State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113), Ben McGorty (R-122) Laura Hoydick (R-120), JP Sredzinski (R-112), and State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) will be hosting a community discussion on Connecticut’s opioid addiction crisis on March 3 in the R.D. Scinto Auditorium at 3 Corporate Drive in Shelton. The forum is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and is open to the public.
The communities of Shelton, Derby and Stratford have all experienced difficult tragedies recently involving opioid abuse. Monroe, like other neighboring communities, is experiencing a rise in opioid abuse. The legislators from these three communities are partnering with Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, Stratford Mayor John Harkins, and Monroe First Selectman Steve Vavrek in sponsoring the event focused on these three communities.