later this year to replace signs on Route 8, including changing the exit numbers for Naugatuck.

The DOT is preparing to change Exit 26 (South Main Street and Route 63) to Exit 25A, to switch Exit 27 to Exit 25B and to convert Exit 28 (Union City) to Exit 26. They will also replace mileage markers on the highway and large signs that mark the exits in Naugatuck.

According to the DOT, the signs have reached the end of their useful life span and

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