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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Posted on February 9, 2021


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Residents over the age of 65 can now begin to sign up for vaccination appointments. The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of Monday, Feb. 8:

  • First doses administered: 387,174
  • Second doses administered: 129,907
  • Total doses administered: 517,081

So far, the state has vaccinated 56 percent of its population over the age of 75. Connecticut remains in the top four states in the nation for vaccine distribution.

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Vail on the Closure of Northern Correctional Institute

Posted on February 8, 2021


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SOMERS – It was announced that Northern Correctional Institute will close by July 1, 2021. State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford), who represents the communities of Somers and Stafford, responded to the announcement on Monday.

“The state will save roughly $12 million annually in operating expenses after the closure of the facility,” said Vail, who previously served within the Dept. of Corrections. “Northern was built at a different time, when there were significantly more violent offenders incarcerated.

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Somers Bell Ringing, December 16

Posted on December 14, 2020


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SOMERS – Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) will be in Somers on Wednesday, December 16 from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. outside of the Dunkin’ Dounts on South Road. Vail will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. If you’re unable to see Kurt on Wednesday morning, you can still participate in the season of giving.

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Vail Tapped to Continue Lead House Republican Role on Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Posted on December 4, 2020


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) was asked by House Republican Leader-elect, Vincent Candelora, to continue his leadership role on the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Friday. This will mark Vail’s second consecutive term serving the legislature as the highest-ranking House Republican on the committee.

“Working with many veterans throughout Connecticut has been an extremely humbling experience. Locally, the organizations in Somers and Stafford have been instrumental in assisting

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Small Business Saturday – November 28th

Posted on November 25, 2020


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Saturday, November 28, is Small Business Saturday. This is a day to “shop small” and support our local establishments. This is especially important this year because of the hardships our state’s businesses and their employees have faced during the COVID-19 outbreak. I highly encourage you to consider shopping locally for your goods and items.

Small Business Saturday was founded back in 2010 by American Express and has been co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Businesses Administration since 2011.

How can

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