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    Senator Richard J. Ross

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Hello Friends,

Welcome to my State Senate website! Here you will find legislative and local updates, important state resources, and information on the ways that my office may be able to assist you. It is a true honor to represent the residents of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district in the Massachusetts Senate. I encourage you to keep me informed of the issues that are most important to you, and to sign up for my newsletter to receive periodic updates from my Senate office.

 

Sincerely,

Richard J. Ross Signature

Richard J. Ross

State Senator

RMV Guidebook Available to New Drivers and Families

September 23, 2016

Boston – State Senator Richard Ross would like to announce that the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) recently released a new guidebook to optimize the 40 hours of supervised driving that teens are required to complete under parental supervision before receiving their license.

“Parents with teens who possess a Learner’s Permit will now have access to The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program. This guide is a useful tool that will improve safety and the driving experience for teens learning how to drive and their families,” said Senator Ross.

The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program is of no cost to families or taxpayers. The guide will be mailed to the parents/guardians of all Learner’s Permit recipients within two to three weeks after a teen receiving his/her permit. The program contains information and lessons on driving basics, parental pointers, and licensing qualifications that are helpful to parents of new drivers.

For more information about RMV services visit MassRMV.com.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.

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Ross Urges Area Farmers to Utilize USDA Emergency Programs

September 23, 2016

Boston – State Senator Richard Ross would like to announce that farmers located in the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District may be eligible for low interest emergency loans from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency.

The USDA has deemed 11 counties across the Commonwealth as “primary natural disaster areas” due to substantial crop losses as a result of the widespread drought, gypsy moths, and other environmental complications. Farmers have eight months to apply for a loan to help with financial losses.

“There is no doubt that the aid offered by the USDA will be of great use to farms in my district. I strongly encourage farmers who have been negatively impacted by the drought to review the USDA programs and loans available to them,” said Senator Richard Ross.

The 11 Massachusetts counties are also eligible for the USDA’s Livestock Forage Disaster Program, which compensates farmers with livestock who have suffered “grazing losses” as a result of the drought.

Massachusetts farmers interested in applying for USDA aid should contact their local USDA Service Center for information on eligibility requirements and application procedures. More information is available at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.

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Ross Announces DEP Grants for Communities

September 22, 2016

Boston – State Senator Richard Ross is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has recently awarded municipal/regional grants under its Sustainable Material Recovery Program (SMRP) to 11 cities and towns in the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District. The towns represented by Senator Ross that have received grant awards include Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley and Wrentham.

Created under the Green Communities Act, the SMRP allocates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Waste Energy Certificates to recycling programs approved by the MassDEP. Municipalities are awarded grants for recycling, composting and reuse and source reduction activities that help divert municipal solid waste and household waste from disposal.

“The process of responsibly managing solid waste is not only the responsibility of us as citizens, but is necessary for a healthy and green community environment,” said Senator Ross. “I am pleased that my district is actively taking part in various environmental protection procedures.”

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.

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