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Delivering for the District: MBTA Halts Monopole Project

MBTA WI-FI MONOPOLE PROJECT WILL NOT ADVANCE Local Activism, Led by Senator L’Italien, Halts Harmful Project August 10, 2017 BOSTON – The MBTA today announced that it will reject the proposed implementation of approximately 320 seventy-foot Wi-Fi monopoles along the Commuter Rail, in more than 60 communities including Andover. “This is a huge win for […]

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UPDATE: Andover monopole issue

6/30/17 4:02 PM Thank you to everyone who contacted my office over the past weeks to express concerns about the proposed construction of monopoles along the commuter rail, particularly in Andover’s Shawsheen Village. Earlier this afternoon, I received promising news from the MBTA who have announced that they will be conducting a 30-day assessment of this […]

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Andover Townsman: L’Italien works to preserve health insurance for children

By Christian M. Wade CNHI State Reporter Jan 26, 2017 BOSTON – A health care program that covers children from low- and moderate-income families could dry up, potentially leaving millions uninsured, without renewed federal support. Lawmakers in Massachusetts are bracing for that possibility, should Congress let funding lapse or tighten eligibility rules for the Children’s Health […]

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Letter: L’Italien Partners with Others to Get Things Done

Serving on the Andover Board of Selectmen, I saw first hand the importance of setting aside politics in order to develop responsible policy. Whether it was working with my fellow selectmen, my colleagues on the School Committee, or our representatives in the state legislature, we all understood that despite our differences, we needed to work […]

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Letter: L’Italien Runs Positive Campaign

Editor, Townsman: Many of us are turned off by negative campaigning, but there is a clear contrast in the 18th Essex State Rep race. Jim Lyons sends out materials that attack Barbara L’Italien, seeking to divert attention from his record in office. L’Italien’s eight years of State House experience and record of accomplishment were solid […]

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Letter: L’Italien on Bipartisan Solutions

To the Editor, We support Barbara L’Italien for a lot of reasons — her work ethic, her solution-oriented approach to legislating, and her tremendous accomplishments during eight years as one of Andover’s state respresentatives.  But after two years of stalemate and partisan rancor, perhaps the biggest reason we plan to vote for Barbara is because […]

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Letter: L’Italien Stood Up Against Cell Tower Company

Several years ago, the state intended to erect a cell tower in our neighborhood. It would have hovered 75 feet above the treeline in state-owned property that borders the Trustees of the Reservation, Philiips Academy, and private property. The impact on the skyline, our property values, and our town’s future wireless tower proposals were at […]

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Letter: Support L’Italien for State Rep

Here is a letter to the editor from Andover resident Marilyn Fitzgerald in support of Democratic state representative candidate Barbara L’Italien. Dear Editor, Just a couple of years ago, our country was embroiled in a serious, yet divisive debate on how to manage our nation’s healthcare. Democrats and Republicans refused to cooperate in addressing this […]

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Letter: L’Italien Crosses the Aisle to Get Results

Here is a Letter to the Editor from Andover resident Margot Bixby in support of Democratic state representative candidate Barbara L’Italien. Dear Editor, Whenever I have conversations with friends and family about politics, more often than not the conversation isn’t about which political party is right – it is about the partisan gridlock and complete […]

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