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4th DMV Express Licensing Center Opens in North Haven

Posted on December 17, 2018 by admin


The fourth new DMV Express service center in 2018 opened on Friday, December 14 in North Haven with State Representative Dave Yaccarino, State Senator Len Fasano,  Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman,  DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra, and other state and local officials. The opening marks DMV’s continuing effort to improve customer services and provide more convenience for residents across the state. The licensing renewal center will offer appointments up to two months in advance, self-service information kiosks, and text and email messages for a better customer experience.

This state-of-the-art DMV Express center builds on the partnership with Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union. The new license and ID card renewal center is located at 117 Washington Avenue in the Washington Commons plaza, North Haven. In June DMV opened a similar center with Nutmeg in Milford. The other DMV Express centers are located in West Haven City Hall and in Stamford managed by The WorkPlace.

The North Haven DMV Express center will be open every Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  Hours could be extended in the future.

Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union will charge a convenience fee of $8.00 per DMV transaction. That fee will be waived for customers who are members of the credit union. The office will not process commercial driver licenses, licenses with endorsements/restrictions for public passengers, suspended driver’s licenses, and “Drive Only” license services.  Those services are available at DMV branch offices.

Last year, the DMV solicited requests-for-qualifications from third-party vendors interested in operating license and ID card renewal service centers. This was an effort to spur innovation and create a network of convenient offices in New Haven and Fairfield Counties to replace those no longer available in that region’s AAA Northeast offices.

In northern Connecticut, license renewals and other DMV services are offered through AAA Club Alliance, which has offices in Avon, Cromwell, Enfield, Manchester, Old Saybrook, Waterford, and West Hartford.

Rep. Yaccarino Rings Bell for Salvation Army

Posted on December 12, 2018 by admin


State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), of North Haven, joined the Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Campaign” on December 11 outside of Stop & Shop and on December 18 outside Bagelicious II on Washington Avenue in North Haven.

Over the course of an hour, Rep. Yaccarino joined Charles Adams, the Captain of the Greater New Haven Salvation Army Unit in participating in the time honored tradition of ‘Ringing the Bell’ as he greeted holiday shoppers.

“I am honored to volunteer my time for such a worthy cause,” said Rep. Yaccarino. “The Salvation Army offers help to those in need and gives back to the community, which becomes such a critical cause to support during the holiday season of giving. I am grateful to all those that donated and to our entire community for coming together to lend a helping hand to those who need it.”

Rep. Yaccarino continues to be a loyal supporter of the Salvation Army.  In years past, he has volunteered his time in various capacities in addition to participating in the ‘Red Kettle Campaigns’.  Anyone with questions or concerns pertaining to state government can contact his office at 1(800) 842-1423 or email at

Rep. Yaccarino to Ring Bells for The Salvation Army

Posted on December 7, 2018 by admin


North Haven- State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) will participate in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at Stop and Shop on Tuesday, December 11 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Community members are invited to support the cause and donate whatever they can.

Stop and Shop is located at 79 Washington Avenue in North Haven, CT.

WHO: Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87)

WHAT: Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign bell ringing

WHEN: Tuesday, December 11 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Stop and Shop – 79 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT

WHY: State Legislators will join fellow volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season.

Home Heating Assistance Now Available

Posted on December 6, 2018 by admin


Connecticut currently ranks in the top five highest energy costs in the nation. With the cold weather upon us, many residents may struggle to pay their heating bills. However, fuel assistance is available to those in need.

Operation Fuel is now accepting applications for one-time grants of up to $500 per household for deliverable fuel, gas and electric utilities. Qualified individuals are those who have received a shut-off notice, have no utility service, or need assistance to maintain payment arrangements or have a past due balance of 30 days or more.

In order to apply for an Operation Fuel utility or deliverable fuel grant, you must submit an application through a fuel bank. To find the fuel bank that serves your town, please either use the Fuel Bank Finder or call 2-1-1.

You will need to provide proof of the last 4 weeks of income for all household members, the name of your fuel vendor (for deliverable fuel customers only), or your utility bill and payment history (for electric and gas utility customers only).

Operation Fuel is a non-profit organization that partners with local government and community-based organizations at more than 100 sites throughout Connecticut to ensure that families in need have access to year-round energy assistance. Their partner agencies may also be able to connect residents with programs that provide assistance for food, clothing, health services, childcare, and more.

Please share this information with those who may benefit!

As always, if you would like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: for more information.


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Department of Veteran Affairs App

Posted on November 15, 2018 by admin

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs has a number of resources to assist our military men and women following their courageous service to this nation.

The mobile app offers CT veterans access to crisis assistance by phone, text and online chat. The app also includes information about housing assistance, healthcare options and employment opportunities.

Click here to learn more and download the application.

Our military men and women make tremendous personal sacrifices while deployed. It is our responsibility to make sure they are taken care of when they return home. If you or a loved one has served our nation, I hope you will take advantage of this app.

As always, if you would like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: for more information.


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