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Free heart health screenings on Thursdays during February at CVS MinuteClinic

Posted on February 5, 2019 by admin


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In honor of American Heart Month, CVS Health is offering free heart health screening any Thursday during the month of February at local CVS MinuteClinics.  People can visit a local MinuteClinic for a free screening on February 7, 14, 21, or 28, 2019.

Individuals receiving screenings will learn the five key personal health numbers that can help determine risk for heart disease:  total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index.

The MinuteClinic in North Haven

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What New Regionalized School Districts Could Look Like

Posted on February 1, 2019 by admin


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Connecticut Democrats have proposed multiple bills to force towns to regionalize school districts.

One bill would force any school district with less than 2,000 students to regionalize (impacting an estimated 84 towns). Another bill would force any town with a population of less than 40,000 to consolidate with other towns to form new school districts matching the state probate court districts shown below (impacting an estimated 144 towns).

While encouraging towns to share services is a laudable

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Rep. Yaccarino Joins Constituents to Conduct the Annual Statewide Homeless Count

Posted on January 29, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) joined constituents to volunteer for the 2019 Point-In-Time Count on Wednesday, January 16, in order to gather data on how many people are experiencing homelessness in our community and across the state.

Every year, the State of Connecticut conducts an annual census of people who are experiencing homelessness, including a one-night count of adults and families with children and a week-long count of unaccompanied youth. These counts provide two of the sources

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Electric Rate Increase Information

Posted on January 15, 2019 by admin


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In an ongoing effort to keep you aware of the policies of State Government, on occasion I regrettably have to inform you of bad news. As you may have heard or read, electric rate increases affecting United Illuminating and Eversource customers went into effect January 1st.

The rate increases were approved last fall by the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which operates independent of the legislature and is statutorily charged with providing oversight for the rates and services of Connecticut’s

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OPINION: Civility, Kindness and Unity

Posted on January 15, 2019 by admin


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I am looking forward to representing the interests of the people of North Haven as your State Representative during the 2019 Legislative Session, I can’t help but be reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s words: “A house divided against itself, cannot stand”.  These words of caution could not be more relevant where we find ourselves divided on so many issues.

When working with my legislative colleagues on both sides of the political aisle, I believe that the peoples’ interests are best served when a government

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