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9-8-8 Universal Emergency Phone Number for Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Response

Posted on July 18, 2022


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline “9-8-8″ has been activated. This will serve as the universal emergency phone number for mental health crisis and suicide response, which can be called or texted 24 hours a day.

The mental health needs of our communities is an issue I have prioritized while in Hartford. Improving the mental health resources available is key to supporting our friends and loved ones and this resource is important.

For additional resources I encourage you to visit the Department

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Making Connecticut Affordable, Call for Special Session

Posted on June 7, 2022


Inflation and our state’s tax structure have made Connecticut unaffordable. I am calling for a special session to provide immediate tax relief that will be meaningful to both residents and businesses. The plan I support prioritizes lowering energy costs – including diesel fuel – as well as making everyday items easier for you to purchase. Specifics of the plan include:

  • Reducing the income tax
  • Expanding current gas tax holiday to diesel
  • Suspending impending diesel fuel tax increase (scheduled for

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Case Honors Teachers, Students of Winchester Police D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 3, 2022


WINCHESTER – On Friday afternoon two members of the Winchester Police Department were recognized for their long-term leadership of the D.A.R.E. program during its graduation ceremony. The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is taught by Winchester’s Officer Daniel Pietrafesa and Sergeant Bob Varasconi. The officers were presented with a legislative citation from State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) in recognition of their contributions to the program.

“The D.A.R.E program makes a positive

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