Haddam Receives Large State Grant for Senior Housing & Center

August 11, 2023

Congratulations to the Town of Haddam, which received a $4,550,000 grant award for Serving Our Seniors – Affordable Senior Housing and Senior Center. This adaptive reuse, ADA-accessible project in Higganum Village will transform the former elementary school to create a new Senior Center and sidewalks connecting to downtown. Thirty-three units of affordable senior housing will be created. The site will also host the community food pantry, a multi-generational park, and a dog park. The former school auditorium will be available for public use.

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Red Dye in Water No Cause for Alarm

August 3, 2023

Over the next several weeks you may see some bright red liquid in the tributaries of the Connecticut River - do not be alarmed!

The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station (CAES), will soon begin releasing a non-toxic red dye in order to study the patterns of water flow. This study is being done as Phase I of testing that will eventually help the two groups finds ways to manage hydrilla in our waterways.

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Connecticut: A Leader in Reproductive Rights

July 31, 2023

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's devastating decision overturning Roe v. Wade, I am pleased that Connecticut has been a national leader in passing a number of measures defending residents, healthcare workers, and those from out-of-state seeking reproductive services and resources.

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Danger on the River

July 14, 2023

No doubt you have seen - on the news or with your own eyes - the dangerous conditions on the Connecticut River. The devastating floods in Vermont are washing unintentionally released objects (known as “flotsam”) downriver to us. Large tree branches, mattresses, garbage - even some unmoored boats - are moving briskly and causing a real hazard.

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Expanded Assistance to New Homeowners

July 10, 2023

Part of what makes Connecticut great is that we seek to lift up all residents, regardless of income or background. This program is one more example of that commitment to our community.

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Summer at the Museum is BACK!

July 5, 2023

Under the program, Connecticut children 18 years of age and under – plus one accompanying adult – can receive free admission to any of the participating museums, including historic house museums, historic sites, historical societies, art museums, children’s museums, science centers, special-interest museums, natural history museums, university museums, arboretums/botanical gardens, and zoos.

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