Updates From a Busy Session Start

March 6, 2024

Last week was a busy one, and this week is shaping up to be the same. I’m writing this to you as I take a break from reading bill language for a Public Health Committee public hearing, taking place 30 minutes from now. With just shy of 100 people signed up to testify, this one is likely to be an all-nighter.

You can find a weekly schedule of hearings HERE and are invited to testify on anything important to you. Every hearing offers a virtual option, so don’t let the long drive deter you!

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything my team and I can do to help you!

Public Hearings for the Week of March 4th
Ridgefield Vietnam Veterans Ceremony
Last week, I was honored to participate in an event coordinated by our Lieutenant Gov. Susan Bysciewicz to honor veterans of the Vietnam War. It was such a privilege to hear the Vets’ stories, and to share my own point of view as the daughter of a mom who was an Army Nurse during that war. The event was both solemn and joyful, as we celebrated these Ridgefield veterans, and honored those who were lost.
Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Aldrich
Last year, I was able to assist the Aldrich Museum in applying for bonding dollars to expand their outdoor space, and ultimately create another wonderful place for our community to share. We were successful in bringing back $475,000 for the project, and I was honored to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony.
Press Conference with Rep. Jim Himes
I was excited to celebrate $320,000 in federal funds to Ridgefield from the Safe Streets and Roads for All program with Rep. Jim Himes, along with my colleagues, Senators Ceci Maher and Julie Kushner, and First Selectman Rudy Marconi. This funding, as a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is exactly what we need to make necessary roadway upgrades, crosswalk improvements, and address flooding issues.
League of Women Voters of Ridgefield - Meet Your Legislators

I want to thank the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library for hosting another great "Meet Your Legislators" event on Saturday, February 24. I also want to thank everyone who came out to meet with us.

I loved the terrific questions from the audience and from our wonderful moderator, Lynda Hanley. I was not surprised that so many questions were focused on the climate crisis and the environment. 

Keeler Tavern Museum Reopens

The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is now reopened! This is an important cultural landmark of our town, so seeing the place back in action will be great for our community.

You can learn more about the reopening HERE.

Photo Credit to the Keeler Tavern Museum Website
Celebrating Women's History Month

“Here's to strong women. May we know them, may we raise them. May we be them.” - Ada Lovelace

Happy Women's History Month!

Fun Fact: In the CT General Assembly only 37% of the legislators are women, but the Ridgefield Delegation, comprised of myself, Rep. Denning, and Senators Maher and Kushner, is 75% women!