State Senator Barry Finegold visited Dracut once again tonight on his annual “listening tour” of his district.
He spoke about his disappointment as we all came to understand the problems with the Special Education Collaboratives, but also spoke to successes over the last years on such issues as pension reform, the small business tax credit, support for returning veterans, and the successful reduction in state income and corporate tax credits.
From the group in attendance, he listened to issues regarding veterans, the cost of education, the inequities of inter-state student subsidies, CORI reform and possible changes to the Community Preservation Act.
Selectman Chair George Malliaros spoke to a number of concerns he had with the upcoming gambling casinos in Massachusetts.
It was a small crowd for a rainy night in January, but as Finegold said, “If there was a problem, the place would be packed. This can be taken as a good sign.”
Barry can be reached when necessary through his office at 617 722-1612. He also has office hours scheduled for later this week at the library on the 20th at 11:30 a.m.