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Murray Kicks-off 2012 Reelection Campaign

MURRAY LAUNCHES 2012 CAMPAIGN

Plymouth, MA –  Surrounded by hundreds of supporters at two events, Plymouth and Barnstable District’s Senator Therese Murray launched her 2012 reelection bid. Amid the cheers and applause from the crowd, Murray emphasized her commitment to public service and her work to build a brighter future for her District.

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In her role as President, she has continued her mission as senator to support the rights of children and veterans, promote affordable housing, invigorate the Commonwealth’s traditional fishing and agricultural industries, and advance new technologies in the life sciences as well as reforms in health care, energy, transportation, pensions and ethics.

Therese Murray was elected Senator of the Plymouth and Barnstable District in 1992 and in March 2007 became the first woman Senate President in the history of Massachusetts.

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Tourism fueling Bay State's recovery

We're sure you noticed the visitors.

They are back — in droves. And it means that the streets and sidewalks are crowded, the restaurants are busy, the hotel beds are full and Massachusetts is adding jobs.

Yes, tourism is leading the economic recovery in Massachusetts. While all private-sector jobs increased by 0.9 percent last year, the rate of growth in tourism was almost triple that, increasing 2.4 percent. Tourism payroll was up even more — by 4.4 percent.

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Cape Cod Times

Plymouth Area League of Women Voters Candidates' Forum

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2012-10-18

Join us for the Plymouth Area League of Women Voters Candidates' Forum being held at Kingston Town Hall at 26 Evergreen Street. The forum begins at 7:00 p.m.with the state representative candidates for the 12th Plymouth District. Senator Murray's forum will be at 8:00 p.m.

Cape Cod Times/Cape Cod League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

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2012-10-17

Join us for the Cape Cod Times/ Cape Cod League of Women voters candidate's forum being held at Sandwich High School 65 Quaker Meeting House Road East Sandwich, MA . The forum beings at 6:30 with the candidates for the 5th Barnstable District Representatives seat. Senator Murray's forum begins at 8:00p.m.

WATD Candidates Forum

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2012-10-11

Tune into WATD at 95.9 FM at 8:00 p.m. for our candidate's forum. You can also stream the forum live at www.959watd.com

Bridges Dedicated in Bourne Soldier's Honor

By Plymouth Patch

Staff Sergeant Matthew Pucino of Bourne was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009 when his mounted patrol unit was attacked with an IED. The two bridges leading up to the Bourne Bridge were named in his honor.

Bourne Bridges Honor Staff Sergeant Pucino MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola today joined Senate President Therese Murray along with state and local officials and family members in Bourne for the dedication of the Staff Sergeant Matthew A. Pucino Bridges. 

Governor Deval Patrick in July signed legislation designating the bridges in honor of Staff Sergeant Pucino, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009 when his mounted patrol unit was attacked with an IED.

“MassDOT is pleased to do its part in honoring Staff Sergeant Pucino and commemorating his service with the naming of these bridges,” said MassDOT Highway Division Administrator DePaola.

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Plymouth Patch

Kingston Cultural Council receives grant

KINGSTON — The Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded a $3,870 grant to the Kingston Cultural Council.

MCC has awarded grants totaling $131,620 to cultural organizations in the Plymouth and Barnstable District, Senate President Therese Murray, D-Plymouth, announced.

“These grants will help ensure that the unique cultural resources in the Plymouth and Barnstable District continue to benefit our communities today and for many years to come,” Murray said. “Our cultural institutions are critical to the character of our commonwealth and by investing in these institutions we are promoting economic activity and creating jobs while strengthening our art, history and science organizations. Supporting our cultural facilities and bolstering local tourism have always been top priorities throughout my career in the Senate.”

The grants were part of MCC’s $8 million statewide investment in the nonprofit cultural sector.

By Wicked Local Kingston

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Wicked Local Kingston

State, local leaders cut ribbon opening new Plymouth North

PLYMOUTH — State and local officials gathered at Plymouth North High School Saturday for the formal opening of the new $84.3 million school.

State Treasurer Steven Grossman, chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, joined with MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy, Senate President Therese Murray and local legislative and school district leaders to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the school.

The MSBA is contributing 58.24 percent of eligible expenses toward the construction of the new school. The state agency’s estimated contribution is $39,391,371.

The 267,5000-square-foot school opened to students Sept. 4. Hundreds of residents got their first look at the building Saturday night during tours that followed the ceremonies.

“Plymouth North High School was one of the MSBA’s first Model School projects and I am delighted to see Plymouth’s dream become a reality,” Grossman said.

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Wicked Local Plymouth

PLYMOUTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Legislators sound a positive note

 By Emily Clark

 

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Wicked Local Plymouth

Plymouth Awarded $750k to Continue Town Brook Dam Removal

 

 

Senate President Therese Murray announced more funding to remove the Off-Billington Street Dam on Town Brook.

By Casey Meserve

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PLymouth Patch

Murray trounces Palmer with 87 percent of votes

By sean teehan

September 07, 2012 2:00 AM

Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray will continue to the Nov. 6 general election after defeating her Democratic primary opponent, Stephen Michael Palmer.

Murray had 9,089 votes, or 87 percent, in the six towns that make up the Plymouth and Barnstable District and 5,447 votes, or 87 percent, in the three towns on the Cape — Falmouth, Sandwich and Bourne — that are part of that district.

Palmer garnered 1,386 votes, or 13 percent, districtwide. In the three Cape towns, he took 704 votes, or 12.9 percent.

Murray, who is from Plymouth, has served since 1992 and, in 2007, became the first woman to be president of the state Senate. She will face Republican candidate Thomas Keyes of Sandwich in the general election.

"I think we did a good job in the primary, 87 (percent of votes) or more in some districts," Murray said Thursday night. "We've got our work cut out for us in the general (election)."

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Cape Cod Times

Campaign Announcements

MURRAY LAUNCHES 2012 CAMPAIGN

Plymouth, MA –  Surrounded by hundreds of supporters at two events, Plymouth and Barnstable District’s Senator Therese Murray launched her 2012 reelection bid. Amid the cheers and applause from the crowd, Murray emphasized her commitment to public service and her work to build a brighter future for her District.

Announcing her reelection campaign, Murray said, “There is a choice in this election. We can listen to the negativity and cynicism about our state and nation, or we can focus on what we have achieved and talk about how we build a brighter future for the Plymouth and Barnstable District.

“I choose to talk about how far we have come in the past few years and I am determined to continue fighting for our future.”

Murray highlighted her work to streamline government to make it more effective and efficient, to control the cost of health care and energy, and her leadership on increasing benefits for veterans, active military, and their families. 

While discussing legislative achievements, Murray spoke of her District being her first priority on Beacon Hill.

“Each and every day I get up I am fighting for you, for your future,” Murray said. “The people and communities of the Plymouth and Barnstable District have always been and always will be my motivation to serve as your state senator, and I want to continue to work for you.”

Murray was introduced at the Plymouth event by Plymouth County Treasurer Tom O’Brien who talked about the work ethic and values that set her apart: “If you know Terry, you know she is a person of incredible integrity, honesty and compassion, and those values are what make her the best voice for the people of the Plymouth and Barnstable District.”

Sandwich resident and small business owner Bob King introduced Murray at her Cape kick-off, “Whenever we have a concern, we know we can count on Senator Murray to listen and to work with us to find a solution.  She understands the needs of small business owners and the concerns of her district.  I can’t think of a more compassionate and capable public servant.”

Terry Murray has served the people of the Plymouth and Barnstable District since 1992. Throughout her tenure, Murray has been an unwavering voice and advocate for the communities and people of her district, while spearheading legislation to make government more efficient and effective.