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September 19-25 is Child Passenger Safety Week!

Posted on September 22, 2021


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September 19-25 is Child Passenger Safety Week, and September 25, 2021 National Seat Check Saturday!

According to the US Department of Transportation and NHTSA, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children and an estimated 374 were injured every day in 2019 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans.

  • 608 child passenger vehicle occupants died in traffic crashes in 2019.
  • 38% of children who died in 2019 while riding in passenger vehicles were unrestrained, compared to 33% in 2018.

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Cheshire Bridge Named for Brigadier General John P. Lawlor, Jr.

Posted on September 21, 2021


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CHESHIRE – Friday, September 17th Bridge No. 01076 on I-84 in Cheshire was named to honor Brigadier General John P. Lawlor, Jr. of Southington.

General Lawlor is a decorated veteran of the United States Army who served valiantly and with numerus accolades since 1987 and has recently retired from service. As a civilian he currently serves as the Director of Public Works in East Hartford and has also held this position in Waterbury and Bloomfield, with a similar position in New Haven.

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Operation Fuel Utility Assistance

Posted on September 20, 2021


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Connecticut’s protection against utility shutoffs has ended, effective September 15th, 2021. Operation Fuel has resources are available to assist those who may have difficulties paying utilities as the weather gets cooler.

If you or someone you know are struggling to pay your electric, water, or other utilities, you can apply for help through Operation Fuel, contact agencies below about help and payment plans, or get coded for Hardship or Winter Protection through your utility company.

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Veterans Stand Down 2021

Posted on September 15, 2021


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This year, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Stand Down 2021 will be held on September 22nd, 23rd and 24th. This event offers resources and information that benefit our state veterans.

For information about the virtual events, additional in-person events, to register, and more, please click here or on the image below.

State Immunization Information System (CT WiZ)

Posted on September 15, 2021


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I wanted to let you know about the recently amended state Immunization Information System (CT WiZ) and your ability to access your COVID-19 immunization records, as well an option to opt out if you choose.

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Since 1998, vaccinations received by children have been recorded in the state’s Immunization Information System, known as CT WiZ. This was done to meet federal standards for reporting and give parents easy access to childhood vaccination records needed for school, childcare, camp, etc. and

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International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 31, 2021


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Each year on August 31st the world recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day aimed to raise awareness of drug and alcohol overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

International Overdose Awareness Day represents an opportunity to mobilize and educate people and become more proactive in addiction prevention in homes, relationships and the communities we live in.

The effects of Covid has led to a rise in overdose deaths the last year and a half to the with 1,378 confirmed drug overdose

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Zupkus, Sampson Hold Constituent Forum

Posted on August 18, 2021


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PROSPECT – State Senator Rob Sampson (R-16) and State Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) hosted a constituent forum at the Prospect Town Hall to discuss state issues and the 2021 legislative session which concluded this past June.

The legislators fielded questions for almost two hours at the heavily attended forum. Out–of-control state spending and an ever-growing state budget were among topics tackled.

Subjects also discussed included Connecticut’s Covid response and vaccination rates, the dismantling

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Rep. Zupkus Urges Parents Use “Sales Tax Free Week” for Back to School Shopping

Posted on August 4, 2021


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HARTFORD—As the start of the next school year approaches State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus today urged parents to take advantage of “sales tax free week” beginning Aug. 15.

The one-week exemption period that ends Aug. 21 eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on all clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.

“Tax Free Week” was first enacted in 2000 and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use. Goods not covered under the program include items

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State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus: New App for Recycling Questions

Posted on July 30, 2021


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The nonprofit RecycleCT is launching a new app (downloadable from the App Store and Google Play) that will allow users to type in an item to find out if it can be placed in the recycling bin or not. Often, entire truckloads of recycling may be rejected because they are mixed with non-recyclables, making it extremely difficult to sort at the facilities. This useful tool will help residents and municipalities determine what will be accepted, hence cutting down on waste. It will also save money towns

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RESCHEDULED: Prospect Town Hall will be Held August 16th

Posted on July 26, 2021


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The Prospect Town Hall Meeting with myself and State Sen. Rob Sampson scheduled for Thursday, July 29th has been rescheduled for Monday, August 16th at 6:30pm at the Prospect Town Hall. Please bring any questions or concerns regarding the 2021 Legislative Session.