Earlier this week, Boxford unveiled a brand new solar field behind the Town Hall. After years of hard work from many members of the town as well as the State Legislature, Boxford now proudly operates a 1-megawatt solar field (roughly 2,700 panels) that will help the town and state greatly reduce their CO2 emissions. This is a huge step toward cleaner energy in Massachusetts. Congratulations, Boxford! Read the full story here: http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/solar-panels-spring-from-boxford-s-landfill/article_793ea0ee-c8cd-5d20-b280-c45dcc73aad5.html
Representative Mirra was recently interviewed by Christian M. Wade of the Salem News to discuss the funding of MassHealth, including the $200 million in new fees for private businesses passed on Beacon Hill. As a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, Rep. Mirra has a deep understanding of the complexities of our public health care system in the state. He supported Governor Baker’s proposal to reform various aspects of the program and reign in the overwhelming costs of MassHealth – “It’s become totally unsustainable,” he said. “Everything else in the budget gets squeezed.”
Read the full article here: http://www.salemnews.com/cnhi_network/massachusetts-lawmakers-reject-health-reforms-but-keep-new-fees/article_e628d7c6-4502-511b-9bac-676ad04a0f09.html
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners recently announced a total of $468,102 in federal grants to be awarded to local libraries throughout the state. Georgetown’s Peabody Library received $15,000 for “Serving Tweens and Teens”, one of the MBLC’s major projects of this year. Congratulations, Georgetown! To read more about this grant and others, please click the link below.
I am pleased to announce that I am holding office hours this week!
If you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to chat, please take a look at the schedule below and be sure to visit me at one of these times/locations…
Tuesday, July 25th
Merrimac Town Hall – 9:00-10:00am
Meeting Room C
West Newbury Town Hall – 10:30-11:30am
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Newbury Town Hall – 12:00-2:00pm
2nd Floor Hearing Room; 12 Kent Way, Byfield 01922
Boxford Town Hall – 2:30-3:30pm
Conference Room 2
Friday, July 28th
Groveland Town Hall – 9:00-10:00am
Main Meeting Room
Haverhill Public Library – 11:00-12:00pm
Hope to see you there!