I hope everyone took some time to celebrate Mother’s Day over the weekend, including the many surrogate mothers we all have in our lives, especially now. My favorite gift was from my son, who, after asking for some guidance, cleaned the bathrooms! Not that I didn’t also appreciate the delicious dinner, but the cleaning was extra nice.
Today, May 6, was the last day of the 2020 regular session for the CT General Assembly. I put that date in my calendar sometime in February, when session opened, as the final in a series of markers in the process of moving bills through the system of becoming law.
Having heard from a number of constituents who work (or used to work) in either New York or Massachusetts and were experiencing challenges applying for unemployment or other work-related resources, I reached out to New York Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, who represents NY’s 106th District, including Millerton, Amenia, Hudson, and Poughkeepsie.
Happy May Day! That would seem to have multiple meanings today, but, among them, the 1st of May represents the celebration of International Workers’ Day at a time when we are thinking a lot about “essential workers": in hospitals, nursing homes, residential homes for the disabled, home healthcare, grocery stores, day care centers, food production and delivery, to name a few.
My son and I joined yesterday’s Hearts on Tour Car Parade organized by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, visiting Geer Village in North Canaan, Noble Horizons in Salisbury, Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, Sharon Health Care Center, and Sharon Hospital.