Posted on June 25, 2021
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has announced it intends to award Vernon and other municipalities a total of $19 million in funding in Round 13 of the Brownfield Municipal Grant Program, according to a press release issued today by the agency.
Vernon is set to receive $2,000,000 for abatement and remediation of the former Daniel’s Mill, located at 98 East Main Street, that will be redeveloped along with the Amerbelle and Anacoil mills (the Rockville Mill complex) as a…
Posted on June 7, 2021
HARTFORD — The Connecticut House of Representatives met recently to approve a bill to promote the deployment of high-speed broadband internet in unserved and under-served communities across the state. State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) lent his support to the bill, which he hopes will help more residents of Northeast and North-Central Connecticut take advantage of online commerce and telehealth with high-speed internet.
According to the independent research agency Broadband Access, almost…
Posted on May 12, 2021
HARTFORD — State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) joined fellow members of the House of Representatives in passing a bill providing greater transparency in state efforts to combat invasive species in Coventry Lake and other Connecticut watersheds.
HB-6384, An Act Concerning Aquatic Invasive Species’ Effects on Lakes and Related Funding, would require the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to report to the Environment Committee on the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) fee…
Posted on April 27, 2021
As we reach the halfway point in a session unlike any other, I wanted to provide you with an update on my activities up at the Capitol. Government works best when the people make their voices heard and I want to personally thank all of you who have called, written or otherwise contacted me over this past year. Your experiences and opinions are so valuable to the legislative process and are at the forefront of my mind as I approach every single vote.
We have heard many different proposals on a variety…
Posted on April 8, 2021
HARTFORD — State Rep. Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) joined leaders of Connecticut’s business community Wednesday in calling on the state to use incoming federal pandemic aid to shield employers from as much as $1 billion in looming unemployment taxes.
“Small businesses were hit hardest by the pandemic and as we get closer to summer and more people are getting vaccinated, employers are looking for predictability and a return to normalcy. Through no fault of their own, many were forced to make layoffs and…
Posted on April 5, 2021
VERNON — State Rep. Tim Ackert (R-8) visited the COVID vaccine clinic at the Vernon Senior Center today, along with other town and state officials, to see firsthand the success of the vaccine distribution program serving area residents. Ackert was joined by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, Vernon Mayor Dan Champagne and Vernon Town Administrator Michael Purcaro during a discussion of the town’s vaccine program, which can now serve residents aged 16 and older as of April 1st.
Posted on April 5, 2021
As of April 1st, all residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Governor, priority will be given to those aged 16 to 44 with certain high-risk conditions, including:
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are expected to have access…
Posted on March 30, 2021
I want to start out by thanking those who put this event together for our Vietnam War Veterans and for this community.
I am honored to be here and be part of this special occasion. I would like to ask our Vietnam veterans to stand or raise your hand if you would like to be recognized.
I would also like to thank all the veterans that are in attendance.
U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active duty service between November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975,…
Posted on March 26, 2021
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of construction activities for the replacement of Bridge 06851 on Route 44 over Olson’s Brook in Coventry beginning Monday, March 29, 2021.
The project will be constructed in three stages while maintaining one lane of travel in each direction on Route 44 except for the closures listed below.
On Route 44 (Boston Turnpike) expect temporary alternating one-way traffic operations at the following…
Posted on March 17, 2021
HARTFORD — The House of Representatives convened Tuesday to vote on a measure to return legislative oversight to the state’s COVID-19 recovery efforts. State Representative Tim Ackert (R-Coventry) supported the proposal, saying the legislature needs to prioritize immediate relief for small businesses and reopening schools safely. Ackert also touted his recent consequential votes on issues important to residents of the 8th District, while insisting that there is still more work to be done.