Lisa Nelson of Grafton was selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as a 2017 Unsung Heroine. Senator Moore nominated Lisa for her outreach and advocacy efforts on behalf of individuals living with Dyslexia. Her name was recognized with other Unsung Heroines from across the Commonwealth during a recent ceremony held at the State House in Boston.
Legislation filed by Senator Moore recently advanced from the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. The bill, which would establish basic protections for small businesses that are targeted by exploitative lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), received unanimous support from Committee members and has moved through to the next step in the legislative process.
Senator Moore recently attended the Shrewsbury School Committee meeting to present Jared Sarnie with the $500 scholarship named in memory of longtime Millbury-Sutton Chronicle columnist Tom Reilly who passed away earlier this year. Senator Moore sponsored the scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors who reside in the Second Worcester District.
Senator Moore welcomed Liam Monahan of Shrewsbury to the State House for the beginning of the 2017 summer internship program. Liam is interning within Senator Moore’s State House Office several days each week throughout the summer.
Senator Moore and Representative Kate D. Campanale (R-Leicester) recently joined representatives from The Arc, The Central Mass Providers, the South Valley Citizens Advisory Board and local officials to congratulate community members who have dedicated their lives to serving and advocating for persons with disabilities. Among the award recipients were David and Marjorie Cohen of Worcester who have served the special needs community for more than two decades.
With summer around the corner, and with the promise of warmer temperatures, Senator Moore encourages area residents to take advantage of free tours of the Massachusetts State House. Tours are offered by the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office and are led by knowledgeable guides.
Senator Moore and Representative Hannah E. Kane (R-Shrewsbury) announced that the Town of Shrewsbury received a $22K grant through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant program. The MVP program, which is coordinated through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, seeks to help communities adapt to climate change.
Senator Moore recently sponsored an ice cream social at the Northbridge Senior Center. Despite the chilly temperatures and rainy weather, many local seniors stopped by to enjoy ice cream and conversation at the free annual event.