• Rep Harrington and Townsend Housing Authority explore affordable veteran housing

    HarringtonTHAvethousingJune 28th, 2016

     

    1st Middlesex District State Representative Sheila C. Harrington is excited to announce her partnership with the Townsend Housing Authority (THA) on their next project, affordable veteran housing.

     

    The THA has identified a plot of municipal land for the projects development and is currently exploring funding options. THA Chairman Chaz Sexton-Diranian is partnering with Representative Harrington, State Senator Jennifer Flanagan, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, the MA Secretary of Veteran Affairs, and the MA Secretary of Housing And Economic Development as the project to build affordable housing for Massachusetts Veterans continues to progress. The THA and Representative Harrington are planning to coordinate a meeting of all above parties this fall.

  • Pepperell’s Tracie Ezzio honored as Massachusetts Unsung Heroine

    Scan_20160715Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Pepperell native Tracie Ezzio, was honored as one of Massachusetts Unsung Heroines at the Massachusetts State House. The honor is bestowed upon a “woman who makes outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities.” The Commission on the Status of Women makes their selection base on nominations by the community’s state legislators.

    Tracie is the founder of the Pepperell Family Pharmacy, which opened in 2008. Not only has Tracie committed herself to a career of giving back through her Pharmacy, but she lives a life of service. Her reputation, working earnestly to better those who surround her is known throughout the community. Tracie’s work is a cornerstone to her character, and the operations of her Pharmacy. As a testament to her dedication Tracie knows all of her customers by name, and stays extra hours to help with emergencies. In addition, Tracie engages with her customers to find affordable payment plans for necessary medication.  Tracie also sits on the Economic Development Advisory Committee, working to foster healthy relationships within the town and balance economic growth and quality of life for the town of Pepperell. Tracie has also joined forces with parents from the North Middlesex School District to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse throughout the community. Their organization, NM Cares, recently received their official non-profit designation from the application fee donated by Tracie. She knows the heart aches and detriments from addiction, and the rippling effects it has caused. NM Cares hopes to educate school children with some recent grant money in hopes that spreading awareness will be part of the solution.

     

    Thank you Tracie, for all that you do.

    The Office of State Representative Sheila Harrington.

  • Rep. Harrington Attends Women’s History Month Career Panel

    March 30th, 2016

     

     

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    Photo Cred Jon O’Connor

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    As a part of Woman’s History Month, the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School hosted a career panel of local female professionals for their students. In attendance was Lisa Ansara, a Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell with a background in social work, Dr. Katie Novak, the GDRSD Assistant Superintendent, Veronica Sisemore, a Senior Engineer working for Raytheon, Susan Daly, a Groton Fire Captain, and Paramedic, and Representative Harrington.

    When asked about the event, Representative Harrington said, “What a wonderful event, you never know if what you say will stick with these young people as they begin their adult lives. Although, I enjoyed sharing my experiences and look forward to seeing where life takes them.”

    For more information:

    Woman’s History Month Career Panel Enlightens Students

  • Rep. Harrington Appointed to Key Committees

    Representative Harrington appointed to key committees

    February 12, 2015

    BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) is pleased to announce that he has appointed Representative Sheila Harrington (R-Groton) to several key legislative committees for the 2015-2016 session.

    Representative Harrington has been named as the Ranking Minority Member of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and the Assistant Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Rules. The Groton Representative will also serve as a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

    The House Committee on Rules is primarily concerned with scheduling and consideration of legislation in the House of Representatives. The House Committee on Ways and Means is primarily concerned with writing the House’s version of the state budget, and reconciling differences between the Senate and House versions of the budget.

    “As an attorney, Representative Harrington has a wealth of real-world knowledge and expertise in our legal system that will serve her well on the Judiciary Committee,” said Representative Jones. “She also has a clear understanding of the many fiscal challenges facing our cities and towns, and I am confident she will do an outstanding job representing her district with her new committee assignments.”

    “I am pleased to receive my committee assignments from the Minority Leader,” said Representative Harrington. “I look forward to working with my colleagues this session to ensure that the state does not spend beyond its means while also continuing to be a vocal advocate for increased local aid.”

    Representative Harrington represents the First Middlesex District, which consists of the communities of Ashby, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Townsend and Precinct 1 in Ayer. She is currently serving her third term in the Massachusetts Legislature.