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national take back day

Friends and Neighbors, Saturday, October 24th is National Drug Take Back Day. There are many collection sites and medication drop boxes available across the state to properly dispose of unwanted medications. National Take Back Collection Sites Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine, pain relievers, etc.) and prescription drug abuse by dropping off any unwanted, expired, or unused...

PURA

HARTFORD – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) voted in favor of legislation to reform Connecticut’s public utility regulations to address the failed tropical storm response and steep rate hikes from Eversource earlier this year. The bill, “An Act Concerning Emergency Response by Electric Distribution Companies, the Regulation of Other Public Utilities and Nexus Provisions for...

Irene Haines Capitol Update

Friends and Neighbors, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th, and Friday, September 25th. This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations, and Community Based...

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Dear Friends & Neighbors, Recently, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues in the short term at the expense of ratepayers. PURA has scheduled a formal hearing process for Monday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m....

Irene Haines-Capitol Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope the message finds you well, and that you and your families are healthy and safe. During these difficult times, many in our community have had their lives upended and others are mourning the loss of loved ones. The last book written by Dr. Martin Luther King was titled, “Where...

Irene Haines-Capitol Update

Hartford – State Representatives Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell), Irene Haines (R-East Haddam), Noreen Kokoruda (R-Madison), and Jesse MacLachlan (R-Westbrook), as legislative colleagues representing Middlesex County, sent a letter to Governor Lamont urging him to assemble a more inclusive team of individuals advising his Reopen Connecticut group as well as urging greater transparency.  The letter, which can be viewed here, also...

COVID-19-Slow the Spread

As part of the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7BB requiring the use of cloth face coverings or higher level protection in public in situations where close contact is unavoidable. The order takes effect at 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 20th. The use of masks has been encouraged by...

Masks for Heros

Dear Friends & Neighbors, During this difficult time there are many ways for us to come together as a community to protect our front-line providers during this outbreak. Below are just a few organizations and opportunities to be of service. Masks for Heroes In an effort to help protect first responders and front-line emergency workers,...

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