Weekly Update & Local Happenings: October 21

October 21, 2022


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Dear Neighbor,


This week, I had the great opportunity to attend the Purple Flag Raising in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the State Capitol.


Through my work as a Police Officer I have seen firsthand the fear that survivors experience, not only for their own safety, but for that of their children. We know that domestic violence is all about control, coercion, and isolation - it leaves many victims feeling helpless.

That's why it is so critical to have organizations like Safe Futures and all of CCADV's member organizations. These are the people who work every day to give survivors and their children hope, empowering them to make the decisions that work best for their families, ensuring they can live a life free from violence.


Thank you to everyone who stands to help combat any form of domestic violence.

MLK Scholarship Winners Annual Dinner

I had the great opportunity to attend and celebrate with friends and neighbors at the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award Dinner. Congratulations to this year's recipients! I'm always proud to recognize our young people for a job well done.


Get a full recap of the award dinner in The Day by clicking here.

Connecticut State Police Graduation

Congratulations to our newest State Police Officers! This week, 33 new State Troopers joined the force – all members of the 132nd Training Troop.

The 33 members of this class includes 30 men and 3 women. Members of the 132nd Training Troop have diverse backgrounds, training, and experience. Some are former municipal police officers or correction officers; some have been trained as firefighters and EMTs and some have military backgrounds. The youngest member of the class is 21 years old and the oldest is 52 years old.


Congratulations to our newest Troopers!

Visit to the Coast Guard Academy

This week, I was proud to help host U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Joe Courtney, among other distinguished members, to tour the Coast Guard Academy and the future site of the Coast Guard Museum.


We had some great dialogue about the important missions of the U.S. Coast Guard and its academy - as well as about the importance of listening to the cadets and their needs. We also discussed the need to ensure funding to keep us producing some of the best military officers in the world.

Connecticut College Waterfront Development Dedication

I had the great opportunity to attend the Dedication of an amazing Waterfront Development Connecticut College.

Shout it Out – New London Cheer Teams Win 1st Place

Please join me in a big "Shout it Out" for both cheer teams winning first place in their competitions this past week! New London Whalers of all ages showed how we are "in it to win it." Please share some love for the hard work of our young queens, coaches, and parents.

Step Up New London - Stepping up for our Children, Families, Community, and Ourselves

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to stop by a great community event in Williams Park on Broad Street. Introducing “Stepping up for our Children, Families, Community, and Ourselves,” a rebranding of a parent led organization that fights for equitable solutions that address injustices our communities experience. Thank you, “STEPS," for committing to fight for the good.

Pink Out Day 2022 - Basketball Invitational

Don't miss out! This Saturday, from 12:30PM-4:30PM head to Bartlett Basketball Courts (265 Connecticut Avenue, New London) for "Pink Out Day." Wear any shade of pink and come out to play! 

For more information, text (860) 941-1530 or (860) 514-5620.

Trunk or Treat with the New London Elks

Join the New London Elks Lodge for their Annual Trunk or Treat event on Monday, October 24 from 6:30PM-8PM! As a Teal Pumpkin event, there will be non-candy treats available for children with allergies. For more information, click here.


Big thanks to New London Elks for hosting this great community event!

AXS Center Trunk or Treat

Please join AXS Center at Sound Community Services for Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 28 from 4:30PM-9PM at 21 Montauk Ave., New London. This FREE event is open to the community.


Trunk or Treat is from 4:30PM-6:30PM. Gift Cards to be awarded to the winners of the Scariest, Funniest, & Best Overall costumes.


Starting at 6PM, Pizza & Drinks will be provided until gone, first come, first served. A kid friendly Halloween movie showing at 6:45PM. 


Any questions, please contact Tim Strong at timothy.strong@soundct.org .

New London Recreation Basketball Registration Open

It's time - basketball registration is open! Click here for more information and to register – don’t wait, registration deadlines are approaching!

  • Girls Basketball League: ages 8-9, 10-11, and 12-15 – registration deadline is November 4
  • Boys Preteen League: ages 9-12 – registration deadline is November 16
  • Co-ed Instructional Basketball: ages 7-8 – registration deadline is November 30

If you have any questions or require additional information, call New London Recreation at (860) 447-5230.

CT State Small Business Seminars

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) has 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 will be offered October through mid-December and cover a variety of topics intended to address the real-world problems businesses currently face, including:

  • Getting Started with E-commerce
  • Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business & Customers
  • Understanding the Blockchain
  • Social Media 101
  • Financing and Fundraising for your Business
  • Launching a Cannabis Based Business
  • Understanding Business Regulation

Register now by scanning the QR code in the above graphic or clicking here. If you have any questions or require additional information, contact John Fiorello at (860) 738-6444 or JFiorello@nwcc.edu.

Teen Safe Driving Video Contest

This week, Governor Ned Lamont announced that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Travelers are teaming up to co-sponsor Connecticut’s 14th annual Teen Safe Driving Video Contest, which engages high school students on the importance of making responsible decisions behind the wheel.

This year’s contest theme is ‘Driving Safe Habits,’ to empower teens to not only promote responsible driving but motivate their peers to follow the rules of the road. Travelers will award up to $26,000 in cash prizes to winning students and their high schools. Videos must be submitted by January 31, 2023.


For more information, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at my Capitol office at 860-240-8512 or email me at Anthony.Nolan@cga.ct.gov. Don't forget to "Like" my official Facebook page and follow me on Twitter for news and legislative updates.



Anthony Nolan

State Representative


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