Groveland/Haverhill Bridge Rededication

Representative Mirra had the honor of attending a bridge rededication ceremony last Saturday, December 2nd. The bridge connecting Groveland and Haverhill was rededicated as the Congressman William H. Bates Veterans Memorial Bridge. Rep Mirra was joined by Senator Bruce Tarr, Mayor Jim Fiorentini, Representative Linda Dean Campbell, Haverhill City Council members, Groveland Board of Selectmen members and Chairman Michael Wood, as well as members of the American Legion Post 4 of Haverhill and …

Representative Mirra Maintains Perfect Voting Record

West Newbury Republican casts 305 consecutive roll call votes in first half of 2017-2018 session BOSTON—House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) congratulated State Representative Mirra, R-West Newbury, for maintaining a perfect voting record for the first half of the 2017-2018 legislative session. The West Newbury legislator participated in all 305 roll call votes cast in the House of Representatives between January and November of 2017, compiling a 100% voting …

Merrimac Awarded Recycling Grant

The Town of Merrimac was recently awarded a substantial grant from the Department of Environmental Protection through its Sustainable Material Recovery Program. Grants from this program go towards recycling, composting, reuse and source reduction activities. Merrimac received a grant of $41,853 to support its recycling and waste reduction efforts. You can learn more about this grant and others here.

Bradford Company Awarded Grant

DiPietro Heating & Cooling, Inc. of Bradford, MA was recently awarded $25,000 to train workers through the Department of Industrial Accidents Workplace Safety Training Grant. This initiative helps companies in the state to promote a safe and healthy work environment through educational programs. Click here to learn more about the Occupational Safety Health Education and Training Program.

Boxford Receives New Grant

The Town of Boxford was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $286,493 for Hazard Mitigation. The Massachusetts Energy Management Agency (MEMA) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are responsible for distributing approximately $13.2 million in federal aid for all hazard mitigation associated with sever winter storms, snowstorms, and flooding. Grants like these are hugely important for towns to boost their resiliency to natural hazard events, of which …

Power Outage Updates

DATE: November 1, 2017 TIME: 12:00 PM SUBJECT: Situational Awareness Statement: Storm Impacts and Ongoing Power Restoration   Situation: Total MA power outages are currently 34,425 as of 12:00 PM. Significant outages are located primarily in the northeastern part of the state (Merrimack Valley and Essex County). National Grid: 33,255 Eversource East: 1,170 Eversource West: 0 Unitil: 0   National Grid: All community liaisons remain active Storm rooms open in …

Scott Berkenbush Retirement

This past weekend, I had the honor of celebrating Scott Berkenbush’s distinguished career with the West Newbury Fire Department at an event for his retirement. Scott has served the West Newbury community for 46 years, from firefighter at the age of 19 to fire chief for the last eight years. The public safety community came together to express their sincere appreciation for Berkenbush’s service and wish him well in retirement. …

Boxford Flu Clinic

Boxford Board of Health Rite Aid Flu Clinic The Boxford Board of Health and Rite Aid will be conducting a Flu Clinic on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 at Boxford Town Hall from 10am until NOON Please be aware of the following criteria for receiving the vaccine: 9 years of age or older Pregnant women are required to have a note from their physician to receive the vaccine Vaccines CANNOT be …

West Newbury Fall Trail Hike

Enjoy our beautiful town in autumn – a one hour hike with scenic vistas! For questions or cancellation due to weather visit: www.westnewburyopenspace.net Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:00 PM Walker Property, West Newbury See Greenbelt’s newest property connecting Indian Hill Farm Reservation to South Street Woodlots. Parking: Greenbelt’s Indian Hill Farm Reservation lot, Indian Hill Street Refresh with free cider and apples from Long Hill Orchards.

Relay for Life Volunteer Day

VOLUNTEERING NEEDED! Relay for Life will be getting together to prepare for the Santa Parade. This will include wrapping hersey kisses and helping get decorations ready for our float. ANYONE AND EVERYONE ARE INVITED! You do not need to be a part of Relay – bring family members, fellow Relayers, friends, neighbors. The more the merrier! This can also be used for anyone who needs community service hours.