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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.