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Rep. McCarty and Sen. Formica to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army

Posted on December 11, 2018 by admin


WATERFORDState Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) and State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) have volunteered for the fourth year in a row to raise money for local residents in need by collecting for the Salvation Army at Walmart on December 18th. All proceeds collected during the one hour of bell ringing will be donated directly to the Salvation Army.

When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Walmart, 155 Parkway North, Waterford, CT

Last year Rep. McCarty and Sen. Formica’s collection contributed to the more than $260,000 that the House Republican Caucus has raised as a whole for the Salvation Army over the past several years.

The legislators welcome all constituents to stop by the store and help make the fundraising event a success! If you are unable to make it on December 18th, you can donate directly on the Salvation Army’s website at – where you can also learn of other ways to do good this holiday season; for example, by donating cars, clothing, household goods, airline miles, bonds and stocks, or volunteering for the community.

The Salvation Army responds to natural disasters such as wildfires and tornadoes, provides meals and toys to families in need, and conducts research and analyses regarding human needs around the country. They also provide adult rehabilitation, veteran services, elderly services, missing person searches, housing assistance, youth recreation, sponsorship, and support in the fight to end human trafficking.

For more information on the event, please contact Rep. McCarty at 800-842-1423 or or Sen. Formica at 800-842-1421 or

Four Local Veterans Begin Certified Maintenance Apprentice Program at Millstone

Posted on November 23, 2018 by admin


Reps. McCarty and Cheeseman Congratulate Dominion Energy and New Apprentices

WATERFORD– In honor of Veterans Day and the state’s “Registered Apprenticeship Week”, Dominion Energy’s Millstone Power Station celebrated the establishment of its first-ever….on station equipment. This certification also allows veterans participating in the training to apply for federal GI Bill benefits. State Representatives Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford) and Holly Cheeseman (R-East Lyme) were in attendance at the matriculation ceremony on Wednesday to congratulate the four veterans now participating in the program, Benjamin Cregger of Mystic, Jeffrey Fluet of Waterford, Grannis Richardson of Niantic, and Joshua Wilkinson of Westerly, R.I.

According to Millstone Site Vice President John Daugherty, Dominion sees military veterans as an experienced pool of potential employees and feels that this program provides them an “earn while you learn” experience. He also attributes the possibility of making this program happen to the public-private cooperation between Dominion and state and federal government entities.

“This is a memorable occasion to celebrate success for our veterans here at Millstone,”said Rep. McCarty. “It is rewarding to witness top talent being recruited from our United States military through the apprenticeship program at Dominion. Millstone has always been a great community partner involved in mentorship programs and advancing education in collaboration with our local schools. The apprenticeship program is another positive employment training initiative. In addition, with approximately one-third of Connecticut’s military population living here in Southeastern Connecticut, this is an extraordinary program that will continue to bring valuable job opportunities to our local veterans. Congratulations to Millstone, the Department of Labor and our veterans for their participation in the apprenticeship program.” 

 “As a member of the Legislature’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, workforce development is of course a great interest and priority of mine,” said Rep. Cheeseman. “I am particularly passionate about supporting our veterans and their families, who sacrifice so much for our freedom and safety, in finding quality employment. We should continue working with the federal government to offer more programs like this one.” 

State Representatives Kathleen McCarty (left), and Holly Cheeseman (far right) congratulate Joshua Wilkinson, Benjamin Cregger, Jeffrey Fluet, and Grannis Richardson all of Dominion Energy for their participation in the Connecticut Department of Labor certified maintenance apprenticeship programs at Millstone Power Station.

Roadwork in Waterford

Posted on November 23, 2018 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is continuing their tree and vegetation removal work in Southeastern Connecticut along I-95 Northbound. The next location will be at the Exit 82A off-ramp in Waterford on Tuesday, November 27th. The rain date will be Wednesday, November 28th.


This exit ramp for the Frontage Road in New London will be closed on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please expect traffic delays. Crash attenuator vehicles and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists around the work zone.


Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Please maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.