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Posted on December 24, 2021


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Republican Valley Legislators Call on Governor to Honor Promise, Fund Valley Regional Fire School

Posted on December 23, 2021


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In a letter to Governor Lamont on Monday, State Representatives Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105), David Labriola (R-131), Ben McGorty (R-122), Cindy Harrison (R-69) and State Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-21) and State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32) called on him to honor his campaign promise to provide state funding for the important Valley Regional Fire School.

“The Bond Commission met this week but once again did not include funds for the Valley Regional Fire School which has been continually

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Reps. Klarides-Ditria, Welander, Rochelle, Sen. Cabrera Praise Inclusion of Funding for TEAM’S Century Plaza on State Bond Commission Agenda

Posted on December 14, 2021


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State Representatives Nicole Klarides-Ditria (D – Beacon Falls, Derby, Seymour), Mary Welander (D – Orange, Woodbridge, Derby), Kara Rochelle (D – Ansonia/Derby), and State Senator Jorge Cabrera (D – Hamden) applaud the inclusion of $200,000 on the Connecticut State Bond Commission’s December 21 meeting agenda. The funding will be used to replace an elevator and windows at Century Plaza, 30 Elizabeth St., Derby. Century Plaza is TEAM, Inc.’s headquarters and houses several other nonprofit organizations

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Sens. Kelly, Berthel Urge DOT to Review Safety Measures on Route 67

Posted on December 14, 2021


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Following a tragic hit-and-run crash that killed one pedestrian and severely injured another on Route 67 in Seymour Friday night, State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) and State Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-21) and Senator Eric Berthel (R-32) in a letter asked Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Giulietti to consider ordering a road safety audit of the area.

Unfortunately, despite a uniformed police officer directing traffic at a nearby funeral home on the

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Posted on December 7, 2021


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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed annually on December 7th.

On this 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we pause to remember the 3,581 brave citizens who gave their lives or were injured in defense of our nation on that fateful day.

In a speech to Congress on December 8th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the bombing of Pearl Harbor “a date which will live in infamy.” Congress declared war the same day.

We will never forget their commitment to duty and country, nor

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Small Business Saturday 

Posted on November 26, 2021


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This Saturday, November 27, 2021, is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities.

Due to the continued impact on local businesses from COVID-19, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they struggle to keep their doors open and employees working.

Please join the Small Business Association (SBA) and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 25, 2021


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I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to celebrate this uniquely American holiday with family and friends by your side.

As friends, family and neighbors, residents of Connecticut, and as Americans, there is much for which we should give thanks this season. I especially give thanks for the honor of serving as your State Representative.

Whatever your plans may be, I sincerely hope they involve terrific food, good people and warm memories.

Happy Thanksgiving!

CONNECTICUT FUNERAL DIRECTORS COLLECT GIFT CARDS & TOYS FOR OPERATION ELF & CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER

Posted on November 23, 2021


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Funeral Homes Welcoming Holiday Toys & Gift Cards through December 1st

The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) 15th annual holiday drive to collect gift cards and toys for military families and for children and teens in the hospital is happening now through Wednesday, December 1st.

Donations are being accepted at 45 funeral homes across Connecticut (area locations listed below) for Connecticut National Guard’s Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) program and for Connecticut Children’s

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Federal Grant Will Benefit Derby Train Station, Waterbury Rail Line

Posted on November 19, 2021


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State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Governor Ned Lamont, Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan, Seymour First Selectwoman Annemarie Drugonis, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Purcell, and state and local officials as they announced a $12 million federal grant for the Derby Train Station. The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant for the Derby-Shelton Multimodal Transportation Center Project

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Honoring Veterans Day

Posted on November 10, 2021


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Tomorrow, we observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict.  We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – “the war to end all wars”.  First proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in November 1919,

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