Month: August 2022

CTDOT Submits National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced its submission of Connecticut's Charging Ahead Plan: A Strategy to Expand Public Electric Vehicle Charging to the U.S. Department of Transportation, establishing the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The NEVI program aims to build out a national system of electric vehicle (EV) chargers to enhance EV driver confidence while traveling long distances, including across state lines. Established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the NEVI formula program will provide $5 billion over five years for states to deploy direct current (DC) fast EV chargers along highway corridors. The funds can be used within one mile of federally approved designated corridors, with less than a 50-mile gap between chargers. “Connecticut’s NEVI plan will provide our state with…

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Stratford News: 3 Children Injured When Branch Hits Them

VIDEO REPORT: 2022-08-01@1:38pm--#Stratford CT-- 3 children were injured with non-life-threatening injuries at the Sterling House Day Camp located at 2283 Main Street this afternoon. The tree was located at the picnic tables. According to radio reports, one child had a head injury, another with facial injuries, and another with a shoulder injury. They were all transported to the hospital by Stratford EMS.

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(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing $3.5 million in funds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to be allocated to Connecticut’s utility-administered energy efficiency programs for low-income customers. This support will increase the delivery of energy efficiency programs that save residents money on their utility bills while reducing energy use and carbon emissions. The funding augments an approximate annual budget of $37 million dedicated to low-income energy efficiency programs statewide and will be used to support the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible (HES-IE) program, allowing the program to reach approximately 1,000 additional homes in 2022. HES-IE provides home energy audits and core weatherization measures, such as air and duct sealing, for an average savings…

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#Stratford CT-- The Stratford Library Board of Trustees approved a new Strategic Plan for the Library. The new plan will guide and prioritize the Library’s work over the next several years, in response to all that the Library has learned from community members, patrons and colleagues from other Connecticut libraries. “There is no better way to celebrate the Stratford Library’s 125th Anniversary of serving the residents of Stratford than to give serious thought to and plan how the library will meet current and future needs”, according to Board member and Strategic Planning Chairman Beth Daponte.“The Stratford Library’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, created under the wise tutelage of Plan A Advisors, represents the results of a comprehensive process of community and board…

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Bridgeport News: Water Rescue

2022-07-31@ 10:47 am the Bridgeport Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a preliminary report of an overturned canoe and two parties in the water near the Pleasure Beach Bridge. The Bridgeport Police and Fire Marine Units were dispatched and upon arrival reported two male parties holding onto the pilings of the old Pleasure Beach Bridge. Those assisted reported their canoe was overturned by the wake of a passing power vessel while they were fishing.  Both parties were taken back to the dock safely by the marine units. Superficial injuries were reported with no medical attention requested.

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