Impact FFC Hosts “Storytelling for Advocacy” Workshop with Everwell; Announces Fall Kickoff on November 17

DARIEN, CT – Impact Fairfield County (Impact FFC) held its first Impactful Conversation of the 2021/2022 grant year on the topic of “Storytelling for Advocacy – How to Advocate for Causes Through Storytelling,” in partnership with Everwell in Darien. Impact FFC members and guests gathered for the in-person workshop at Everwell, led by Professional Storytelling…

Bridgeport DPH Director Jackson-Shaheed announces free COVID-19 testing available at North Branch Library

Bridgeport, CT – Bridgeport Department of Public Health Director Jackson-Shaheed encourages adults and children that are not vaccinated to get FREE COVID-19 testing which is now available at the North Branch Library located at 3455 Madison Avenue. At the COVID testing location, insurance is not required, and no appointment needed; walk-ins are accepted. Onsite staff…

Department of Consumer Protection Publishes Policies and Procedures for the Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis

The Department of Consumer Protection announced last Friday that it has published Policies and Procedures pertaining to Public Act 21-1 An Act Concerning Responsible And Equitable Regulation Of Adult-Use Cannabis. The policies and procedures for the regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis will become effective October 16, 2021. The policies and procedures are the provisions necessary to…

State Senator Pat Billie Miller celebrates new law aimed at eliminating workplace discrimination against women

Last Friday, as new laws took effect in Connecticut, State Senator Pat Billie Miller (D-Stamford/Darien) celebrated legislation enacted into law which she first introduced as a State Representative. Public Act No. 21-30, AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF SALARY RANGE FOR A VACANT POSITION, requires employers to disclose the “wage range” to job applicants before…

CSFA convention recognizes newly elected officers and honors Reps. Borer and Rochelle for advocacy

The Connecticut State Firefighters Association (CSFA) held their 138th Annual Convention last week to honor several newly elected officers. Ed Waidio, President of the CSFA, Glenn Clark, 1st Vice President of the CSFA, and Ken Mitchell, 2nd Vice President of the CSFA were all recognized for their new roles. Additionally, the ceremony presented Reps. Borer…

Stamford Symphony Announces Partnership with Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras

Stamford, CT – Stamford Symphony is proud to announce a new partnership with Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras (GCTYO) to launch a chamber music training program for both beginner and intermediate level students. The program is available to current GCTYO students. Starting in October, students will audition to form string quartets and receive weekly private instruction…

WCSU announces winner of 2021 Environmental Stewardship Competition

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Chairperson Dr. Theodora Pinou announced that the winner of the 2021 WCSU Environmental Stewardship Competition is Jahmiya Beamon-Scott, a student at Westside Academy in Danbury, for her project “Say Goodbye to Fast Fashion.” Despite the effects COVID-19 had on educational partnerships, WCSU…

Governor Lamont issues call for CT General Assembly to meet in a limited special session on the COVID-19 public health and civil preparedness emergencies

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has issued a proclamation calling the Connecticut General Assembly to meet in a limited special session beginning Monday, September 27, 2021, for the sole purpose of approving a renewal of the declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies that were issued in response to…