On May 19th, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order enacting updated COVID-19 mask protocols in response to the new recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  These recommendations allow fully vaccinated individuals to forego the use of a mask either when outdoors or when indoors with other fully vaccinated individuals. According to the Governor’s order, a face covering is required when indoors in a public place or when safe social distancing of approximately six feet from every other person is not maintained – specifically for those who are not fully vaccinated.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 1 held its quarterly meeting on Saturday, May 15th at VFW Post 399 in Westport.  Presiding at the meeting was Joe Beal who serves as District 1 Commander. The district-wide event welcomed over 25 veterans from the region to help elect new officers.   District 1 encompasses VFW Post 399 Westport, VFW Post 149 Danbury, VFW Post 6933 Darien, VFW Post 10059 Trumbull, VFW Post 603 Norwalk, VFW Post 9460 Stratford, VFW Post 9617 Stamford, VFW Post 3052 Ridgefield, VFW Post 9427 Fairfield, VFW Post 10201 Brookfield, VFW Post 10466 Shelton, VFW Post 308 Newtown, VFW Post 145 Bridgeport, VFW Post 653 New Canaan, VFW Post 10273 Bridgeport, and VFW Post 10112 Cos Cob.

For information, Fairfield County has the third largest veteran population in Connecticut. The greatest resource that can be provided to veterans is one that connects them with other veterans. Again, congratulations to the newly elected District 1 officers who are consistently demonstrating leadership, determination and dedication in following the Hero’s Code — Give a little bit of your time and talent everyday to help veterans!


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