Please watch this important video announcement from the Chester Hose Company
CDC Guidance on Homemade Face Masks: Face Masks
Take a breath....

You are doing just fine.

My apologies for the density of words here, there is a ton of information

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will host a webinar for Connecticut residents who are now teleworking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, titled “Best Teleworking Practices – The Road to Success for Employees”, will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 12 noon to 1pm. The webinar will focus on best practices that will allow teleworkers to succeed in their new work arrangement. Topics will include setting up a productive home work environment, goal-setting, how to provide feedback and updates to managers, how to establish work/life balance, how to deal with distractions, and more.

Please register online at .
The webinar will also be recorded and available for viewing at a later date on

Connecticut Insurance Department calls on auto insurers to lower personal auto premiums and expand certain commercial auto insurance: Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Andrew N. Mais is calling on insurers to immediately lower personal vehicle premiums and expand commercial hired and non-owned and auto insurance in light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SBA Assistance Programs
Small businesses and nonprofits can learn more about Small Business Administration programs they may qualify for  here . For more information about the Paycheck Protection Program, click  here .

This Thursday the Department of Economic and Community Development is bringing together representatives from the Connecticut Insurance Department, the Department of Banking and the Small Business Administration for a CONFERENCE CALL to provide more details on state and federal COVID-19 relief programs and answer key questions.

Please join on Thursday, April 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. to learn more about:

  • The federal Paycheck Protection Program available to small businesses and nonprofits
  • The federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Grants
  • Connecticut’s initiatives to assist businesses and residents during COVID-19
  • The new Mortgage Deferment and Assistance
  • The new Health Insurance Grace Period

To join the call, dial  888-456-0356  and, when prompted, enter the passcode 2802806#.

If you’re unable to join, we’ll post the recording later that afternoon on the state’s  coronavirus website , where you can always find additional information about these and other federal and state programs.


Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Webinar Notice

“The CARES ACT in bite size portions"
Hon. Robert Holzberg (ret.) Brion Kirsch, Megan Carranante, and Bob Hinton of 
Pullman and Comley, LLC

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
2:00 p.m.
This webinar will focus on providing practical answers to the three most frequently asked questions about the CARES ACT:

  • Is my business eligible for assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program?
  • What does my business need to know about unemployment and family leave policies?
  • What are my obligations to workers who have Covid-19 or whose family members are sick?
Registration is required in advance.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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The Chester Town Hall, although closed to the public, remains open Monday - Thursday, 9-12 and 1-4 and Friday from 9-12 for the time being. We are not working on Tuesday evenings at this time. Please call 860-526-0013 for an appointment.

Be well,