I am saddened by the loss of life and property that has fallen upon the Northeastern United States this past week. Hurricane Sandy brought fear and panic into our lives before her devastating impact. Millions continue to suffer as the clean-up, rebuilding, and power restoration continue. While not as hard hit as our Northeast neighbors in New York and New Jersey, Connecticut also took a major hit and continues to struggle with its relief efforts. Now, more than ever, the best way to have a good neighbor is to be one. I encourage you to do what you can to make sure you your neighbors are brought safely through this ordeal. Donate blood, give to the Red Cross, or simply say a prayer for all of those affected. Mother Nature has dealt us a mighty blow. As always, we will persevere and repair our beloved home. Be safe and be good to one another.