Connecticut Trails Weekend: Local Events

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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Connecticut is the proud host of the largest National Trails Day grassroots celebration in the nation! On the first weekend in June, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) brings together about 250 volunteers to lead events like hiking, biking, paddling, letterboxing, trail work parties, equestrian rides, and trail experiences of all kinds to get Connecticut residents outside and away from household chores, television, and the internet for a day.

 

I encourage you and your family to get

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Rep. McCarty Addresses Crumbling Foundation Issue in Schools

Posted on May 16, 2019 by admin


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TOLLAND – In her capacity as Ranking Member of the Education Committee, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) visited Birch Grove School in Tolland last week to learn more about their current struggle with a crumbling foundation. Going forward, Rep. McCarty plans to advocate for schools like Birch Grove that are suffering from this issue in the Education Committee.

Tolland Superintendent Dr. Walter Willett shows Rep. McCarty the

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Toll Opposition is About People, Not Politics

Posted on April 22, 2019 by admin


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Letter to the Editor from Senators Paul Formica and Heather Somers and Representatives Devin Carney, Holly Cheeseman, Mike France, Kathleen McCarty, and Jesse MacLachlan.

Connecticut needs to take bold action to fix our transportation system. Better transportation is a key to economic development, job growth and better quality of life.

At the same time, residents are struggling. They have been asked to pay increasingly more in taxes while services have been cut. The state keeps taking more, and providing less.

Connecticut has to change. Creating a new way to tax people through tolls is not the answer. Connecticut needs to prioritize.

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Rep. McCarty Celebrates Millstone Agreement after Years of Staunch Advocacy

Posted on April 16, 2019 by admin


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WATERFORD — Since being elected into office, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) has truly fought tirelessly organizing informational meetings, circulating legislative petitions, writing letters to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and educating fellow legislators about the importance of protecting Millstone from a premature closing. Such a retirement would have jeopardized 1,500 Connecticut jobs, approximately 30 million dollars to Waterford’s tax base, and increased energy and capacity costs by approximately $8 billion. Therefore, at a press conference held yesterday at the facility, Rep. McCarty joined Millstone and other government officials – including Governor Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes – in celebrating the recently settled contract that keeps Millstone open for at least another 10 years.

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Rep. McCarty Named Legislative Champion for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Posted on March 26, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) was recently named a “Legislative Champion for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services’ Council on Developmental Disabilities’ (DDS) first legislative breakfast in Hartford.

Only four individuals, including Rep. McCarty, from the Legislature received this award. It recognizes their staunch advocacy for family members of individuals with disabilities.

“I am so honored to receive this recognition,” said Rep. McCarty, who has also received leadership awards from the Eastern Connecticut Regional Mental Health Board for her hard work and dedication to closing the gaps in mental health services across the state. “I understand the hardships that Connecticut residents face when advocating for care for their loved ones with disabilities. I will continue doing my best to increase access to quality care for all.”

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Area Legislators Applaud Dominion, Eversource and United Illuminating Agreement

Posted on March 20, 2019 by admin


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Reps. Kathleen McCarty, Holly Cheeseman and Sen. Paul Formica applauded an announcement made by Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes on Friday, March 15th that Dominion Energy and Connecticut’s two electric utility companies, Eversource and United Illuminating (UI), have reached an agreement to retain the Dominion-owned Millstone nuclear facility, which the legislators explained is good news for the state’s environment, economy,

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House Republicans Hold News Conference on Forced School Regionalization Bills

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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House Republican legislators at a Friday news conference joined Connecticut residents in opposing legislative proposals aimed at forced school regionalization.

The event at the Legislative Office Building preceded an Education Committee public hearing on bills (S.B.457, S.B. 738, S.B. 874) concerning the topic. Republican lawmakers echoed the concerns of parents, educators, school administrators and local officials who descended on the Capitol for the hearing.

“These bills have hit a nerve, and opposition

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Rehabilitation of Bridge Number 00255, I-395 over Route 85 in Waterford

Posted on February 27, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing that construction work will begin for the rehabilitation of Bridge 00255 carrying Interstate 395 over Route 85 in Waterford.

The project involves superstructure steel repairs, replacement of the existing two-span deck carrying I-395 over Route 85, as well as bridge bearing replacement and other associated rehabilitation work. Precast deck panels will be installed and cast-in-place parapets and a deck membrane will be installed to

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School Regionalization Public Hearing

Posted on February 26, 2019 by admin


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On Friday, March 1 at 1:00 pm in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building there will be an Education Committee Public Hearing on the school regionalization bills.

Testifying in Person

You may sign up to speak at the hearing starting at 10:00 am in the lobby of the Legislative

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School Regionalization Public Hearing

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin


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On Friday, March 1 at 1:00 pm in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building there will be an Education Committee Public Hearing on the school regionalization bills.

Testifying in Person

You may sign up to speak at the hearing starting at 10:00 am in the lobby of the Legislative

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