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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Meghan Slater Hi! For those who don’t know me, my name is Meghan Slater. I’ve lived and worked in the area for about 12 years now. I am the co-chair of Middlesex United Way’s Young Leader Society, and couldn’t be more proud of the work United Way does in our community. Several of the years I’ve spent here were as a single mother, struggling to make ends meet. Even working full time (for a very good company making much more than minimum wage... Read More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The State of Connecticut Department of Housing and its contractor J. D'Amelia & Associates will open the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and State Rental Assistance Program (RAP) waiting lists statewide on August 4, 2014.  Pre-applications will be accepted by mail and must be postmarked between the dates of August 4, 2014 and  August 18, 2014.   Online applications will also be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 2014.... Read More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Bob Drouin of Middletown loved a bargain, made a mean blueberry muffin, and was even was known to dress up as Santa from time to time. He shopped at Saver’s and rarely spent money on himself, but when it came to taking care of his community, Bob’s generosity was outstanding, even after he passed away. Bob first got involved with United Way in the 1980s when he worked at The Hartford Insurance Group, said his sister Anita Hayn, who fondly... Read More
Monday, June 16, 2014
Ahh, summertime. For me, it brings to mind chasing after the ice cream truck and running through the sprinklers. I sure don’t want to think about schoolwork over the summer—and my kids don’t either—but the reality is that during summer break children lose critical academic skills, especially in reading. This disproportionately affects low-income students, who tend to lose up to two months of grade level equivalency in reading during the summer,... Read More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society will present “Speed Mentoring for Young Professionals” Thursday, June 5 at Wesleyan University.At this speed networking style event, young professionals will have the unique opportunity to network with established and successful leaders in Middlesex County. Mentors include Mayor Dan Drew, Middlesex Community College president Dr. Anna Wasescha, Liberty Bank CEO Chandler Howard, Middlesex Hospital... Read More
Friday, May 16, 2014
MIDDLETOWN – More than 75 companies, organizations, and individuals were honored May 6 for their contributions to raising $1.75 million for the 2013-14 Middlesex United Way Campaign. The top honor, the Corporate Spirit Award, was presented to Standard-Knapp, of Portland. The Corporate Spirit Award is the highest honor a company can receive for running a United Way campaign. Other distinguished honors were awarded to: East Hampton resident Meghan... Read More