State Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) joined with Governor Ned Lamont to encourage any student loan borrower who has been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis to utilize additional resources newly available to them for free. Governor Lamont announced recently that borrowers can receive free assistance from the social enterprise Summer (www.meetsummer.org), which offers resources including tools and experts who can help with finding, comparing and enrolling in dozens of loan assistance and forgiveness programs.
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There was the Loch Ness Monster, then Champ in Lake Champlain; now there is Quassilla of Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury Connecticut. A book produced by husband and wife team Janis Hogan (writer) and by Don Farrell (illustrator), former Southbury residents, recounts the tale of a plesiosaurus from Mesozoic era rescued by Middle McFee of Quassmorrah Bay from the icy shores of northern Europe. Their journey takes them through a secret cave beneath Manhattan to a tiny spring-fed lake in CT.
Primary care, behavioral health, and addiction treatment offered through walk-in, appointments, and telehealth and telemedicine services
Wheeler’s Waterbury Family Health & Wellness Center has moved from 100 Jefferson Square to 855 Lakewood Road, and the new community health center facility opened on Monday, May 11th.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Connecticut invites all adults aged 50+ to register for its first online learning summer session through June 2020.
Torrington will celebrate Memorial Day a bit differently this year. To protect the health of residents and visitors, the regular downtown parade has been cancelled due to the continued threat of COVID-19. In the spirit of continuing the longstanding tradition of Memorial Day ceremonies, Mayor Elinor Carbone and the Torrington Veterans Memorial Committee have decided to develop a “virtual parade” slideshow, and a video veterans’ recognition ceremony, to be shared through the City website and local media.
Mindfulness Practice: Exploring the Spectrum of Mind, Heart, and Body Awareness
Sundays in May, 9:00 -10:00 am
Earlier this week, CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced her plan to alter elections and voting processes for the Aug 11, 2020 Presidential Primary and November 5, 2020 General Elections.
Building on their first round of $100,000 in emergency grants they approved in April for ten local hospitals, Liberty Bank of Middletown, Connecticut today announced that through their charitable foundation they will be providing an additional $100,000 in funding to support several other community organizations in their COVID-19 response.
Artists Respond Grant: Award amount: $1000 for individuals, $2000 for collaborations to create new art to inspire, connect, and educate during this time
This week, Congresswoman Hayes will be introducing the Helping Hospitals in Need Act, a bill which would direct critical resources to help hospitals in Connecticut and around the country that are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill would replenish funds for hospitals and providers authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act with another $100 billion dollars. It would also ensure that the Secretary prioritize hospitals that serve a high proportion of uninsured or low-income patients, and states that have the highest per capita hospitalization rates for confirmed COVID-19 cases – like Connecticut.
The Historic 17-foot tall Seth Thomas Street Clock, dating back to 1921, was removed from its location on Bank Street and brought to Wakefield, Rhode Island in October 2019 to be fully restored. The clock is returning to its location on April 16, 2020.
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and State of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff statewide effective immediately in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19. The flags will remain lowered throughout the emergency. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S.
Connecticut Department of Labor employees provided more than $35 million in benefits payments to nearly 104,000 claimants for the week ending April 4. The agency has now processed nearly 133,000 claims of the more than 302,000 the agency has received since March 13, 2020.
Waterbury Hospital and Connecticut Health Care Associates District 1199, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employers (CHCA/NUHHCE), the labor union that represents the hospital’s nursing staff and technical positions including respiratory therapists, and radiology and surgical technicians, today hailed the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that has enabled them to work effectively together to care for the community during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Andrew N. Mais called on insurers to consider lowering personal vehicle premiums and adjust commercial hired and non-owned auto insurance in light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
StayWell Health Center Opens Tele-Medicine to all patients
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Naugatuck Valley Community College has been awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education for the Promoting Academically Successful Students (PASS) program. PASS is a new initiative of the Minority Advancement Program (MAP) to address students of color who are placed on academic probation and need additional support to redress their academic standing. A successful student of the PASS program will develop sustainable skills to remain on track to graduation and be removed from academic probation.