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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,

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Richard J. Ross

State Senator

Small Business Spotlight: Kanguru Solutions, Millis

Small Business Spotlight: Kanguru Solutions, Millis

March 18, 2015

With the President and CEO of Kanguru Solutions Donald Brown, Executive Vice President Nate Cole, and legal counsel Mark Stopa.

With the President and CEO of Kanguru Solutions Donald Brown, Executive Vice President Nate Cole, and legal counsel Mark Stopa.

Founded in 1992, Kanguru Solutions in Millis has been designing and developing high-quality technology products for over two decades. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to tour their facility and speak  with the President and CEO Donald Brown, Executive Vice President Nate Cole, and their legal counsel Mark Stopa to learn more about this impressive local small business.

Since the company’s inception, technology has become increasingly more complex, demonstrating the need for more safe, secure, and reliable solutions for storing sensitive data. Donald Brown and his staff have worked very hard to make Kanguru Solutions into an industry leader for providing secure hardware encrypted USB data storage, remote management, and duplication equipment, among others.

Kanguru Solutions also prides itself on offering a wide variety of high-quality, affordable, easy-to-use products tailored to their customers’ needs. From full enterprise organizations, small businesses, or personal use, Kanguru provides the best from their own backyard. Currently, they are supplying to the Australian military as well as the German government, which they were contracted by after being deemed the most secure USB Flash Drive in the world.

Best of all, Kanguru’s products are manufactured locally in their factory in Millis with the help of their twenty-one employees, many of whom have been with the company for over ten years. Kanguru Solutions remains so successful because they are customer oriented, trustworthy, constantly evolving, and are led by people who embody those traits on a daily basis.

For more information on Kanguru Solutions, please visit www.kanguru.com.

If you would like your business to be a part of the Small Business Spotlight or would like to nominate a small business, email Senator Ross at richard.ross@masenate.gov.

Small Business Spotlight, Kanguru Solutions (1)

Small Business Spotlight, Kanguru Solutions (2)

 

Small Business Spotlight: James’ Breakfast and More, Wrentham

Small Business Spotlight: James’ Breakfast and More, Wrentham

March 10, 2015

With the owners of James' Breakfast and More, James and Coryn Arsenault.

With the owners of James’ Breakfast and More, James and Coryn Arsenault.

Owned by James and Coryn Arsenault, James’ Breakfast and More in Wrentham has and continues to be not only one of my favorite places to grab a bite to eat, but a neighborhood favorite as well.

James and Coryn are no strangers to the restaurant business, having both been passionate about food from an early age. The pair met while working at a restaurant, and since then have never looked back. Formally James’ Roadside Café, James and Coryn ran the Wrentham establishment from 1999-2007, before briefly leaving the business for a few years to start a family. For the two of them, it was always their dream to not only own their own restaurant, but to own it together.

Since the reopening of James’ Breakfast and More, James and Coryn have never been happier, and our community has never been happier to have them back. James’ cooking style is one of a kind, with every dish having that extra special creativity and attention. It is that distinct home-cooked feel, with a twist.

While the restaurant is located in Wrentham, the Arsenaults are Plainville residents and prominent fixtures in the community. James and Coryn’s thriving restaurant is further proof that notable small businesses such as this take hard work, dedication, and drive to maintain and I hope they stay open for a very long time.

For more information on James’ Breakfast and More, please visit: http://jamesbreakfastandmore.com/.

If you would like your business to be a part of the Small Business Spotlight or would like to nominate a small business, email Senator Ross at richard.ross@masenate.gov.

Flood Zone Forum Held With Congressman Kennedy

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH FREE PRESS
March 4, 2015

On Saturday, area lawmakers and officials met in North Attleborough to discuss the new FEMA flood map and its impact on the residents.

Many residents have expressed concerns with accuracy in the new map that decides which residents have to pay flood insurance.

Flood insurance can be a significant financial burden to anyone placed in the flood plain, and some residents have said the map placed them in the flood plain incorrectly.

Six weeks ago, North Attleborough Selectman John Rhyno travelled to Brookline to meet with US Congressman Joseph Kennedy at his office hours.

Rhyno’s mission was to ask Kennedy to come to North Attleborough to learn firsthand the negative impact that new flood zone mapping of the town performed by FEMA would have identifying over 200 new houses in the flood zone.

Rhyno hosted the forum at Town Hall with Congressman Kennedy, along with Selectmen Patrick Reynolds and Joan Marchitto, State Senators James Timilty and Richard Ross, and State Rep. Betty Poirier.

The town is working on disputing areas of the map with the federal government. FEMA used less accurate measurements than the town is capable of, so the DPW is comparing the federal map with its own map.

Mark Hollowell, director of public works, began the discussion with background information.

This was followed by a Power Point presentation by Steve Cabral, a member of the Ten Mile River Study Committee who served for 17 years on the board of public works. The presentation showed on geographic maps how FEMA’s assessment of the flood zones is far wider than that assessed by DPW through town-owned state-of-the-art technology.

If the town’s appeal is approved by FEMA, about 50 less properties will be impacted.

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