Friday, January 18, 2019

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2019 Major Issues Report

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Snowstorms & Extreme Cold Safety 

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Major policies opposed by businesses loom in Democrat-controlled legislature

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Valley Lawmakers Sworn-in for New Term


HARTFORD - State Representatives Themis Klarides, Nicole Klarides-Ditria and Senator George Logan took their oath of office on Wednesday, January 9th, commencing the 2019 legislative session.

“The start of the new legislative session offers us all a chance for a clean slate and renewed opportunities to do the hard work and produce the best outcomes for the people of the state of Connecticut. I am optimistic that we can accomplish great things and complete our work on time,’’ House Republican Leader Themis Klarides said.

“It’s an honor representing the 105th district in the General Assembly,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “I am hopeful that the new administration will work collaboratively with Republicans and Democrats this session. We all know the many issues impacting our state and we should all be putting our heads together to find the best possible solutions that will move our state in a better direction.”
“I’m excited to begin my second term as state senator.  It is an honor to serve the taxpayers of the 17th Senate District.  Please contact me with any questions or comments.  Sign up for my State Capitol email alerts at and friend me on Facebook.  I am fighting for you, the taxpayers.  I am trying to make Connecticut more affordable, and I want to hear from you.” 

The lawmakers will be entering a “long session”, which will run from January 9th to June 5th. During the long session, the lawmakers are able to propose legislation and will be tasked with framing a two-year state budget.
(This is a press release from House Republicans)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Bad Sons Releasing New Brew

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Free Tax Prep Help Available

Free income tax preparation available to eligible Valley residents
Who?  TEAM’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepared more than 1,000 income tax returns last year.
TEAM is a private, non-profit human services agency serving Milford and the Greater Valley region whose mission is to strengthen our communities by educating, supporting, and empowering individuals and families.

What?  TEAM is pleased to announce it will offer free tax preparation and filing services to eligible Valley households needing to file their 2018 returns. 
VITA is a financial literacy initiative providing free tax preparation services for individual or family incomes less than $55,000/year. 
TEAM’s IRS-trained volunteers not only prepare/file basic tax returns - they also educate participants on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), child tax credits, and many other tax-related issues and opportunities.

When?  Available by appointment on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays beginning Jan. 27 and continuing through April 15, 2019. 
Scheduling: or call TEAM 203-736-5420 ext.1206 for more assistance and information.

Where?  TEAM, 30 Elizabeth St., Derby (Monday - Wednesday - Saturday) Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., Derby (Sunday)
Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, Milford (Sunday - Monday)

Why?  VITA plays a key role to help keep and put money in the pockets of hard-working people who really need it. In the last year alone, TEAM’s VITA program filed 1,130 returns in the Greater Valley region at no cost - results of these returns included $1.5 million in refunds, more than $480,000 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC), and more than $110,000 in Child Tax Credits and Education Tax Credits.

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