Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hardship Listening Tour Wraps up in Townsend

The Hardship Listening Tour wrapped up last night with its seventh and final stop in Townsend. Close to 75 residents attended the forum at the North Middlesex Regional High School. Representatives Brad Jones, Robert Hargraves, Elizabeth Poirier and Jay Barrows hosted the event and listened as dozens of Commonwealth citizens expressed their concerns with the current state of the economy in Massachusetts.

The Hardship Listening Tour was a month long, statewide effort to give constituents an opportunity to discuss proposed tax, toll and fee increases.

Other forums were held in Middleton, Dartmouth, Sandwich, Auburn, Westfield and Attleboro. Nearly 700 people turned out to the various events across the state.