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Sales Tax-Free Week Begins This Sunday

Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin


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Connecticut’s 20th annual Sales Tax-Free Week begins this Sunday, August 16 and runs through Saturday, August 22. This tax holiday gives our state economy a boost each year, which our small businesses need now more than ever.

The event applies to items normally sold for less than $100, specifically clothing and footwear. Examples include athletic socks, baseball caps, belts/suspenders/buckles, blouses, chef uniforms, diapers, ear muffs, formal wear rentals, gloves, golf shirts, hats/caps, jeans,

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PURA Schedules Eversource Hearing for August 24

Posted on August 11, 2020 by admin


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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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Power Restoration Update

Posted on August 8, 2020 by admin


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Since Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall on Tuesday, restoration efforts have been underway to restore power across Connecticut. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands remain without power making it difficult to escape the extreme heat and work from home, which has become the new norm.

Like many of you, I am frustrated with our electric distributor between their recent delivery rate increase, which has been temporary suspended, and their general lack of preparedness for this storm. Once power has

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Public Health & Safety Update: Power Outages, Eversource, Travel Advisory, and Absentee Ballots

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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Power Outages Statewide

Tropical Storm Isaias left over 700,000 Connecticut residents without power, and as of this morning, Governor Lamont has declared a State of Emergency. Damage is widespread. Eversource and United Illuminating (UI), the state’s two main electric distributors, along with several municipal providers and emergency crews, are assessing the situation. The priority is clearing roads and making areas safe for statewide power restoration. They have not provided a timeline as of this

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Legislature Responds to Eversource Rate Increase

Posted on July 29, 2020 by admin


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If you are an Eversource customer, many of you may have noticed a recent spike in your monthly electric bill. If so, you are not alone. This is because the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved the rate increase on June 26, 2020. The increase is in effect from July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

As we work through this pandemic, and as many struggle with unemployment and other financial hardships, it is unfortunate that Eversource has now opted to raise rates on their customers

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