With this weekend’s impending storm, Connecticut’s cold weather emergency protocol will be activated from noon on Sunday, January 20th through noon on Wednesday, January 23rd.
United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 provides 24 hour cold weather resources to those in need. Though there are no warming centers in Southeastern Connecticut, please know that the closest center is located in Middletown at the Columbus House. Please click here for more information on hours and eligibility. In addition, please note that libraries, senior centers and other public locations are good places to keep warm or seek shelter.
EAST LYME – Gianni Vora, a 6th grader from East Lyme, has entered C-SPAN’s nationwide StudentCam documentary competition that asks what it means to be an American. Vora’s video explores the history of America and discovers that it is not only “America the Beautiful,” but also “America the Resilient.” As a part of his documentary, he interviews State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37), asking how women’s voting rights and political leadership make America a better place. For her response, please see the video below.
StudentCam is C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and nation. In 2018, more than 200 student and teacher competition winners across the country were awarded a total of $100,000 in prize money. For more information, visit www.studentcam.org.
HARTFORD — In preparation for her second term as State Representative of East Lyme and Salem, Rep. Holly Cheeseman (R-37) submitted her committee assignment requests to Legislative leaders in December – including one to return to the Energy and Technology Committee. This week, Rep. Cheeseman attended her first Energy and Technology meeting and discovered that she is the only woman serving on the committee.