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Legislative Session Opening Day 2022

Posted on February 9, 2022

Today is Opening Day for the 2022 Legislative Session. It is a privilege to serve as the voice of the good people of Cromwell and Portland as we tackle the important issues facing our state.

House Republicans Unveil Plan to Address Public Safety

Posted on February 3, 2022

On Wednesday, I joined my colleagues at the Capitol to outline our caucus plan to address public safety in Connecticut. Public safety shouldn’t be partisan and I hope to find bipartisan solutions. Our plan focuses on advocating for victims’ rights, enacting positive reforms to our criminal justice system, and providing law enforcement with the tools they need to keep our communities safe.
To read the full plan, please visit our website:

Cromwell Residents: Virtual Pre-Session Office Hours on January 31

Posted on January 26, 2022


CROMWELL RESIDENTS: I will be hosting virtual pre-session office hours on Monday, January 31st from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Please use the following link to register in advance for a slot:


Women’s Business Development Council Announces Equity Match Grant Program

Posted on January 15, 2022


The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is offering grants of up to $10,000 to qualified small business owners. For more information, visit their website:

Portland Residents: Register for Virtual Office Hours on January 18th

Posted on January 11, 2022


State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Portland) will hold virtual office hours, allowing Portland residents to speak with their elected leaders ahead of the start of the 2022 legislative session, on Tuesday, January 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Constituents can sign up to speak directly with Sen. Needleman and Rep. Carpino by visiting the link Upon registering, Rep. Carpino’s office will send

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Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2022

CTDOT “Name the Snowplow” Contest

Posted on December 21, 2021


As we approach the winter season, I want to share this engaging opportunity with you from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).

“Name the Snowplow”

The CTDOT is excited to announce its first ever Name the Snowplow contest.

The CTDOT Name the Snowplow Contest allows residents across Connecticut to submit their best and most creative names for four snowplows, which represent the four CTDOT maintenance districts in Connecticut. Participants have a chance to have their snowplow name featured

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WATCH: “Marijuana & Kids” Zoom Forum — November 2021

Posted on November 23, 2021


I was glad to co-host this informational webinar titled “Marijuana & Kids” with House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora. We were lucky to be joined by such qualified industry professionals to discuss this important issue.

Honoring Those Who Served — Veterans Day 2021

Posted on November 16, 2021


On Thursday November 11th, we observed Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict. We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – the war to end all wars. Armistice Day

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Rep. Christie Carpino Attends Ribbon-Cutting for Middlesex Habitat for Humanity Holiday Village at ReStore

Posted on November 3, 2021


November 3, 2021, Cromwell, CT – State Representative Christie Carpino cut the ribbon for “Holiday Village at ReStore”, a pop-up shop being held at the Middlesex Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 34 Shunpike Road in Cromwell.

Carpino cut the ribbon at a special “Shop and Sip Preview Night” event, held on Tuesday, November 2, which featured refreshments, music and a swag bag for guests who purchased tickets to the event.

Holiday Village at ReStore offers a wide range of holiday decorations

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