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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Posted on February 9, 2021 by Admin


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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 by Admin


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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 by Admin


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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.

If you would like to give a safe, contactless donation over the internet click here.

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

Posted on December 4, 2020 by Admin


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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 by Admin


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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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Vail Supports Allocation of State Grants to Stafford, Somers

Posted on November 9, 2020 by Admin


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STAFFORD – According to State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford), both Stafford and Somers will be receiving a portion of an $11 million round of Small Town Economic Assistance (STEAP) grants. These grants are intended to provide economic relief to small towns by providing additional resources to complete local improvement projects.

“COVID-19 has had a tremendously negative impact on the budgets of small towns across the state. This is an important gesture by the State of Connecticut to ensure our small

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PURA Public Hearings on Electric Companies’ Responses to Storm Isaias

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Admin


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In August, PURA initiated docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’ responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls.

Any member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the following web links:

Veterans Stand Down 2020

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Admin


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we will hold STAND DOWN 2020 on September 24th and 25th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community based non-profits. We hope this new approach to Stand Down will

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CT DOL Announces Lost Wages Assistance

Posted on September 10, 2020 by Admin


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Hartford – The Connecticut Dept. of Labor recently announced the federal approval of the Lost Wages Assistance program, which will provide a supplemental unemployment benefit to claimants that have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Those wishing to qualify for the benefit will need to self-certify through the state’s Dept. of Labor. To learn more about the program click here, or read more information below.


Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)
Connecticut has been approved for an additional two weeks of Lost

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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum re: Isaias Storm Response, Electric Rate Increases

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Admin


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The Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response and Electric Utility Rate Increases with invited speakers on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. via ZOOM. This is in addition to the Monday, August 24 PURA regulatory hearing to investigate rate increases.  

For interested residents you will be able to access the livestream of the virtual Informational Forum by visiting www.CT-N.com.

The Energy Committee is requesting that

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