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International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 31, 2021


International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

To learn more about International Overdose Awareness Day, click here.

For state resources on addiction services, click here.

Tropical Storm & Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Posted on August 20, 2021


CONN. – Tropical Storm Watches and Hurricane Watches have been issued for various parts of our state. While our community may not immediately be impacted by “Henri”, please take into consideration some of the safety and preparedness tips that have been provided by the Dept. of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS).

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Virtual House Call for Parents and Families

Posted on August 17, 2021


Families, do you have questions about returning to school safely this fall? The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), together with Connecticut Children’s and other healthcare providers, is hosting a virtual meeting to answer your questions about what to expect and how to prepare for a safe and successful return to school.

  • Date: Monday, August 23
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join pediatricians, school medical experts, and other healthcare providers to get answers to your questions about

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Leaders Pledge Teamwork on Tweed

Posted on August 12, 2021


Mayor Joe Carfora and Rep. Joe Zullo both agree that East Haven “WILL NOT be steamrolled” and that East Haven expansion “IS NOT a forgone conclusion.”

Facing the possibility of runway lengthening, the announcement of the immediate investment in the existing New Haven terminal by private investors, expanded flight services as early as October 2021, and a master plan that proposes moving the Tweed airport terminal to the East Haven side of the airport, East Haven Mayor Joseph Carfora and 99th District

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Sales Tax Free Week Begins Sunday, August 15

Posted on August 11, 2021


Connecticut will continue its tradition of a Tax Free Week beginning on Sunday, August 15, and ending on Saturday, August 21. This will be the 21st Tax Free Week to take place in the Nutmeg State.

During the one-week tax exemption period, purchases of clothing or footwear costing less than $100 per item will not be subject to Connecticut sales tax. The exclusion applies to clothing sales made by Connecticut retailers (and out-of-state retailers) to Connecticut customers.

Click here for a list of

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House Republicans Propose Plan to Curb Juvenile Crime

Posted on August 10, 2021


In response to rising incidences of juvenile crime House Republicans unveiled a comprehensive approach to much-needed reform within the juvenile justice system on Tuesday morning. The plan identifies crime prevention resources that will be made available to all of Connecticut’s communities and specific adjustments that can strengthen the abilities of judges and law enforcement to address this crisis. Republican legislators are urging their colleagues in the majority party to convene a special session

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Statement on Tweed Airport

Posted on August 3, 2021


In advance of a presentation by Rep. Sean Scanlon to the East Haven Town Council regarding Tweed Airport, Rep. Joe Zullo released the following statement:

“Expansion of Tweed Airport is not a foregone conclusion and decision makers at all levels need to stop treating it as such.  Everyone continues to dance around the issue but it’s very simple – the path to Tweed’s ideal expansion plans runs through the Town of East Haven, which has discretion over key approvals.  It is up to ‘us’ – all of East Haven.

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2021 Major Acts Report

Posted on July 2, 2021


HARTFORD – The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has compiled its annual report of “Major Public Acts.” This report provides summaries of all the new laws that will result in significant policy changes. These changes could impact you, your family, business, or our community. I encourage you to review the document in its entirety.

Click here to view the report.

The report is broken down into several categories. Below are some excerpts from the report which outline some of the significant

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Sen. Cicarella, Rep. Zullo Applaud $2M in Bond Funding for East Haven Town Pool Project

Posted on June 10, 2021


Funds will get residents back in the water and address serious issues at the town pool, closed since January 2020

HARTFORD – State Sen. Paul Cicarella (R-North Haven) and State Rep. Joe Zullo (R-East Haven) applauded the legislature’s approval of $2 million in state bond funding to the Town of East Haven aimed at funding much needed renovations to the town pool facility. The authorization now goes to the state’s Bond Commission, which will be responsible for allocating the funds.

“This is welcome

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P&D Ranking Leaders: “Home Rule and Local Land Control are hanging by a thread”

Posted on May 21, 2021


HARTFORD – During Thursday’s House session a new bill,  HB 6107, was passed. It was amended to incorporate other concepts that had come forth in the Planning and Development Committee, including sweeping changes from the original HB 6611 and SB 1024. Following the vote, Planning and Development Committee Ranking Members Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) and Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) offer the following statements:

“Issue advocacy groups made a strong push this year to implement a top-down, one-size-fits-all

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