Memorial Day

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, let us remember that this is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, making the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.


State’s Captive Insurance Program Update

Posted on May 21, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – The state legislature established a not-for-profit captive insurance company, or captive insurer, to help homeowners repair or replace crumbling concrete foundations with the lowest possible amount of borrowed funds. On Monday, it was announced that the captive insurance company will receive a $20 million installment allowing it to begin the process of providing financial assistance to affected homeowners. Many House Republican legislators, representing the towns experiencing the greatest volume of faulty concrete foundations, hailed the allocation of this funding.


Reps. Ackert and Zawistowski Honor Principal of the Year at the Capitol

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61) honored Suffield resident and Coventry High School Principal Joseph Blake who was awarded Connecticut Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools.


Retire Your Worn American Flags 5/14 – 6/13

Posted on May 13, 2019 by admin


Friends and Neighbors,

With the summer season and patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July on the horizon, it is the perfect time to properly retire your worn, faded and tattered American flags as you prepare to put on fresh new displays of the Stars and Stripes.

In cooperation with the American legion, there will be four locations that residents can drop off their worn American flags for proper ceremonial disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code.  Drop-off locations will receive flags from May 14th until June 13th.

The drop-off locations are:

  • Columbia Town Hall, 323 Route 87, Columbia
  • Coventry Town Hall, 1712 Main Street, Coventry
  • Tolland Fire Department, 3 Rhodes Road, Tolland
  • Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street, Coventry


Public Information Meeting – Rt. 44 Bridge over Olson’s Brook June 19

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will conduct a public information meeting concerning the replacement of a bridge, which carries Route 44 over Olson’s Brook on Wednesday, June 19th beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex, 1712 Main Street, Coventry.

For more information, read the Announcement from the DOT below:

June 19, 2019

Public Information Meeting – Bridge No.06851, Route 44 over Olson’s Brook in Coventry, Connecticut

Location: Coventry Town Hall Annex, 1712 Main Street, Coventry, Connecticut 06238 6:30 PM


Let’s Learn from Employers and Create More Opportunity

Posted on May 6, 2019 by admin


Every month we see more negative headlines about our state; recently we saw that Connecticut lost 1,300 jobs in March. I’m tired of seeing negative headlines, and I know my neighbors are too.

It’s not often small businesses and contractors can take time off and advocate at the Capitol, but I recently had the pleasure of speaking with members of the Connecticut Association of Homebuilders and Remodelers, and the month before I met with the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce.


National Drug Take Back Day Saturday 4/27

Posted on April 26, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Saturday April, 27th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There are opportunities to dispose of your unwanted medications in our area. Studies have shown that drug abuse often starts with family members having access to unused opioids, inadvertently left in the family’s medicine cabinet. Please check your medicine storage areas to see if there are any unused or no longer necessary medications and avail yourself of this opportunity for safe disposal.

Drug take back day continues to grow, nationwide during the 16th take back day 4,770 police departments participated offering 5,839 sites with over 457 tons collected for proper disposal. Read more HERE.

Nearby Collections:


Saturday 4/27 10am – 2pm

Walgreens, 188 Union Street, Rockville


Jillson Square, 533 Main Street, Willimantic


4 S Eagleville Road, Storrs


RHAM, 85 Wall Street, Hebron


Legislators Host Informational Forum on Tolls in Vernon

Posted on April 23, 2019 by admin


VERNON – State Senator Dan Champagne (R-35) and State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) hosted House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, to discuss legislation proposed by Governor Lamont and legislative Democrats and to present an alternative transportation funding plan that does not rely on tolls or tax increases.

The event held at Vernon Center Middle School on Thursday, April 11th, was co-hosted by State Representatives Chris Davis (R-57) and Kurt Vail (R-52).


Informational Forum on Proposed Tolls, Vernon April 11th

Posted on April 2, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

The proposed installation of tolls on Connecticut highways would have a major impact on our communities. Current plans and proposals have ranged from 53 tolls up to 82 tolls, making our state the most heavily tolled state in the country, and would raise nearly $1 billion, nearly 60% would come from Connecticut drivers.

Join me for an informational forum on the plans put forward by Governor Lamont and other proposals before the legislature.

Forum on Tolls

Thursday, April 11th 7:00

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Rep. Ackert Advocates for Care4Kids Program

Posted on March 12, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined other legislators to advocate for the Care4Kids program SB 993 ‘An Act Expanding Eligibility for Certain Families in the Care4Kids Program’ and SB 934 ‘An Act Expanding the Eligibility in the Care4Kids Program to Parents Enrolled in Other Types of School’ before a public hearing in the Education Committee.

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