Milford's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/milford Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:48:56 -0400 HamletHub.com Milford Residents Can Support Connecticut Food Bank By Participating in Race Against Hunger https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/events/46435-milford-residents-can-support-connecticut-food-bank-by-participating-in-race-against-hunger-158629267646435-milford-residents-can-support-connecticut-food-bank-by-participating-in-race-against-hunger-1586292676 https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/events/46435-milford-residents-can-support-connecticut-food-bank-by-participating-in-race-against-hunger-158629267646435-milford-residents-can-support-connecticut-food-bank-by-participating-in-race-against-hunger-1586292676

Support for Connecticut Food Bank During COVID-19: Race Against Hunger

Connecticut Food Bank needs the town of Milford to help to support their efforts during the COVID-19 Pandemic! Food Bank volunteers are working tirelessly during this unprecedented time to feed the hungry throughout Connecticut.
One way Milford can support the Food Bank is by participating in The Race Against Hunger, a virtual 5K run and walk that takes place between April 13th - April 19th. Since it’s virtual, you can participate at the time and place of your choosing! Register at www.jbsports.com.
This virtual event is a way for Connecticut runners to stay connected and motivated while keeping our distance! Let’s come together to support those in need during these critical times. Register now to help the state's largest source of emergency food assistance!
The food bank is still open, but hours are modified. Below is a list of Food Banks within 20 miles of Milford. Please call because there may be changes.

Date Time City Place
Tuesday, April 7 2:00 PM East Haven East Haven High School
Wednesday, April 8 9:30 AM Danbury New Hope Baptist Church
Wednesday, April 8 4:00 PM Bridgeport Roosevelt School
Wednesday, April 8 4:30 PM Hamden Hamden Middle School
Wednesday, April 8 5:30 PM Bethel Walnut Hill Church
Thursday, April 9 5:30 PM Naugatuck Naugatuck Convention Center

Keep checking Connecticut Food Bank’s website and social media for updates for the Mobile Pantry schedule.
Should you have questions, the Mobile Pantry Hotline is updated daily. Call (203) 741-9751 for info.

 

 

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (CT Food Banks) Events Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:43:32 -0400
Milford Mayor Announces Return of Popular Extended Hours at Transfer Station https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/life/46432-milford-mayor-announces-return-of-popular-extended-hours-at-transfer-station-158620777446432-milford-mayor-announces-return-of-popular-extended-hours-at-transfer-station-1586207774 https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/life/46432-milford-mayor-announces-return-of-popular-extended-hours-at-transfer-station-158620777446432-milford-mayor-announces-return-of-popular-extended-hours-at-transfer-station-1586207774

Mayor Benjamin G. Blake has announced the return of extended hours at the Transfer Station beginning April 11, 2020, and running through mid-December. The extended hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Regular weekday hours will remain the same (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).

As a reminder, this program is for Milford residents only.  The extended hours do not apply to commercial haulers.  Visitors to the Transfer Station will be asked to present their vehicle registration at the gate.

The Public Works Department also reminds residents that construction and demolition (C&D) materials will not be accepted at the Transfer Station. These items may be brought to Waste Conversion, 221 Old Gate Lane, Milford (203-882-5840) M-F, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  This is a private company; therefore, residents are responsible for disposal costs.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City will monitor community health conditions before determining whether the 2020 spring bulk trash pick-up moves forward in May, is postponed, canceled, or modified. A separate announcement will be made concerning the spring pick-up.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (City of Milford) Life Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:16:12 -0400
Governor Lamont Directs Q Bridge to Be Illuminated Red in Honor of Connecticut’s Health Care Workers https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46431-governor-lamont-directs-q-bridge-to-be-illuminated-red-in-honor-of-connecticut-s-health-care-workers46431-governor-lamont-directs-q-bridge-to-be-illuminated-red-in-honor-of-connecticut-s-health-care-workers https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46431-governor-lamont-directs-q-bridge-to-be-illuminated-red-in-honor-of-connecticut-s-health-care-workers46431-governor-lamont-directs-q-bridge-to-be-illuminated-red-in-honor-of-connecticut-s-health-care-workers

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – more commonly known among residents as the Q Bridge – in red lights beginning tonight to honor the thousands of Connecticut health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bridge carries I-91 over the Quinnipiac River in New Haven, and is operated and maintained by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

“Our state’s health care workers have been thrown into this crisis and are literally working around the clock to protect our state from this pandemic,” Governor Lamont said. “This is a visible way for us to express our appreciation for their dedication during this national crisis, and a reminder to our residents about the sacrifices they are making on our behalf. Too often, our doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and so many others are almost taken for granted. We want them to know that we understand and appreciate their commitment to the health and safety of our citizens.”

“Health care workers across Connecticut deserve our sincerest gratitude for stepping up to be on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19,” Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz said. “Their hard work and dedication to the people of our state is truly praiseworthy. I encourage everyone to take a moment to thank the health care workers in their community and to honor their sacrifice by continuing to stay home and practice safe social distancing in order to stop the spread of this virus.”

“I am pleased that we are able to honor these brave men and women in this special way,” Transportation Commissioner Joseph J. Giulietti said. “The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge is one of the gems of Connecticut’s highway system – a signature structure on our coastline – traveled by more than 130,000 vehicles on a typical day.”

Normally, the bridge is illuminated in soft shades of blue or green. In keeping with the memorial designation of the bridge, it is illuminated red, white, and blue on special days of commemoration, such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and September 11.

The special red lighting honoring the state’s health care workers will continue as long as the COVID-19 pandemic remains at significant levels.

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Neighbors Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:51:29 -0400
Community is not Canceled: Drive By Easter Egg Hunt in Milford https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/events/46430-community-is-not-canceled-drive-by-easter-egg-hunt-in-milford46430-community-is-not-canceled-drive-by-easter-egg-hunt-in-milford https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/events/46430-community-is-not-canceled-drive-by-easter-egg-hunt-in-milford46430-community-is-not-canceled-drive-by-easter-egg-hunt-in-milford

Community is not Canceled 

Neighbors helping neighbors, community members reaching out to our local senior citizens, residents supporting our heroic first responders -the inspiring stories and acts of kindness brought forth by our current crisis are extraordinary. What's more, small businesses, local nonprofits, and civic organizations are innovating to stay connected and serve the community. 

Community is not Canceled, a series made possible by LIFEWTR will showcase Connecticut's awesome response to this unprecedented situation. We are in this together. Stay strong. 

Calling all Milford kids! Christ Presbyterian Church, Milford is hosting "Drive-By" Easter Egg Hunt.

To participate:

1. Make an egg (at least 8.5x11--large enough to be visible from the street), and place it in a window of your home or business, in your yard, on a tree, post, etc.

2. Take a picture of the egg and post it as a comment on the official video on our Facebook page, (http://www.facebook.com/CPCMilford), together with your street name: we'll enter you in a raffle for one of the great prizes Milford businesses and organizations are donating! (Raffle winners will be  announced Monday after Easter).

3. Go egg hunting! Let us know in the video comments how many eggs you found!

Scheduled from now through Easter Sunday, April 12th, the event takes place all over town.

Christ Presbyterian Church is also looking for sponsors who wish to promote their business by donating something they offer to the raffle. 

Christ Presbyterian Church, Milford is a new, local church who's mission is to create community, provide stability, bring reconciliation, and love our city well.

For more information, visit http://www.cpcmilford.org/drive-by-easter-egg-hunt/

Community is not Canceled! We are thankful to LIFEWTR for helping us to connect and stay strong.

The views and opinions expressed above are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of HamletHub or LIFEWTR. 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:40:18 -0400
Housatonic Museum of Art Receives $70K Donation From Werth Family Foundation https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/places/46429-housatonic-museum-of-art-receives-70-000-donation-from-werth-family-foundation46429-housatonic-museum-of-art-receives-70-000-donation-from-werth-family-foundation https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/places/46429-housatonic-museum-of-art-receives-70-000-donation-from-werth-family-foundation46429-housatonic-museum-of-art-receives-70-000-donation-from-werth-family-foundation

The Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport–home to treasures by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Alex Katz and more–has received a $70,000 donation from the Werth Family Foundation.

A long-time benefactor of the museum, the Werth Family Foundation currently sponsors the Werth Family Foundation Student Docent Program, which introduces Bridgeport students to art, architecture and art history, teaches them to look at art critically, and provides them with an opportunity to develop visual, analytical and leadership skills. To date, the program has served over 4,000 students in 17 Bridgeport schools.

With this gift, the Foundation supports the museum’s programming, exhibitions and the preservation of its collection. It also provides essential funding for marketing efforts and new projects such as video interviews of the artists and donors that have contributed to the collection since its inception in 1967.

“This award is an important investment in sharing and exploring our arts and cultural heritage with those that live in and visit our region,” said Museum Director, Robbin Zella. “With this support, we can continue to provide engaging programming and educational opportunities, while also expanding our presence as a great learning resource.” The museum is planning for its grand re-opening on Thursday, September 5th with an exciting new exhibit entitled, Close to the Line: Mari Rantanen and Kirsten Reynolds. The museum has been closed for renovations since last summer.

To learn more about the Housatonic Museum of Art, please visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org or call (203) 332-5052. The museum is located on the Housatonic Community College campus at 900 Lafayette Boulevard in Bridgeport, CT.

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kerry@ducey.org (Laura Roberts) Places Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:23:08 -0400
Milford's Christ Presbyterian Church to Host Drive-By Easter Egg Hunt https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/life/46427-milford-s-christ-presbyterian-church-to-host-drive-by-easter-egg-hunt46427-milford-s-christ-presbyterian-church-to-host-drive-by-easter-egg-hunt https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/life/46427-milford-s-christ-presbyterian-church-to-host-drive-by-easter-egg-hunt46427-milford-s-christ-presbyterian-church-to-host-drive-by-easter-egg-hunt

A fun activity for children who are missing Easter egg hunts!

 Christ Presbyterian Church, Milford is hosting "Drive-By" Easter Egg Hunt. To participate:

1. Make an egg (at least 8.5x11--large enough to be visible from the street), and place it in a window of your home or business, in your yard, on a tree, post, etc.
2. Take a picture of the egg and post it as a comment on the official video on our Facebook page, (http://www.facebook.com/CPCMilford), together with your street name: we'll enter you in a raffle for one of the great prizes Milford businesses and organizations are donating! (Raffle winners will be  announced Monday after Easter).
3. Go egg hunting! Let us know in the video comments how many eggs you found!

Scheduled from now through Easter Sunday, April 12th, the event takes place all over town.

Christ Presbyterian Church is also looking for sponsors who wish to promote their business by donating something they offer to the raffle. 

Christ Presbyterian Church, Milford is a new, local church who's mission is to create community, provide stability, bring reconciliation, and love our city well.

For more information, visit http://www.cpcmilford.org/drive-by-easter-egg-hunt/

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Curran Bishop) Life Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:09:36 -0400
CT's Beardsley Zoo Lifts Spirits During Crisis https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/places/46428-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-lifts-spirits-during-crisis46428-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-lifts-spirits-during-crisis https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/places/46428-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-lifts-spirits-during-crisis46428-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-lifts-spirits-during-crisis

There are many inspirational stories of individuals and companies coping with the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus crisis, but Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has a few of its own. Although Zoo gates are closed to the public, staff members continue to care for the Zoo’s animals, carefully following CDC and State of Connecticut safety guidelines. The Zoo has more than 300 animals on grounds, many of them endangered species. The animal care staff must feed, clean, offer training and provide enrichment each day to a diverse group of animals, from tigers and alligators to monkeys and owls, along with dozens more. 

On Friday, April 3, the Zoo is launching a new interactive opportunity for children and families. “Do You Have a Zoo at Your House?” asks children to draw pictures and write letters for their favorite Zoo animals or take photos of how they’ve created a zoo of their own at home, using plush animals, blocks, Legos or costumes. The Zoo’s website (www.beardsleyzoo.org) will include a page where the children’s art, letters and photos will be posted for all to enjoy, as well as featured on the Zoo’s social media accounts. 

The Education staff has pivoted from on-grounds education programming to internet-based, Distance Learning initiatives for students of all ages. Zoo educators have filmed a variety of Next Generation Science Standards-compliant videos, making them available on the Zoo website, via social media, to broadcasting partners, and as resources for the state’s outreach to teachers. The Zoo offers Facebook Live sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m., with a different focus each day: Science-based learning from the Education staff, a Zookeeper Chat, or a visit with Zoo Director Gregg Dancho and an animal of his choice. 

Staff members are rising to the need of their friends and co-workers. One of the Farmyard’s Animal Care Specialists sewed colorful masks to help protect her colleagues. The Zoo’s Education Curator, in addition to overseeing on-grounds STREAM videos, is filming backyard wildlife for schoolchildren. The Peacock Café’s chef has locked the doors to the restaurant but is serving staff free meals through a side window.  Photographer volunteers have turned photos taken earlier into coloring sheets for kids, available on the Zoo website.

As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, the Zoo relies on ticket sales, school visits, memberships, education program fees, donations and meeting and rental revenue to operate. Being closed is resulting in a significant impact on the operating budget. Any size donation to our emergency operating fund will assist in the care of our animals and team members. Donations can be sent to: https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/emergency-fund.html

About Connecticut’s Beardsley ZooLet your curiosity run wild! Connecticut's only zoo, celebrating its 98th year, features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Guests won't want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, maned wolf family, Brazilian ocelot, Mexican and Red wolves, and Golden lion tamarins. Other highlights include our new Spider Monkey Habitat, Natt Family Red Panda Habitat, South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas, and the Pampas Plain with Giant anteaters and Chacoan peccaries. Guests can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful, indoor carousel. For more information, and updates on the Zoo’s closed status, visit beardsleyzoo.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Lisa Clair) Places Fri, 03 Apr 2020 06:25:06 -0400
Discover Milford Launches Platform to Help Local Restaurants Get the Word Out! https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46426-discover-milford-launches-platform-to-help-local-restaurants-get-the-word-out46426-discover-milford-launches-platform-to-help-local-restaurants-get-the-word-out https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46426-discover-milford-launches-platform-to-help-local-restaurants-get-the-word-out46426-discover-milford-launches-platform-to-help-local-restaurants-get-the-word-out

Discover Milford, CT created a web page for restaurants offering delivery and/or curbside take out. View it here.

We will also start sharing offerings in other businesses, please send an email to cschull@milfordct.gov and jnash@milfordct.gov to let us know what you are doing to keep the customer engaged and buying. Visit Discover Milford, CT

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kerry@ducey.org (City of Milford) Neighbors Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:26:56 -0400
COVID-19 Connecticut Update: 3,824 laboratory-confirmed cases https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46424-covid-19-connecticut-update-3-824-laboratory-confirmed-cases46424-covid-19-connecticut-update-3-824-laboratory-confirmed-cases https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46424-covid-19-connecticut-update-3-824-laboratory-confirmed-cases46424-covid-19-connecticut-update-3-824-laboratory-confirmed-cases

As of April 2, 2020, a total of 3824 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Eight hundred and twenty-seven patients are currently hospitalized. One hundred and twelve residents have died.

Fairfield County currently has 2132 COVID-19 cases. Sixty-five residents have passed away as a result of the virus.

Total Change Since Yesterday

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 3824 (+267)

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths 112 (+27)

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 827 (+6)

Patients tested for COVID-19 18300 (+1700)

View cases by county and town as well as updated data here.

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kerry@ducey.org (CT.Gov) Neighbors Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:06:18 -0400
Lamont's 20th Executive Order Includes Safe Stores Beginning Tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/politics/46425-lamont-s-20th-executive-order-includes-safe-stores-beginning-tomorrow46425-lamont-s-20th-executive-order-includes-safe-stores-beginning-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/politics/46425-lamont-s-20th-executive-order-includes-safe-stores-beginning-tomorrow46425-lamont-s-20th-executive-order-includes-safe-stores-beginning-tomorrow

Governor Lamont signs 20th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 20th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus.

Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7S enacts the following provisions:

  • Safe stores mandatory statewide rules: Effective upon the opening of each retail establishment for the first time on April 3, 2020, every retail establishment in the state will be required to take additional protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 between and among customers, employees, and other persons such as delivery drivers and maintenance people. The order requires the commissioner of the Economic and Community Development to issue mandatory statewide rules prescribing such additional protective measures. Such rules will be mandatory throughout the state and supersede and preempt any current or contemplated municipal order.
  • Immediately following Governor Lamont’s signing of this executive order, the Department of Economic and Community Development published the Safe Stores Rules on its website, outlining guidance for retail establishments. All stores must follow these rules beginning April 3.
  • 60-day grace period for premium payments, policy cancellations, and non-renewals of insurance policies: Beginning on April 1, 2020 for a period of 60 days, no insurer in Connecticut – including life, health, auto property, casualty, and other types – may lapse or terminate a covered insurance policy because a policyholder does not pay a premium or interest during this time. This grace period is not automatic. To be eligible, affected policyholders must provide additional information acceptable to their insurance carriers.
  • Extension of 30-day period of credit for liquor permittees: Modifies state law to permit the maximum period of credit for liquor permittees from certain creditors, including wholesalers and manufacturers, to be 90 days after the date of delivery for all permittees prohibited from engaging in on-premise sales per Executive Order No. 7D.
  • Daily payment of certain taxes changed to weekly: Modifies the tax payment requirements for Sportech, the licensee authorized to operate off-track betting in Connecticut, from daily to weekly so that its employees aren’t required to appear in person daily.
  • Flexibility to amend Medicaid waivers and state plan: In order to allow continued access to critical services for Medicaid beneficiaries, the order waives public notice and legislative hearing requirements for the duration of the declared public health and civil preparedness emergencies to allow the Department of Social Services to seek expedited approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to submit Medicaid waivers; amend existing Medicaid waivers; submit Medicaid State Plan Amendments that would have required a waiver but for the Affordable Care Act; and obtain relief from various other federal requirements on an emergency basis.
  • Relief from certain municipal tax deadlines and collection efforts: Requires municipalities to enact one or both of two options for providing temporary tax forbearance of property tax collection and reduced interest on delinquent tax payments to property owners under certain conditions, including that landlords agree extend commensurate forbearance to commercial, residential, or institutional tenants for the duration of the deferment.
  • Allow suspension of in-person voting requirements for critical and time sensitive municipal fiscal deadlines: Allows suspension of certain in-person votes of residents or taxpayers on certain fiscal decisions, in addition to the provisions in Executive Order No. 7I, for fiscal decisions needed to prevent property damage, protect public health and safety, or prevent significant financial loss, provided they comply with all open meeting requirements of Executive Order No. 7B.
  • Suspension of reapplication filing requirement for the homeowners’ elderly/disabled circuit breaker tax relief program and for the homeowners’ elderly/disabled freeze tax relief program: Allows recipients of this benefit to receive the benefit for the coming year without recertifying their eligibility.
  • Substitution of full inspection requirements pertaining to October 1, 2020 grand list revaluations: Allows 34 municipalities to continue with their scheduled 2020 revaluations, which are started up to a year in advance.The statute allows for Data Mailer Questionnaire to be mailed to the property owner when access is unobtainable; this eliminates having to request access, and allows for the revaluation to be completed via questionnaire.
  • Extension of deadline to file income and expense statement to August 15: Allows taxpayers additional time to complete their income and expense statements.
  • Suspension of non-judicial tax sales: Suspends foreclosures through non-judicial tax sales until 30 days after the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

Governor Lamont announces medical surge plan in collaboration with Connecticut’s long-term care facilities

Governor Lamont today announced that his administration is collaborating with Connecticut’s long-term care facilities on a medical surge plan that will involve moving some residents and the creation of dedicated spaces for residents who are COVID-19 positive.

As the number of individuals who are diagnosed with COVID-19 rises, the health care system will be stretched to extremes. Compounding this challenge is the fact that the elderly population will be at greater risk when diagnosed as being positive for COVID-19.

Nursing homes are an essential component of the medical surge plan. It includes the following options:

  1. Separation of COVID-19 positive residents: Anyone diagnosed as COVID-19 positive in a hospital and later admitted to a nursing home will be monitored and assessed for 14 days in an area that only has other COVID-19 positive residents. Anyone admitted who is negative for COVID-19 will be housed with other residents who are negative, as a mitigation measure.
  2. Dedication of space: Existing nursing homes will dedicate specific units that will group together residents who have been diagnosed as being COVID-19 positive, where applicable.
  3. Conversion of existing nursing homes: Residents of some long-term care facilities who either test negative for COVID-19 or display no symptoms will be able to voluntarily transfer to facilities where there are no COVID-19 positive residents. At the same time, some facilities will be converted to only house individuals who are COVID-19 positive and dedicate their new admissions to individuals who have been diagnosed positive. This concept also includes a facility who has a dedicated entrance to a unit within the structure that can physically isolate all care and services from normal operations. For existing nursing home conversions, individuals who are not positive for COVID-19 and/or asymptomatic will all be voluntarily transferred to the receiving destination prior to that facility accepting any individuals who are COVID-19 positive.
  4. Development of new alternate care sites: New spaces are identified that are currently vacant and in several cases have been vacated through recent nursing home closures. These sites would be licensed as chronic and convalescent nursing homes and the request would be made to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for an 1135 waiver for rapid certification. These alternate care sites, too, would be dedicated to the care of individuals positive for COVID-19. Alternate care sites developed will be inspected and approved by the Department of Public Health (DPH). DPH can also provide support regarding access to and moving of equipment, staffing and logistics.

The Department of Social Services and the Office of Policy and Management have determined a specific payment rate for options 3 and 4. Options 3 and 4 would also require providers to submit a written proposal to DPH prior to approval that will need to address staffing patterns, equipment needs and detail system supports that will be provided such as environmental and food services, among others.

Options 3 and 4 will create additional bed space for 1,175 people. The following nursing homes have been identified as potential sites:

Option 3 (conversion of existing facilities)

  • Evergreen Health Care (Stafford Springs, 180 Beds)
  • Sharon Health Care (Sharon, 88 Beds)
  • Touchpoints of Farmington (Farmington, 120 Beds)
  • Touchpoints of Bloomfield (Bloomfield, 30 Beds)
  • Greenwich Woods (Greenwich, 217)
  • Total beds in option 3: 635

Option 4 (new alternate sites)

  • Old Greenwich Civic Center (Greenwich, 90 Beds)
  • Silver Hill Hospitals (New Caanan, 90 Beds)
  • Westfield (Meriden, 120 Beds)
  • Green Springs (East Hartford, 120 Beds)
  • Vacant Nursing Home in Region 5 (120 Beds)
  • Total beds in option 4: 540

The following is the list of nursing homes in Connecticut with residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.:

Town

Nursing Home

Bloomfield

Bloomfield Healthcare Center

Bloomfield

Caleb Hitchcock Health Center

Bloomfield

Touchpoints at Bloomfield

Bridgeport

Jewish Living Center

Canton

Cherry Brook Health Care Center

Danbury

Glen Hill Center

East Haven

Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Greenwich

Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation

Greenwich

Nathaniel Witherell

Guilford

Guilford House

Milford

Golden Hill Rehab Pavilion

Naugatuck

Glendale Center

New Haven

Grimes Center

New London

Harbor Village Health and Rehabilitation

Newington

Bel-Air Manor

Portland

Portland Care and Rehabilitation

Rocky Hill

Apple Rehab Rocky Hill

Seymour

Shady Knoll Health Center

Sharon

Sharon Health Care Center

Shelton

Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes

Shelton

Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation

Shelton

Gardner Heights Health Care Center

Stafford Springs

Evergreen Health Care Center

Stamford

St. Camillus Center

Suffield

Suffield House

Torrington

RegalCare at Torrington

Torrington

Wolcott Hall

Trumbull

Maefair Health Care Center

Waterbury

Abbott Terrace Health Center

Waterbury

RegalCare at Waterbury

Waterbury

Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation

Waterford

Bayview Health Care

Wilton

Wilton Meadows

Windsor

Kimberly Hall North

Windsor

Windsor Health and Rehabilitation

Woodbridge

The Willows


Connecticut National Guard deploys additional medical capacity at Middlesex Hospital, SCSU, and WCSU

The Connecticut National Guard today continued efforts to deploy additional medical capacity at several sites throughout the state:

  • A Connecticut Department of Public Health mobile field hospital was set up at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. This is the third of these units to be deployed at hospitals across the state. Last week, the Guard deployed two other of these units at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford and Danbury Hospital.
  • The Guard today also deployed a 250-bed medical station provided by FEMA at the Moore Field House on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.
  • In addition, the Guard today began preparations to set-up 300 beds of additional medical capacity from the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at the O’Neill Center on the campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Those beds will be assembled on Thursday.

Governor Lamont announces creation of 4-CT charitable organization to unite donors with Connecticut programs responding to COVID-19

Recognizing the considerable demand on resources the COVID-19 public health emergency is having on nearly every aspect of life across the state, a group of Connecticut-based philanthropists today announced that they have established a charitable organization to raise new support for the state’s nonprofit organizations that are serving those impacted by the pandemic.

The Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection – also known as 4-CT – is an independent, 501(c)3 organization with the mission of bolstering the resources available to support the state’s frontline providers who are serving all areas impacted by the crisis. 4-CT will provide financial support to ensure their services can meet increased demand and have a positive impact. In announcing its launch, the charity has already raised $10 million from generous donors and is seeking to significantly increase these efforts in the coming weeks and months to further support to the state’s nonprofit community.

Governor Ned Lamont, recognizing the urgency of addressing the impact of the crisis on communities across the state, said the creation of this charity is an example of Connecticut ingenuity and generosity, and applauded the efforts of those who sought to bring it to fruition.

“I’m grateful to our community foundations, United Way of Connecticut, and the individual donors who support the work of nonprofits that provide critical services across our state every day – and during this crisis,” Governor Lamont said. “4-CT will expand the ranks of these philanthropic partners supporting the nonprofits on the frontlines.”

For more information, read the press release issued today by Governor Lamont.

State Parks to reduce visitor capacity during COVID-19 pandemic

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 7R, which Governor Lamont signed Tuesday, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that it will be enforcing stricter measures to support safe, solitary enjoyment of outdoor spaces at all state parks in an effort to maintain social distancing. This include plans to limit parking capacity at certain parks to manage visitor levels.

While state parks remain open for solitary recreation, the agency is closely monitoring park visitorship and is closing parking lots when lots become full and lowering parking thresholds where necessary. In some locations, additional visitors have been observed parking outside of park entrances that have been closed for capacity and walking in, which undermines DEEP’s ability to maintain manageable visitor levels. The executive order Governor Lamont signed gives DEEP the authority to impose penalties on individuals who enter parks after they have reached capacity.

Those considering visiting State Parks are encouraged to take these steps:

  • Check the Connecticut State Park’s Twitter account at @CTStateParks, where real-time information on park closures is announced;
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well; and
  • Rather than traveling to the more popular spots, discover a new place that is less traveled. Check out DEEP’s website for a list of every State Park and use the hashtag #CTTrailsLessTraveled on social media.

For more information, read the press release issued today by DEEP.

Connecticut State Colleges and University system donates PPE to facilities across the state

Higher education institutions from within the Connecticut State Colleges and University (CSCU) system have been making donations of PPE from their facilities to local hospitals to assist with emergency response.

“There are so many ways each of us can help out in some way, and I applaud these higher education institutions for utilizing their resources and giving them to our local hospitals, which are in need of this equipment at this time,” Governor Lamont said.

PPE donations from each CSCU institution to date includes:

  • Central Connecticut State University: Total Gloves Combined, 26,000; Total Masks Combined, 430
  • Eastern Connecticut State University: Total Masks Combined, 1,200
  • Western Connecticut State University: Total Gloves Combined, 400; Total Masks Combined, 1,550; Total Gowns Combined, 174
  • Charter Oak State College: Total Gloves Combined, 1,800; Total Masks Combined, 21
  • Tunxis Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 15,600; Total Masks Combined, 838; Total Eye Protection Combined, 48; Total gowns, 60
  • Middlesex Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 25,300; Total Masks Combined, 560
  • Norwalk Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 15,000; Total Masks Combined, 919; Total Gowns Combined, 130; Total Alcohol Prep Pads Combined, 1,800; Total Ventilators Combined (on loan), 3
  • Three Rivers Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 5,700; Total Masks Combined, 2,000 Total Gowns Combined, 189
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 15,100; Total Masks Combined, 1,890; Total Gowns Combined, 211
  • Manchester Community College: Total Ventilators Combined, 6
  • Housatonic Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 300; Total Masks Combined, 200; Total Gowns Combined, 120
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 28,400; Total Masks Combined, 200; Total Gowns Combined, 510
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 23,100; Total Masks Combined, 525; Total Gowns Combined, 85
  • Capital Community College: Total Gloves Combined, 27,700; Total Masks Combined, 1,012; Total Gowns Combined, 406
  • CSCU System Totals: Gloves: 184,400; Masks: 11,345; Gowns: 1,885; Ventilators: 9

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access. It intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:14:12 -0400
Stop & Shop to Donate $1M to Support Regional Food Bank Partners https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/places/46423-stop-shop-to-donate-1m-to-support-regional-food-bank-partners46423-stop-shop-to-donate-1m-to-support-regional-food-bank-partners https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/places/46423-stop-shop-to-donate-1m-to-support-regional-food-bank-partners46423-stop-shop-to-donate-1m-to-support-regional-food-bank-partners

New England - As food banks face increased demand due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, Stop & Shop has announced it will be donating one million dollars to be divided among its 13 regional food bank partners. The money will support the food banks in their efforts to fight food insecurity amid the current pandemic.

Stop & Shop’s long-time regional food bank partners are:
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  • Worcester County Food Bank
  • Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
  • Food Bank of CT
  • Foodshare
  • Food Bank for Westchester County
  • Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
  • Fulfill
  • Food Bank for NYC
  • Community FoodBank of NJ
  • Long Island Cares
  • Island Harvest

“The effect of coronavirus is far more than physical; it’s having an economic impact on families and their ability to put food and other necessities on the table,” said Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid. “This donation will help our food bank partners across the Northeast who let us know they’re in need of cash to support the vital work they are doing in our communities to ensure access to food.”

The one-million-dollar donation will support the food banks as they assist small business workers who may not be compensated during temporary closures, children without access to meals at school, older Americans who are most vulnerable right now, and existing clients who currently face food insecurity daily. Stop & Shop is committed to eradicating hunger in the communities it serves. For more information about Stop & Shop’s charitable endeavors, visit https://stopandshop.com/community/.

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kerry@ducey.org (Stop & Shop) Places Thu, 02 Apr 2020 02:41:50 -0400
Connecticut COVID-19 Update: 3,557 Cases, First Pediatric Death https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46422-connecticut-covid-19-update-3-557-cases-first-pediatic-death-in-connecticut46422-connecticut-covid-19-update-3-557-cases-first-pediatic-death-in-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46422-connecticut-covid-19-update-3-557-cases-first-pediatic-death-in-connecticut46422-connecticut-covid-19-update-3-557-cases-first-pediatic-death-in-connecticut

As of April 1, 2020, a total of 3557 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Seven hundred and sixty-six patients are currently hospitalized. Eighty-five residents have died. 

Fairfield County currently has the most cases in Connecticut with 1986 positive COVID-19 cases. There have been 49 deaths in Fairfield County.

Earlier today, Governor Ned Lamont reported the first pediatric fatality in Connecticut linked to COVID-19. "A 6-week old newborn from the Hartford area was brought unresponsive to a hospital last week and could not be revived," he said.

View cases by Town and County here.

National COVID-19 statistics and information about preventing spread of COVID-19 are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A weekly report on seasonal influenza activity can be found on the DPH website.

The map you see here shows the number of patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 by county based on data collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. The distribution is by location of hospital, not patient residence. The labels indicate the number of patients currently hospitalized with the change since yesterday in parentheses.

Additional details can be found here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (State of CT) Neighbors Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:54:57 -0400
Connecticut COVID Update: 3,128 Confirmed Cases, 69 Deaths https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46421-connecticut-covid-update-3-128-confirmed-cases-69-deaths46421-connecticut-covid-update-3-128-confirmed-cases-69-deaths https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/neighbors/46421-connecticut-covid-update-3-128-confirmed-cases-69-deaths46421-connecticut-covid-update-3-128-confirmed-cases-69-deaths

As of March 31, 2020, a total of 3128 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. Six hundred and eight patients are currently hospitalized. Sixty-nine residents have died. In addition to the deaths related to COVID-19 that have been reported to the Department of Public Health (DPH), this update contains information on the number of deaths that have been reported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).

Today, the OCME provided information on 14 additional COVID-19 related deaths that occurred during March 17-29. There were 16 COVID-19 related deaths on March 30, and 3 on March 31. Moving forward, deaths reported to either the OCME or DPH will be included in the daily COVID-19 update.

Fairfield County currently has the most cases in the state with 1870 COVID-19 confirmed positives 1870. View the data per county and town here.

Summary

Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 3128 (+557)

COVID-19 Associated Deaths 69 (+33)

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 608 (+91)

Patients tested for COVID-19 15600 (+1000)

The Dr. Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory has tested a total of 2008 patients for COVID19; 359 (18%) patients tested positive. The graph (image #2) shows the number of patients tested by date specimens were received. Hospital and commercial laboratories also are offering testing for COVID19 in Connecticut; in total, more than 15600 tests have been reported to date.

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kerry@ducey.org (State of CT) Neighbors Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:34:13 -0400
Governor Lamont Announces Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/politics/46420-governor-lamont-announces-mortgage-payment-relief-during-covid-19-crisis46420-governor-lamont-announces-mortgage-payment-relief-during-covid-19-crisis https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/politics/46420-governor-lamont-announces-mortgage-payment-relief-during-covid-19-crisis46420-governor-lamont-announces-mortgage-payment-relief-during-covid-19-crisis

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has reached an agreement with over 50 credit unions and banks in Connecticut to offer mortgage relief to the state’s residents and businesses who continue to face hardship caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement, the following relief policies are being offered by participating financial institutions:

  • 90-day grace period for all mortgage payments: Participating financial institutions are now offering mortgage-payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which will allow homeowners to reduce or delay monthly mortgage payments. In addition, the institutions will:
  • Provide a streamlined process for requesting forbearance for COVID-19-related reasons, supported with available documentation;
  • Confirm approval and terms of forbearance program; and
  • Provide the opportunity to extend forbearance agreements if faced with continued hardship resulting from COVID-19.
  • Relief from fees and charges for 90 days: For at least 90 days, participating financial institutions will waive or refund mortgage-related late fees and other fees including early CD withdrawals.
  • No new foreclosures for 60 days: Financial institutions will not start any foreclosure sales or evictions.
  • No credit score changes for accessing relief: For those taking advantage of this COVID-19-related relief, late or missed payments will not be shared with credit reporting agencies.

The agreement, which was negotiated on behalf of the Lamont administration by Commissioner Jorge Perez at the Connecticut Department of Banking, builds upon similar initiatives that have been enacted in recent days in California and New Jersey, and has been endorsed by the Connecticut Bankers Association and the Credit Union League of Connecticut. More than 50 credit unions and banks statewide are participating, including Webster Bank, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Liberty Bank, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, and Peoples United Bank. Additional financial institutions are expected to join the initiative in the coming days. The Department of Banking will maintain updated list of participating institutions on its website.

“This agreement with our financial institutions will allow Connecticut residents to obtain some relief as this public health emergency has had an impact on thousands of people in our state,” Governor Lamont said. “I thank each of these financial institutions that will provide this relief and applaud their participation in this agreement. The way we are going to get through this crisis is by working together, and this is an example of how we are going to get that done.”

The Department of Banking, along with the state’s banks and credit unions, is reminding residents that their money remains safe during the COVID-19 crisis and protected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). No deposits have ever been lost under the protection of the FDIC and NCUA.

“This is a time when we need our entire financial services industry to come together to work tirelessly for the people of Connecticut, which is why I have asked the banks and credit unions to join forces and present one united approach which tells all of Connecticut, ‘We are in this together,’” Commissioner Perez said. “I am pleased to see that these efforts are well underway and that they are helping Connecticut residents work through this challenge.”

Leadership at Connecticut’s credit unions and banks said that they are flexibly meeting member and customer needs everyday on a case-by-case basis in a number of ways that may include fee waivers, access to short-term loans, loan deferrals and uninterrupted access to digital services, even though some credit unions and banks have temporarily limited physical access to their lobbies.

Bruce Adams, president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, said, “We view ourselves as the financial first responders in this crisis, and I applaud Governor Lamont and Commissioner Perez for their leadership in partnering with us to provide even more financial solutions for the people of Connecticut.”

Tom Mongellow, president and CEO of the Connecticut Bankers Association, said, “Connecticut banks and credit unions are open for business, and statewide we have quickly and voluntarily responded to Governor Lamont’s and Commissioner Perez’s directives. Our financial institutions continue to ensure the financial well-being of the people and businesses they serve across the state, while protecting the health of their team members and customers.”

Adams and Mongellow are stressing that customers with loans should stay in close contact with their financial institution to identify their particular needs and work on customized solutions. They are also reminding customers that measures to protect people's health and safety continue to be available:

  • Drive-through services are available at numerous branches;
  • Individual appointments for in-person meetings are available at many financial institutions;
  • Call centers employees stand ready to assist customers and members;
  • Technology platforms give ready access to online services like bill pay, transfers, remote depositing of checks and ATMs for cash needs; and
  • People can use mobile payment channels and debit cards or credit cards to make purchases.


Questions and Answers on Connecticut’s COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Agreement

How do I get mortgage relief and/or forbearance?

You should contact and work directly with your mortgage servicer to learn about and apply for available relief. Please note that financial institutions and their servicers are experiencing high volumes of inquiries.

How long will the forbearance last?

 Participating financial institutions are now offering mortgage-payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which will allow homeowners to reduce or delay monthly mortgage payments.

What effect will this have on my credit report?

Financial institutions will not report derogatory information (e.g., late payments) to credit reporting agencies but may report a forbearance, which typically does not alone negatively affect a credit score.

How long will these programs last?

It is still unclear how severe or how long the COVID-19 impacts will be. Financial institutions have committed to necessary relief and will be assessing the ongoing conditions and necessity of continuing relief.

What if my financial institution isn’t offering this relief?

At this time, Webster Bank, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Liberty Bank, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, and Peoples United Bank, in addition to over 50 other federal and state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers are supporting these commitments. The state will welcome any other institution that would like to meet the moment and provide much-needed financial relief to Connecticut residents. The Department of Banking will publish a list of participating financial institutions on its website in the coming days.

What if I already made a payment or was hit with a fee because of COVID-19?

These measures go into effect as of March 31, 2020.

Is the mortgage relief available to businesses?

The relief is currently only available for residential mortgages.

What if my mortgage servicer is not communicative or cooperative?

You can file a complaint with the Department of Banking through the complaint form on the department website or by contacting the department at 860-240-8299 or 1-800-831-7225 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday).

What impact does the CARES Act have?

The CARES Act has important protections for renters and homeowners. In particular, homeowners with mortgage loans that are backed by the federal government through the FHA, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, or other agencies can receive significant forbearance.

How about commercial loans and commercial mortgages?

Commercial loan or commercial mortgage customers should know that all financial institutions are working proactively with each commercial borrower experiencing challenges. Any bank or credit union commercial customer having financial difficulty, whether for-profit or nonprofit, should call their financial institution as soon as possible. Several important governmental actions have and will provide relief to businesses.

The Lamont administration’s quick actions resulted in Connecticut being one of the first states where businesses can access the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) economic injury disaster loan program for up to $2 million dollars. In addition, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development quickly created the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan program, which will provide up to $50 million of loans to small businesses and nonprofits

Importantly, last week Congress passed the important CARES Act, which includes the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and will provide loans and grants of up to $10 million, for companies of up to 500 employees. A wide variety of businesses will be eligible for the PPP as soon as next week and they include but are not limited to: private and public businesses, self-employed and independent contractors, nonprofits, veterans’ organizations, and tribal business concerns. Additional information on the PPP should be available from the SBA early next week.

In addition to the PPP, banks and credit unions continue to work with their commercial customers on a case by case basis to address the financial needs of their impacted business. We encourage any impacted commercial customers to contact their financial institution.

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:18:35 -0400
Gov Lamont Announces Open Fishing Season for Connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/places/46419-gov-lamont-announces-open-fishing-season-for-connecticut-158567409446419-gov-lamont-announces-open-fishing-season-for-connecticut-1585674094 https://news.hamlethub.com/milford/places/46419-gov-lamont-announces-open-fishing-season-for-connecticut-158567409446419-gov-lamont-announces-open-fishing-season-for-connecticut-1585674094

This week, Governor Lamont signed an Executive Order that included the early opening of the fishing season in Connecticut. With spring showing its early colors, fishing is a perfect outdoor activity. It states:

opening the fishing season early in inland waters will help to limit community spread of COVID-19 by eliminating the large crowds that often accompany the traditional Opening Day of fishing in April

If you are suffering from cabin fever, head to your favorite fishing hole and drop in a line! Remember, even while fishing or engaging in any outdoor activity, social distancing is a MUST. Please remain 6' apart!

During this time of social distancing, fishing should be enjoyed as solitary experience or with members of the immediate household, not as a group activity. DEEP is encouraging all anglers to follow social distancing practices. Anglers should maintain a distance of at least six feet from others, practice good personal hygiene, stay home and away from others if they feel sick, and avoid areas where anglers or others congregate. All other fishing laws and regulations, including requirements for a fishing license and trout and salmon stamp when needed, and all methods, creel limits and length limits remain in effect. More information and a helpful FAQ can be found on DEEP’s website

Please refer constituents to https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Fishing/CT-Fishing for more information. We continue to stock trout and plan on completely our spring 2020 stockings. Below you will find the listings of our stockings so far this spring. Anglers should also check out our Interactive Stocking map at: https://ctdeep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=70d13bc033854b89a87c04b1d11b1a43

You can find a helpful video here: https://www.facebook.com/CTFishAndWildlife/videos/1147555402243388/

A list of the fishing spots are listed below:

Around Bridgeport/Danbury/Norwalk/Stamford:

Lakes - Ball Pond, Beardsley Park Pond, Blanchard Pond, Candlewood Lake, Cobbs Mill Pond, Disbrow Pond, Factory Pond, Great Hollow Pond, Housatonic Lake, Isinglass Reservoir (Farmill), Lake Kenosia, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Zoar, Mamanasco Lake, Miller’s Pond, Mohegan Lake, Nells Rock Reservoir, Pierrepont Pond, Saugatuck Reservoir, Shelton Reservoir #2, Silvermine Pond, Squantz Pond, Starrett Pond, Tollgate Pond, Tungsten Mine Park Pond, Twin Brooks Park Pond, West Pequonnock Reservoir
Major Trout Streams – Aspetuck, Byram, Farmill, Mianus, Mill, Morrissey Brook, Norwalk, Pequonnock, Pond Brook, Pootatuck, Rippowam, Saugatuck

Around Hartford/New Britain:

Lakes - Angus Park Pond, Batterson Park Pond, Broad Brook Mill Pond, Brookfield Pond, Congamond Lakes, Freshwater Pond, Howells Pond, Manitook Lake, Rainbow Reservoir, St Martha’s Pond, Salmon Brook Pond, Salters Pond, Silver Lake, Stratton Brook Park Pond
Major Trout Streams – Blackledge, Cherry Brook, Coppermine Brook, Dickenson Creek, Farmington, Fawn Brook, Pequabuck, Podunk, Raymond Brook, Roaring Brook, Salmon Brook, Scantic, Stony Brook, Stratton Brook

Around Middletown/East Haddam:

Lakes - Bashan Lake, Beseck Lake, Black Pond, Cedar Lake, Dooley Pond, Great Hill Pond, Higganum Reservoir, Lake Hayward, Messerschmidt’s Pond, Miller’s Pond, Moodus Reservoir, Pataconk Lake, Pistol Shop Pond, Schreeder Pond

Major Trout Streams – Coginchaug, Hammonasset, Hemlock Valley Brook, Pine Brook, Salmon

Around New Haven/Naugatuck:

Lakes - Axle Shop Pond, Baldwin Pond, Barber Pond, Beaver Park Lagoon, Black Pond, Clarks Mill Pond, Clarktown Pond, Dayton Pond, Hancock Brook Flood Control Pond, Hop Brook Flood Control Pond, Housatonic Lake, Lake Chamberlain, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Saltonstall, Lake Stibbs, Lake Wintergreen, Lake Zoar, Maltby Lakes, North Farms Reservoir, Pages Millpond, Picketts Pond, Prospect Park Pond, Quonnipaug Lake, Scovill Reservoir, Silver Lake, Southford Falls Pond, Upper Fulton Park Pond, Wards Millpond, Wharton Pond, Woodruff’s Pond

Major Trout Streams – Bladens Brook, Branford, Chatfield Hollow Brook, Eight Mile Brook, Farm, Hop Brook, Little, Menunketesuck Brook, Mill, Muddy, Nonnewaug, Pomperaug, Quinnipiac, Sprain Brook, Weekeepeemee Brook, Wepawaug

Around New London/Norwich:

Lakes - Amos Lake, Andersons Pond, Ashland Pond, Aspinook Pond, Avery Pond, Babcock Pond, Billings Lake, Bog Meadow Pond, Day Pond, Dodge Pond, Fitchville Pond, Fort Shantok Pond, Gardner Lake, Glasgo Pond, Godfrey Pond, Gorton Pond, Green Falls Reservoir, Hallville Pond, Hewitt Flyfishing Pond, Hewitt Pond (lower), Hodge Pond, Hopeville Pond, Horse Pond, Lake of Isles, Lantern Hill Pond, Long Pond, Mohegan Park Pond, Norwich Pond, Pachaug Pond, Pataganset Lake, Pickerel Lake, Powers Lake, Red Cedar Lake, Rogers Lake, Savin Lake, Sawmill Park Pond, Uncas Lake, Wyassup Lake

Major Trout Streams – Beaver Brook, Broad Brook, Choate Brook, Eight Mile, Gardner Brook, Green Falls, Hunts Brook, Indiantown Brook, Jeremy, Judd Brook, Latimers Brook, Meadow Brook, Mt Misery Brook, Myron Kinney Brook, Pachaug, Salmon, Shunock Brook, Susquetonscut Brook, Whitford’s, Wood, Yantic

Around Torrington/Winsted:

Lakes - Bantam Lake, Black Rock Pond, Black Rock Flood Control Pond, Burr Pond, Colebrook Flood Control Pond, Dog Pond, East Twin Lake, Hatch Pond, Highland Lake, Indian Pond, Lake Lillinonah, Lake McDonough, Leonard Pond, Mad River Flood Control Pond, Mohawk Pond, Mt. Tom Pond, Mudge Pond, Northfield Brook Flood Control Pond, Northfield Cutlery Co. Pond, Park Pond, South Spectacle Pond, Stillwater Pond, Tyler Pond, Waramaug Lake, West Branch (Hogsback) Reservoir, West Hill Pond, West Side Pond, West Twin Lake, Winchester Lake, Winnemaug Lake, Wononscopomuc Lake, Wood Creek Pond, Zeiner’s Pond

Major Trout Streams – Aspetuck, Bantam, Blackberry, Butternut Brook, Carse Brook, Farmington, Furnace Brook, Hall Meadow Brook, Housatonic, Lead Mine Brook, Macedonia Brook, Mad, Morgan Brook, Morissey Brook, Naugatuck, Nepaug, Pomperaug, Sandy Brook, Shepaug, Still, Whiting

Around Vernon/Mansfield:

Lakes - Bald Mountain Pond, Bigelow Pond, Bishop Swamp, Bolton Lakes, Bolton Notch Pond, Breakneck Pond, Coventry Lake, Crystal Lake, Eagleville Lake, Gay City Park Pond, Hamilton Reservoir, Holbrook Pond, Johnson Pond, Lafayette Pond, Mansfield Hollow Reservoir, Mansfield Training School Ponds, Mashapaug Lake, Mono Pond, Morey Pond, Shenipsit Reservoir, Somersville Mill Pond, Stateline Pond, Tankerhoosen Lakes, Walkers Reservoir, Whitney Flood Control Pond

Major Trout Streams - Bigelow Brook, Blackledge, Broad Brook, Charter Brook, Crystal Lake Brook, Fawn Brook, Fenton, Furnace Brook, Great Meadow Brook, Hockanum, Hop, Judd Brook, Mt Hope, Natchaug, Quanduck Brook, Quinebaug, Roaring Brook, Scantic, Skungamaug, Tankerhoosen, Willimantic

Around Willimantic/Danielson:

Lakes - Alexander Lake, Beach Pond, Beachdale Pond, Beaver Brook Ponds, Bicentennial Pond, Black Pond, Griggs Pond, Halls Pond, Hampton Reservoir, Keach Pond, Killingly Pond, Lawton Pond, Little Pond, Moosup Pond, Muddy Pond, Paine Pond, Perry Pond, Pine Acres Lake, Quaddick Reservoir, Roseland Lake, Ross Pond, Tetrault Pond, Wauregan Reservoir, West Thompson Lake

Major Trout Streams - Bigelow Brook, Blackwells Brook, Five Mile Brook, Five Mile R, French, Kitt Brook, Little, Mashamoquet Brook, Merrick Brook, Middle, Mount Misery, Muddy Brook, Natchaug, Quinebaug, Shetucket, Snake Meadow Brook, Still, Willimantic

Content last reviewed March 2020.

 

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (CT Fish and Wildlife) Places Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:22:42 -0400