Press Releases

Riverbridge Village Project Receives MassWorks Infrastructure Grant, Supports Additional Housing, Increases Access to Retail and Commercial Development

(BERLIN) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. joined local and state officials yesterday at the Riverbridge Village in South Berlin for a ground breaking ceremony in recognition of the $1.5 million grant awarded to the project. In 2013, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development awarded the Riverbridge project with approximately $1.5 million in a MassWorks Infrastructure grant to support...

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(Clinton) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. organized a farm tour of the 12th Worcester District to visit local farmers and learn what current and potential state programs and legislation benefits the growing agriculture industry in the area.

Representative Naughton was joined all day by Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner Greg Watson, as well as Representative Kate Hogan from Bolton. Each farm visited during the tour participates in at least one statewide program offered through the Department of Agricultural Resources, such as Farm Viability Enhancement,...

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Representative Naughton attends Lancaster VFA Grant ceremony, reflects on how funding will benefit firefighters and public safety throughout 12th Worcester District

(Lancaster, MA) – Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. attended the Volunteer Firefighter Grant ceremony at the Lancaster Fire Department today in recognition of the state funding the town received through the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The grant funding through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program was awarded to 40 communities, including Berlin, Boylston, Lancaster, and Sterling, to aid in their...

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It is deeply regrettable to learn that the Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League (G.O.A.L.) was not invited to the gun bill signing ceremony yesterday given their instrumental role throughout the legislative process. This new comprehensive update to the Commonwealth’s gun laws would not have been possible without the input and contributions of the members of G.O.A.L., especially their Legislative Director, Jim Wallace, and other lawful firearm owners. Jim and the members of G.O.A.L. were tremendous partners at each step of the process and remained focused and committed to finding a middle...

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State Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr., a member of the Task Force, offered his full support for the report of the state’s Task Force on School Safety and Security. The report, which was officially released earlier today, was designed as a resource for school leaders and community members to enhance safety and security in preparation for the upcoming school year. 

“Massachusetts was recently ranked number one in the nation for the best academic achievement,” said Naughton. “The release of this report reinforces our commitment to provide the best education for every student in the...

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State Rep. Harold Naughton Jr joined his colleagues in the Legislatures to pass a $36.5 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) focused on economic growth and increased government accountability and oversight. 

The spending plan makes important investments in local aid, education, and human services including substance abuse treatment and prevention and mental health care. Building on a responsible yet proactive approach to combatting the recession, the Legislature’s budget contains multiple measures to achieve sustainable economic growth and provide essential services...

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I want to applaud the efforts of everyone who offered their guidance and assistance in this project, including Governor Patrick, members of the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force, and my colleagues in the House and Senate. Over the next five years this bond bill will enhance state and national security, bolster Massachusetts’ economy, protect local jobs, and strengthen the Commonwealth’s commitment to our Military Forces, service members and veterans. The men and women of the Armed Forces dedicate their lives to serve and protect Massachusetts and the nation. I am honored to...

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Naughton secures funding for business incubators in the Towns of Northborough and Lancaster

(BOSTON) – State Representative Harold Naughton joined by his colleagues in the House, today approved comprehensive economic development and jobs legislation.

The bill aims to further strengthen Massachusetts’ innovation industries and position the state as a global leader both economically and culturally through forward-looking solutions including a focus on emerging industries, investments in workforce development and education, and promoting targeted regional growth....

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Representative Naughton secures $2.5 million for restoration of Nashua River beach area and votes to expand bow hunting access.

(Boston) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives yesterday to pass the environmental bond bill which provides a total of $1.75 billion to local communities for environmental projects and developments. Additionally, during yesterday’s formal session Representative Naughton also voted to expand access to bow hunting in the Commonwealth. This bill was approved on a voice vote to partially lift...

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(Boston) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. is pleased to announce that allocated funding was secured for the restoration and expansion of the Nashua River beach area located between the east bank of the Nashua River and Boylston Street in the Town of Clinton. This crucial funding will provide necessary support needed to rehabilitate and enhance this natural waterway that flows through numerous communities of the 12th Worcester District. By investing in this endeavor, the communities of the 12th Worcester District can benefit through long-term educational and recreational use.

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