Category: News

CT DOL launches new Consumer Contact Center scheduling feature, provides Cares Act II and other updates

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Kurt Westby today announced that the agency has launched a new Consumer Contact Center tool that will help residents who need unemployment claims assistance. The new feature, accessed through the www.FileCTUI.com page, allows people to schedule a call back up to two weeks out. Additionally, the…

CT governor announces appointments to the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing eleven members to serve on the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST). The council, a division of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, oversees training and certification of police officers, as well as a mandatory police department accreditation program.…

Gov. Lamont announces  State Emergency Operations Center will remain activated for winter storm

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State Emergency Operations Center, which is already activated in a virtual capacity for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, will remain activated to monitor and respond to conditions resulting from the significant winter storm that is forecast to impact Connecticut beginning Wednesday night and continuing into Thursday.…

Gov. Lamont appoints Mark Boughton as Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that he is appointing Mark Boughton to serve as commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services. Boughton, a Republican, is currently serving his tenth consecutive term as mayor of Danbury, making him the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. He will begin serving as commissioner on…

GasBuddy Study Finds 45% Fewer Travelers on the Road This Thanksgiving, Gas Prices Projected to Be Lowest Since 2016

Gas prices play a bigger role in travel plans this year compared to previous; double the amount of respondents want to take advantage of low prices BOSTON, CT – The Thanksgiving travel season will be notably different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. GasBuddy, the travel and navigation app used by more North American…

Eversource Provides Tips to Protect Customers  from Scams as the Holiday Season Approaches

Energy company reminds customers to remain vigilant as scammers continue to exploit COVID-19 pandemic BERLIN, Conn. (November 18, 2020) – With sophisticated scammers constantly finding unique ways to exploit utility customers, Eversource is always working to help customers protect themselves from being targeted. In addition to an increase in scam activity related to the COVID-19…

Governor Lamont announces Connecticut is approved for federal disaster designation due to drought conditions

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont Monday announced that all eight counties in Connecticut have received disaster declarations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a result of the ongoing drought that has been negatively impacting the region’s farm industry. The designation means that farmers in the state are eligible to be considered for certain…