Rep. Cummings, Waterbury Police to Host Personal Safety Seminar


State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74), in partnership with the Waterbury Police Department, is announcing a situational awareness and personal safety training seminar for Waterbury residents looking to learn more about protecting themselves and their family.

The community seminar, run by Waterbury Police, will provide information and techniques, and help participants develop behaviors to increase their awareness to avoid being targeted for assault and other personal safety crimes.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  For more information, or to register, please contact Ashley McMann at: 860-240-8752 or via email at:

“I want to thank the Waterbury Police Department for providing their professional insight and guidance, and for taking the time to teach our residents to be more aware of their surroundings in an effort to increase safety across the city and state,” Rep. Cummings said. “Increased awareness of our surroundings will make us all safer and more prepared in case of an emergency.”

What: Self Defense & Awareness Class in conjunction with the Waterbury Police Department

When: Tuesday February 27th

Where: Crosby High School media center, 300 Pierpont Rd.

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required

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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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.