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Connecticut congressional leaders seeking applications for newly-created Social Equity Council

HARTFORD, CT – House Speaker Matt Ritter (D – Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D – East Hartford, Manchester) are accepting applications for their appointments to the Social Equity Council that is established under legislation Governor Ned Lamont signed into law on June 22 legalizing the use of cannabis for adults over 21…

Hurricane Season Starts June 1st – Salvation Army Prepares

CONNECTICUT – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is preparing as a part of its recurring initiatives in Southern New England. Regional EDS teams in Connecticut are prepared to respond with immediate feeding, hydration, and other key…

Lt. Governor Bysiewicz and DVA Commissioner Saadi: 2021 Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Citizens have until Sep. 10, 2021 to Nominate Veterans for Post-Military Life Achievements Hartford, CT – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi today encouraged all citizens to consider nominating distinguished veterans who have made significant contributions to their communities after leaving military service to the Connecticut Veterans…

Weston Historical Society Installs Sculpture Garden Featuring Art by the late Daniel E. Offutt, III

WESTON, CT – The Weston Historical Society has recently installed the Daniel E. Offutt, III Sculpture Garden at the Coley Homestead located at 104 Weston Road. The sculpture garden has been funded by a $10,000 grant from the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust and features five sculptures created by the late Weston philanthropist, Daniel…

Murphy Applauds Inclusion of Rail Funding in American Jobs Plan

HARTFORD, CT – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on Wednesday applauded the inclusion of rail funding in the American Jobs Plan as laid out by the Biden administration this morning: “The rail funding proposed in President Biden’s American…

Payroll jobs post slight January 2021 decline (-100): unemployment rate at 8.1% on newly benchmarked data

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut payroll employment was essentially unchanged in January 2021, dropping just 100 jobs (‑0.01%) after a revised 4,600 (‑0.3%) decrease in December 2020. This is the third monthly job loss after six consecutive seasonally adjusted monthly jobs gains. Statewide employment is now 127,300 (-7.5%) positions lower than a year ago at 1,570,700…