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

    March 30th, 2016



    Photo Cred Jon O'Connor

    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

  • Grotonfest

    More than 150 business, non-profit and artisan booths and all kinds of amazing food and much more will be on the schedule. FREE, handicap accessible.

    Sheila will be there speaking with voters and handing out bumper stickers and buttons.

  • Groton Fire Station Grand Opening

  • Lowell Sun: Harrington To Kinder Morgan: “Move Pipeline”

    By Hiroko Sato, Reporter, The Lowell Sun

    Posted: 06/27/14

    DUNSTABLE — Groups of legislators are showing an interest in encouraging Kinder Morgan to run its proposed natural-gas pipeline along state highways rather than through rural neighborhoods.

    And the energy-transportation giant appears to be getting serious about exploring the option, now that it knows the Legislature may pressure the state Department of Transportation to make it happen, according to State Rep. Sheila Harrington, R-Groton.

    “They are looking into it,” Harrington said of Kinder Morgan on Thursday night as more than 100 people listened to the pipeline project at Dunstable Town Hall during an information session.

    “We looked at the map (of state highways) and thought there was a lot of possibility,” she said.

    The information session was the first of its kind held in Dunstable. While Kinder Morgan presented its 129-mile pipeline project in other communities, Dunstable selectmen asked the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments to present what it knows about the project.

    During the meeting, Harrington — who served on the panel along with NMCOG Executive Director Beverly Woods and Ken Hartlage, president of Nashoba Conservation Trust — said she met with Kinder Morgan representatives on Tuesday morning and asked if they would look more closely at state-owned rights of way as a potential pipeline route.

    “They said those rights of way are generally difficult to get from the state and that, when they propose, the state generally doesn’t like to give it to them,” Harrington said of Kinder Morgan representatives. “So I said, ‘what about if a whole bunch of legislators came down on the Department of Transportation and said we want you to give them access over our existing rights of way to the extent that is possible?’ “

    Kinder Morgan representatives showed a keen interest in her proposal and contacted her the next day to ask how other lawmakers reacted to her idea at the Legislative Caucus earlier in the day, Harrington said. She added that many legislators expressed their enthusiasm for her proposal.

    Because the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has control over the pipeline project, Harrington said she is also working with Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass.

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