State Fiscal Status Report Meeting at Darien Library

Posted on September 24, 2018 by admin


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Please come and meet with Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth (FSEG) Co-Chairs at the Darien Library on October 15th. I organized this forum as an opportunity for you to hear the Co-Chairs discuss the results of their work and answer any questions you may have.

 

When: Monday October 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Darien Library, 1441 Post Road

 

The Commission on FSEG was established through the Connecticut state budget that passed in October 2017. This non-partisan group is made up of successful business owners and other stakeholders tasked with identifying our key strengths and challenges as a state and devising a plan to set our state on a path to fiscal stability/prosperity. It is co-chaired by Bob Patricelli (founder and CEO of several healthcare companies in Connecticut) and Jim Smith (Chairman Emeritus of Webster Bank), along with twelve other commission members.

 

This meeting will serve as a valuable opportunity to hear about the details of their latest plan, which offers a practical road map out of our fiscal abyss, and ask questions at this time of critical financial reform in our state. 

 

Police Academy Course in Norwalk

Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin


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Classes for the Norwalk Citizens’ Police Academy are starting again soon! Beginning on October 2nd, they will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. until November 1, 2018.

 

Students will gain hands-on experience and learn about the Norwalk Police Department through inside looks at how different divisions function, ride alongs with an on-duty Police Officer, interactions with Police executives and veteran officers, live demonstrations and tours of the NPD headquarters.

To register, please call Sgt. Sofia Gulino at (203) 854-3197.

 

I am personally a graduate of the Academy’s 2015 Class and would recommend the program to any interested constituents!

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone

Posted on September 13, 2018 by admin


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If you are new to the Towns of Darien or Norwalk, or do not have a landline telephone service, you may not be receiving timely emergency weather/public safety alerts from the Darien and Norwalk Police Departments.

 

However, you can register your cell phone line to start receiving these critical community alerts through a service called CodeRed. To begin registration, please click here.

 

Feel free to share this information!

Free CPR Training at Bayley Beach

Posted on September 8, 2018 by admin


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Hands for Life, a local training organization, is providing a free CPR training event at Bayley Beach in Rowayton this Sunday, September 9th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during Ladrigran Swim Races.

 

No registration is required, so please feel free to join the community in taking 15 minutes to learn hands-only CPR that could save a life!

 

70% of people feel helpless in a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to perform CPR or are afraid they may hurt the victim. However, anyone can learn to perform CPR, which immediately DOUBLES the chances of survival.

 

Please share this information with those who may be interested in participating!

100% House Voting Record

Posted on September 6, 2018 by admin


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I’m honored to share that I have achieved a perfect attendance record for the 2018 Regular Legislative Session.

This year, I cast a vote on all 315 pieces of legislation that came before the House of Representatives during the regular session. According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s office, typically only 20% of legislators achieve a 100% voting record in a regular session.

Thank you so much for your support and input on the major issues impacting our district over the past ten years. My current committees are Ranking Member on Executive Nominations, member of Human Services, Finance Revenue and Bonding and the Bonding Sub-Committee.

 

If you have any questions about state government, please contact me at 1-800-842-1423 or Terrie.Wood@housegop.ct.gov. You can also follow my legislative activity on my website at www.RepTerrieWood.com or my Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/TerrieWoodCT.

You Can Now Text 911 in an Emergency

Posted on August 28, 2018 by admin


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A new emergency response system, called “Text-to-911” has launched in Connecticut. Though calling 911 remains the best and fastest way to receive emergency help, if you are not able to make a phone call due to an unsafe environment or speech impairment, texting can be used if absolutely necessary. 

 

This technology was created to increase protection for all Connecticut residents, though it will be particularly beneficial to victims of domestic violence or a home invasion, or those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

 

To use the free system, enter 911 as the recipient of a text message. Then, text the exact location and a brief description of the emergency. Dispatchers will respond with the same questions and prompts they would use on a 911 call.

 

The system has been tested by all of Connecticut’s 109 emergency response call centers for more than a month and was beta tested by a small group of centers beginning in May. According to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner, the state plans on improving the system’s mapping capacities and adding a function for people to text videos and photos to emergency call centers — which is not currently allowed.

 

For more information, please visit text911ct.org.