Massachusetts Ecological Restoration Projects Receive $10.4 Million in Federal Superstorm Sandy Funding

In advance of next week’s one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Patrick Administration today announced $10.4 million in Superstorm Sandy funding from the Obama Administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for four ecological restoration projects that will protect Massachusetts coasts and create jobs. Continue reading

Governor Patrick joins regional partners to increase access to affordable, clean and reliable energy

From left to right: Catherine Blewett (Deputy minister for Intergovernmental affairs, Nova Scotia), Governor Maggie Hassan, Governor Peter Shumlin, Governor Paul LePage, Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Governor Lincoln Chafee, Premier Pauline Marois, Governor Dannel Malloy, Premier Nathan Alward, Governor Deval L. Patrick, Honorable Allen F. Roach. (Image courtesy of the Office of Governor Patrick.)

Governor Deval Patrick today approved six resolutions that will put Massachusetts on a path to increased access to affordable, cleaner and reliable energy sources and energy-efficient modes of transportation, more efficient disaster planning and increased infrastructure safety. The resolutions were signed at the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers’ Annual Conference (NEG-ECP) in Quebec, Canada. Continue reading

Visit three fun destinations: Plymouth, the Berkshires and Gloucester

A 1939 state map. (Image courtesy of the State Library of Massachusetts.)

Summer is ending much too fast. Make the most of the warm weather with family and friends by enjoying a fun affordable vacation on Labor Day weekend. Whether it’s history at Plymouth, the heights of the Berkshires or beaches at Gloucester, the state of Massachusetts has something for everyone. If you’ve got too many weddings to attend during summer, be sure to visit these destinations in the fall! Continue reading

Statement of Governor Patrick on transportation finance bill

Transportation is too important to our citizens, their livelihoods, their quality of life, and our economy as a whole. And too often, those needs are only dealt with when they become a crisis. While this Administration and the Legislature have done much to improve on that record, and worked together successfully to address many challenges, I believe this good bill misses a critical opportunity for the people we serve. Continue reading