COVID Update 5.27

May 27, 2020

Dear Neighbor,

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend. The traditional Memorial Day parades were cancelled throughout the district because of the pandemic, but there were still plenty of opportunities to honor those veterans who gave their lives for our country.

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State Capitol Update Week of May 22

May 22, 2020

I celebrated Phase I of the state’s re-opening with a visit the New Goshenette diner for a delicious toasted bagel: they’ve got a collection of picnic tables set up in the parking lot for outside dining and it’s a great place to stop by.

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COVID Update 5.20

May 20, 2020

Today marked the first day of Phase I of Connecticut’s reopening, including outdoor dining, offices, retail and malls, museums and zoos, and outdoor recreation businesses.

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COVID Update 5.18

May 18, 2020

I have a lot of calls with groups of other legislators focusing on the lessons we’re learning as we move through this pandemic.

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COVID Update 5.11

May 11, 2020

I hope everyone took some time to celebrate Mother’s Day over the weekend, including the many surrogate mothers we all have in our lives, especially now. My favorite gift was from my son, who, after asking for some guidance, cleaned the bathrooms! Not that I didn’t also appreciate the delicious dinner, but the cleaning was extra nice.

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COVID Update 5.6

May 6, 2020

Today, May 6, was the last day of the 2020 regular session for the CT General Assembly. I put that date in my calendar sometime in February, when session opened, as the final in a series of markers in the process of moving bills through the system of becoming law.

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COVID Update 5.4

May 4, 2020

Having heard from a number of constituents who work (or used to work) in either New York or Massachusetts and were experiencing challenges applying for unemployment or other work-related resources, I reached out to New York Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, who represents NY’s 106th District, including Millerton, Amenia, Hudson, and Poughkeepsie.

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