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City of Bridgeport officials advise residents and businesses that CT COVID-19 protocol includes fins for failure to comply

Bridgeport, CT – City of Bridgeport officials announce that in accordance with Governor Lamont Executive Order 7NNN, the use of masks or facial coverings and restrictions on gatherings as COVID-19 mitigation protocol will now include fines for failure to comply. Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7NNN authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal…

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…

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim and City of Bridgeport Provide Update on Estimated $18 Million City Milling and Paving Improvement Projects

Bridgeport, CT – Bridgeport Mayor Ganim announced that the City of Bridgeport Engineering Department and Public Facilities have moved into Phase 2 of a $2.5 million City-wide milling and paving project as well as continuation of a $15 million, 100% federally funded safety improvement project to improve City of Bridgeport intersections on Main Street. In…

New Haven Mayor Elicker Launches Assistance Program for Renters, Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

NEW HAVEN, CT – On September 2, 2020, Mayor Justin Elicker joined HUD’s Regional Administrator David Tille along with state, and local housing officials and stakeholders, to launch the City of New Haven’s Emergency Housing Response aimed at helping residents experiencing housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic, known as CASTLE: Coronavirus Assistance and Security…

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim, SMBE Director Gee Remind Local Business Owners of Emergency Relief Funds Currently Available

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim, Small & Minority Business Enterprise Director Fred Gee remind local business owners that there are still resources available to provide emergency relief to businesses impacted by COVID-19; such as Emergency Injury Disaster Loans. Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) of up to $150,000 are available to business owners via the Small…

Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup: Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, and Windham Counties Are Experiencing Stage 2 Drought Conditions

Hartford, CT – With precipitation across Connecticut three to seven inches below normal over the last 90 days, the state’s Interagency Drought Workgroup has announced that the four northern counties (Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, and Windham) are experiencing Stage 2 Drought conditions. Under the state’s new drought plan adopted in 2018, Stage 2 has replaced the…

City of Bridgeport Police Department Announce Partnership with Liberation Programs to Improve Community Relations While Addressing Substance Use Disorders

Bridgeport, CT – Chief of Police Perez, Assistant Chief Garcia, Health Director Morrissey, and Council President Aidee Nieves were joined by Council members and Liberation Programs at Washington Park to announce a partnership that will provide necessary connections to address addiction and mental health in the City of Bridgeport. Onsite Liberation Programs staff are committed…