Posted on October 21, 2020 by admin
I just wanted to share with you that the state is launching the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than twenty employees or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million with a one-time grant of $5,000.
Funding for the program will come from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal…
Posted on October 9, 2020 by admin
Governor Lamont recently announced that Connecticut would move forward with Phase 3 of reopening beginning October 8th.
Phase 3 Business Updates include:
Posted on October 8, 2020 by admin
October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which strives to raise public awareness about domestic violence and the help that’s available to support victims. What began in 1981 as a “Day of Unity” has evolved into a nationwide month of action that celebrates survivors and raises awareness not only about the issue of domestic violence, but also about the services available to help victims and survivors. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, it is estimated that 1.3 million women and 835,000…
Posted on October 1, 2020 by admin
State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) was honored to receive a quilt of valor for his service in the Navy Reserve from Quilts of Valor (www.QOV.org), which was presented to him during a special legislative session held on Thursday, September 30, 2020 at the State Capitol building in Hartford.
Photo Caption (l to r): House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, State Representative Dave Yaccarino and House Democrat Leader Joe Aresimowicz…
Posted on September 28, 2020 by admin
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we conduct business, educate our children, and go about our daily lives. It has also changed our election process.
In July, the legislature passed a bill, now law, making all residents eligible to vote by absentee ballot (AB) in the November general election citing COVID-19 as their reason. All you need to do is check the appropriate box on the application and be sure to sign the application.
We passed this legislation because it is important that all residents…
Posted on September 15, 2020 by admin
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.
This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.
Posted on September 8, 2020 by admin
Please be advised that the Connecticut Department of Transportation will be repairing/replacing pipe rail on Interstate 91 northbound & southbound bridges in North Haven & Wallingford from Monday, September 14, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020.
This work is included in the Department of Transportation’s regular bridge maintenance.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
You can expect various lane closures on Interstate 91 northbound and southbound between Exit 9 (Montowese Avenue) and Exit 14 (Woodhouse Avenue)…
Posted on September 4, 2020 by admin
NORTH BRANFORD—A handful of state representatives from around the region worked together last week to deliver 1,200 boxes of fresh produce to residents of their communities.
State Rep. Vincent Candelora worked with Cecarelli’s Harrison Hill Farm in Northford to supply the produce, and Candelora then pulled in House of Representatives colleagues Noreen Kokoruda, Joe Zullo, Craig Fishbein, and Dave Yaccarino to help distribute the fruits and veggies.
The free boxes distributed by the legislators on…
Posted on September 2, 2020 by admin
Below is a listing of resources that are available on the Connecticut State Department of Education website.
Links to the Reopen Guidance Document and Addendums:
Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together
Adaptar, Avanzar, Alcanzar: El Plan de Connecticut para Aprender y Crecer Juntos
Addendum 1 Temporarily Opting into Voluntary Remote Learning Due to COVID-19
Addendum 2 COVID Guidance…
Posted on August 26, 2020 by admin
After Tropical Storm Isaias forced the postponement of a previously planned food distribution event earlier this month, I want to announce that the rescheduled food box pickup event will take place on Friday, August 28th at the Connecticut Sportsplex in North Branford.
I encourage constituents, and anyone in need, to make the short drive to this wonderful event that provides families in the region with free, fresh produce at a time when many are struggling financially.
The drive-up food box pickup…