Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2018 by admin


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.


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.

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.

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.

Tomorrow: Exit 82A on I-95 North Closed

Posted on May 21, 2018 by admin


As a result of the recent storms that hit our area, two large trees that have lost limbs and show signs of decline, as well as damage from multiple vehicle strikes, need to be removed from the 82A exit ramp on I-95 northbound in Waterford. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be closing the exit ramp tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22nd, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to work on the tree removal.

Please prepare for this to impact your daily travels if you commute through this vicinity.

Thank you.

Rep. McCarty Speaks at Montville Memorial Day Ceremony

Posted on May 21, 2018 by admin


MONTVILLE – The Town of Montville remembered and honored those who died in active military service this Sunday in a Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Old Town Hall Monument.

Rep. McCarty with Tan and Paul Patchem and Joe J. Tan Patchem is a Gold Star mother and dear friend of Rep. McCarty’s, who at the ceremony laid a wreath in honor of her son Ahn, who lost his life in Iraq.

Rep. McCarty spoke at the ceremony in commemoration, tribute and honor of all of our fallen men and women of the Armed Services at the ceremony before the parade.

Rep. McCarty Honors Local Girl Scout on Highest Achievement

Posted on May 21, 2018 by admin


WATERFORD – This Sunday local Waterford officials and family and friends of Sydney Tabor, a graduating Waterford High School Senior, gathered at the O’Neill Theater to celebrate Sydney’s promotion to a Gold Scout. This is the highest honor that you can achieve as a Girl Scout, with only about 6% ever doing so.

The Gold Award recognizes girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects, which take one to two years to complete, and have sustainable impact on their communities and beyond. Through her Gold Award Project, Sydney successfully donated books to over 300 villages in Kenya.

“Congratulations to an amazing young lady!” said Rep. McCarty. “Waterford is proud to have such a dedicated student and community member. Best of luck in all your future endeavors!”

At Sydney’s Gold Award Pinning Ceremony, Rep. McCarty presented her with an official Connecticut General Assembly citation commemorating this milestone.

Rep. McCarty Supports Local Law Enforcement during National Police Week

Posted on May 17, 2018 by admin


In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge in Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Shoreline Job Fair Tomorrow

Posted on May 16, 2018 by admin


A wonderful opportunity for local job seekers is taking place tomorrow in Southeastern Connecticut: The Day’s free Shoreline Job Fair at the Gladeview at 60 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook!

Pre-registration for this event is preferred, but not required. Click here to register.

Job Fair Employers Include:

  • A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists
  • Aaron Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Arthur Murray Dance Center
  • Branford Hills Health Care Center
  • Americana Furniture Barn
  • Companions & Home Helpers Companions & Homemakers
  • (ECDC) Eastern Community Development Corporation
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Gladeview Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
  • Goodwill of Southern New England
  • Groton Public Schools
  • Guilford Savings Bank
  • Health at Home
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • M&J Bus Inc.
  • Mosaic Mystic Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center & Lighthouse Home Care
  • Oceanside Auto LLC
  • PCC Structurals, Inc.
  • Project Genesis
  • Specialty Transportation, Inc.
  • Stop & Shop – Old Saybrook
  • Temporaries of New England Inc
  • The Hearth At Tuxis Pond
  • US Army
  • US Postal Service
  • Veterans Assembled Electronics
  • Vista Life Innovations
  • Walmart Old Saybrook

Spread the word, these companies are hiring!