Protecting SNAP Benefits and more

July 12, 2024

I wanted to give you an update on a national problem that’s been impacting SNAP beneficiaries here in Connecticut. SNAP benefits by criminals steadily increased between 2023 and 2024 in Connecticut, but this month SNAP beneficiaries took action to change their PINS and protect their benefits.

In here is information from the Department of Social Serviced on changing your PIN number and how to pick a safe PIN

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Fourth of July, Firework Safety, and more

July 5, 2024

I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July celebrating our country's founding with your friends and family.

With all of the division we see in our country these days, it's important to reflect on the ideals our democracy was founded on: freedom, liberty, and justice for all.

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Heat Protocol, Free Planet Fitness for Teens, and more

June 21, 2024

With temperatures soaring, Connecticut's emergency hot weather protocol is now in effect through Sunday. 🌡️☀️

Please stay hydrated, seek shade or air-conditioned spaces, and check on vulnerable neighbors and loved ones. Let's stay safe and cool together! Read on for some critical information about what it means for Connecticut to put the extreme heat protocol into effect.

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Upcoming Holidays, Education Scholarship, and more

June 14, 2024

If applicable, I encourage you to apply for the Aspiring Educators Diversity Scholarship Program. This program is available for diverse students who graduated from a public high school in an Alliance School District - which the Bridgeport School District is a part of!

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Elder Care, Child Care, and more

June 7, 2024

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 113 in Bridgeport and Stratford starting next Sunday, June 16.

The milling segment of the project is expected to be performed Sunday, June 16 through Wednesday, June 19, and the resurfacing segment of this project is expected to be performed Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28.

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Pride Month and Summer in CT

May 31, 2024

Whether you're hiking scenic trails, lounging on beautiful beaches, or enjoying local festivals, there's no shortage of activities to make your summer unforgettable. Get out and explore all that our state has to offer! 🍦🌟

Don’t forget - through the Passport to the Parks program, drivers that have a Connecticut-registered vehicle do not have to pay a fee to park at any state park and forest. Learn more at

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Memorial Day, Healthcare Expansion, and more

May 24, 2024

Monday is Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor all whose bravery and service cost them the ultimate sacrifice. While this long weekend presents the opportunity to spend time with our loved ones, it is also a time to pause and reflect on those who gave their lives to protect and preserve our great nation and democracy. I also make sure to take the time to remind myself to live a life that is meaningful and worthy of the sacrifices so many have made. I hope you all have a safe and meaningful Memorial Day.

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