In accordance with Governor Lamont's emergency declaration, employees and the public are asked to observe social distancing measures to ensure communal safety and to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People are asked to work from home and telecommute wherever possible. Adhering to these instructions, the Department of Banking has closed its offices to the public. However, agency staff will continue to provide services to consumers and industry through telework. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Agency staff will continue to check voicemails during this time. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 1905
Week Ending August 25, 2000

This bulletin constitutes the only official notification you will receive from this office concerning any of the following applications. Any observations you may have are solicited. Any comments should be in writing to John P. Burke, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail to Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.

Branch Activity

Section 36a-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires that each application for a branch, or for a limited branch at which loans will be made, be accompanied by a plan detailing how adequate services to meet the banking needs of all community residents will be provided. Plans are submitted when such applications are filed and are available for public inspection and comment at this Department for a period of 30 days. Questions concerning branch activity should be directed to the Bank Examination Division, (860) 240-8180.
Note: dates are listed in month/day/year format.

Date Bank Location Activity
8/28/00 Torrington Savings Bank
235 Dibble Street
Torrington, CT 06790


Pursuant to Section 36a-581 of the Connecticut General Statutes, on August 21, 2000, James Robert Toth filed an application to operate a check cashing service general facility at 549 Howe Avenue, Shelton, Connecticut.

Pursuant to Section 36a-581(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes, on August 25, 2000, City Check Cashing Inc. filed an application to relocate its licensed check cashing service general facility from 1177 Main Street, East Hartford, Connecticut, to 1247 Main Street, East Hartford, Connecticut.


On August 24, 2000, Northwest Community Bank, a mutual savings bank, and Litchfield Bancorp, a mutual savings bank, filed separate applications, pursuant to Sections 36a-192 and 36a-194(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes, for approvals for each to reorganize into a mutual holding company, causing separate reorganized savings institutions to be incorporated and organized as capital stock Connecticut banks, and for the subsequent merger of the two mutual holding companies, forming a single holding company to be renamed Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, with two wholly-owned stock savings bank subsidiaries.


Pursuant to Section 36a-70 of the Connecticut General Statutes, on August 29, 2000, a temporary certificate of authority was issued to the organizers of THE COMMUNITY'S BANK for the purpose of conducting the business of a state bank and trust company in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Dated: Tuesday, August 29, 2000

John P. Burke
Banking Commissioner