Business Groups Write to Oppose Health Insurance Tax

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...Scanlon, D-Guilford, said that the federal legislation didn’t address everything, like allowing cost-sharing and fixing the “family glitch” which prevents low and middle-income families from enrolling in an affordable plan. Scanlon also said that the federal funds were limited to two years.  “I don’t think there’s any reason we shouldn’t...

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Guilford P&Z Votes for Change to Allow for Multifamily Development

...told the commission that while his group is known for higher-priced projects like waterfront condominiums at Central Hall in Mystic, they also develop mid-priced properties like the one they envision for Guilford. Navarro said he expects units at the Guilford project to be priced “a tick or two” higher than...

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Lamont Probably Won’t Mind Denunciation as a Moderate

...legislators want to be considered far left on taxes and spending. Some like to posture for restraint in government finance. One of these Democrats, Guilford state Rep. Sean Scanlon, House chairman of the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee, has proposed legislation to limit municipal property tax increases and to have...

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Debating the Impact of Eliminating Connecticut’s Religious Exemption to Vaccination

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...to an overall mistrust of science and pharmaceutical companies.  “Obviously, social media has helped people really spread that message,” said Terranova.   State Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, and State Rep. Kathleen McCarty, R-Waterford, said during the March 31 meeting that they were concerned about removing children between kindergarten and sixth grade...

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Old Saybrook’s Police Commission Opts Out of Active Oversight

...departments are welcome to adapt the policy to fit their particular town.   In East Lyme, for example, the power to delegate investigations resides with the First Selectman.  Guilford adopted rules that empower its police commission to investigate complaints independent from — or in cooperation with — the town’s chief of...

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As COVID Cases Surge, Connecticut Resists Rollback

...weeks.   Madison, Guilford, Chester, Old Lyme and East Lyme all moved into the high risk category for the first time this week. Yet not all of the towns in the red zone have experienced huge spikes in comparison to a week ago. Chester, Deep River, and Essex each experienced a...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Buyer’s Guide

...still time to pre-order a bird, but time is running short. Below are a few choices in the area, including one non-turkey alternative. Gozzi’s Turkey Farms, 2443 Boston Post Rd, Guilford  (203) 453 2771 www.facebook.com/Gozzis-Turkey-Farms (this link doesn’t work well!) Order ASAP by phone Price: $3.09/pound Pick up: the week...

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Paglino Offers Takeaway from Third-Party Bid

Green Party candidate Justin Paglino, a physician from Guilford, challenged incumbent Democrat Rosa Delauro for Connecticut’s third House district.  DeLauro beat back Paglino and her Republican challenger, real estate developer Margaret Streicker, with 54.7 percent of the vote.  For Paglino, his 1.4 percent of the vote counts as a win. ...

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Streicker, Paglino Challenge Long-time Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Democrat Rosa DeLauro is running for re-election after representing Connecticut’s third district in Congress for the last 30 years. DeLauro faces Republican Margaret Streicker, an entrepreneur and single mother of four from Milford, and Green Party Candidate Justin Paglino, a physician and father of two from Guilford. After initial agreements...

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Cohen and LaPorta Sketch Out Priorities for Senate

Freshman incumbent Democrat Christine Cohen is running for re-election against Republican Joe LaPorta for the 12th District’s State Senate seat, representing Madison, Guilford, Branford, North Branford, Durham and Killingworth. Cohen, who chairs the Environment Committee, and founded and co-chairs the Coastal Caucus, “a bipartisan group of lawmakers who focus on...

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As Legislators Debate Economic Benefits, and Burden for Homeowners, New Environmental Cleanup Rules Receive Unanimous Vote

...new septic system. Probably more than an addition on a house,” he said.  According to State Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, however, the regulations currently being considered by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection would only hold property owners responsible for spills greater than five gallons which cannot be cleaned...

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Legislature Overwhelmingly Passes Environmental Justice Measure

...“distressed.” “There are communities across our beautiful state that are adversely affected by polluting facilities,” said State Sen. Christine Cohen, D-Guilford, chairman of the Environment Committee. “We have a responsibility to protect those communities, their home and their health.”  According to the Department of Economic and Community Development, this bill...

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