October 19, 2017

Senator Lesser, Rep. Wagner Laud Workforce Training Grants Awarded to Companies in Chicopee, Ludlow

CHICOPEE — On Monday, Senator Eric P. Lesser and Representative Joseph F. Wagner welcomed the announcement that the state’s Workforce Training Fund had awarded grants to companies in Chicopee and Ludlow. “I am thrilled that our local businesses have received these grants to train workers. Not only do they make these companies more competitive, but they give workers needed skills …

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October 18, 2017

Senator Lesser to Provide Bus to Boston for Constituents Who Want to Testify on East-West Rail Study

Bill to study east-west rail to have hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 24 SPRINGFIELD — On Tuesday, Oct. 24 State Senator Eric P. Lesser will be busing fellow legislators and constituents to the State House to testify on why proposed Springfield-to-Boston rail service matters to them and how it could impact their lives. The Joint Committee on Transportation will hold a …

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October 17, 2017

Senator Lesser Lauds Workforce Training Grants Awarded to Companies in Springfield, East Longmeadow

SPRINGFIELD — On Monday, Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed the announcement that the state’s Workforce Training Fund had awarded grants to companies in Springfield and East Longmeadow. “I am thrilled that our local businesses have received these grants to train workers. Not only do they make these companies more competitive, but they give workers needed skills that make them more …

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October 17, 2017

Senator Lesser Unveils New Website Sharing Constituent Stories on Why Rail Matters

Invites residents to share their transportation stories Bill to study east-west rail to have hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 24   SPRINGFIELD — On Tuesday, State Senator Eric P. Lesser unveiled a new page on his website sharing constituents’ stories — in their own words — describing why east-west rail is important to them. In one story, Marcy, an occupational therapist …

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October 16, 2017

Senator Lesser Cheers Long-Awaited Redevelopment of Former Belchertown State School Site

Scale and potential of project makes it one of the most “transformative and exciting developments happening in all of Western Massachusetts” says Lesser BELCHERTOWN — Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed the announcement by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito on Thursday that the state is investing $10 million to redevelop the former Belchertown State School site. The project is a partnership between …

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October 12, 2017

Senator Lesser Votes to Ban “Bump Stocks” and “Trigger Cranks” in Mass. after They Were Used by Las Vegas Shooter

Las Vegas Shooting Was Deadliest in U.S. History, Leaving 58 Dead and 489 Injured “Too many Americans fear for their safety and the safety of their families. It is time for us to step up and say we will not tolerate this senseless killing anymore,” said Lesser   BOSTON — Today the State Senate voted 38-0 to ban the use …

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October 9, 2017

Lesser Welcomes Del. Gov. Carney and Gov. Baker to Springfield to Tour Commerce High School

SPRINGFIELD — On Friday Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed Governor Charlie Baker and Del. Governor John Carney to Springfield for a tour of Commerce High School to see the innovative practices employed by students and teachers to improve the school’s performance. “It’s an honor to welcome Governor Carney to Western Massachusetts and to showcase the fantastic work happening in the …

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September 28, 2017

Senator Lesser to Hold Series of “Cider and Donuts” Events at Area Senior Centers

First round of events will be held in Chicopee, Belchertown and Granby   SPRINGFIELD — Today State Senator Eric P. Lesser announced that he will hold a tour of listening sessions at senior centers across the First Hampden & Hampshire Senate District. The first round of fall-themed “Cider and Donuts” events will take place in Chicopee, Belchertown and Granby on …

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September 28, 2017

Senator Lesser Hosts Town Hall in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — On Monday night, Senator Eric P. Lesser spoke and took questions at the Greenleaf Community Center in Springfield, where he held his third and final town hall of the month. For nearly two hours, Sen. Lesser took more than a dozen questions on topics ranging from the state’s health care system to K-12 education and innovative reforms happening …

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September 21, 2017

Senator Lesser Highlights Importance of Civics with School Readings

SPRINGFIELD — During the week of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Senator Eric P. Lesser embarked on a two-day tour of elementary schools in his senate district to highlight the importance of civics education. At each school, he spoke with students about the job of a state senator and …

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