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Day: June 17, 2021

It was like trying to suppress a sneeze. The tension would build up, making him uncomfortable and uneasy until the inevitable conclusion – the involuntary uttering of a nonsense phrase, maybe, or the sudden jutting of his arms. That’s how Justin Farmer, a 26-year-old Hamden councilman, described the symptoms of Tourette syndrome that led to a rocky stretch in his late teens.