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Sales Tax-Free Week Begins August 15th

Posted on August 12, 2021


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With school less than two weeks away for some students, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 15 through Saturday, August 21.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes.

Please consult with your local retailer,

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North Haven Legislators Host 10th Annual ‘Cookout & Conversation’

Posted on July 13, 2021


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To keep residents updated regarding the 2021 Legislative Session that ended on June 9, 2021, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) and Senate Senator Paul Ciccarella (R-34), hosted the 10th Annual ‘Cookout and Conversation’ legislative update held at The American Legion Post 76 on Church Street in North Haven on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

The lawmakers provided an update regarding the 2021 Legislative Session and discussed issues pertaining to the governor’s request to extend emergency powers,

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North Haven Legislators Host Annual Post-Session Legislative Update

Posted on June 29, 2021


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State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) and State Sen. Paul Ciccarella (R-34), will host a ‘Cookout & Conversation for Charity’ to benefit the North Haven Food Bank and provide residents with an opportunity to speak with them about bills passed during the 2021 legislative session, issues affecting the district, along with any other items related to state government.

The event will take place on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 76 located at 20 Church Street in North

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Rep. Yaccarino Proudly Supports the State Budget

Posted on June 21, 2021


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), House Republican Senior Whip, recently applauded the passage of the biennium budget on a bipartisan basis through the House of Representatives and State Senate for the first time since 2017. Yaccarino explained that the budget, while not perfect, stayed within the spending cap and did not include new tax increases. It also fully funded education for the biennium and increased municipal funding to North Haven.

“I am especially proud that this budget fully

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Rep. Yaccarino Applauds Passage of Bill Expanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits to EMS Professionals

Posted on June 8, 2021


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), House Republican Senior Whip, applauded the passage of SB 660, An Act Expanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Suffered by Healthcare Providers in Connection with COVID-19.

Rep. Yaccarino shared his experiences hearing directly from North Haven constituents working as first responders who are also strong advocates of this legislation since its inception. Two sessions ago, a similar bill, now Public Act 19-10,

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Sen. Cicarella, Rep. Yaccarino Honor Military Heroes at North Haven Memorial Day Parade

Posted on June 7, 2021


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State Sen. Paul Cicarella (R-North Haven) and State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-North Haven) joined community leaders and local organizations at the North Haven Memorial Day parade on June 5. The parade, originally scheduled for May 30, was postponed because of inclement weather. As ranking member of the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Cicarella continues to advocate for all Veterans and their families.

To contact Senator Cicarella, visit www.senatorcicarella.com, email paul.cicarella@cga.ct.gov,

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Rep. Yaccarino Advocates to End Homelessness

Posted on May 19, 2021


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On Monday, May 18, 2021, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) joined CT Coalition to End Homelessness and other advocates outside of the State Capitol to push for more funding to combat homelessness in Connecticut.

State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) joins the CT Coalition to End Homelessness in advocating to end homelessness in Connecticut outside of the State Capitol in Hartford on the morning of Monday, May 18, 2021.

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Bioscience Careers Forum: Engaging with Young People in CT

Posted on May 6, 2021


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The 2021 Bioscience Careers Forum, “Technology, Healthcare, and Business: Collaborating to Improve Human Health” – this was the theme for a virtual bioscience careers forum I recently participated in that was sponsored by BioCT and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). This informative event featured talks from state officials, academic leaders in Connecticut, and pioneers in the bioscience industry within the state, along with a keynote address by Madeleine Braun, Ph. D., Chief of Presidential

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Upcoming Veterans Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics

Posted on April 9, 2021


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I just wanted you to know that the VA Connecticut Healthcare System is hosting several Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics for veterans at locations throughout the state.

Other clinics and locations are added to the VA’s online calendar as they are scheduled, so please check back often.

Upcoming Clinics:

  • April 10 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – New London Clinic, 4 Shaw’s Cove (Johnson and Johnson)
  • April 11 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Connecticut Veterans Home, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill (Moderna)
  • April 12 from 8

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Rep. Yaccarino Applauds the Passage of House Bill 6640 out of the Legislature’s Planning and Development Committee

Posted on April 1, 2021


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The General Assembly’s Planning and Development Committee passed Wednesday, with broad and bipartisan support, a bill which Rep. Yaccarino introduced that would modify the organization of the Cedar Hills Infrastructure Improvement District in North Haven to allow for future economic development.

House Bill 6640, An Act Concerning The Cedar Hills Infrastructure Improvement District, passed unanimously out of the committee process and is expected to be voted on the floor of the House of Representatives

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