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

Posted on November 30, 2022


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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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Concord Magnet School Tours the Capitol

Posted on November 7, 2022


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It was a pleasure being able to meet and speak with students from Concord Magnet School during their recent tour of the legislative office building and state capitol, especially the Hall of the House of Representatives.

Being able to engage children in state government and their role in our Democracy is one of the incredible perks of being a legislator.

 

 

 

DOL: NOVEMBER IS CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH

Posted on November 4, 2022


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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.

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS & CTHIRES

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

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National First Responders Day – October 28th

Posted on October 28, 2022


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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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CT State Launches Free Statewide Small Business & Startup Seminars 

Posted on October 24, 2022


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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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Intentional Misdirection: Hartford Current

Posted on October 20, 2022


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Dear friends and neighbors,

Despite having served as state representative for close to fourteen years, I’m disappointed that Democrats continually look to create hysteria through false narratives in order to distract citizens of our state from key issues.

In a recent Hartford Current column titled “Intentional Misdirection” and published in the October 19th 2022 edition of the Darien Times, I explore the use of those narratives and ask simply: Don’t we all deserve forthright productive dialogue focused

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Fire Prevention Week Oct 9-15

Posted on October 7, 2022


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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 6, 2022


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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.

I am proud to help spread the word about the importance of this cause, which is meaningful to so many families in our community. Please get regular medical checkups and mammograms and contact your medical professional if you have questions or concerns.

If you have not yet scheduled your mammogram, this is

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 28, 2022


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I wanted to make you aware of new laws affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses taking 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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Celebrating CT Women of Color Who Fought for the Vote

Posted on September 21, 2022


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It was a joy to recognize and celebrate Connecticut Women of Color who fought – – one hundred and two years ago – – for their right to vote as citizens. Their personal strength in the face of discrimination should be a lesson for all of us.

These pioneering women refused to be pushed aside and fought for their rights. They are much more than footnotes in our state’s history, they are a defining moment in our state’s history.

As legislators we represent the diversity of our state – politically, racially,

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