April 15, 2024

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Do parents drink at youth sports games in Connecticut?

WESTON — Local officials say concerns about parents drinking in public during youth sports games has gone on for years, but it may now be leading to more alcohol use among their children.

In a letter last week to the school community, Weston Superintendent of Schools Lisa Wolak said, “it has come to our attention that adults are encouraging happy hours during youth sporting events and posting these events on social media.”

Wolak’s letter called the behavior “completely unacceptable.”

Wolak also pointed to a recent survey that showed alcohol use among Weston seventh- and eighth-graders appears to be on the rise.