New Laws Effective July 1

Posted on July 11, 2019 by admin


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As of July 1st, there are a number of new laws that went into effect. I want to make you aware of this information as some of these new laws, including the budget, will add financial pressure on Connecticut residents and businesses.

The new two-year state budget will raise taxes by $1.75 billion and spending by 5.3 percent over the biennium. You will now pay more for prepared meals (restaurants and grocery stores), soda, safety apparel (bike helmets for your kids), ride-sharing services (Uber/Lyft),

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


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Tomorrow we celebrate Independence Day.

On this day, we are reminded of the focus, determination and courage of our patriots who passionately believed that our nascent country deserved better governance. They believed that having leaders and a government, for the people, and by the people was  not only practical, but possible.

Two hundred and forty-three years ago, on July 4, 1776, these patriots put forth The Declaration of Independence. This document has not only remained relevant over centuries,

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Rep. Yaccarino Attends Signing Ceremony for Laotian Hmong Veteran Burial Rights

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) joined State Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi, Hmong General Sar Phouthasack, and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiwiewicz for a ceremony celebrating the signing of a bill that grants burial rights to Laotian Hmong Veterans in Connecticut.

(l to r): Bob Havens, State Representative Dave Yaccarino and Hmong General Sar Phouthasack attend a ceremony celebrating the signing of a bill that grants

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Fasano and Yaccarino 9th Annual Cookout and Conversation | Monday, July 15th at 5:30 pm in North Haven

Posted on June 28, 2019 by admin


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Senator Len Fasano and Representative Dave Yaccarino are hosting their 9th Annual Cookout and Conversation outside the North Haven McDonald’s located at 129 Washington Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. All residents are welcome to attend to meet with their state lawmakers and discuss state issues. Refreshments will be provided.

WHO: Senator Len Fasano and Representative Dave Yaccarino

WHAT: 9th Annual Cookout and Conversation

WHEN: Monday, July 15, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

WHERE:

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Team Giancarlo Bocce Tournament Celebrates 5th Year of Supporting Children with Autism

Posted on June 28, 2019 by admin


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Celebrating its 5th year, the Team Giancarlo Bocce Tournament & Family Festival raised $5,200 for Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. The tournament, founded by Hamden residents Carlo and Melody Lucatino and sister-in-law Kelley Lucatino of North Haven, was held at Brooksvale Park in Hamden on Sunday, June 23. A record twenty-eight bocce teams came out to support the Lucatino’s oldest son, Giancarlo, and all children and adults with autism.

“We honor your

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Local Legislators Tour North Haven Amazon Fulfillment Center

Posted on June 24, 2019 by admin


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On Thursday, June 20th, state and local lawmakers toured Amazon’s new robotics fulfillment center in North Haven for an inside look at the 855,000-square-foot innovative customer fulfillment facility located at 415 Washington Avenue.

The North Haven facility currently under construction and scheduled to open this summer will become the company’s second fulfillment center in Connecticut and is anticipated to create more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs. Associates at the fulfillment center will work

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Rep. Yaccarino, Bill to Increase Tax Abatement for Volunteer First Responders Passes House and Senate

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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On Wednesday May 22nd, legislation co-introduced by State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), HB 5125 ‘An Act Increasing the Property Tax Abatement for Certain First Responders’ was unanimously passed the House of Representatives. On Tuesday, June 4, the bill was passed unanimously out of the Senate and now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

The proposal would allow towns to increase the property tax abatement available to volunteer firefighters and other first responders at a

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Rep. Yaccarino Supports A Bill To Expand Workers Compensation for Mental Health Treatment

Posted on June 3, 2019 by admin


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On Friday, May 31st State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) and his colleagues in the House voted unanimously in favor of a bill to expand workers compensation benefits, including mental health treatment for law enforcement, parole officers and members of the fire service.

SB-164, An Act Including Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Within the Definition of “Personal Injury” Under Workers’ Compensation Statutes, will now include individuals who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress

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Rep. Yaccarino Attends Fire Service Day

Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino joined local Fire Chiefs at the State Capitol on Wednesday for Fire Service Day where he introduced North Haven’s Fire Chief Paul Januszewski on the floor of the House of Representatives.

“I would like to once again send a huge thank you to Chief Paul Januszewski and all firefighters and emergency response personnel who play such a vital role in keeping our community safe,” said Rep. Yaccarino.

Nighttime Resurfacing to Begin June 5 – Route 5 in North Haven and Wallingford

Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin


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The following message comes from the State Department of Transportation and contains information that could impact your travels.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 5 in North Haven and Wallingford, beginning Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing 1.90 miles of Route 5 in North Haven and Wallingford.  This project is scheduled to occur Wednesday, June 5, 2019 through

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