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Happy Thanksgiving from Rep. Kupchick

Posted on November 21, 2018 by rjoslyn


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Dear Friends,

I want to take a moment to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

While many of us will enjoy gathering with our families and friends, there are many in our community who may not have the means to do the same.  There are several ways you can share in giving thanks and gratitude with those in our community who are in need.

One such way is provided by local organization Operation Hope, which will again be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast at Chip’s Restaurant on Thursday morning.

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the blessings in life. I am personally grateful for my family and to be given the honor to represent a kind and giving community.

Finally, after you pop the turkey in the oven, you can head over to one of Fairfield’s Thanksgiving Day high school football games:

Ludlowe Falcons @ Warde Mustangs

Tetreau Davis Field at Warde High School, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21

 

Fairfield Prep Jesuits @ West Haven Blue Devils 

West Haven, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 22

 

Pomperaug Panthers @ Notre Dame Lancers

Pomperaug HS, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21

Rep. Kupchick Update: Drug Takeback Day in Fairfield is Tomorrow

Posted on October 26, 2018 by rjoslyn


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 As your legislator, I have made addressing our state’s opioid epidemic a top priority and have worked on and passed legislation in an effort to reduce abuse by limiting the availability of opioid medication.

Tomorrow, on October 27, the DEA has planned their National Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Fairfield. This event is part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by encouraging residents to empty their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.

Collection boxes for opioid medication will be present at the Fairfield Police Department, 100 Reef Rd, from 10a until 2p tomorrow.  There are no forms to fill out and no questions will be asked.  it is intended to be anonymous.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends and accessed in home medicine cabinets. I encourage you to take part in this initiative if you have unused prescription drugs to dispose of.

Visit the DEA website at dea.gov and click on “National Prescription Take-Back Day” for more information.

Another way to help to help at-risk members of our community is to participate in the Out of Darkness Walk in Westport, sponosored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which is also tomorrow, October 27th, at Sherwood Park in Westport. This event is aimed at raising awareness for mental health issues and to provide resources for those struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Registration time begins at 11a and the walk will commence at 12p.

Again this year, I will be walking with Team Emma.

For more information, including registration forms, please click on this link.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have further questions regarding drug policy, or any additional inquiries you may have relating to state government. I can be reached by e-mail at Brenda.Kupchick@cga.ct.gov or by calling 1-800-842-1423.

I hope to see you this weekend!

Rep. Kupchick Update: Walk with Jake & Friends

Posted on October 12, 2018 by rjoslyn


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Dear Friends,

I’m excited to announce I’m working on the committee for the very first Walk with Jake & Friends Dog Walk in Fairfield on October 21st.

Conceived as a way to both support the Fairfield Police Department’s K9 unit and raise awareness for veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Walk with Jake will be a fun day for people and dogs alike, as K9 Jakes leads a dog walk on Jennings Beach.

K9 Jake is named in honor of USMC Lance Corporal Jake Pettit, a Fairfield native and Combat Veteran who tragically passed away in 2016 after struggling with PTSD.  Since then, the FPD K9 unit has been dedicated to both serving the Fairfield community and bringing awareness to PTSD.

We are planning a costume contest, a police K9 demonstration, giveaways, pizza, music, and there will be food trucks and rescues on site, as well.

 

October 21, 2018

11:00 AM

Jennings Beach (880 South Benson Road, Fairfield)

 

11:00 – Registration

11:45 – Costume Contest

12:00 – Pet Blessing followed by Walk

12:45 – K-9 Demonstration and Pizza

To pre-register for Walk with Jake, you can find a form here.

For updates about this event, you can follow the Walk with Jake & Friends Facebook page.

I hope I will see you at this fun family event that raises money for Fairfield’s K9 Unit, which is funded solely through private donations, while showing our commitment to veterans suffering from PTSD.