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Rep. Kennedy: Tree Removal along the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) in Orange, Woodbridge and New Haven.

Posted on February 15, 2019 by jdooley

State Rep. Kathy Kennedy announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation will doing tree removal operation will be performed on Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) northbound and southbound in Orange, Woodbridge and New Haven on Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, 2019. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to noon.

The project consists of cutting dead trees, high limbing and clearing signs between Exits 56 and 59. This work will be performed by state forces.

Motorists can expect lane closures on Route 15 Northbound and Southbound between Exit 56 (Route 121, Grassy Hill Road) and Exit 59 (Route 69, Whalley Avenue) in Orange, Woodbridge and New Haven. A moveable sign pattern will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Local Lawmakers Deliver Student’s Valentines for Vets

Posted on February 14, 2019 by jdooley

State Representatives Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro, Kathy Kennedy, and Nicole Klarides-Ditria teamed up with local students to make Valentines for Veterans. The students made hundreds of handmade valentines for the veterans and the lawmakers delivered them to veterans at the West Haven VA on Valentine’s Day.

The schools that participated included:

Beacon Falls:
Laurel Ledge Elementary School

Bradley School

Turkey Hill School

Mathewson Elementary
Calf Pen Elementary

Bungay Elementary School

West Haven:
Alma E. Pagels Elementary
Seth G. Haley Elementary
Harry M. Bailey Middle School

Beecher Road School


Reps. Kennedy, Ferraro Host Milford Office Hours

Posted on February 14, 2019 by jdooley

MILFORD – State Reps. Charles Ferraro and Kathy Kennedy held office hours on Wednesday night at the Milford Library, where residents were able to ask questions about issues impacting the state.

The hour question and answer style office hour was dominated by the topic of reinstituting tolls. The lawmakers explained that Democrats have proposed a bill that would call for tolling everyone and an additional bill to creating Transportation Authority.

Last year, the Department of Transportation conducted a study and recommended to the state that 82 tolls be placed on all major highways including I-95, I-91, Route 15, and Route 8.

 “I would like to thank everyone who attended our office hours, we had a great conversation on the issues,” said Rep. Kennedy. “I want people to know that if a toll proposal passes this session, many of the details might be determined by an un-elected State Toll Authority. This is one of the reason I oppose tolls. Giving the toll authority power to determine how many tolls will be installed and setting the amount for each toll takes away the public’s voice in the process.”

Rep. Ferraro said, “I think placing tolls throughout the state is not the answer. We can’t just put tolls on the border and placing them throughout the state would mean Connecticut residents would pay nearly 70 percent of the tolls. Tolls would just be another tax on Connecticut residents; we need to look at where we can save money.”

In addition, the representatives and residents talked about paid family leave, teacher pensions, and a bill to combat puppy mills.

The lawmakers encouraged residents to reach out to them about legislation they are interested in or concerned about. Residents can contact the lawmakers by visiting and