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May 6, 2014

Mayor widens channels of communication

The city has a hot new Twitter handle. @MayorKenGray is the newest online presence for, you guessed it, Mayor Ken Gray, who also unveiled his new blog last week at www.mayorgray.blogspot.com.

“This blog will allow me to communicate instantly with the click of a mouse,” Gray said. “My goal is to keep residents informed using multiple channels. I encourage people to sign up for email updates so they can receive the latest news from my office. Folks can do so by submitting their email address in the upper right-hand corner of the blog’s homepage.”

Gray is hoping to improve communications with his constituents and will use his Twitter account to regularly post updates from his office, as well as news from throughout the city.

“My objective is to provide multiple channels and opportunities for my office to engage in productive and informative discussions with the residents of Amesbury,” Gray said.

Another of the mayor’s channels for discussion are his weekly office hours every Thursday from 5-6 p.m., but due to scheduling concerns, Gray will not be available this week.

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Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Ann L. Hartstein will be visiting the Amesbury Senior Center on Thursday. Hartstein will be stopping by on a tour of the Merrimack Valley, where she will be talking about state initiatives such as Community First, the governor’s budget recommendations and the new Balanced Incentive Payment Program.

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Military veterans and their spouses looking to get noticed can attend a free resume and job interview workshop at the Polish Club Hall on Sunday, May 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. Former public school administrator and director as well as Vietnam veteran Michael Gormalley will be the featured speaker. Interested parties can RSVP to vfw2016@yahoo.com or call Ski Iworsky at 978-388-3374.

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