Governor Deval Patrick
In what may be his last visit to Amherst as Governor, Deval Patrick spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of 150 gathered at Kendrick Park, representing a cross section of business, education and political leadership in our little college town.
And since he was announcing a state $1.5 million infrastructure improvement grant for the north end of town center, immediately across the street from where he was speaking, the crowd only got more enthusiastic. The money will fund relocating ugly utility lines underground.
Town Mgr Musante, Governor Patrick, Stan Rosenberg
In his speech future president of the Mass Senate and forever resident of the town, Stan Rosenberg called Deval Patrick, "The best governor for public higher education in more than forty years. Absolutely ... no question about that!"
Kendrick Place will benefit by the $1.5 million state grant, aesthetically speaking