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FCC Launching Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (May 12th)

What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit? The $3.2B Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary Federal Communications Commission program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program […]

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Griffin Mobile Vaccine Unit Walk-Up Clinic May 5th & 6th

Get your Covid-19 Vaccines at the Keefe Community Center. Administered by the Griffin Mobile Vaccine Unit Where: Keefe Community Center, 11 Pine Street (Entrance is on George St., use 19 George Street for GPS). When: […]

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Electric Vehicles in Connecticut

In 2020, Connecticut unveiled A Policy Framework for Electric Vehicle Adoption to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging station infrastructure, among other things.  Connecticut has committed to an ambitious EV adoption goal […]

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CT Department of Transportation Public Hearings

STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE, P.O. BOX 317546 NEWINGTON, CONNECTICUT 06131-7546 _____________________________________________ Notice of Public Hearings ____________________________________ The  Connecticut Department  of  Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct virtual public hearings on rail service  […]

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Employment Opportunities at AEC Solar

  Currently Hiring – Warehouse Worker / Driver Job Description: AEC Solar LLC. is currently looking to hire a Warehouse Worker / Driver.   The Warehouse Worker / Driver will be responsible for daily deliveries which […]

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May Day 2021: An Equitable Recovery for All

May Day is a holiday usually celebrated on May 1st or the first Monday of May. It is an ancient festival of spring and a current traditional spring holiday in many European cultures. Dances, singing, […]

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Press Release U.S. Small Business Administration April 27, 2021 WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May […]

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The Fifth Season Book Discussion

Please join us on Zoom to discuss the book “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemison on Monday, May 31st, 2021. In a May 13, 2016 review in the “New York Times”, Annalee Newitz states, “N.K. […]

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How to Prevent, Identify and Respond to an Opioid Overdose – Virtual Community Narcan Training Wed. Apr. 28 at 6:30 pm

The Hamden Public Library and the Quinnipiack Valley Health District are raising awareness about the opioid crisis – the other epidemic. Learn how you can help prevent, identify and respond to an opioid overdose event by using […]

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Library Reopening for limited hours on April 22nd

  Dear Library Patrons, Special Notice: We are reopening for limited hours beginning Thursday, April 22. The library will be open for limited onsite services between 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Last […]

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