UNION — Rep. Penny Bacchiochi today got a first-hand look at how drawing down a lake can affect its shoreline. Bacchiochi joined a variety of officials, including state Sen. Tony Guglielmo, on a boat trip at Mashapaug Lake. Also participating were Union First Selectman Andy Goodhall and Amey Marrella, new commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. Members of the Union Conservation and Safety Commission set up the tour with this goal: exemplary stewardship of the lake and its watershed by the state, users of Bigelow Hollow State Park, Union and property owners along the lake. The organization requests annual draw downs of the lake. Click here for more information about the lake.