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Autism Speaks Event: 10/4

Posted on September 25, 2018 by admin


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Save the Date: Autism Speaks

On Thursday, October 4 from 10am – 1pm the annual Autism Speaks community advocacy event will take place at the Legislative Office Building (300 Captiol Ave., Hartford).

A panel discussion will include access to resources and transition services. The event is free and open to the public.

RSVP information and event details below.

CT Veterans Stand Down 2018

Posted on September 18, 2018 by admin


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On Friday, September 21st, the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be hosting the 2018 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

Additional details below:

  • Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive no later than 12:00 p.m.
  • No pre-registration required! Attendees are encouraged to bring documentation verifying military service
  • Recovery Based Services
  • Medical Screenings, Dental Services, Eye Care
  • Veteran Benefit Information (State and Federal)
  • Legal and Motor Vehicle Assistance
  • Employment and Educational Assistance
  • Housing Resources and Information
  • Free Bus Transportation provided at designated areas
  • Go to www.portal.ct.gov/DVA and click on “Stand Down 2018” or call 860-616-3803 for general information and the transportation schedule

School Bus Safety Tips

Posted on September 5, 2018 by admin


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With school now in session, I wanted to remind all drivers in our communities to be extra cautious on our public roadways.

With thousands of children being transported to and from school either by school bus or a parent every day, remember, when school is in session drivers should be sure to drive with EXTRA caution.

Below are a few tips motorists should obey while traveling along our local streets:

  1. Watch for children traveling to school when driving through local neighborhoods with school zones. Drive SLOWLY.
  2. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood. In addition, be on the lookout for children playing and gathering near school bus stops.
  3. State law prohibits vehicles from passing a school bus while its lights are flashing.
  4. Many busses are now equipped with cameras to record those individuals who fail to comply with this law. Always observe the no-passing law and expect the unexpected while traveling near school buses in school driveways.

Here are a few tips you can share with your children:

  1. Be waiting at your bus stop at least five minutes ahead of the scheduled pick up time.
  2. Wait approximately 10 feet back from the road.
  3. Try and wear clothing with colors that can easily be spotted by motorists.
  4. Always wait until the bus driver tells you to cross the street before you actually do. That way you can be sure that he/she has safely verified that no motorists are coming. If you drop something in the road leave it. If it is important, make sure the bus driver knows you are about to bend down and possibly disappear from his/her sight.
  5. If an important item ends up underneath the bus leave it alone.
  6. Do not retrieve it unless the bus driver gives you permission to do so. When it’s time to board the bus, do so quickly and safely.

CT DOT: Bridge Replacement, Rte. 202 Bridge Over Bantam River, Litchfield

Posted on August 31, 2018 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) has issued a press release regarding bridge replacement of Route 202 over the Bantam River in Litchfield. Please read for information and lane closures as this may impact your travel plans.

Replacement of Bridge  00908, Route 202 over Bantam River in Litchfield

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction activity for the replacement of Bridge 00908, Route 202 over Bantam River in Litchfield, will begin on August 29, 2018.

The project involves the full replacement of the structure. The project will install new drainage, guiderail, and landscaping as  well.

DOT Project No. 0073-0177 was awarded to The Brunalli Construction Company of Southington, CT at a cost of $3,707,957.70 on July 18th, 2018, and is scheduled to be completed June 14th, 2021.

LANE CLOSURE INFO
Route 202: Alternate one-way traffic operations, not to exceed 300 feet of length on a travel path not less than 11 feet. A temporary Traffic Signal will be installed to direct traffic during alternating one-way operations.

The contractor is permitted to halt vehicular traffic for a period not to exceed 15 minutes to perform necessary work.

During roadway construction the contractor will be allowed, only when necessary, to maintain traffic on processed aggregate for duration not to exceed 10 calendar days.

CT DOT: Bridge Replacement, Rte. 202 Bridge Over Bantam River, Litchfield

Posted on August 30, 2018 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) has issued a press release regarding bridge replacement of Route 202 over the Bantam River in Litchfield. Please read for information and lane closures as this may impact your travel plans.

Replacement of Bridge  00908, Route 202 over Bantam River in Litchfield

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that construction activity for the replacement of Bridge 00908, Route 202 over Bantam River in Litchfield, will begin on August 29, 2018.

The project involves the full replacement of the structure. The project will install new drainage, guiderail, and landscaping as  well.

DOT Project No. 0073-0177 was awarded to The Brunalli Construction Company of Southington, CT at a cost of $3,707,957.70 on July 18th, 2018, and is scheduled to be completed June 14th, 2021.

LANE CLOSURE INFO
Route 202: Alternate one-way traffic operations, not to exceed 300 feet of length on a travel path not less than 11 feet. A temporary Traffic Signal will be installed to direct traffic during alternating one-way operations.

The contractor is permitted to halt vehicular traffic for a period not to exceed 15 minutes to perform necessary work.

During roadway construction the contractor will be allowed, only when necessary, to maintain traffic on processed aggregate for duration not to exceed 10 calendar days.