Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Reading to Elementary Students

Posted on March 12, 2019 by jpheasant


BRISTOL – In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the 22nd annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to students from Edgewood School, Hubbell Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary Schools.

As part of the annual event, Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato read Dr. Seuss’ book “Wacky Wednesday” and “She Persisted” by Chelsea Clinton to the second grade and third grade students.

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Poll Question Results- Do you Support Tolls Yes/No

Posted on February 27, 2019 by jpheasant


Thanks to those of  you who took the time to complete my poll question.

I wanted to take a moment to dispel many of the myths about only tolling at the borders (unconstitutional) or only having trucks (has been ruled out because it doesn’t generate enough revenue) or out-of-state commuters pay them (DOT study has 60% coming from CT residents).

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Education Committee to Hold Public Hearing on School Regionalization

Posted on February 25, 2019 by jpheasant


Forced school regionalization is a real distinct possibility and whether you support the idea or not, I would like to encourage you to have your voices heard.

On Friday, March 1st at 1:00 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, the Education Committee will be holding a public hearing to discuss school regionalization among a list of other items.

Do you want your voice to be heard?

For more information on how to testify in person, please use the following link:

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Introduces Bill to Expand Dental Coverage

Posted on February 19, 2019 by jpheasant

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailPhoto: Georgianna Kulasenski and her daughter Emelia, were born with born with dentinogenesis imperfecta, testified in favor of HB-5724, a bill that would expand health coverage to cover its treatment.

HARTFORD – In an effort to increase insurance coverage for individuals born with dentinogenesis imperfecta, a craniofacial disorder, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has sponsored a bill that would expand current health coverages to include its diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

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Bristol Lawmakers Honor Police Explorers of the Year at Awards Dinner

Posted on January 24, 2019 by jpheasant

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailPhoto (L-R): State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato stands alongside Explorer of the Year winners Krystal Santiago, Jake Leone, and Representative Whit Betts during the Bristol Police Explorer Post 111 Awards night dinner held at the Double Tree Hotel in Bristol.

BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) and Whit Betts (R-78) celebrated the accomplishments of several young men and women Wednesday night during an annual awards event held for those enrolled in the Bristol Police Explorer Post 111 program.

The program consists of youths between the ages of 14 and 21, who either live in Bristol or a bordering town that doesn’t currently have an explorer program available and are interested in the criminal justice field. In order to be accepted, they must submit a formal application and pass a background investigation.

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Bristol Lawmakers Prepare for 2019 Legislative Session, Announce Committee Assignments

Posted on January 8, 2019 by jpheasant

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailHARTFORD – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) and Whit Betts (R-78) are joining their fellow colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly in preparing for the start of the 2019 Legislative Session which convenes Wednesday, January 9th.

For the upcoming two year term, the Bristol lawmakers were given their appointments and committee assignments by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides. Rep. Betts will continue to serve as House Republican Whip. He will also serve on the Appropriations,

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Bristol Legislators to Host First Coffee Hour of the New Year

Posted on December 28, 2018 by admin

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailBristolState Reps. Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77), and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Bristol residents to join them for their monthly Coffee Hour event on Friday, January 4 at Rodd’s Restaurant (854 Farmington Ave., Bristol).

The public is invited for coffee and conversation from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to meet with their legislators in a relaxed setting and discuss the issues that will shape the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session, which convenes on January 9. Residents

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Bristol Legislators Ring Salvation Army Bells to Help Neighbors in Need

Posted on December 28, 2018 by admin

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailBristol State Representatives Whit Betts (R-Bristol, at right) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-Bristol, center) again participated in The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at the Bristol Walmart on Wednesday December 19 alongside Lt. Emmanuel Echavarria (at left) of The Salvation Army.  The state lawmakers thanked the shoppers from the greater Bristol community for their generosity in helping their fellow neighbors in need this holiday season.

The Salvation Army provides

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Bristol Legislators to Ring Salvation Army Bells

Posted on December 18, 2018 by admin

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailPlainvilleState Representatives Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will again participate in The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at Walmart on Wednesday, December 19 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Community members are invited to support the cause and donate whatever they can.

Walmart is located at 1400 Farmington Ave. in Bristol.

WHO: Reps. Whit Betts and Cara Pavalock D’Amato and Sen. Henri Martin
WHAT: Salvation Army’s Red Kettle

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Home Heating Assistance Applications Now Being Accepted

Posted on December 14, 2018 by admin


Connecticut currently ranks in the top five highest energy costs in the nation. With the cold weather upon us, many residents may struggle to pay their heating bills. However, fuel assistance is available to those in need.

Operation Fuel is now accepting applications for one-time grants of up to $500 per household for deliverable fuel, gas and electric utilities. Qualified individuals are those who have received a shut-off notice, have no utility service, or need assistance to maintain payment arrangements

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