Fallen Officer Fund, Graduations Schedule, and more

May 17, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,
Happy Friday! In this week's eblast, you can read about a Fallen Officer Fund, the upcoming graduations schedule for our students, and more. You can click on the links below to navigate between sections.
Fallen Officer Fund
Connecticut law enforcement officers have our backs every day. We owe it to them to support their families and stand by them. From now on, if a police officer or trooper is killed in the line of duty in our state, this fund will offer immediate support to their family.

The Fallen Officer Fund will:

  • Provide $100,000 to the surviving family members or beneficiaries of any Connecticut local or state police officer killed in the line of duty or who sustained injuries that were the direct and proximate cause of the officer's death.
  • Allow the surviving family members of police officers killed in the line of duty who were covered by that officer’s health insurance at the time of their death to remain on that coverage for up to five years.
Upcoming Milling and Resurfacing Project
The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced a milling a resurfacing project will be performed on Service Route 649 (Rainville Hill Road/Poquonnock Road/High Rock Road/Tower Avenue) in Groton starting next Thursday, May 23.

The milling segment will take place on Thursday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 28 and the resurfacing segment is anticipated to take place Monday, June 17 through Tuesday, June 25.

Motorists can expect lane closures to occur on Service Route 649 from Route 349 (Clarence B. Sharp Highway) to 0.13 mi. south of the Groton/New London Airport drive in Groton. Groton Town Police and City Police, traffic control personnel, crash attenuator vehicles and signing patterns will guide motorists through the work zone.

Please be attentive and respective of this work as it proceeds. I will keep you updated of any changes that occur.

New London Connecticut Arts Endowment Grant Recipients
A big congratulations to all the deserving New London grant recipients of the Connecticut Arts Endowment program!
Upcoming Graduations Schedule
There are many upcoming graduation events for schools across the New London school system! Congratulations to everyone graduating on your amazing accomplishment!
Lids for Kids
Tomorrow from 10am-2pm at Elks 360 Lodge (81 Washington St, New London), the New London Elks will be partnering with Bike New London and Safe Kids CT to host Lids for Kids - a bike helmet giveaway and safety event.

Join with your children to have them properly fitted for a free bike helmet!

They will also be giving away smoke detectors, have a bike rodeo where kids can practice safe bike riding, and a raffle of kids bikes to those who register and attend!

You can register here

If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 1-800-842-8267 or by email at Christine.Conley@cga.ct.gov. For legislative updates, please like my Official Facebook Page.


Christine Conley


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