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State Rep. Kennedy: DOT to Close Right Lane on Route 15 for Tree Removal

Posted on March 17, 2022


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CTDOT is announcing that a tree removal operation will require the closure of the right lane on Route 15 northbound and southbound in the towns of Orange, Woodbridge, New Haven and Hamden starting March 20, 2022.

The night work is scheduled to occur Sunday, March 20, 2022, through Monday April 11, 2022, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

LANE CLOSURE INFO

Motorists can expect right lane closure to occur on Route 15 northbound in Orange, Woodbridge, New Haven and Hamden between Exit 58 (Route 34, Derby

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Kennedy and Ferraro Join Call for Suspending State Gas Tax

Posted on March 10, 2022


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Demand CT Delegation Push for Federal Gas Tax Cut 

HARTFORD – State Reps. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) along with their Senate and House Republicans are calling on state lawmakers to temporarily suspend the state gross receipts tax on gasoline and are demanding that Connecticut’s federal Congressional delegation deliver on a federal gas tax cut proposal to provide immediate relief to Connecticut residents as gas prices surge.

Connecticut Republican lawmakers are proposing to

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Kennedy & Ferraro Host Successful Blood Drive with the Red Cross

Posted on February 18, 2022


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ORANGE – State Representatives Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) on Wednesday hosted a widely successful Blood Drive at the High Plains Community Center in Orange facilitated by the American Red Cross. Both legislators also participated as blood donors.

“I want to thank everyone that attended Wednesday’s Blood Drive. With all the slots for blood donors being pre-filled weeks in advance, it was great to see so many members of our community band together for this life-saving cause,”

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Area Legislators Deliver Valentines for Veterans from Students

Posted on February 14, 2022


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WEST HAVEN- State Representatives Kathy Kennedy (R-119), Charles Ferraro (R-117), and Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) teamed up with local students to make Valentines for Veterans. The students made close to a thousand 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

Orange:
Turkey Hill School

Milford:
Mathewson Elementary
Calf Pen Elementary

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: Op-ed: Representing the People

Posted on February 3, 2022


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On February 9, 2022 we begin the new legislative session for the General Assembly and with the new session we bring an end to Governor Lamont’s emergency executive powers after nearly 2 years. The Connecticut State Legislature will again undertake their proper role as one of the three branches of government.

There are eleven remaining Executive Orders that will expire on February 15, 2022. Currently, the Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Orders are extended through February 15th, 2022.

On Friday, January

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Kennedy & Ferraro to Co-Host Blood Drive

Posted on January 21, 2022


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Kennedy & Ferraro to Co-Host Blood Drive

Facing Nationwide Blood Crisis

ORANGE – State Reps. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) will be co-hosting a Blood Drive on February 16th in conjunction with the American Red Cross at the High Plains Community Center.

  • WHAT: American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • WHEN: Wednesday, February 16, 12pm-5pm
  • WHERE: High Plains Community Center Gymnasium on 525 Orange Center Road

The Orange lawmakers are co-hosting this Blood Drive after the American Red Cross

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Rep. Kennedy: Freezing Temperatures Force Activation of Severe Cold Weather Protocol

Posted on January 10, 2022


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Freezing Temperatures Force Activation of Severe Cold Weather Protocol

HARTFORD – State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) wants Milford and Orange residents to know that Governor Lamont has directed the state’s severe cold weather protocol to be activated beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, and remaining in effect through 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. This is the first time the protocol has been enacted during the 2021-2022 winter season.

The purpose of the protocol is to

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on January 5, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

First, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.

As we enter January, you may want to take a look at a useful resource put together by the Office of Legislative Research that outlines certain changes to laws and other items of note that will either go into effect on Jan. 1, or have deadlines in 2022.

New policies affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses took effect on January 1st, 2022. This year, several important measures that may impact you, your family or your

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy- OpEd: Cautious Optimism on State Budget

Posted on December 17, 2021


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Cautious Optimism on State Budget
By State Rep. Kathy Kennedy

As a member of the Appropriations Committee, last week I had the opportunity to review the Fiscal Accountability Report (FAR) issued by the Governor’s Office of Policy and Management and the legislature’s Office of Fiscal A. The (FAR) provides revenue and expenditure trends as they relate to the state budget to help policy makers develop future budgets.

Right now, the overall picture for the state is positive with Connecticut continuing

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Rep. Kennedy to Ring the Bells for the Salvation Army

Posted on December 17, 2021


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Rep. Kennedy to Ring the Bells for the Salvation Army

MILFORD – State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) will participating in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign on behalf of the Salvation Army Milford Service Unit by ringing bells at Boscov’s in Milford the on Friday December 10th and Saturday December 18th.

The public is invited to support the cause with donations of any size. The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, comfort and care to local residents as well as people in need across

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