Weekly Updates & Local Happening

April 7, 2023

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Dear Neighbor,
Mid Session Update Video
I will be holding a mid-session update Monday, April 10 at 2 pm.
This event is a great chance to learn more about the work I am doing on your behalf at the State Capitol, and to ask any questions you may have.
Submit questions by scanning the QR code, and I will respond to them in a pre-recorded video Monday.
Connecticut National Guard STEM Trailer
As one of the Chairs for the Veteran’s & Military Affairs Committee, I am in great support of the Connecticut National Guard STEM Trailer/CST Display, especially when it comes to recruiting.
I was able to visit this great tool used to show Connecticut’s Youth some of the great careers they can obtain being part of the National Guard and other Military branches.
They spent the day at the Capitol’s North Parking Lot showing legislators, staff, and visitors some of the important work they do for us.
As a veteran of the U.S. Navy I know how hard it is to be away from family and to serve for our country. I will always appreciate the service given from those who came before us and those who presently serve our country. Thank you also to Maj. JA Erich J. Heinonen Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Connecticut Army National Guard for always keeping me updated.
Ramadan Celebration
It was great to attend this celebration of Ramadan Mubarak. Big thank you to State Representative Maryam Khan, Senator Saud Anwar, and Senator MD Rahman for the CT 1st Capitol Iftar Dinner at the Legislative Office Building this week. Rep Khan did a great job hosting this amazing event
I hope you have a prosperous Passover surrounded by loved ones. Blessings to friends & Families
New London Investments
City of New London, Connecticut
“With the hundreds of millions of dollars of investment that is committed to the city as of today, I can confidently say, there is no stopping us now. It's happening,” he said. “The naysayers be damned. Prepare to have egg on your face.”

Read the story HERE.
This past week New London delegation welcomed the release of $95,000 in grant funding to support renovations to the Public Library of New London. The work involved will include renovations to the building's bathrooms and reading rooms and improvements to the library's elevators.
The funds are sourced in three chunks that were unused and forfeited by other communities. Funds originally committed to library improvement projects in Sharon ($75,000), Greenwich ($10,000) and Derby ($10,000) have been reallocated to New London in support of this project.
"Our library is an important community resource, and I'm glad these renovations will make sure our residents can enjoy it to the fullest," said State Senator Martha Marx. "I'm grateful to the State Bond Commission and Governor Lamont for supporting New London in a way that will pay dividends for years to come.
"This funding will make visiting the library a better experience for New London residents of all ages," State Representative Christine Conley said. "The library is a staple of our community, and I'm thrilled to see the renovations to come."
"These renovations will help foster an environment of lifelong learning among New London residents," State Representative Anthony Nolan said. "Our library will continue to bring this community together, and I'm glad to see the wise investment of these funds."
“The New London library provides an invaluable resource to the city’s residents, and I am glad that the state could partner with the city to ensure that these much-needed renovations can move forward and the services the library provides can continue for many years to come,” Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission, said.
New London Community Center Funding
This week we had a great press conference regarding the New London Community Center Funding.
State Representative Christine Conley and I, along with many other colleagues, voted on the Community Investment Fund 2030, a fund that will foster economic development in historically underserved communities across the state. For the last year, we diligently fought to obtain funding as we visited numerous colleagues and leadership.
This year, along with State Senator Martha Marx, we all strongly advocated for the great award we recently received of $7.2 million from the state’s Community Investment Fund, and the state Department of Economic and Community Development's allocation of $1.8 million for environmental remediation.
Mayor Michael Passero was also able to spearhead funding we were blessed from our federal delegation Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Richard Blumenthal who secured $2 million in federal funding for the community center at the Fort Trumbull site today. (These funds help address a funding gap for the project the City Council approved that increased to the price tag of $40 million.
Mayor Michael Passero was also able to spearhead funding we were blessed from our federal delegation Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Richard Blumenthal who secured $2 million in federal funding for the community center at the Fort Trumbull site today. (These funds help address a funding gap for the project the City Council approved that increased to the price tag of $40 million.
Thank you to LT Gov Susan Bysiewicz, Govenor Ned Lamont, DECD - Department of Economic and Community Development for continuing to support the City of New London through several million dollar projects. Thank you to the CIF Committee along with State Representative Ron Napoli who took time to hear how important this was for the New London Community.
I would like to also like to give special thank to the City of New London, Connecticut Economic Development Team Director Felix Reyes, Adrianna Reyes & Elizabeth Nocerra it truly could not be possible without the hard work invested by them making it easier for our delegation to do our fight for City of New London, Connecticut.
First Company Governor's Foot Guard Citations
This week I had the great opportunity to present citations from the Veterans & Military Affairs Committee at the Change of Command Ceremony FIRST COMPANY GOVERNOR’S FOOT GUARD.
As the State of Connecticut and the Nation’s oldest, continuously serving Military Unit, the Command and Colors of the First Company will be passed from 69th Commandant, Major David T. Dwelley, to the newly elected 70th Commandant, Raymond T. Hite
The First Company welcomes 68th Commandant MAJ Mark Boudreau as Narrator, and 67th Commandant LTC Christopher Cain, as Commander of Troops for this historical event.
It is my honor to attend and give citations to the outgoing and incoming Commandants of the oldest military unit in the United States. Commandant Dwelley has left a lasting impact on the Governor’s Guard not only by increasing its numbers, but by leading the Guard in their outreach efforts during the Covid 19 pandemic. Incoming Commandant Hite will absolutely carry on this important legacy, and use his personal talents to leave his own mark on this historic Guard. May God bless both of you as you each move forward in this next chapter of your lives.
It was great to meet and watch an amazing artist, “Wyland,” return to the City of New London, Connecticut this weekend, 30 years after his first painted Great Sperm Whales mural.This will be one of Wyland’s final murals as the artist. Instead, he is working on a series of 100 life-sized monumental sculptures of endangered whales and marine life for 100 cities, 10 of which will be underwater and require viewers to dive down to see.
@Wylandmural, #newlondon @WylandORG @waylandmural
NLPD's Visit to Post University
I think it's so great that New London Police Department travelled to Post University in Waterbury, CT to take part in Post University’s 2023 Job Fair.
If you’ve ever thought about a career in law enforcement but was hesitate because you don’t feel like you know enough about it. We invite you to contact NLPD and ask questions
First Black Female Fire Chief
In the state of Connecticut, one woman is making incredible strides by becoming the first Black female fire chief to serve any department in New England.
Congratulations Shelly Carter for Paving the path for women in public safety, She continues to lead by example as the newest Chief of the Southbury Training School Fire Department.
Read the story from NBC Connecticut HERE.
Gold Star Spouses 
This week, we honor all Gold Star Spouses whose service member has made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The gold star is a symbol of the nation's appreciation to the spouse and families of these brave women and men. God's blessings to you & your families.
The Garde Arts Center was created in 1985 as a non-profit performing arts organization to save and reuse the historic Garde Theatre, one of the few remaining historic movie palaces in Connecticut.
Built in 1926 during the golden era of motion pictures and vaudeville theatres, the recently restored Moroccan interior of the Garde Theatre, along with the new seats and state-of-the-art stage equipment, provide a very audience-friendly theatre venue in a warm and beautiful atmosphere.
Today the Garde is becoming nationally recognized for its unique architecture and multi-faceted programming.
Watch the NBC Connecticut story HERE.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Will you help me spread the word about these resources on #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth Day of Action? Please share this photo so that it reaches those who need it!
CT Main Street Center Lunch & Learn event
We are excited to also announce our Lunch & Learn event, which will be at noon on Thursday, April 6th.
The topic of this next event will be "Who is CT Main Street Center, What Do They Do, and How Do They Support Our Communities?".
Stay tuned: we will post the lunch & Learn at 12 noon on April 6th.
AXS Center Easter Egg Hunt
Reminder: AXS Center at Sound Community Services is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt TODAY, April 6th from 5 pm – 6 pm at 21 Montauk Avenue in New London. This fantastic event is open to the community and is for children up to 10 years old.
It's FREE! Just bring your kids and their Easter baskets for an hour of fun!
Easter Egg Hunt
Come join us as we have a day full of family fun!!!
Free Easter Egg Hunt for all ages!!
Shopping with local vendors!!
Activities, games and dancing!!!
This is a free event that is made possible by donations just like our Back to School Bash! If you are looking to donate in any way please reach out to me!
Register for the event HERE.
Community Speak Out
Don't forget: Community speak Out 🏿come out and share the concerns we can make a difference RSVP by April 10/A solo 10 días de nuestra comunidad, hable y comparta las preocupaciones, podemos marcar la diferencia. Confirme su asistencia antes del 10 de abril.
New Job Opportunities
Looking for a job over the summer? Check out awesome opportunities like these on Workforce's Job Board! For more information visit: www.threerivers.edu/wce-jobs
Chelsea Groton Bank and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union: Free Day
Spark Maker Space announced that Chelsea Groton Bank and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union are sponsoring the upcoming Community Event, "Free Day"
With their generous support, they're able to offer free, family-friendly projects that teach hands-on skills in our Print Shop, Woodshop, Electronic and Tech Lab, and Fiber Arts Studio.
You are invited to a day of fun and creativity on Saturday, May 6th, from noon to 4pm. See you there!
Thank you Chelsea Groton Bank and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union!
Connecticut Storytelling Festival and Conference
Downtown New London, Connecticut at the Historic Thames Club, New London Public Library, and
the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
This year’s inspiring storytellers, led by internationally acclaimed Len Cabral, will captivate you with a delightful and diverse range of stories - folklore, adventures from history, and thought-provoking personal tales!
April 28-29, 2023
Tag & Craft Sale
Join the City of New London, Connecticut for our annual mile-long tag & craft sale at Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT! Enjoy a beautiful Spring afternoon on the boardwalk at CT's premiere sugar sand beach.
With over 150 vendors from all over Connecticut, this is our largest event of the year!! Come parouse tents with awesome handmade goods, salvage yard treasures, tag sale items, collectibles & memorabilia, and more! There's something for everyone! Consessions will open with food & beverages available, and the arcade will be open and running for your gaming pleasure!
Parking for this event is FREE, and there is no cost to come and browse! Event will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Rain date is Saturday May 20th.
Proceeds from all booth fees are donations to Save Ocean Beach! If you are interested in signing up as a vendor please follow the link below for registration and more info
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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