May 17, 2017

Senator Lesser Welcomes Charter’s New Low-Cost High-Speed Internet to Chicopee

“Having no internet in the twenty-first century is like having no electricity in the twentieth or no running water in the nineteenth,” Lesser said CHICOPEE — On Monday, Senator Eric P. Lesser joined Chicopee Mayor Richard J. Kos, the Chicopee Council on Aging and representatives of Charter Communications to celebrate the launch of Charter’s new low-cost, high-speed broadband internet service, …

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May 17, 2017

Senator Lesser Calls on Constituents to Apply for the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty Award

Award given to next-of-kin of servicemen and women who were killed in action, died in service or died as a result of injuries sustained in action SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser has invited constituents to apply for the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty award, a military decoration created by the state legislature in 2009. Since its creation, the award has …

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May 12, 2017

Senator Lesser Moves into New State House Office

BOSTON — Senator Eric P. Lesser has changed offices in the State House. The new office is located in Room 413-C. He was previously in Room 519. Mail can be addressed to The Office of Senator Eric Lesser, State House Room 413-C, Boston, MA 02133. The office can be reached by telephone at 617-722-1291 or fax at 617-722-1014. Senator Lesser …

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May 11, 2017

Senator Lesser Congratulates Chicopee Teacher on Winning “Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education” Award

State House Ceremony Honors Teacher of More than 40 Years SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser congratulated Pope Francis High School teacher Robert Brodeur of Chicopee for earning an Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education Award from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Senator Lesser had nominated Brodeur for the award, which recognized both the teacher and his …

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May 10, 2017

Senator Lesser’s Remarks at the Rennie Center on the Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

“We are rethinking our needs in public education and civics is one of our needs,” said Lesser HOLYOKE — Today, Senator Eric P. Lesser gave the following remarks at the Rennie Center during the Center’s conference on education in Western Massachusetts, held at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The audience included business leaders, education researchers, educators and advocates. Senator Lesser …

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May 10, 2017

Senator Lesser Lauds Passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

BOSTON — Following the Massachusetts House of Representatives vote to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, State Senator Eric P. Lesser issued the following statement: “Today is a proud day for Massachusetts and for our representatives who have been advocates of common-sense policy to protect the jobs of pregnant workers who show up to do their work. The last thing …

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May 9, 2017

Senator Lesser to Hold “Thrive after 55 Wellness Fair” to Connect Seniors with Local Resources

More than 30 local organizations are participating, with more expected to join Organized in partnership with Western New England University, Health New England, 22News, The Republican and PRIME Magazine   EVENT DETAILS WHAT: Senator Lesser’s First-Annual “Thrive After 55 Wellness Fair” WHERE: Rivers Auditorium, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, MA 01119 WHEN: Friday, June 9, 2017 from …

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May 5, 2017

Senator Lesser Congratulates Springfield’s Tech Foundry on Receiving Workforce Development Award

“Tech Foundry has established itself as a respected and trusted partner for local businesses who can rely on the training it provides,” Lesser said Springfield — Senator Eric P. Lesser congratulated Tech Foundry, an employer initiative in Springfield to train students for careers in information technology (IT), for receiving a 2017 John Gould Education and Workforce Development Award on Friday. …

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May 4, 2017

Senator Lesser Issues Statement After U.S. House Passes Health Care Plan Supported by President Trump

SPRINGFIELD — Following the U.S. House vote to pass the American Health Care Act, State Senator Eric P. Lesser issued the following statement: “While President Trump and his allies in Congress are doing what they can to take health care coverage away from millions of Americans, here in Massachusetts, I have introduced legislation to lower the out-of-pocket costs of prescription drug …

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May 4, 2017

Senator Lesser Appointed to Special Committees on Cyber Security and Addiction Treatment

“As technology rapidly evolves, we need to be ready to adapt to changes and protect our private information,” said Lesser BOSTON — Senator Eric P. Lesser was appointed to two special committees on Wednesday, based on his previous work in the State Senate and his leadership on the issue of adapting to emerging technologies. Lesser was named a member of …

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