Gov. Patrick To Hold Meetings With Mass. Residents
Gov. Deval Patrick plans to lend an ear to state residents over the next several weeks. The governor is embarking on what he calls a "Summer Conversations Tour," with the first stop scheduled for Thursday evening in Salisbury.
Other stops for Patrick include Milford, Lenox, Westport, Martha's Vineyard and Boston. Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray will be the host for public meetings in Framingham, Plymouth, Arlington and Northampton.
During the meetings, which will be open to all residents, the governor and lieutenant governor will address some specific areas such as jobs, education and health care, and also take questions on other issues.
The governor's office says the visits are encouraged to promote civic engagement in every corner of the state. Patrick conducted similar meetings in 2008 and 2009.
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