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Wreaths Across America to Stop in Connecticut on Dec. 17th

Posted on November 30, 2022


Wreaths Across America (WAA) will honor Veterans during a ceremony at the State Veterans Cemetery Middletown Connecticut (CTMVCM) on December 17, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

WAA is also travelling the country with its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), a rolling interactive museum that shares the organization’s mission to Remember the nation’s fallen veterans, Honor those who serve, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.

In January of 2022, the MEE left Maine and began its national tour in

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Posted on November 4, 2022


In recognition of Career Development Month, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) is highlighting the many career and employment services available at the agency and through its workforce partners. The Connecticut Department of Labor has a wide variety of online and in-person resources to assist job seekers at every career level. Assistance is free and open to the public.


There are 19 American Job Centers throughout Connecticut that provide a combination of in-person

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Deconstructing the Stigma on Exhibit Through March 2023

Posted on November 2, 2022


In exciting news, the Brian Dagle Foundation, the Cultural Coalition, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council announced they have partnered with McLean Hospital to change attitudes around mental health and to bring the Deconstructing the Stigma campaign to Bradley Airport from October 2022 through March 2023.

Deconstructing Stigma is a photo and story exhibit that features individuals who are fighting the stigma around conditions like depression, PTSD, and anxiety through sharing their stories. Each

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National First Responders Day – October 28th

Posted on October 28, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Today, we pause to celebrate National First Responders Day.

Please join me and take a few moments to appreciate the selfless sacrifices our dedicated first responders make to keep us safe every day. We honor the men and women who choose to serve our community as dedicated police officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and dispatchers. They put their own lives on the line to protect your family and theirs.

If you see a first responder, please say thank you, today and

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Promoting Local Art in the District

Posted on October 27, 2022


State Rep. Kathleen McCarty presented official state citations to several local groups during a brief ceremony at Camp Harkness on Sunday, October 16.

The first was presented to Positive Expression, an organization based in Chaplin and co-founded by Brian Cohen and Mr. Timek, who was unable to attend.  Positive Expression, an all-volunteer, Connecticut educational non-profit established on June 28, 1993, has been involved with Camp Harkness and Harkness Memorial State Park for several years with multiple

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CT State Launches Free Statewide Small Business & Startup Seminars 

Posted on October 24, 2022


In a press release, Connecticut State Community College (CT State) announced the launch of free statewide small business and startup seminars designed to help bring education, training, and mentorship to businesses that are navigating the post-COVID environment.

The seminars are offered through mid-December and cover a variety of topics intended to address the real-world problems businesses currently face.

Topics include e-commerce, social media, cybersecurity, blockchain, financing, startup law,

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 21, 2022


State Rep. Kathleen McCarty (R-38), Katherine Verano, Safe Futures CEO and State Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) at the first-ever Purple Flag raising over the State Capitol to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence. The month of October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Safe Futures works to save lives, restore hope and change the future for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking in southeastern Connecticut. All

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Honoring Heroes during Fire Prevention Week Oct 9-15

Posted on October 7, 2022


This week is the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week and the perfect time to update your personal home safety plan. According the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), this year’s campaign is titled “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, and is designed to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

NFPA says today’s homes burn faster than ever and you may have only seconds to safely escape a home fire

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 5, 2022


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and education, while also promoting research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Thank you very much to all of the walkers who participated in the 17th Terri Brodeur breast cancer walk last weekend to raise funds for cancer research.

It is a privilege to help spread the word about the importance of breast cancer awareness and early detection.  So many women and families in our community

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on October 4, 2022


I wanted to make you aware of new laws affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses that took effect on Saturday, October 1st. This year, several important public safety measures become law, including many that were a result of pressure from both the public and Republican lawmakers concerned about an increase in crime, especially juvenile crime, and the dramatic rise in incidents of car theft; from 2019-2020 the increase in motor vehicle theft was just less than 4 times the national average – 41%

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