Most of our children are back in the classroom after an awesome summer. I had the honor of attending the Convocation for Derby Public Schools on Wednesday. It is always so great to talk with teachers and staff and see how dedicated they are in helping our students succeed.
A huge "thank you!" to all our educators for doing what you do! Have a great start to your school year!
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On Monday, I joined Comptroller Sean Scanlon at Griffin Hospital and then visited multiple downtown Derby businesses sharing information about the MyCTSavings plan that gives small/independent business owners a way to offer retirement plans through the state to their employees.
Not only is this a smart option, but it was great to hear direct local feedback. Thank you to everyone who took the time to talk with us.
We visited the following businesses:
Love Hunter Watches
Raro Motor Car
Stay Sober & Safe This Labor Day Holiday
Summer is almost over and with the Labor Day Holiday coming up, the state and the feds are reminding everyone about the dangers of drunk driving.
According to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository, there were seven crash fatalities over the 2021 Labor Day Holiday in Connecticut, including three driving under the influence (DUI) crash fatalities. In Connecticut in 2021, the last year of verifiable data, preliminary data shows 112 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes, which accounted for 38% of all fatalities in the state.
If you plan to head out and celebrate Labor Day, make sure you have a plan to keep everyone safe. CLICK HERE for safe alternatives to driving impaired.
Last Weekend of Free Museum Visits For Kids
The start of the new school year means the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program is wrapping up on Monday, September 4. This is the last weekend to bring your children to participating museums for free. An accompanying adult, who is a Connecticut resident, can also gain free entry.
I took advantage of this program last week and visited the Norwalk Maritime Museum with my kids where we had a great time!