Fox Reappointed Government Administration and Elections Chair

Speaker-designate Ritter, Maj. Leader Rojas laud legislators’ ability to work across aisle Connecticut House Speaker-designate Matt Ritter and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas today announced that State Representative Dan Fox (D-Stamford) has been reappointed Government Administration and Elections Chair. “Dan was the thrust behind a bill that allowed voting by absentee ballot for all Connecticut…

Marie Hakmiller of Willimantic to Receive AARP’s Highest Volunteer Honor in Connecticut

Andrus Award for Community Service Honors Outstanding Volunteers Age 50-Plus AARP Connecticut is pleased to announce Marie Hakmiller of Willimantic has been selected to receive the 2020 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious state volunteer award, for her outstanding volunteerism and commitment to the community. Ms. Hakmiller will be presented with the…

Americares Awards $250,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants

Stamford, CT – Americares has awarded $250,000 to nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Twenty-five free and charitable clinics were each awarded $10,000 grants. The funds will be used to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment, increase COVID-19 testing and screening capabilities, implement telehealth services, hire additional medical staff and…

Attorney General Ton announces $113 million settlement with Apple over iPhone throttling

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of over 30 other attorneys general announcing a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. over iPhone throttling that the company engaged in in 2016 to address unexpected shutdowns in certain devices. Under the settlement, Apple will pay $1.8 million to Connecticut. “Apple failed Consumer Protection…

SHU to assume management of Discovery Museum

FAIRFIELD, CT – Sacred Heart University announced today that, after a series of talks initiated by leaders of the Discovery Museum, it will assume management of the museum at 4450 Park Avenue in Bridgeport. The museum is down the street from the University’s Fairfield campus. The agreement is effective January 1, 2021, and will continue…

GasBuddy Study Finds 45% Fewer Travelers on the Road This Thanksgiving, Gas Prices Projected to Be Lowest Since 2016

Gas prices play a bigger role in travel plans this year compared to previous; double the amount of respondents want to take advantage of low prices BOSTON, CT – The Thanksgiving travel season will be notably different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. GasBuddy, the travel and navigation app used by more North American…

Eversource Provides Tips to Protect Customers from Scams as the Holiday Season Approaches

Energy company reminds customers to remain vigilant as scammers continue to exploit COVID-19 pandemic BERLIN, Conn. (November 18, 2020) – With sophisticated scammers constantly finding unique ways to exploit utility customers, Eversource is always working to help customers protect themselves from being targeted. In addition to an increase in scam activity related to the COVID-19…

New Canaan’s LiveGirl and S.T.A.R. Join Forces for a conversation on Healing Together

New Canaan, CT – How can I get involved in healing my community? How can I navigate the racial dynamic? These are some of the important questions that will be addressed in an upcoming community conversation, “What’s Next: Post-Election Racial Healing” co-hosted by LiveGirl and Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R.) LiveGirl Founder and CEO Sheri…

Connecticut Department of Labor updates on unemployment applications, trust fund numbers, and American Job Centers

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Kurt Westby today released updates on unemployment applications numbers, the unemployment Trust Fund, and the status of the state’s American Job Centers. Commissioner Westby said, “The Consumer Contact Center has greatly improved how customers access unemployment assistance—last week, customer representatives handled more than 23,000 cases. I’m…