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Rep. Ackert Talks Preservation and Conservation on Tour of Coventry Lake

Posted on August 30, 2018 by jpheasant


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COVENTRY – In conjunction with Connecticut’s Lake Awareness Week and Coventry’s Lake Awareness Month, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) spent an evening on a guided boat tour in an effort to better serve those who watch over the 8th District’s largest lake.

The purpose of the tour was to not only help raise awareness to the protection of the local lakes and natural resources, but also for Rep. Ackert to touch base with resident volunteers and those taking care of the area in order to see how he could continue advocating on their behalf.

“As someone who enjoys kayaking and fishing, we are extremely fortunate that within the 8th District there are places like Coventry Lake where residents and visitors can also enjoy a vast array of outdoor related activities,” Rep. Ackert said.

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Staying Safe During Extreme Heat

Posted on August 6, 2018 by jpheasant


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With the increase in temperatures the National Weather Service issuing a heat advisory for the entire state, below are several ways to stay cool and safe during these warmer temperatures.

During extreme heat, the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and Department of Public Health (DPH) recommend the following:

  1. Find air conditioning.
  • If your home does not have an A/C it is recommended you go to a shopping mall or public library.
  1. Go outside when its coolest.
  • Limit your outdoor activity to the morning and evening.
  1. Avoid strenuous activities.
  2. Wear light clothing and use sunscreen.
  • Use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.
  1. Check on family members and neighbors.
  2. Drink plenty of fluids.
  • It is recommended that you drink between 16-32oz./hr.  depending on the level of exercise and watch for heat cramps – exhaustion – stroke
  1. Check on family members and neighbors.
  2. Never leave people or pets in a closed car.
  • When the outside temperature is 80°
    • After 10 minutes the inside temp of a vehicle reaches 99°
    • After 20 minutes the inside temp of a vehicle reaches 109°
    • After 30 minutes the inside temp of a vehicle reaches 114°
    • After 60 minutes the inside temp of a vehicle reaches 123°

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Paving Project – Route 31 Coventry

Posted on August 3, 2018 by jpheasant


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The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced they will be conducting a paving project on Route 31 in Coventry. Paving will start at the intersection of Rt. 275 and move up to Rt. 44.

The work is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 6th and is expected to take about a week to complete.

The regular work schedule for this project is 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday).

LANE CLOSURE INFO
Motorists can expect lane closures on Route 31 in Coventry from US 44 to Route 275. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone.

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to unforeseen conditions. Motorists should also be advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me at Tim.Ackert@housegop.ct.gov or by calling (800) 240-8700. You can also follow my legislative activity on my website at www.RepAckert.com.