Local Data as of May 25:
- Stamford cases: 3075
- Stamford case rate: 2369/100,000, or one out of every 42 people in Stamford.
- Stamford deaths: 179
- Connecticut cases: 40,873
- Connecticut deaths: 3742
Governor Lamont Reminds Connecticut Residents of June 1 Deadline to Apply for Home Heating Assistance
Families and Individuals Seeking Assistance Should Visit www.ct.gov/staywarm or Call 2-1-1 for Guidance
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont is reminding Connecticut residents who need help paying last winter’s home heating bills that there is still time to apply to the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP). An extended application deadline of Monday, June 1, 2020, gives eligible families and individuals – including those impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency – more time to apply for this vital assistance.
“Even though we are well into spring, we want to remind everyone that there’s still time to apply for assistance to pay for your home heating bills for the last winter season,” Governor Lamont said. “I want to thank the Department of Social Services and the dedicated staff of Connecticut’s community action agencies and partners for their work on behalf of so many children, families, older and other adults who need assistance.”
For the complete story, visit the May 22 Press Release
Three Connecticut Students Named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars
Farmington, Greenwich, and Meriden Residents Receive One of the Nation’s Highest Honors for High School Students
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona today are congratulating three Connecticut residents who were named as 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. The recognition is one of the nation’s highest honors for graduating high school seniors.
The recipients include:
- Cynthia Chen of Riverside – Greenwich High School
- Brandon Demkowicz of Farmington – Farmington High School
- Elizabeth Ann Wozniak of Meriden – Orville H. Platt High School (scholar for U.S. Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education)
The U.S. Department of Education selected the program’s 56th class of 161 scholars from a national pool of 621 student semifinalists, who were nominated for their high academic performance and distinguishing themselves by overcoming hardships, achieving a unique accomplishment, or demonstrating outstanding leadership.
“We couldn’t be more proud to have three young people from Connecticut receive one of the nation’s top honors for high school students, and I offer my congratulations to Cynthia, Brandon and Elizabeth on this accomplishment,” Governor Lamont said. “They represent some of the very best of our state, and I applaud their perseverance and drive, which led to this national recognition.”
We join Governor Lamont in congratulating these fine individuals. For the complete story, visit the May 22 Press Release
Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order Allowing All Eligible Connecticut Residents to Vote Absentee in August 11 Primary Elections
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he has signed an executive order allowing all registered voters in Connecticut to vote absentee in the August 11, 2020 primary elections.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will mail every registered voter in the state an application they will need to fill out and return in order to obtain an absentee ballot.