Rep. Cheeseman and Sen. Formica Invite Constituents to Legislative Wrap-Up Meetings

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


HARTFORDState Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) and State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) are hosting two Legislative Wrap-Up Meetings in June to discuss major issues from the 2019 Legislative Session, which concluded on June 5th, with constituents.


When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Salem Town Hall, Conference Room #1
270 Hartford Road, Salem

East Lyme

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: East Lyme Town Hall, Large Meeting Room

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Local Lawmakers Vote Against Tax Hikes and Anti-Business Policies Laden in New Biennial Budget

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – At approximately 10:30 Monday night, after a full day of debate, the House of Representatives passed a biennial budget with a vote of 86-65. All Republicans, including State Representatives Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford) and Holly Cheeseman (R-East Lyme), and a few Democrats, voted against the plan.

“This budget places a huge burden on our small businesses, human service providers and non-profit sector, which provide 80% of our jobs and, I believe, are the true heartbeat of our community,” said Rep. Cheeseman, member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. “We heard public testimony against these increased mandates, taxes and fees, and yet we’re going to implement them anyway? They don’t have unlimited resources. This budget plan was not the answer. In addition, this budget is full of hypocrisy. For example, if the majority party in Hartford is so concerned about the environment, why is the money from the 10 cent fee on plastic bags projected to raise $ 54.5 million in the next two years going into the General Fund, as opposed to going to recycling and pollution remediation? Our entrepreneurs are rightfully desperate for our help just to stay in operation.”

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June 2019 Business Advisory Council Meeting

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


SALEM – A couple months ago, State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) hosted her first Business Advisory Council Meeting as a network in which local entrepreneurs can come together and discuss how state government can create a more business-friendly environment in Connecticut.

With the 2019 Legislative Session ending tomorrow, June 5th, Rep. Cheeseman would like to gather the council for their second meeting to recap what transpired during Session. Those who attended the first meeting, or who

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Memorial Day 2019

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


I wish you and your family the best this Memorial Day weekend. Please consider attending one of these local events to honor the sacrifice so many Americans have made to ensure our freedom.

East Lyme Memorial Day Vigil
Sunday, May 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Liberty Green

East Lyme Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27th at 2:00 p.m.
Begins near St. John’s Green (across from the Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT) and proceeds down Niantic’s Main St. ending at the East Lyme Town Hall.

Salem VFW Bicentennial

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Public Information Meeting on I-95 & Rt. 161 Road Construction

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a public information meeting to discuss proposed safety and traffic operational improvements on the I-95 Interchange 74 at Route 161 and replacement of the I-95 bridge over Route 161.

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: East Lyme Middle School Auditorium
31 Society Road, Niantic, CT

If postponement of the public informational/public scoping meeting is required due to inclement weather or other conditions, the meeting will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the original hour and location.\

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Rep. Cheeseman Appears on WFSB’s Face the State

Posted on May 13, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – On Sunday, May 12th, State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) appeared as Dennis House’s guest on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News’s Face the State. Watch the video below to hear their discussion on the state budget, minimum wage, tolls and more.

Rep. Cheeseman Applauds East Lyme High School for GreatSchools Award

Posted on May 8, 2019 by admin


EAST LYMEState Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-East Lyme) is proud to announce that East Lyme High School is one of just 41 schools in the Connecticut to receive a “2019 College Success Award.”

This award, which will be presented by GreatSchools, recognizes East Lyme High School’s successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two for four-year colleges, are ready for college-level coursework, and/or persist onto their second year of college.

“This is a wonderful credit to

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Long Island Sound Blue Plan Public Meetings

Posted on May 6, 2019 by admin


I encourage you to take a close look at the proposed Long Island Sound Blue Plan and weigh in on it an upcoming webinar/local public informational meeting.



Focus: Transportation, Navigation & Infrastructure

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

How to Participate: Join the online Zoom Meeting online or call 646-876-9923 and dial the meeting ID (564-561-519).


Public Meetings

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Avery Point Academic Building

1080 Shennecossett Road


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Public Information Meeting on Bridgework in Niantic

Posted on May 3, 2019 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a public information meeting to discuss a proposed rehabilitation project for the Route 156 bridge over the Niantic River.


When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: East Lyme Town Hall Upper Meeting Room,

108 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic


The rehabilitated bridge would have a 25 to 30 year service life thanks to improved architectural, mechanical and electrical components. The bridge joints and wearing surface on the bridge deck would be replaced, the superstructure would be repainted, the vertical sheeting of the fender system around the main pier would be repaired and upgrades would be made to the operator’s control house.

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Toll Opposition is About People, Not Politics

Posted on April 22, 2019 by admin


Letter to the Editor from Senators Paul Formica and Heather Somers and Representatives Devin Carney, Holly Cheeseman, Mike France, Kathleen McCarty, and Jesse MacLachlan.

Connecticut needs to take bold action to fix our transportation system. Better transportation is a key to economic development, job growth and better quality of life.

At the same time, residents are struggling. They have been asked to pay increasingly more in taxes while services have been cut. The state keeps taking more, and providing less.

Connecticut has to change. Creating a new way to tax people through tolls is not the answer. Connecticut needs to prioritize.

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