Third 100% Voting Record for Rep. Cheeseman

Posted on August 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – For the third year in a row, State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) is being recognized for her outstanding attendance record at the Legislature in Hartford.

Rep. Cheeseman cast a vote on all 391 pieces of legislation that came before the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session and Special Session. According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s Office, perfect attendance is a very difficult thing to achieve, with only about 20% of legislators able

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Plastic Bag Fees Begin August 1st

Posted on July 23, 2019 by admin


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It is now even more important to remember your reusable bags when you head to the store.

Starting on August 1st, a $0.10 fee will be charged on every single-use plastic checkout bag at stores across the state. After June 30, 2021, these bags are scheduled to be banned.

A “Single-use checkout bag” is one with a thickness of less than four mils that is provided by a store or restaurant to a customer at the point of sale. It does not include: (A) a paper bag; (B) a reusable plastic bag (four mils or thicker); (C) a bag provided prior to checkout that is used only to contain meat, seafood, loose produce or other unwrapped food items; (D) a newspaper bag; or (E) a laundry or dry cleaning bag.

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Extreme Heat Precautions and Local Cooling Centers

Posted on July 19, 2019 by admin


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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for all of Connecticut. Please prepare for extreme heat over the next several days.

Many cities and towns open cooling centers or shelters during heat waves and extreme hot weather. Local cooling shelters include:

East Haddam Municipal Office Complex
Meeting Room #3
One Plains Road
Saturday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

New London Senior Center
120 Broad Street
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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10-Day Closure on I-395 South

Posted on June 27, 2019 by admin


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WATERFORD – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be closing a portion of I-395 southbound over Route 85 in Waterford to facilitate rehabilitation of the bridge.

The closure is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 19, at 6:00 p.m., and will reopen to traffic on Monday, July 29, at 6:00 p.m.

I-395 southbound at the Exit 2 interchange will be rerouted down the Exit 2 off-ramp.  Traffic will be able to cross Route 85 through the signalized intersection to access I-395 southbound via the

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Roadwork on Route 156 in Waterford

Posted on June 27, 2019 by admin


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WATERFORD – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be resurfacing a 2.71 mile segment of Route 156 (Rope Ferry Road) in Waterford between Monday, June 24th and Friday, July 19th.

The regular work schedule for this project is from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The milling segment for this project is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2019, through Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  The resurfacing segment of this project is anticipated to be performed on Wednesday, July 10, 2019,

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

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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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.

Salem

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


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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


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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


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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


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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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