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Radiological Society of Connecticut Recognizes State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus for Work on Breast Cancer Legislation

Posted on October 15, 2020 by cthomas


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The Radiological Society of Connecticut praises State Representative Lezlye Zupkus’ advocacy of preventive breast cancer screenings and patient protection and has made Representative Zupkus a “Legislative Champion” for her strong support and advocacy of early breast cancer screenings by women.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the nation.

“Representative Zupkus has been a strong and tenacious advocate for programs that provide help to women who need assistance with their annual

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PURA Hearings on Utility Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on October 14, 2020 by cthomas


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In August, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) initiated a docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’  responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls. Any legislator or member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the web links:

100th Birthday Celebration of Cheshire Veterans

Posted on October 10, 2020 by cthomas


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October 9, State Representatives Lezlye Zupkus and Craig Fishbein joined colleagues, friends and dozens of well-wishers for a moving celebration of the 100th birthdays of Cheshire residents and World War II Veterans Florence Bryant, Irv Daubert, and Ralph Rowland.

The event, hosted by Because of the Brave and The Hometown Foundation and held at Bartlem Park, featured WWII re-enactors, police and fire department honor guards, remarks from ESPN’s Chris Berman and moving tributes to also honor their

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Special Session September 30, 2020

Posted on October 1, 2020 by cthomas


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State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) joined her colleagues at the House of Representatives September 30 in a Special Session called by Governor Ned Lamont. Representatives met to discuss various legislation, either in their offices and voting remotely or social distancing in the House Chamber.

Among this legislation was HB 7006, sometimes called “the Energy Bill” or “Take Back Our Grid,” increases the accountability of our electric, gas and other utilities by creating a performance-based rate setting

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Phase 3 of Reopening to Begin October 8

Posted on September 25, 2020 by cthomas


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Governor Ned Lamont has announced details for his plans to move Connecticut into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, which is targeted to take effect on Thursday, October 8, 2020, will ease some of the restrictions that were put into place on businesses and gatherings, while ensuring that the state continues taking a safe approach to limit spread of the virus.

Business changes in Phase 3 will include:

• Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors

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Zupkus, Area Legislators Host Greater Waterbury Farmers to Families Event

Posted on September 22, 2020 by cthomas


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More than two hours before the scheduled start time, and before the forklift had even finished unloading the last of 24 pallets from the tractor trailer, cars started lining the Crosby High School driveway waiting for a box of fresh produce and vegetables from the USDA Farmers to Family Food Box Program.

The free event, sponsored by State Representatives Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), Stephanie Cummings (R-74), Tony D’Amelio (R-71) and Rosa Rebimbas (R-70), was made possible with assistance from the Friendly

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Reps. Cummings, Zupkus, Fellow Legislators Announce Farmers to Family Food Box Program to Benefit Greater Waterbury Families – September 21 at Crosby H.S.

Posted on September 14, 2020 by cthomas


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WATERBURY – State Representatives Stephanie Cummings (R-74) and Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) today announced a Farmers to Family Food Box Program will take place at Crosby High School on Monday September 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., or until supplies run out.

Together, with State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71) and Rosa Rebimbas (R-70), and Cummings and Zupkus will distribute approximately 1,400 boxes of free produce during the U.S. Department of Agriculture F2F food program event which is coordinated

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PURA to Host Eversource Hearing

Posted on August 13, 2020 by cthomas


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The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues in the short term at the expense of ratepayers.

PURA has scheduled a formal hearing process for Monday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m., in which Eversource will respond to questions posed by PURA and other formal parties to the PURA process.

It is important for the public to weigh in

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Power Outage/Restoration Update

Posted on August 11, 2020 by cthomas


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Since Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall last week, restoration efforts have been underway to restore power across Connecticut. Thousands remain without power making it difficult to escape the extreme heat and to work from home, as many have been doing since the pandemic began.

Yesterday afternoon, the Cheshire State Delegation and I joined Governor Lamont at Cheshire Town Hall for a discussion about the storm, the aftermath and Eversource’s preparation and response. Together with Cheshire Town

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Major Issue with Absentee Ballots

Posted on August 4, 2020 by cthomas


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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