Groundbreaking at Tolland’s Birch Grove Primary School

Posted on November 15, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

State Representatives Pat Wilson Pheanious (D-53) and Tim Ackert (R-8) joined Tolland town and education officials, teachers, parents, and students for a groundbreaking ceremony at Birch Grove Primary School Thursday afternoon, signifying the start of a project to rebuild the school.

The project is anticipated to be completed in the next 21 months, and the school is scheduled to reopen Fall 2021. Following the ceremony, students performed a song in honor of their school.

(more…)

Long-Term Healthcare Forum – November 19th

Posted on November 8, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Dear Neighbors,

On November 19th, I will be co-hosting a forum  on long-term healthcare plans with State Sen. Dan Champagne and State Rep. Chris Davis. The event at the Ellington Senior Center is free and open to the public and will have a question and answer session with representatives from the Connecticut Insurance Department regarding long term health care policies.

Long-Term Healthcare Forum

Tuesday, November 19th

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ellington Senior Center

40 Maple Street, Ellington

Thank

Read More

October New Laws

Posted on October 8, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Friends and Neighbors,

Please note that this is provided as information, and inclusion in this message does not indicate my support or opposition to an individual measure.

Beginning on October 1st, a number of new laws took effect. Many of these new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.

An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products, Electronic Nicotine Delivery

Read More

Democrat “Meals Tax” Will Put 7.35% New Tax on Long List of Groceries

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.

According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before.

Read More

CT Veterans Stand Down (Sept 20 – 8am to 2pm)

Posted on September 11, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Friends and Neighbors,

On Friday, September 20th, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2019 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

Additional details

Read More

School Bus Safety 2019

Posted on August 27, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Friends and Neighbors,

In the next few days children in the Coventry, Columbia, Tolland, and Vernon communities will head back to school. With the influx of children walking, crossing the street, exiting their buses, it is extremely important that we obey all safety regulations in order to ensure that our children get to school and home safely.

Below are a few tips motorists should obey while traveling along our local streets:

  1. Watch for children traveling to school when driving through local neighborhoods

    Read More

Rep. Ackert Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 21, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – Knowing the importance of being present for the district, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) for the eighth consecutive year has earned a one hundred percent voting record for roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular and Special Sessions.

Each year, the House Clerk’s Office releases the data on members’ votes during the Regular Session. This year there were 392 roll call votes taken in the House of Representatives

Read More

Sales Tax Free Week – August 18-24

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24.

This year, legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of

Read More

Eversource to Conduct Statewide Infrared Helicopter Inspections

Posted on August 13, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut this month. This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service. The work involves the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur.

Aerial inspections start today (Tuesday, August 13) and continue through August

Read More

August & September Legislative Updates

Posted on August 2, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

In the coming weeks, I will be hosting office hours and legislative updates in Coventry, Columbia, Tolland and Vernon. As your Representative, it is very important for me to hear your concerns. Please join me to discuss legislative issues or questions you may have related to state government!

Best,

Tim Ackert – 8th District

Read More