NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Several local politicians came out to celebrate Labor Day at the 58th annual Newtown Labor Day Parade.
Among those in attendance were Governor Ned Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, and Senator Richard Blumenthal.
It was Blumenthal’s 31st year.
“It marks the turning of the beginning of the school year, work year, and a year for me now back to Washington to try and make the country better,” he said.
While it was Lamont’s first year marching as governor, it was his fourth time marching in the parade.
“To do it as governor mean an awful lot,” Lamont lamented. “It’s a chance to look people in the eye, tell them you’re working your heart out for them, and to thank the people doing work for the state.”
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