We have a great deal to look forward to in the upcoming days with Thanksgiving celebrations, being together with loved ones, and Small Business Saturday just around the corner on November 25. The latter is a great opportunity to support our local entrepreneurs, artisans, and small businesses that make our community unique and vibrant.
Good news! The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced the following projects for the installation and revision of traffic signals in Groton and New London are scheduled to start Organizational Phase 1 on Friday, Nov. 24:
Groton - U.S. Route 1 at Ring Dr. & Ella T. Grasso Technical School
Groton - Route 1 at Central Ave & Drive to Bellows Park
New London - S.R. 641 (Truman St.) at Blackhall St. & Blinman St.
Access Health CT's (AHCT) Open Enrollment Period for 2024 opens this Wednesday, November 1. During this period, individuals can enroll for the first time, renew their coverage, and explore the various policy options to see which will be the most beneficial.
Great news! The Housing Advisory Panel voted on Friday to approve one-time grant funding awards as part of the Interest on Real Estate Brokers Trust Account (IOREBTA) Program, which includes $50,000 for the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.
Great news for our schools: $540,000 is going to the New London school district and $543,123 for the Groton School District to build and expand high-dosage tutoring through the Connecticut High-Dosage Tutoring Program. An estimated 432 students in New London and 864 in Groton will be served by these funds, which target students in grade 6-9 with a focus on enhancing mathematics
Last week, I told you that $60,000 for repairs to the Groton Boathouse was on the State Bond Commission's agenda. And this morning, that funding was approved!
The Groton Boathouse will have repairs such as removing exterior paint and repainting, removing, and replacing old roof shingles as needed. As you can see in the photo below, the boathouse is in need of a major facelift, and that's exactly what this project will do.
Update! The ArrayRx program is now OPEN.
I highly encourage you to take advantage of this free program that can save Connecticut residents up to 80% off certain prescriptions at nearly all pharmacies in the state. There's no cost, age restriction or income restriction to join. To sign up, please click here.