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Mortgage Payment Relief Plan Announced by Governor, Participating Banks, Credit Unions

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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. — an announcement from the Governor’s Office

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Businesses: You’ve Got Till 6 PM Friday to Apply for CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program

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So many applications for loans have come in to the state Department of Economic Community Development that its commissioner announced Friday that no more would be accepted after 6 p.m., Friday night (tonight). (more…) Continue Reading →

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If You Need Social Services During the COVID-19 Epidemic: What’s the Same, What’s Changed

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Anyone who gets or is thinking about getting social services from the state, the town or from local and area organizations such as Person-to-Person may have heard of some or all of the many changes made in the past several days in the way that’s done. Here’s a roundup of the changes, in case you missed any, of what’s different and in some cases, what’s the same because of or in spite of the COVID-19 epidemic and social distancing policies:
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First Selectman on What You Can Do to Cope With, Reduce Spread of COVID-19 in Darien

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, in a “Code Red” phone call to town residents Monday night, gave an update on what the town government is now doing to help halt the spread of COVID-19 in Darien. She added that what you do in that effort is extremely important, and important now. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Selectman: Darien Playgrounds, Train Station Buildings, Winter Rec Programs Close

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson early Monday afternoon issued a town “State of Emergency” order that closes all town playgrounds, the buildings at both town train stations, winter Park & Recreation Department programs and “all nonessential municipal meetings.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tri-State Govs Announce Restaurants, Bars, Cinemas, Gyms to Close Starting Monday Night

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As of 8 p.m., Monday night in Connecticut, New York state and New Jersey, restaurants and bars are closed except for take-out and delivery food services, and social and recreational gatherings can have no more than 50 people at one event, the governors of all three states announced Monday morning. Also, “the three governors said they will temporarily close movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers, and similar public workout facilities and studios,” according to an announcement from Gov. Ned Lamont’s office. Many people continued going to restaurants and bars in the area this past weekend, according to numerous news accounts. In Downtown Stamford between 4 and 5 p.m., Sunday, patrons could be seen dining in and coming in and out of restaurants and bars. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Selectman: Gatherings of ANY Size Are Discouraged and Other Advice on Combatting COVID-19

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Public Message from First Selectman, Jayme Stevenson [released just after 6 p.m., Saturday]:

The best way to protect yourself and your family from contracting the coronavirus (COVID19) is to avoid being exposed to the virus. We all play a critical role in protecting our community by slowing the spread of the virus by avoiding social contacts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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