7/16/21 Newsletter

July 16, 2021

I hope you and your family are having a nice July!

Below you will find information on the following:

  • Child Tax Credit 
  • Newington Extravaganza
  • Newington Road Work
  • Amateur Radio League 
  • Newington Community Champion Award 
  • Veterans Advisory Committee 
The President signed into law the American Rescue Plan, which continues to provide immediate relief to American families and communities. With this child tax credit, nearly all working families will not only make it easier for families to make ends meet, but tax credits for working families have been shown to boost child academic and economic performance over time.

Beginning yesterday, July 15, families will receive monthly payments of $250 to $300 for each child and to help families make ends meet.

To check your eligibility, please visit: https://bit.ly/3wCdRjr


Join me this Saturday, July 17th at Newington's annual Extravaganza event! Come enjoy food from a variety of food trucks, live music, local vendors, and a firework show at night. I will be at the Newington DTC tent from 10am to 3pm. 

Beginning August 1st, there will be road work along the Berlin Turnpike in Newington. Please see below for additional information about lane closures. 

I was thrilled to join Congressman Larson and State Senator Lesser in the re-opening ceremony of the Amateur Radio League (ARRL) headquarters in Newington.

The ARRL has provided invaluable resources to our community and communities across the nation. Newington is fortunate to have such an important resource in our town. To read more about the work the ARRL has accomplished towards their mission of advancing art and science through public service, advocacy, education and technology, please visit their webpage here


Every year, and particularly this year, our community witnesses countless advocates fighting for positive change. These advocates come in all shapes and sizes from leaders of non-profit organizations, to students creating initiatives within our community. I think it is important for us to take the time to thank and honor these everyday champions for all that they do. Please continue to send in your nominations for the Monthly Newington Community Champion Award.

This monthly award aims to acknowledge Newington residents who are advocating and contributing towards positive change in the community.

In order to nominate a Newington friend or neighbor, please email gary.turco@cga.ct.gov with the following information: 

-Newington Resident's Name 
-Reason for Nomination 
-Nominee Contact Information

If you are a Newington veteran, the family member of a Newington veteran, or anyone interested in helping veterans in Newington, and across CT, then please join the Newington Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to ensure the voices of veterans and active service members are heard throughout the legislative process. Members of this committee will help inform decisions made at the state capitol and will also learn about the legislative process, bill tracking and more.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please sign-up through the link below, or email me at Gary.Turco@cga.ct.gov

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