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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

BOSTON—Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced the $50 million Municipal Small Bridge Program with applications being accepted through October 31. The program makes up to $500,000 per year, per municipality for administration, design and construction, available to communities to rebuild and rehabilitate critical local bridges not eligible for federal aid under existing replacement or rehabilitation programming and at high risk for full or partial closure due to present condition.

“Grants from the Municipal Small Bridge Program help ensure that the infrastructure citizens rely on is intact,” said Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst).  “Our infrastructure in the Commonwealth has long been in need of repair. This new program will reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges and better protect public safety. Keeping these small bridges running efficiently is a key component to ensure that people are better connected and can get from place to place.”

“Local transportation infrastructure, such as small bridges, play a critical role in providing safe travel routes and economic opportunity throughout Massachusetts’ communities,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are pleased the Legislature agreed with this important need and advanced our proposals this year to provide key funding that will support flexible and local transit options that keep drivers safe.”

09-15-2016   Press Release

Grants Allow Municipalities and Water and School Districts to Advance Clean Energy Goals

BOSTON – Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced that the Department of Energy and Resources (DOER) awarded 40k in grants to six towns in Franklin and Hampshire County to develop clean energy projects. The DOER’s Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants, which are utilized by designated Green Communities or municipalities in the designation process to better inform their clean energy decision-making, are awarded to Massachusetts municipalities, regional school districts, and water/wastewater districts to aid in the management of projects or the performance of studies to support the development of energy projects.

“As the growth of the clean energy sector continues to expand at an accelerated rate, investing in clean energy technology is a critical part of meeting our region’s diverse energy needs,” said Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). “These vital grants are an encouraging step forward to reach our renewable energy and technology goals in the Commonwealth and help us meet our commitment to clean energy under the Global Warming Solutions Act.”

09-13-2016   Press Release
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