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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 4, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN – State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) wants everyone to be aware that October, 2018 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and would like to call your attention to The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury’s (WCOG) upcoming events to raise public awareness.

WCOG will be hosting their second annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance on Thursday, October 11, from 6:00-7:00pm at the Danbury Library Plaza. The organization will honor and remember the 24 local-victims who died as a direct result of domestic violence in their 13-town area by commemorating each by name.

If you can’t make it to the vigil, you can commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month by wearing purple and/or purple ribbons to your clothing on Thursday, October 18th. According to WCOG, this “Purple Thursday” event is designed to give honor and hope to victims who are currently experiencing domestic violence, to celebrate those who have survived and to raise awareness.

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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A number of new laws passed during the 2018 Legislative Session take effect today, October 1, 2018. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community.

Among those Public Acts that will become law October 1st are the following measures that I supported:

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Stand Down Event Friday, Sept. 21

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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On Friday, September 21, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2018 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Several community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

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