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Tax Free Week – August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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2020 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week

Highlights:

  • This year will be Connecticut’s 20th Sales Tax Free Week.
  • Per state statute, Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.
  • 2020 Sales Tax Free Week dates are Sunday, August 16, through Saturday, August 22, 2020.

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PURA Public Hearing on Electricity Rate Increases – August 24

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is in response to PURA’s recent approval of Eversource’s request to increase its delivery rate. Between work-from-home orders and hot summer weather, customer electric bills were bound to be higher than usual. Raising rates on top of all this was not the right thing to do.

The hearing will take place over Zoom. PURA officials will be questioning Eversource

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Storm Response & Capitol Update August 7th

Posted on August 7, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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I am providing you an update on the state’s storm response efforts, Tuesday’s primary election, and an update on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Tropical Storm Isaias

Earlier this week, we were all severely impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias. I know many of you are still without power and I have been working with local leaders in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris, Warren and Woodbury to communicate power outage issues with Eversource. Despite the delays in dispatching crews to our area, I am thankful for the men

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COVID-19 Update – July 13

Posted on July 13, 2020 by hbrooks


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Connecticut State Dept. of Education Holds Roundtable Regarding School Reopening

Last week, the Connecticut State Dept. of Education (CSDE) hosted a roundtable discussion regarding K-12 school reopenings in the fall. The department’s leadership team answered a host of questions from parents and educators about safety protocols, contingency plans for moving to remote learning in case of a COVID-19 surge, and more.

Please click here to view the roundtable.

Travel Advisory Status

Earlier this month,

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Resumption of DMV Services and New Tri-State Travel Advisory

Posted on June 25, 2020 by hbrooks


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Limited Resumption of DMV Services

Governor Lamont has announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning this week. Services are available in-person, by appointment only.

All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Select services are also accessible online.

Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s

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