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Water Safety Tips and Resources

Posted on May 27, 2023


Dear Friends,

Summer is a fantastic time of the year with myriad recreation opportunities like hiking, boating and swimming available in easy reach of each of our 169 communities.

Sadly, every year Connecticut residents and visitors go missing while boating, tubing, and swimming. Anyone near the water or planning to go into the water needs to be aware of the conditions and use caution.

Canoeists and kayakers should scout all waterways before attempting to run the swollen rivers or streams. Waterways

One Bill, Many Wins!

Posted on May 25, 2023


Reps. Marra, Klarides-Ditria Strongly Support Measure Addressing Women’s Health and Addiction in the Same Bill.  This is a Triumph for Connecticut!

State Representatives Tracy Marra (R-141) and Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) today applauded passage of a public health and safety measure to allow opioid antagonist medications and oral contraceptives to be sold in vending machines statewide.

House Bill 6768 – An Act Concerning the Department of Consumer Protection’s Recommendations Regarding Prescription

Connecticut Farm Wineries Launches 2023 Passport Program

Posted on May 23, 2023


Visit 38 Farm Wineries for a Chance to Win More Than 100 Prizes

The Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council announced the 2023 CT Farm Wineries passport program is up and running!

The Passport to Connecticut Wine Country, which runs through December 31, 2023, encourages consumers to engage with the state’s more than 45 farm wineries — 38 of which participate in the passport program. Available as a user-friendly mobile app available on most devices, search CT Wine Passport to download from the Apple

Budget Negotiations Ongoing

Posted on May 23, 2023


Dear Friends,

As the legislature enters the final phase of negotiations to develop the state budget each of the four caucuses is working to make sure their priorities are included in the document. Unfortunately, Republican voices are frequently left out of those conversations.

Still, I’m hopeful these negotiations will result in a truly bipartisan budget; something we haven’t seen in our state since 2017 when Republicans held an almost equal number of seats in the General Assembly.

This spring, House

Bill Protects Women, Access to Medical Care, and Providers

Posted on May 18, 2023


State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) and her House colleagues today passed legislation to provide specific protections for Connecticut medical professionals by prohibiting state agencies from taking adverse action against healthcare providers who provide reproductive services, including pregnancy termination.

“This bill protects medical professionals and health care providers from being penalized or losing hospital privileges for offering or providing care that is legal in Connecticut,

“Puppy Day” at the Capitol Shines Spotlight on Animal Welfare Bills

Posted on May 3, 2023


State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria, co-chair of the legislature’s Animal Welfare Caucus, today joined her colleagues for a press conference to call attention to two pieces of legislation designed to provide stronger protections for animals, hold animal abusers accountable, and to draw attention to the disturbing links between child abuse and cruelty to animals.

She was joined by advocates and members of the Connecticut Humane Society to raise awareness of the correlation between animal cruelty,

Please Don’t Drive Distracted

Posted on May 1, 2023


Distracted driving is a problem, but it doesn’t have to be. Every driver has the ability to end this dangerous practice and provide increased safety for other drivers and pedestrians. Putting cell phones down, keeping your eyes on the road and maintaining proper speed and following distances will dramatically cut down on crashes.

In Connecticut in 2022, there were nearly 5,200 crashes attributed to distracted driving.

Connecticut law prohibits the use of any hand-held mobile electronic device while

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

Posted on April 26, 2023


State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria served as a panelist for the CT Youth Services Association‘s annual Youth Service Day at the Capitol On Wednesday, April 26th.  This year, the event featured about 100 youth and their YSB directors and staff from across the state for breakout sessions and a panel discussion centered around building confidence and finding their own path to success through encouragement and inclusion.



Celebrating Greek-American Day at the Capitol!

Posted on April 19, 2023


Another great day with friends at the capitol celebrating Greek-American Day! I want to thank Eleni Diakageorgio and Rev. Peter Orfanakos of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange for coming up and bringing delicious treats to share, including Greek coffee and Koulourakia, the Greek Easter cookie.




Posted on April 5, 2023


State Representatives Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-Beacon Falls, Derby, Seymour) and Dorinda Borer (D-West Haven), co-chairs of the Women’s Bipartisan Caucus in the Connecticut General Assembly, unveiled the group’s 2023 legislative priorities during a press conference Wednesday at the State Capitol.

Reps. Klarides-Ditria and Borer were joined by other lawmakers in the Women’s Bipartisan Caucus to discuss the bills they are supporting this session.

“The bipartisan women’s caucus supports varied pieces