Weekly Update & Local Happenings: October 21

October 28, 2022


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Dear Neighbor,


Ahead of heading out on your weekend activities, I want to remind everyone that Shore Line East will have an adjusted scheduled Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30 to accommodate a railroad switch replacement project in Branford conducted by Amtrak.

The adjustments are as follows:

  • Substitute bus service will replace two Shore Line East trains: the Westbound (to New London) train #3610 and the Eastbound (To New London) train #3637
  • All stops will be on track 2 at Branford and track 4 at Guilford

Please note that during this time, other trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes later than scheduled departure times. For the most up-to-date information, click here.

Press Conference with AG William Tong

On Thursday, I joined Connecticut Attorney General William Tong for a press conference at the New London Fire Department's North Station to announce the arrival of $13.5 million dollars to Connecticut from the landmark $26 billion national opioid settlement. I was proud to join Mayor Michael Passero, Ledge Light Health District Deputy Director Jennifer Muggeo and some of the biggest players in the addiction industry.


Big thanks to NLC CARES in collaboration with Alliance for Living, Ledge Light Health District, and the City of New London.

Visiting Mitchell College

I'd like to extend a 'thank you' to Professor Kevin Booker for the opportunity to speak to classes at Mitchell College! We discussed the importance of networking and effective communication, and I had a great time sharing my journey of advocacy through my roles as a Police Officer and a State Representative.

Visiting Regional Multi Magnet School

This week, I had the great opportunity to spend time with students from the Regional Multi Magnet School (RMMS) in New London. Eversource, Project O and staff from RMMS gave us a great tour! We also observed a class full of young engineers as they built different size propellers using paper, plastic, and cardboard to simulate wind turbines. It was great to see the students come up with different inventions to show how wind turbines utilize energy to spin and produce more energy.

Visiting MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution

I had the great opportunity to visit the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution and discuss support for the staff with the Warden Doughty and Deputy Doran. We also discussed the residents' experiences in the facility especially when it comes to commissary, additional educational opportunities, available programing and conditions of facilities. I also discussed with a few residents of the facilities how to get and give them an opportunity to advocate for assistance and change.

Watch: Wednesday's Appropriations and Human Services Public Hearing

On Wednesday the Appropriations Committee, on which I serve as Vice Chair, with the Human Services Committee held a joint public hearing to receive feedback on the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) waiver applications. Specifically, we discussed the Individual Family Support Waiver, Employment and Day Support, and Comprehensive Support Waiver.


You can watch the public hearing here.

Domestic Violence Awareness – Available CT Resources

As we close out the month of October – and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – I wanted to make sure you were aware of the resources available in Connecticut.


If you or someone you know needs to talk, please visit CTSafeConnect.org or call or text (888) 774-2900. Advocates are available 24/7 every day to offer confidential, safe, free, and voluntary services.


Be sure to share these resources with your loved ones – together we can create a world where no person lives in fear!

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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