Happy October! Last week, I provided a list of some of the new laws that would go into effect today, October 1. State and local law enforcement officials are reminding resident that among those laws is a new requirement for seat belts. Effective today, all occupants of a vehicle, regardless of their age, are required to wear a seat belt.
Next week, several new laws in Connecticut will go into effect on October 1. These laws are a result of the hard work of my colleagues and I during the 2021 session. We worked tirelessly to push for change that would benefit all Connecticut residents.
I hope you are doing well and comfortably settling into the new school year or your new (almost) fall routines! As we continue to enjoy the beautiful New England late summer/early fall weather, I did want to remind the community that West Nile Virus remains a risk throughout Connecticut.
Tomorrow commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives on the morning of September 11, 2001 and many more, including first responders, have died from health complications in the years following the attacks. September 11th remains one of the darkest and deadliest days in U.S. history.
According to Friday morning's forecast, it looks as if Tropical Storm Henri is going to have a serious impact on this weekend's weather. With a current Tropical Weather Statement for our communities through Monday, I am reminding residents to stay alert and be prepared.
Did you hear? Next week is Sales Tax Free Week in Connecticut. With back to school right around the corner, this is a good opportunity to save and stock up on needed essentials for the kids. Retail purchases of most clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from the sales tax from August 15 through August 21.