To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, the Department of Banking has limited the number of employees at our office at 260 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. 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 # 1909
Week Ending September 22, 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
9/25/00 People's Bank
*Stop & Shop Supermarket
  215 Glastonbury Boulevard
  Glastonbury, CT 06033
* Limited Branch


The name change of New Milford Savings Bank, New Milford, to NewMil Bank will become effective on October 2, 2000.


These legal holidays are not to be construed as bank holidays. Individual banks and credit unions may, at their option, close or remain open for business on a full or partial basis. Notice to this department will not be required. However, the institution shall give at least two weeks' advance notice to its customers of holiday openings and closings by posting such notice in the lobby of each office.

Legal Holiday Date Observed
New Year’s Day Monday, January 1, 2001
Martin Luther King’s Day Monday, January 15, 2001
Lincoln’s Birthday Monday, February 12, 2001
Washington’s Birthday Monday, February 19, 2001
Good Friday Friday, April 13, 2001 *
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2001
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2001
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2001
Columbus Day Monday, October 8, 2001
Veteran’s Day Monday, November 12, 2001
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22, 2001 **
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25, 2001

For the year 2002 the first holiday will be January 1, New Year’s Day
and will be observed on Tuesday, January 1, 2002.

* The day which will be designated by the Governor as a day of Fasting and Prayer.

** The day which will be designated by the Governor as a day of Thanksgiving.


On September 22, 2000, pursuant to Section 36a-428g of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Banking Commissioner issued a license to The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland to establish and maintain a representative office at 75 Holly Hill Lane, 3rd Floor, Greenwich, Connecticut.

Dated: Tuesday, September 26, 2000

John P. Burke
Banking Commissioner