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Some state lawmakers calling it quits, can’t afford to serve

Photo: Rep. Joe de la Cruz When trying to decide whether to seek a fourth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives, Rep. Joe de la Cruz ran the question by his wife, whom he jokingly refers to as his lawyer and financial adviser. While Tammy de la Cruz didn’t want to discourage her 51-year-old

Health

Smoking – and How Fear Gets in the Way of Quitting

It’s a new year and this year more than ever is a good time to quit smoking with the risk of COVID-19 lurking around. It’s a harsh reality that if you’re a smoker you’re more likely to get acute respiratory infections and have a higher risk of those infections becoming severe. There’s never been a