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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 12, 2021


October is domestic violence awareness month. Advocacy efforts to decrease incidences of domestic violence have made a significantly positive impact on how the legislature has responded to this issue. Consequently, the state continues to make progress in curbing incidences of domestic violence.

Earlier in the year, I proudly supported a new law that expands the legal definition of ‘domestic violence’ to include coercive behavior. Too often, victims of domestic violence crimes feel trapped in a helpless

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Laws Effective October First

Posted on October 1, 2021


Several new laws will be taking effect Friday, October 1st. I have highlighted a handful of the changes to public policy below and I encourage you to review all the newly effective laws as they may have a direct impact on you, your family, or business.

You can access a complete list of them by clicking here.

October’s New Laws…


This new law was enacted to expand the definition of domestic violence to include coercive behavior. Additionally, the

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Drainage System Maintenance Activity Scheduled on Kent Road in New Milford

Posted on September 21, 2021


The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be repairing the drainage system on Route 7 (Kent Road) in New Milford at Everwood Drive. Work is scheduled to occur on Saturday, September 25, 2021, through Sunday, September 26, 2021 (rain date of October 2 and October 3, 2021).

Motorists can expect a road closure on Kent Road at Everwood Drive. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists around the work zone.

A detour will be set up taking motorists to Route

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International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 31, 2021


International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

To listen to my comments about today, click here.

To learn more about International Overdose Awareness Day, click here.

For state resources on addiction services, click here.

Tropical Storms & Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Posted on August 20, 2021


CONN. – Tropical Storm Watches and Hurricane Watches have been issued for various parts of our state. While our community may not immediately be impacted by “Henri”, please take into consideration some of the safety and preparedness tips that have been provided by the Dept. of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS).