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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy OP-ED: Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted on October 15, 2021


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Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

By Rep. Kathy Kennedy

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence is a serious violent crime that includes both physical and emotional abuse. It is frequently hidden from public view. Many victims suffer in silence, afraid to seek help or not knowing where to turn. The traumatic effects of domestic violence also extend beyond the abused person, impacting family members and communities. Children often witness the violence

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Kennedy Hosts Milford Beach Clean-Up

Posted on October 5, 2021


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MILFORD- State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and a group of enthusiastic volunteers armed with masks, gloves and trash bags set out along Gulf Beach last weekend, in an effort to clean-up debris and litter near the shore.

“I want to thank everyone who came out and joined us for the clean-up. I was amazed that in a few hours, we were able to collect so much trash,” said Rep. Kennedy. “We all need to be cognizant of how to dispose of our trash and what it does to important natural resources.”

Rep. Kennedy,

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: New October 1st Laws

Posted on October 1, 2021


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There are numerous new state laws and regulations that will take effect in Connecticut starting today, October 1. Below is a selection of some of those laws followed by a link to a full list:

Pedestrian Safety

PA 21-28 clarifies the rules for pedestrians in crosswalks

Starting October 1st, drivers must slow down or stop if a pedestrian is in the crosswalk or indicated that they are going to cross.

Seat Belt Law

PA 21-175 increases seat belt law to include all passengers.

Starting October 1st, all

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