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McCarty and Formica to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Waterford

Posted on June 19, 2018 by admin


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WATERFORD — State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) and State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) invite constituents to meet with them at the Waterford Town Hall on July 10th to discuss the recently adopted state budget adjustment and important legislation that was passed in the 2018 Regular Session. The lawmakers are also happy to answer any questions or concerns constituents may have related to state government.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Waterford Town Hall Board of Education Conference Room, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford

This event is free and open to the public. If constituents are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Rep. McCarty, please do not hesitate to contact her at Kathleen.McCarty@housegop.ct.gov or (800) 842-1423. In the event that the meeting must be postponed, a notice will be posted on Rep. McCarty’s website at www.repmccarty.com and on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/repmccarty. Constituents can also sign up for e-mail notifications on her website.

Local Lawmakers Support MMCT Ventures’ Opening of the New Earth Expo & Convention Center

Posted on May 31, 2018 by admin


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MONTVILLE – The Mohegan Sun Casino officially opened a new $80 million, 250,000 square foot Expo and Convention Center yesterday morning. The facility will host an array of trade, consumer and association shows and events. Local legislators, including State Representatives Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford), Mike France (R-Ledyard), and Holly Cheeseman (R-East Lyme), were in attendance to celebrate alongside Mohegan Tribe officials.

(L to R) Reps. Mike France, Holly Cheeseman, Kathleen McCarty, Senators Cathy Osten and Paul Formica.

The lawmakers fought tirelessly this session to rally support for the Mohegan and Mashantucket-Pequot Tribal nations – who have to date brought in over $7.5 billion in revenue to the State of Connecticut – when a bill came before the General Assembly that would risk financing for the MMCT Ventures’ East Windsor project and lead to the loss of thousands of jobs across the state. The representatives successfully stopped this bill from passing through the Senate.

The Earth Expo & Convention Center includes the 125,000 square foot, column-free Earth Expo, a ballroom that can be divided in two, free parking, an eight bay loading dock from an open parking field and additional drive-in access, 15 meeting rooms, an executive boardroom with a private outdoor terrace, outdoor space including a wrap-around terrace, a kitchen and “state-of-the art” technology and amenities.

The center has created about 300 permanent and construction jobs

Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2018 by admin


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As we head into Memorial Day weekend, let us remember that this is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

We commemorate their memories in church services and in visits to their graves. We also enjoy parades, barbecues, picnics and ball games with friends and family. Let us dedicate these celebratory events to those who preserved our freedom, let us also remember their families who made great sacrifices.

Following the Civil War, Memorial Day was established to honor those who died during the conflict. Major General John Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, originally proclaimed May 30, 1868 as “Decoration Day.” It was not set aside in anniversary of any particular battle, but rather as a day to decorate the graves of those who died in defense of the nation.

By 1882, this day became more commonly known as “Memorial Day,” and in 1967 it became a federal holiday. The following year, Congress moved the date to the last Monday of May.

Below is a list of some important events happening in and around our district this weekend to commemorate this patriotic holiday and the heroic actions of those who fought in the name of our freedom.

Thank you, God bless you, and have a great Memorial Day. It is an honor to be your voice at the State Capitol.

 

Waterford
Agent Orange Memorial Ceremony
Saturday, May 26th at 11:00 a.m.
The unveiling will be presented by the Waterford VFW Post 6543 and Auxiliary at the Waterford Town Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Road.

Bozrah
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m.
Veterans Memorial Park

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 28th at 1:00 p.m.
Begins at Schwartz Road and ends at the Moose Lodge on Fitchville Road.

East Lyme
Memorial Day Vigil
Sunday, May 27th at 7:00 p.m.
To honor and remember the brave men and women who died while serving in our country will be held on the Niantic Town Green (at the corner of Main St. and Pennsylvania Ave).

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 28th at 2:00 p.m.
Begins near St. John’s Green (across from the Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT) and will proceed down Niantic’s Main Street, ending at the East Lyme Town Hall.The parade celebrates all those who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

New London
Memorial Day Candelight Vigil
Sunday, May 27th at 7:30 p.m.
The city’s 11th annual memorial vigil will be held at the Parade Plaza on Water Street.

Mystic
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 28th at 2:00 p.m.
The parade will travel down Water, Pear and Gravel Streets, followed by a memorial ceremony at the VFW home post at 60 Stonington Road.