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Governor Lamont announces Connecticut is approved for federal disaster designation due to drought conditions

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont Monday announced that all eight counties in Connecticut have received disaster declarations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a result of the ongoing drought that has been negatively impacting the region’s farm industry. The designation means that farmers in the state are eligible to be considered for certain…

Housatonic Museum of Art Nominated for  2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA), announced on Thursday that it has been nominated for The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Rep. Jim Himes submitted the museum for the nation’s highest honor that recognizes outstanding American museums and libraries that have made…

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Governor Ned Lamont, joined by officials from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT), on Monday unveiled the first two battery-electric buses entering public service in the State of Connecticut at an event at the GBT Intermodal Transportation Center in…

FCA@Home: Family & Children’s Agency’s First-Ever Virtual Gathering, October 16, 2020

Norwalk, CT – Family & Children’s Agency’s (FCA) first-ever virtual event, FCA@Home will take place on Friday, October 16, 2020. The virtual event, which is open to the public, will bring together donors and supporters across Fairfield County and beyond from the comfort of their own homes to learn about FCA’s Covid-19 Response and how…

DPH Releases Comprehensive Guidance for All Organized Sports

Hartford, CT – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today released comprehensive guidance and recommendations for organized sports, including youth and adult club and private league play. DPH had previously released guidance to scholastic athletic leagues in Connecticut concerning fall sports. The guidance is intended to guide local health departments, municipalities and league organizers in…

Bysiewicz announces CT continues to be one of the best-counted states in the country

Encourages Remaining Households to Respond to the 2020 U.S. Census as Sept. 30 Deadline Approaches Hartford, CT – With counting efforts for the 2020 U.S. Census set to end on Sept. 30, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz encouraged the remaining Connecticut households to respond to the decennial questionnaire. Connecticut’s total enumeration rate – the self-response rate…

GasBuddy: CT gas prices unchanged in the past week

Connecticut gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.18/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,540 stations. Gas prices in Connecticut are unchanged versus a month ago and stand 50.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Connecticut is priced at $1.82/g…

Record Earnings For Homes for the Brave Signature Fundraiser  Over $108,000 Raised To Support Homeless Veterans

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Over 630 people from across the country participated in the 6th Annual Step OUT for the Brave challenge last month, raising a record-shattering $108,910 to help homeless and at-risk Veterans. The signature fundraiser for Bridgeport’s Homes for the Brave (HFTB) organization was expanded this year to a virtual format, allowing even more…