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As the Red Sox make their way into the postseason as division champions, fans making their way to Fenway Park could soon be doing so by walking across the David Ortiz 'Big Papi' Bridge.

Legislation attached to a spending bill now before the state House of Representatives would rename the Boston bridge that carries Brookline Avenue over the Massachusetts Turnpike and a set of railroad tracks in honor of the retiring Red Sox designated hitter.

10-04-2016   In The News

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 200 Bay Path students gathered in the school’s cafeteria to kick start the new academic year and learn about the upcoming opportunities in the advanced placement program at Bay Path.

Students listened to principal Clifford Cloutier congratulate them for recognizing and accepting the challenge of taking Advanced Placement courses. He noted that colleges and employers understand that students who take AP courses are highly motivated and make excellent college students and employees.

Bay Path has worked with Massachusetts Insight Education (MIE) for the past three years to improve the AP program. MIE is a national non-profit organization at the forefront of education reform dedicated to transforming public schools into high performing organizations and closing the achievement gap through bold district restructuring and rigorous academic programs.

10-04-2016   In The News

WHAT:   Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, host a discussion on the opioid crisis in Western Massachusetts. Following remarks by Andrew Dreyfus and Senate President Rosenberg, critically acclaimed journalist and Northampton native Karen Brown will moderate a panel discussion.

09-23-2016   Press Release

Towns wanting a piece of the state’s new $50 million small bridge repair aid have until Oct. 31 to apply.

The program offers up to $500,000 per year, per municipality, for administration, design and construction to rebuild and rehabilitate critical local bridges not eligible for federal aid and that are at high risk for full or partial closure, according to Senate President Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst.

09-19-2016   In The News

A $12,500 Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grant from the state Department of Energy Resources will help Gill study the feasibility of replacing its heating system at Town Hall with a super-efficient geothermal system.

Gill was one of nine Franklin County towns to receive a technical assistance grant to help towns make informed decisions as they move toward clean-energy systems that will meet state goals under the Global Warming Solutions Act.

“META grants lay important foundations for the municipal and regional bodies, to develop and implement critical clean energy projects as Massachusetts continues to move towards our shared clean energy future,” said Gov. Charlie Baker.

Sen. President Stan Rosenberg said, “These vital grants are an encouraging step forward to reach our renewable energy and technology goals.”

09-16-2016   In The News
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