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North Haven Legislators Ring the Bell for The Salvation Army

Posted on December 16, 2021


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino and State Senator Paul Cicarella joined The Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Campaign” on December 14th outside of Stop & Shop in North Haven.

Over the course of an hour, the North Haven legislators joined Corey Smith, a representative from The Salvation Army in the time-honored tradition of ‘Ringing the Bell’, greeting holiday shoppers with Christmas cheer, and handing out candy canes.

“The holiday season is considered a time of gift-giving,” said Rep. Yaccarino.

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Rep. Yaccarino Earns 100 Percent Voting Record

Posted on December 13, 2021


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Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) achieved a perfect record for votes cast on the floor of the state House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session and is being recognized for this outstanding achievement.

Rep. Yaccarino cast a vote on all 467 pieces of legislation that came before the House of Representatives during the 2021 Regular Legislative Session and Special Session – therefore not missing a single one. According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s Office, this perfect

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Yaccarino Hosts Successful Winter Clothing Drive

Posted on December 6, 2021


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), members of North Haven’s community and student volunteers from Choate Rosemary Hall gathered on Saturday, December 4th to sort through hundreds of donated items that were later delivered to Columbus House in Wallingford to benefit those in need this upcoming winter season.

Rep. Yaccarino delivered brand new donations of jackets and coats, thermals, hats, socks, and countless pairs of gloves to the Columbus House shelter for veterans. All items donated

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House Republicans Call for Governor to Stop Implementation of Controversial Truck Tax

Posted on November 17, 2021


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House Republicans on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, called for Gov. Lamont to stop implementation of the truck tax, contending the confluence of substantial federal infrastructure aid and the controversial revenue policy that will increase costs for businesses and residents should have state lawmakers redefining a path forward on improving our transportation grid.

“From staffing problems to supply chain issues, and rising fuel prices to inflation, Connecticut businesses face a multitude of challenges

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North Haven Juvenile Justice Forum: November 15

Posted on November 3, 2021


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In response to concerns of residents statewide who are alarmed by the rise in juvenile crime, most especially the rampant increase in incidents involving the theft of motor vehicles, I will be joining House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90), and State Senator Paul Cicarella (R-34) in hosting a Juvenile Justice Forum on Monday, November 15 at Mildred A. Wakely Community & Recreation Center located at 7 Linsley

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Alzheimer’s Association November Caregiver Month Programs

Posted on November 1, 2021


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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and the Connecticut Chapter is promoting several virtual events for families and their caregivers that I’d like to make you aware of.

Click below for information regarding each program.

November 3 at 12 PM ►Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Special Program – November 4 at 1 PM ► Journey of Dementia: What Are Caregivers Experiencing?

November 4 at 4 PM ► Safety and Memory Challenges

November 10 at 1:30 PM ► Living WIth Alzheimer’s:

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Winter Clothing Drive to Benefit Veterans in Need

Posted on October 26, 2021


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) announced today that he is sponsoring a Veterans Day Donation Drive to benefit area veterans, women, and children in need this upcoming winter season. With colder temperatures on the way, Rep. Yaccarino is collecting donations of NEW thermal underwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, warm hats, gloves, and heavy winter socks (sizes medium and up preferred).

The donation drive begins November 1st and runs through December 3rd. On Saturday, December 4th  a drop off

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National Veterans Small Business Week: November 1 – 5

Posted on October 25, 2021


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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), which is observed from November 1 – 5.

The SBA helps veterans tackle new challenges – from understanding how to become lender ready, develop an emergency plan, or connect with a mentor to help rebuild a professional network.

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North Haven to Receive Grant Fund for Local Improvements to Temple Pines Senior Living Complex

Posted on October 20, 2021


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State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) and State Sen. Paul Ciccarella (R-34) applaud the recent announcement that North Haven will receive a Connecticut Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $1,500,000 for infrastructure upgrades to modernize and rehabilitate housing for low and moderate-income individuals.

The funds granted to North Haven will be used for improvements at Temple Pines, a Senior Living Complex. This project will undertake significant renovations that include but are

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 6, 2021


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information published a study that found that one of the most significant barriers to mammography was a lack of insurance coverage, with nearly 80 percent of women indicating that high costs were a barrier for receiving this procedure.

This legislative

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