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Rep. Zupkus to hold Juvenile Justice forum in Prospect Jan. 10

Posted on December 3, 2021


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Responding to an ongoing juvenile crime wave, including rampant motor vehicle thefts, State Representatives Craig Fishbein and Lezlye Zupkus will host a Juvenile Justice Forum on Jan. 10 at the Prospect Community Center to engage the public and work together to find solutions.

From Glastonbury where a homeowner dodged gunfire when she confronted a car thief, to Waterbury, where a 12-year-old girl was held against her will when two juveniles stole a car while she was in the backseat, residents are

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Rep. Lezlye Zupkus and House Republicans Call for Governor to Stop Implementation of Controversial Truck Tax

Posted on November 17, 2021


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HARTFORD—Rep. Lezlye Zupkus, R-89th, and House Republicans on Wednesday called for Gov. Lamont to stop the implementation of the truck tax, contending the controversial revenue policy will only increase costs for businesses in the state.

“When this came up for a vote in June, I voted ‘no,’ but the majority party managed to push it through,” Rep. Zupkus said. “As a state we cannot keep adding to the costs of small businesses. They are already overtaxed and, ultimately, those costs will be passed on

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Reps. Fishbein, Zupkus Host Juvenile Justice Forum

Posted on November 10, 2021


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Responding to the concerns of residents alarmed by the rise in juvenile crime, most especially the rampant increase in incidents of motor vehicle thefts, State Representatives Craig Fishbein and Lezlye Zupkus hosted a Juvenile Justice Forum at Cheshire High School to further engage the public and work together to find solutions.

During the forum, the veteran lawmakers discussed important changes to Connecticut law over the last ten years that have led to an increase in property related crime, the

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Tax Amnesty Program Has Begun

Posted on November 5, 2021


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This session, the legislature created a tax amnesty program for taxpayers who owe back state taxes. This program is available from November 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022, and covers any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020. There is no limit on how far back one can go and both individuals and businesses are eligible for this program.

The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution of those who have not filed, under-reported,

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Posted on November 2, 2021


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In Honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month being observed this November, please see a list of virtual programs being offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

November 3 at 12 PM ►Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Special Program – November 4 at 1 PM ► Journey of Dementia: What Are Caregivers Experiencing?

November 4 at 4 PM ► Safety and Memory Challenges

November 10 at 1:30 PM ► Living WIth Alzheimer’s: For Late-Stage Caregivers – This program will meet on November 10 and November

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Cheshire Juvenile Justice Forum Nov. 8th

Posted on October 26, 2021


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Responding to the concerns of residents statewide who are alarmed by the rise in juvenile crime, most especially the rampant increase in incidents of motor vehicle thefts, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee Craig Fishbein and I will be hosting a Juvenile Justice Forum on Monday, November 8 at Cheshire High School.

Despite assurances from legislative Democrats that violent crime is down nationwide, the data clearly shows juvenile crime is on the rise in Connecticut, with car thefts committed

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National Veterans Small Business Week (November 1st – 5th)

Posted on October 24, 2021


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Beginning Monday, November 1st the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and its extensive partner network will be celebrating the strength and resilience of the veteran business community by hosting events (many virtually) across the country and sharing information about the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs.

The SBA helps veterans tackle new challenges – from understanding how to become lender ready, develop an emergency plan, or connect with a mentor to help rebuild a professional

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October 23 is DEA National Drug Take Back Day

Posted on October 22, 2021


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October 23 is the DEA’s National Take Back Day, a day we are encouraged to properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Properly disposing of medications is important in order to prevent theft and misuse, and also to protect the environment. Medications that end up in the water supply, sewage system or landfills can be harmful to animals, plants and even people.

On October 23, the Cheshire Police Department will be hosting a collection drive at 500 Highland Avenue in Cheshire from 10am

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 13, 2021


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October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic violence is a serious violent crime that can include both physical and emotional abuse. It is frequently hidden from public view and many victims suffer in silence, afraid to seek help or not knowing where to turn. The traumatic effects of domestic violence may also extend beyond the victim and may impact family members and communities.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, the State of Connecticut offers resources for those

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 6, 2021


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and education, while also promoting research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

I am proud to help spread the word about the importance of this cause, which is meaningful to so many families in our community. Please get regular medical checkups and mammograms, practice self-examination, and contact your medical professional if you have questions or concerns.

Key Statistics About Breast

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