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…

Mosquitoes in Stamford Test Positive for West Nile

STAMFORD, CT – The State Mosquito Management Program announced mosquitoes trapped in Stamford on July 16, 2020 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Stamford’s Department of Health will begin larvaciding catch basins in the area to control the mosquito population; in addition to the larvaciding the department has conducted since June to preemptively…

Lamont announces launch of business.ct.gov

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced the launch of business.ct.gov – an online, one-stop-shop where entrepreneurs can easily find information and quickly create a checklist with everything required to start up or manage their business in Connecticut. The online service will make it easier to do business in the state, support small…

Lamont signs order requiring certain travelers to CT to complete a form upon entry into state and send it to DPH

DPH: Failure to submit the form or self-quarantine may result in $1,000 civil penalty for each violation HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that he has signed an executive order strengthening his previously enacted travel advisory for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high infection and positivity rates for COVID-19. The order…

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Honors Filling in the Blanks Volunteers for Heroic Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Norwalk, CT – Stepping Stones Museum for Children honored Filling in the Blanks volunteers in June for their heroic commitment to helping hungry children as part of its grassroots “We ‘Heart’ Our CommUNITY” commemorative tile campaign to thank local organizations and individuals helping local communities get through the COVID-19 crisis. “We are thrilled to shine…

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Suspends Parking Meter Fees and Enforcement, Encourages Residents to Eat Local, Shop Local in Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim reminds residents and visitors of Downtown Bridgeport that officials have put a hold on the collection of parking meter fees and will not enforce parking meter payments in an effort to support customers of local businesses and reenergize local economy in the City of Bridgeport. Mayor Ganim stated, “In order…

Stamford Public Schools Named Kristina Wylie-Colmenares Assistant Principal AITE

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) recently announced Kristina Wylie-Colmenares as assistant principal, Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE), effective July 21, 2020. Wylie-Colmenares will fill the position recently vacated by Lawrence Keller, who is returning to the classroom to serve as the Career & Technology Education Teacher for the Early College Studies…