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Weekly Update - June 18

June 18, 2022

This Sunday is Juneteenth! June 19 or "Juneteenth Independence Day" celebrates June 19, 1865, the day that Union soldiers marched into Galveston, Texas, and enforced the Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in Texas. This came nearly three years after President, Abraham Lincoln had proclaimed that they: “Shall be then, thenceforward, and forever, free.”

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Weekly Update - June 11

June 11, 2022

It's Connecticut Open House Day! Now in its 18th year, Connecticut Open House Day celebrates the state’s diverse array of history, art, culture, nature, and adventure experiences. Residents and families across the state can enjoy more than 200 museums, arts and cultural venues, historical sites, farms, and restaurants, with free or discounted admission or special offers.

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Weekly Update - June 4

June 4, 2022

Happy June! Did you know that June is considered "dog license month?" State statute requires that all dogs in Connecticut six months or older must be licensed each year during the month of June in the town where they reside. Applications in all towns are due by Thursday, June 30 – applications submitted after this date are subject to a late fee (and note that unlicensed dogs are subject to a fine).

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Weekly Update - May 28

May 28, 2022

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! A reminder that state and local offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day – so please plan accordingly. In both East Hartford and Manchester, all town offices will be closed Monday and will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 for regularly scheduled hours of operation. In both communities, there will be no curbside waste pickup on Monday, so expect curbside trash pickup and recycling scheduled to be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

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Weekly Update - May 21

May 21, 2022

It's expected to be a HOT weekend. As you begin your summer yard work, attend outdoor graduation ceremonies and celebrations, or just spend some time in the sun please remain cautious and safe as temperatures are expected to rise this weekend and our communities activate a heat advisory. During heat advisories, residents are encouraged to drink plenty of water, wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing and limit time outdoors.

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Weekly Update - May 14

May 14, 2022

With the 2022 legislative session now concluded, the focus is now on which of the bills sent to Governor Lamont's desk will get his signature. As they've been doing throughout the session, Governor Lamont and his team are reviewing the legislation passed through both the House and the Senate. Ultimately, the Governor has three options: sign the bill, veto it, or simply take no action.

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Weekly Update - May 7

May 7, 2022

It's officially a wrap for the 2022 legislative session! It may have been a short session, but we got a lot done for the people of Connecticut. We passed historic tax cuts, kickstarted initiatives to respond to the kids' mental health crisis, continued to build on our economic growth coming out of the pandemic-induced recession, and so much more.

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Weekly Update - April 29

April 30, 2022

Opioid overdose deaths have continued to increase during the pandemic – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Connecticut saw a 14 percent increase in overdose fatalities in 2020. Did you know that most abused prescription drugs often come from family and friends? Today, on National Take Back Day, you can play a pivotal role in stopping this dangerous trend by safely getting rid of expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medications.

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