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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…

The Salvation Army Food Distribution Announced

ENFIELD, CT – The Salvation Army is holding a food distribution of fresh produce, meat, cheese, and milk on October 23rd from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Enfield Square. This distribution is part of the State of Connecticut’s new initiative, Farmers-to-Families, to provide emergency food resources to Connecticut’s food pantries as the state continues to respond…

Governor Lamont unveils Connecticut’s first battery-electric public transit buses

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…

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…

Stamford officials: Risk of Increase in Cases of COVID-19 in Stamford

STAMFORD, CT – The City of Stamford’s Department of Health was notified that a COVID-19 early warning wastewater system detected a potential increase in cases of COVID-19 in Stamford. This detection system is operated through a collaborative effort between Yale University and the State Department of Public Health, “COVID-19 is still a Public Health Emergency,…

STAR Rubino Family Center Announces Expanded Birth through Early Childhood Intervention Beginning September 1

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is launching an expanded, multi-lingual program for children experiencing, or at risk of, developmental delays. The enhanced program, generously supported in part by The Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation, and other generous grants expands services from birth through age five, with additional service options for children…

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…