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CLINTON – State Rep. Harold P. Naughton Jr. will welcome Mass. Secretary on Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash to the 12th Worcester District on Thursday, May 28, for a meeting and district tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Clinton selectmen’s chamber.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring Ash to the district to engage in a dialogue among local economic and business stakeholders, including business owners, housing officials, developers and elected officials.

The event will begin at the Clinton Town Hall in the selectmen’s chamber for a presentation by Naughton and...

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The $38.05 billion budget passed by the House of Representatives includes several items for Boylston and West Boylston.

Key components include $40,000 in funding for the West Boylston Public Library.

"Citizens of the town of West Boylston frequently turn to the public library for assistance with job applications, for assistance with applying for federal grants and aid, and for research. It is necessary to restore the library’s equipment and infrastructure to current standards, for those in the community who rely on the library to be their technology source,"...

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NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts will host its second annual “Men for Choice” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at MAST’ Restaurant, 45 Province St., Boston. This year, State Rep. Harold Naughton Jr., D-Worcester, will be honored alongside pro-choice advocate Mac D’Alessandro for their work to advance reproductive freedom in Massachusetts.

In 2014, Naughton fought for the passage of Massachusetts’ anti-shackling law, which prohibits pregnant women from being shackled, particularly when giving birth.

“I’ve worked hard to bring equal rights to women in our state, and I was proud to...

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By Anna Burgess,

LANCASTER -- State Rep. Harold Naughton paid the town a visit Monday to night address two issues of local importance.

At the Board of Selectmen's scheduled meeting Monday night, the newly re-elected Naughton, a Clinton Democrat who represents the Twelfth Worcester District, discussed the impending administration change, as well as to congratulate two Nashoba Regional High School champion teams.

Naughton, who defeated Republican challenger Brad Wyatt to retain his...

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CLINTON — In light of Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed mid-year budget cuts, known as 9C cuts, last week, Rep. Harold Naughton Jr. said he is concerned "to learn about the extensive budget cuts" authorized by the administration.

"While it is necessary to close the anticipated budgetary gap, it is a shame to learn that funding appropriated projects and services in our district will be cut," Naughton said. "Upon hearing this news, I would like to reassure my commitment to taking deliberate action to protect funding critical to our district such as regional school transportation, special...

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STERLING – State Rep. Harold Naughton (D-Clinton) is heading into a third decade of representing the 12th Worcester District at the State House.

On election night with more than half the district’s votes counted, Naughton was projected to defeat Republican challenger Brad Wyatt, a real estate developer and school committee chair from Boylston.

“We’re very gratified with the victory, especially in Sterling,” Naughton said. “We worked with the farmers, business people and residents and they came out for us today.”

The 12th Worcester District includes Sterling’s precinct 2...

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"State Rep. Harold P. Naughton Jr., whose legislative district includes part of Northborough, praised the students.

“It’s wonderful for the kids to step up and do this,” he said. “It is an important recognition of the contributions of the veterans. They are aware of the sacrifices that came before. It is a great example of the values at the core of St. Bernadette.”

Rep. Naughton, a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, served in Iraq in 2005-06 and received a Bronze Star for valor there. He also served in 2012-13 in Afghanistan.

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"I have known many veterans like her," said State Rep. Harold Naughton Jr., a captain in the Army Reserves. "They look for an opportunity to continue to give."

Naughton said he spoke to a fellow veteran, who described it as "the curse of meaningful work."

"Ruth didn't leave it behind in civilian life," Naughton added. Looking around the packed community center, he added, "Lancaster doesn't forget. It means a lot. The best way to remember the current generation of veterans is to continue to remember people like Ruth Roffee."

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CLINTON -- State Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr., D-Clinton, will hold onto the 12th Worcester state representative seat for an 11th term after defeating Republican challenger Brad Wyatt Tuesday.

Results are still coming in, but Wyatt called Naughton to concede the race shortly after 9 p.m. Naughton won Clinton, 2,708 to 1,550, while Wyatt won his hometown of Boylston 1,167 to 807. With results from Berlin still unaccounted for, Naughton's campaign estimates the results will be...

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State Rep. Harold Naughton, D-Clinton, attributed his victory in the 12th Worcester District to support throughout the district, with voters electing Tuesday to send him back to the House over his Republican challenger, Bradford Wyatt.

"It's a tribute to dozens and dozens of volunteers working hours and hours a day," Mr. Naughton said of supporters who held signs and ultimately made the difference at the polls.

Voters in Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster, Precincts 2 and 4 in Northboro and Precinct 2 in Sterling returned Mr. Naughton to the seat he has held since 1995....

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