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Free Narcan Classes in Waterbury, Cheshire


In response to the ongoing and devastating opioid crisis gripping our state and country, the Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Action Council (CNVRAC), with support from the Family Intervention Center, the City of Waterbury Health Department, Waterbury Fire Department, the Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism, Inc. (MCCA) and the Town of Cheshire Human Services Department, announced a series of Narcan training classes will be held throughout the region in the coming weeks.

Classes are open to the public and advanced registration is required.  Pharmacists are also scheduled to be on site to answer questions, provide guidance and discuss prescriptions for the lifesaving drug.

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Rep. Cummings Reads to First Graders at CCS


State Rep. Stephanie Cummings joined first graders in Barbara Franck’s class at the Children’s Community School to read to the students and discuss her role as a state legislator. Rep. Cummings read the book, “The Book With No Pictures” by B.J. Novak, before reading the kids’ own version of the book which included a page written by each student and put together to create the story.

Rep. Cummings also talked about her role in Hartford and spent time listening to each student’s ideas about laws that might be good for the state.  There was almost universal agreement about shortening the school day but the group was split among “party lines” when considering changes to the dress code, with the young ladies voting to wear pajamas while the boys wear suits, and the boys voting for sweats and comfortable clothing while the girls wear dresses.

Rep. Cummings Visits, Reads to SSPP Students for Catholic Schools Week


Rep. Stephanie Cummings joined kindergarten, first and second graders at SS Peter & Paul School during Catholic School Week to talk about teamwork and helping others. During the visit, Rep. Cummings read “Swimmy” by Leo Lionni to the class.

Spoiler: Swimmy is the eye!

She also  shared her school motto from when she attended Catholic School while growing up, “Work Hard and Be Nice.” Words that work for any generation.