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The Towns of Boylston, Lancaster and Sterling each set to receive S.A.F.E. grant and Senior SAFE grant funding

(12th Worcester District) – Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. is pleased to announce that the Boylston, Lancaster and Sterling Fire Departments will receive grant funds for the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE programs for FY 2015.

“Since its creation in 1996, the S.A.F.E. program has saved countless lives,” said Representative Naughton. “The S.A.F.E. program, which now extends to the Senior SAFE...

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LANCASTER — State Representative Harold Naughton Jr. told selectmen Monday night that he believes that Governor Deval Patrick's mid-year cuts to the budget, especially to local aid, can be alleviated by use of the state's rainy day fund.

He noted that while the governor had the authority to make cuts to agencies within the executive branch, any other cuts, including local aid, Chapter 70 funding to schools and regional schools' bus transportation, would require the vote of the legislature.

"As you are aware, our towns rely...

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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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Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. released the following statement:

“I am very concerned to learn about the extensive budget cuts authorized by the Patrick Administration. While it is necessary to close the anticipated budgetary gap, it is a shame to learn that funding appropriated to projects and services in our district will be cut. 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 education and local aid.

Despite this setback I will take a...

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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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"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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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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