Milestone Anniversary Celebrated by Statewide Non-Profit

Milestone Anniversary Celebrated by Statewide Non-Profit

Woodbridge-based Marrakech, Inc. has been collaborating with the State of Connecticut for the past 48 years in providing support for youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, acquired brain injury, people with socio and economic disadvantages and others who need assistance in living with quality and independence in their communities.

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Safe Deposit Boxes: Well, Sort of Safe

Safe Deposit Boxes:  Well, Sort of Safe

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation points out that "a safe deposit box is not a deposit account. It is storage space provided by the bank, so the contents, including cash, checks or other valuables, are not insured by FDIC deposit insurance if damaged or stolen.” Which means when it comes to the “safe” in safe deposit box, there are no guarantees.

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Norwalk On-Demand Shuttle Program Earns Recognition

Norwalk On-Demand Shuttle Program Earns Recognition

In the “Technology Innovation: Citizens” category, the Northeast award winner at this year’s Government Technology Special Districts program was the Norwalk Transit District.  The program that earned the recognition is the Wheels2U Micro-Transit Service, launched late last year, and may be replicated elsewhere in Connecticut

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CT's New Plastic Bag Tax Will Greet Consumers at Pharmacies, Too

CT's New Plastic Bag Tax Will Greet Consumers at Pharmacies, Too

As Connecticut imposes a 10 cents tax on single-use plastic bags beginning August 1, most of the attention has been on food stores, but the new tax applies more broadly.  Stop at your local pharmacy to pick up a prescription along with a few additional items, and that same tax will greet you at the checkout counter.

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Reduction in Drug Overdose Deaths Nationwide in 2018; CT’s Drop Less Than National Average

Reduction in Drug Overdose Deaths Nationwide in 2018; CT’s Drop Less Than National Average

Nationwide, there appears to have been a nearly 5% reduction in overdose deaths nationwide in 2018, according to provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.  Connecticut’s drop was less than the national average

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