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Rep. Ackert Supports Measure to Protect Lakes from Invasive Species

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) supported legislation to protect Connecticut lakes and waterways from invasive species. The legislation, HB 6637 “An Act Requiring an Invasive Species Stamp for the Operation of a Motorboat on the Waters of the State” was passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday, June 1st.

The legislation would levy an annual fee for registered water craft to fund aquatic invasive species remediation. The rates would be $5 for in-state vessels and $20 for out-of-state vessels. The bill requires that at least 80% of the funds collected must be used to clear invasive species and conduct public outreach and education to prevent the spread of invasive species.


Rep. Ackert Supports Legislation to Protect Maple Syrup and Honey Producers

Posted on June 3, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) voted in favor of SB 233 ‘An Act Concerning Cottage Food Products and the Production of Honey and Maple Syrup’ on Thursday evening May 30th.

This legislation ensures that Connecticut maple syrup and honey producers would be regulated by the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Consumer Protection under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


CT Open House Day, June 8th

Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

June 8th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 15th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering visitors free or discounted admissions.

Make sure to check out the website to see a town by town directory of events. Below are the listings in our area: