HAMPDEN — On Tuesday, Senator Eric P. Lesser, Rep. Brian M. Ashe and town officials welcomed Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to Hampden for a roundtable discussion on the needs of the community.
“We had a productive meeting with Lt. Gov. Polito, and I am grateful that she came out to Western Mass to hear directly from local officials where the gaps are and how state and local government can work together to fill those gaps. We are all committed to making sure our communities in Western Mass are a top priority,” said Sen. Lesser.
“I want to thank Lt. Governor Polito for taking the time to speak with our Hampden officials today about their needs as a community. This is a great example of how our government can and does work together — putting people first instead of politics,” said Rep. Ashe.
From left to right: Vincent Villamaino, Chairman, Hampden Board of Selectmen; Pam Courtney, Administrative Assistant, Hampden Board of Selectmen; Doug Boyd, Co-Chair of the Hampden Advisory Committee; Senator Eric P. Lesser; Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito; State Rep. Brian Ashe; Rebecca Moriarty, Executive Director of the Hampden Senior Center; Robert Howarth, Hampden Town Moderator; Michael Knapik, Western Mass Regional Director, Office of Governor Charlie Baker.