2023 Legislative Survey

Posted on March 31, 2023


Tell me what you think!

To find out where the people of Waterford and Montville stand on the major issues being debated in the General Assembly, I composed a brief survey for constituents.

As an elected official, it is important for me to know how you feel about the issues that affect you, your family or your business.

I appreciate you taking a minute to complete the survey.

Shore Line East Service Changes Effective April 3, 2023

Posted on March 31, 2023


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is alerting riders that a new Shore Line East (SLE) schedule will start April 3, 2023, to support the Penn Station Access (PSA) project and restore some prior construction service adjustments following the completion of the switch replacement project in Old Saybrook, CT.

The PSA project is intended to enable Metro-North trains to use the Hell Gate Line to connect to the west side of Manhattan directly into Penn Station, ultimately expanding traveling

I-95 Interchange 74 Improvements at Route 161 and Bridge Replacement Project, East Lyme

Posted on March 23, 2023


On Monday, April 3, 2023, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will start construction for I-95 Interchange improvements at Exit 74 and Route 161 in East Lyme.

The project is intended to improve the safety on Interstate 95 at Exit 74 and address traffic operational concerns between Exits 74 and 75. The replacement of Bridge No. 00250 (I-95 over Route 161) due to its poor condition. In addition, the improvements on Route 161 (Flanders Road) will address traffic operational concerns

Arts Endowment Fund Grants Awarded Locally!

Posted on March 14, 2023


The Connecticut Office of the Arts recently awarded Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) grants totaling $864,233 to 165 organizations across the state.

CAEF grants provide general operating support that organizations may use toward program­ming, administrative or operational costs, capital projects, equipment, or to build their own endowments.

Locally, one of these incredible grants has been awarded to Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center ($21,255)!

Please join me in congratulating them!

Avoiding Tax Scams!

Posted on March 13, 2023


Each year, the IRS produces a list of its “Dirty Dozen” tax scams which tend to spike from December through April, but they can—and do—happen year-round.

Using the tips below can help keep your information and accounts safe.  Remember, if you’re unsure who you’re communicating with, or something just doesn’t feel right, please don’t click Internet links or provide personal, sensitive information online or over the phone.



Be hyper-alert for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal

Rep. McCarty Discusses Seizure Safe School Legislation

Posted on March 9, 2023


Rep. Kathleen McCarty recently met with students, concerned educators and parents regarding Seizure Safe School legislation.   As a former educator, and current Ranking member of the legislature’s Education Committee, Rep. McCarty is concerned with all aspects of our education system, especially the safety of all students.

Nationally, Seizure Safe Schools legislation generally mandates school personnel complete seizure recognition and first aid training, require students with epilepsy to have a Seizure

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Posted on March 8, 2023

It was a great to share breakfast and celebrate International Women’s Day with some of the women of the Bipartisan Women’s Legislative Caucus!
Special thanks to Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz and Rep. Borer for co-hosting this wonderful event and for always working to promote women in state government.

Welcoming Waterford High Students to the Capitol

Posted on March 8, 2023

As Ranking Member of the Education Committee, I am always thrilled to speak with students, especially those from the 38th district of Waterford and Montville.
I want to thank Mr. Arnold and his students from Waterford High School for taking the time to meet with me during their tour of the state capitol complex. It was great to see you again!

Vision Zero Council Continues Work to Eliminate Roadway Injuries and Fatalities in CT

Posted on March 3, 2023


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is encouraging the public to attend upcoming Vision Zero Council meetings to learn more about ongoing efforts to reduce roadway injuries and fatalities in Connecticut, and how to participate in future subcommittee meetings. Council meetings are also recorded and will be available to those who can’t attend during the scheduled meeting time. The Vision Zero Council will hold its first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, March

Rep. McCarty Testifies in Support of HB 5194

Posted on February 8, 2023


Rep. Kathleen McCarty testified in support of a measure that will establish a grief counseling program for children.