Dozens of meetings. Hundreds of phone calls. Mountains of paperwork. The mission is clear. We won’t give up. We won’t be deterred. Our advocacy for the Valley Fire School continues.
If you need food, Walnut Hill Community Church is holding a food distribution event Tuesday, November 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its Derby campus at the corner of Smith Street and 9th Street.
On Monday I was happy to join TEAM, Inc and a group of dedicated volunteers to distribute boxes of food to families in need of extra support during these challenging times. In just over 2 hours we gave away about 575 boxes of fresh produce, meat and dairy. The next food box distribution event is scheduled for Friday, October 30 at Nolan Field in Ansonia.
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has created the CT CARES Small Business Grant Program to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses can apply for a one-time grant of $5,000 to use for payroll, rent/mortgage, utilities, equipment purchases and other items.
Wednesday our state reported its second straight day with a 2 percent or higher positivity rate of COVID-19/coronavirus and hospitalizations continue to climb. Our state has not seen a hospitalization rate like Wednesday's since June 16.
While our state's positive test rate is lower than hotspots across the U.S., we must remain vigilant in practicing behaviors that reduce our risk of transmitting or contracting the virus.