Category: News

City of Bridgeport Announces West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquito Breeding Grounds

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim, Health Director Lisa Morrissey joined to promote “Fight the Bite!,” a seasonal City health initiative which provides resources and educational materials to help residents identify preventive measures and risk factors associated with mosquito and tick-borne illnesses; such as Zika, West Nile Virus, and Lyme disease. Mayor Ganim stated, “One of…

Lamont announces CT receives extension of full federal funding for National Guard COVID-19 response operations

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that, following his telephone call late last night with President Donald J. Trump, the State of Connecticut has been approved to receive an extension through September 30 of its full federal funding for its use of the National Guard in the state’s ongoing response to the…

Mayor Ganim and Bridgeport EOC Advise Residents to Prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim and Director Appleby of Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center urge residents to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias and any inclement weather that may cause damage in the City of Bridgeport. Forecast The City of Bridgeport anticipates a storm system that may begin impacting our area with scattered showers and potential for…

Bysiewicz and members of Governor’s Countil on Women and Girls launch financial literacy portal

Hartford, CT – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, chairwoman of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls, and members of the council’s Economic Opportunity and Workforce Equity Subcommittee today announced the launch of the Financial Literacy Portal — an initiative that will ensure helpful resources from state agencies are centralized and non-profits that support financial literacy are highlighted.  The website was developed after the…

Connecticut announces joint state-federal COVID-19 fraud task force

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong, U.S. Attorney John Durham, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo announced formation of a joint federal-state task force combatting COVID-19 related fraud in Connecticut. The task force will investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including price…

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s Office

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont announced today that Summer, a social enterprise that assists student loan borrowers, is providing Connecticut residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with free assistance managing their student loans. As a certified B Corp, Summer is the leading resource for borrowers to simplify and save on their student debt…

Connecticut AG Tong files suit to protect clean water

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong on Friday joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to gut longstanding Clean Water Act protections by unlawfully narrowing the definition of “Waters of the United States. The EPA final rule removes protections for all ephemeral streams,…