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Plainville Legislators to Host Morning Coffee Hour

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PlainvilleState Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Plainville residents to join them as they host a morning Coffee Hour on Tuesday, April 17 at Bolo Café & Bakery (33 Whiting Street, Plainville).

The public is invited for coffee and conversation from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to meet with their legislators in a relaxed setting and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol as the 2018 legislative session enters the final stretch. The legislators will also be answering your questions.
 
All residents are encouraged to attend and discuss any legislative issues, including bill proposals, or local concerns. Coffee will be provided.

Those who are unable to attend the event but would like to speak with their legislator(s) may contact Petit at 800-842-1423 and Martin at 860-240-0022.

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National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Victims’ Rights Week

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April is a significant month during which two very important  issues are nationally recognized, to bring about awareness and education.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

It is important for us not only to raise public awareness about sexual assault, but also to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Sexual violence, which includes rape, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking, among others, is a very serious and widespread problem in our country, with 1 in 5 women having experienced rape or attempted rape at some point in their lives. Anyone can experience sexual violence, including children, teens, adults, and seniors.

A local Connecticut organization, Jane Doe No More, Inc., is dedicated to breaking social stigmas associated with this crime and helping victims heal by shortening, “the time from crime to healing for survivors of sexual assault”.  You can become involved in a number of ways, and fight for the cause to improve the way that society responds to victims of sexual assault. Consider giving your time or talent by participating in local events or volunteering.

A list of upcoming events can be found by clicking here.
A list of ways to participate with the organization can be found by clicking here.

If you or anyone you know needs help immediately, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.

This week is Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14)

Every year in April, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is observed to promote victims’ rights and honor crime victims. This year NCVRW will be celebrated April 8-14. This year’s theme, Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims, emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. A symposium organized by the State of Connecticut’s Office of the Victim Advocate is being held Friday, April 13, 2018, and aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the importance of ensuring that crime victims are informed and treated fairly and that their rights are honored and respected throughout the criminal process.

To attend this free event, click here:
 

‘Heroes 4 Hire’ Annual Veterans Career Fair, 4/4

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The upcoming “Heroes 4 Hire, 14th Annual Veterans Career Fair” is being held on Wednesday, April 4, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

According to the Connecticut Department of Labor website, this fair will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will allow attendees to meet with prospective employers and take advantage of the following free services:

  • Nationally certified resumé writers available for resumé critiquing
  • Access to CT jobs, our electronic job matching system, part of the nation’s largest internet employment service
  • Veterans Services Representatives to provide assistance and guidance
  • Information on Educational and Job Training Programs
  • Information on employment and unemployment services

Rentschler Field is located at 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118.

If you are a veteran or currently serving in our armed forces, or know someone who is, please consider attending this career fair and passing this information along.