As many begin to settle in for the night, using new and creative ways to celebrate the season, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday. I hope all of you get the opportunity to relax and enjoy your favorite holiday traditions and festivities. We all deserve at least that after the year we’ve had.
This week there was a beacon of hope when the COVID-19 vaccine landed in our state. My friend Sarah, who is the Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the iCare Health Network, received a dose of the vaccine today. Because she works in a skilled nursing facility, she was prioritized to receive the vaccine. The process was similar to receiving a flu shot and she urges everyone who can receive the vaccine to do so.
The Manchester legislative delegation is holding virtual office hours on Tuesday, December 15 at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity to share your ideas for legislation, thoughts on state issues and questions for the upcoming 2021 legislative session. I hope to hear from you!
South Windsor is among the 94 towns across Connecticut to be awarded state funding through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP). Total funding for this round is over $11 million. This is the first time since 2016 that the state has awarded STEAP funding.
Throughout the month of November, members of the State Capitol Police will participate in No-Shave November by growing beards to bring awareness to the challenges cancer patients and their families often face and raise money to support the Connecticut Cancer Foundation.