I am honored that we have the support of Congresswoman Giffords on this important piece of legislation. Women in an abusive relationship are five times more likely to be killed by their abuser if that individual has access to a firearm. This common-sense proposal will help keep women safe while they remove themselves from a potentially dangerous situation.
This year, the walk will be dedicated to the life of Michael Albert of Fairfield. Mike and a friend were tragically taken from their families when a drunk driver struck them head-on the evening of July 28, 1986. Mike's parents and sister became active members of MADD. Mike's sister, Pam Bingman, has been participating in Walk Like MADD since 2010 and is currently a committee member for the Cheshire Walk.
Avoid Traffic in MiddletownThe Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a guard rail safety improvements project will be performed on State Route 410 (Aircraft Road) in Middletown. This work is scheduled to occur Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 10 and may cause some traffic buildup.
Drivers can expect lane closures to occur from Route 154 to the entrance of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Middletown. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. As always, remember to stay alert and drive slowly when passing a road construction area.