Rep. Cheeseman to Ring Bell for Salvation Army for yet another Holiday Season

Posted on December 6, 2019 by admin


EAST LYME – State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) will be volunteering to raise money for local residents in need by collecting for the Salvation Army at the Niantic Stop and Shop on December 19th. All proceeds collected during the one hour of bell ringing will be donated directly to the Salvation Army.

When: Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Stop & Shop, 248 Flanders Road, Niantic, CT

Rep. Cheeseman welcomes all constituents to stop by the store and help make this

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 26, 2019 by admin


I would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. For me, this was always a weekend of family, food and fellowship. It is my hope that you will also be able to celebrate this uniquely American holiday with family and friends by your side/ and give thanks for all the gifts we have been blessed with this year.

Also, if you are planning to start shopping for gifts this weekend, please try to shop locally this season and support our small businesses. Saturday, November 30th is the tenth annual nationwide Small Business Saturday. This day is meant to bring attention to the important movement towards small businesses and to support entrepreneurs in our communities. We have a number of great shops and restaurants across Southeastern Connecticut that you can visit.

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Rep. Cheeseman and Sen. Formica Bring Awareness to Dangers of Youth Vaping

Posted on November 22, 2019 by admin


EAST LYME – On Tuesday, State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) and State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) hosted an informational forum for both constituents and local officials on youth vaping at East Lyme high School (ELHS).

The panel of experts and stakeholders included Orthopedic and Neuroscience Researcher Dr. Frank Maletz, ELHS Director of Campus Safety and Security Christopher Olsen, ELHS Principal Michael Susi, East Lyme Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Amy Drowne, ELHS Student Grace Vlaun and Fog Factory Vape Shop Owner Alex Kopacz.

The discussion regarding this problem, which has been growing in Southeastern Connecticut over the past three to five years, centered on the need to be proactive about teaching young people to make good choices for their well-being. Vaping has been shown to cause serious health hazards to all organs and muscles in minors, with a few cases having been discovered in students as young as middle school-age. These risks, as well as social-emotional techniques for relieving stress, are currently being taught in ELHS health classes to prevent students from turning to potentially even more harmful substances.

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