Month: March 2021

Ansonia News: ENDANGERED RUNAWAY

Ayana Moten has been upgraded to a Silver Alert due to her endangered status. 

#Ansonia CT–The Ansonia Police Department is looking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile. The juvenile is Anaya Moten, a 17 year-old black female with brown hair and brown eyes wearing a black jacket, black camouflage pants, black sneakers and a red bonnet hat. Anaya is 5’4” tall and weighs 230 pounds, she was last seen on Division Street in the area of Stop and Shop and Burger King at 4:20 P.M. on March 31, 2021. Anaya is considered endangered due to health issues and she does not have her medication.

The department is asking anyone with information to please contact 203-735-1885 or tips can be left anonymously through TIP 411 at the link below.

https://www.tip411.com/tips/new?alert_group_id=21553

STRATFORD NEWS – Construction update West Broad St

STRATFORD – Construction update West Broad St Project and Travel Advisory.
The Town‘s contractor for the above-referenced project will be working to
complete the road reconstruction work on West Broad and California St this
spring. This effort will begin with the removal of the asphalt surface from I-95 to
California St, which will begin on April 5th and be completed by the end of the
week. The contractor will also be performing installation and re-grading of the
road sub-base following the removal of pavement. Access through the corridor
will be maintained for local traffic but will be periodically closed to through traffic,
especially from the Railroad to California St. The contractor will ramp up to each
driveway so that it is accessible during the reconstruction.
The installation of paving is tentatively scheduled to begin approximately April
29th.
It is recommended that alternate routes be utilized to avoid this intersection,
especially during peak traffic hours.
The public is reminded that local businesses are open and access to all business is
being maintained.

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When I was talking with David he took great pride in telling me that not only do they sell quality used vehicles but he is so happy to help people establish or reestablish their credit. He said “Our finance department has relations with most banks and lending institutions in CT and will help you get a car loan at affordable payments. We provide sub-prime financing too and in most cases your credit history may not be a problem as you might think! At Lada Auto Sales, we believe you can get financed with good, bad or no credit history at all.”

You can contact them at (203) 870-4604 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LadaAutoSales. David and Lauro are fluent in English and Spanish!

CONNECTICUT ACCEPTED INTO PROGRAM TO SUPPORT CONTAINING HEALTHCARE COST GROWTH

HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Office of Healthcare Strategy Executive Director Victoria Veltri announced that the State of Connecticut has been accepted into the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. Launched earlier this year by the Milbank Memorial Fund, the nationwide program was created to advance state efforts on addressing the growth of healthcare costs.

Through the program, Connecticut will receive technical assistance support over the next two years from the Milbank Memorial Fund and Bailit Health as the state implements a healthcare cost growth benchmark. This support will include a learning collaborative with other states that are accepted into the program.

The state’s acceptance into the program coincides with recent, final recommendations from the Office of Healthcare Strategy’s Healthcare Cost Growth Benchmark initiative, which was prepared in compliance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 5, issued in early 2020. The Peterson-Milbank Program will provide essential support as Connecticut now begins its work to meet those recommendations.

“Addressing the rate at which healthcare costs rise will yield the predictable, sustainable increases that provide across-the-board economic stability for residents, families, businesses, nonprofits, and governments,” Governor Lamont said. “Connecticut’s commitment to providing such stability helped it qualify for this program, which in turn will help the state deliver on established healthcare cost growth benchmarks.”

“Our efforts to curb healthcare cost growth and improve primary care resourcing in Connecticut will be enhanced by this support from the resources Milbank brings to bear – its expertise ranges from data use strategy to policy development, and from stakeholder engagement to sustainability planning,” Executive Director Veltri said. “It’s gratifying to know Connecticut will have this partnership to rely upon for development of a more detailed plan for the long-term success and sustainability of its healthcare cost growth benchmark initiative.”

The Peterson-Milbank program is based upon a model used in Massachusetts, Delaware, and Rhode Island to measure statewide healthcare spending using data collected from both providers and insurers and set an annual benchmark or target for cost growth. Connecticut officials have worked closely with their counterparts in those states – and with local stakeholders, including employers, insurers, providers, and advocates – to develop Connecticut’s healthcare cost growth benchmark.

With the Connecticut cost growth benchmark now in place – 3.4 percent for calendar year 2021, 3.2 percent for calendar year 2022, and 2.9 percent for calendar years 2023 to 2025 – analysts can now concentrate on data to highlight primary propellants of spending growth, and then recommend potential interventions to remedy those cost drivers.

“Implementing a healthcare cost growth benchmark is an important first step toward making healthcare more affordable and transparent,” Milbank Memorial Fund Program Officer Rachel Block said. “We are delighted to support Connecticut, along with New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as these states develop the data capacity necessary to identify and address the underlying causes of rising healthcare costs.”

The Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs offers assistance with communications strategies to help keep stakeholders and the public informed about the value of a healthcare cost growth benchmark, how it was developed and established, and how it will be met and maintained.

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Fairfield News: Crash With Entrapment

2021-03-30@8:55pm–#Fairfield CT– A car drove off the road the curve Hoydens Hill near Hoyden’s Trail. The driver was able to get out but the passenger was entrapped with a broken leg. Firefighters extricated the passenger and report the roadway will be closed for a period of time.

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Fairfield News: Smoke Detectors Save Lives

2021-03-30@4:00AMish– #Fairfield CT– #ctfire– The Fairfield Emergency Communication Center received a 911 report from the occupants of a home at 11 Birchwood Drive of smoke coming from the basement. Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 1, Engine 4, Rescue 1, Ladder 2 and Car 3 were dispatched. Fairfield Car 3 arrived first and reported heavy smoke coming from the front door of the home.

The occupants of the home, which included young children, were in the front yard and reported that everyone was out of the house and that there was a fire in the basement. Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood from Car 3 took command. Upon assessment of the structure, it was determined that there was a fire in the garage that connected to the basement. The fire was quickly extinguishing by Engine 2. On scene fire units began an extensive search and ventilation operation. Heavy smoke was found on multiple floors of the house.

The occupants of the home stated that they were awoken by the smoke alarms, observed the smoke, left the structure and dialed 911. Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood stated, “The occupants of the home were extremely fortunate that they had working smoke alarms that alerted them to the fire. Had there not had been working smoke alarms, the outcome of this fire would have been much worse as the entire family was sleeping.” Assistant Chief Sherwood went on to say that “He would like to remind people of the importance having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home and outside of sleeping areas”. Fire Units remained on scene for about one hour. The cause of the fire is under investigation.