- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An emotional Sen. Andrew Maynard says he’s overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and kindnesses expressed by his colleagues on his final day in the Senate.

The Stonington Democrat, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014, was honored by the Senate on Wednesday, the last day of the legislative session. Maynard recently announced he will not seek re-election to the 18th District, a seat he has held for 10 years.

Maynard fell off an outdoor staircase at his home and suffered serious injuries, including a condition that affected his speech.

Following a round of praise from his fellow senators, Maynard said he couldn’t believe all the compliments, adding that “people have just been wonderful.”

The Senate also honored New Milford Sen. Clark Chapin, a Republican, who is also retiring.

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