School Bus Safety 2019

Posted on August 27, 2019 by admin


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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

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Rep. Ackert Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 21, 2019 by admin


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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

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 18-24

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


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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

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