SATURDAY IN MANCHESTER: SHAHEEN TO KICK OFF FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION

Monday Shaheen will meet with officials in Atkinson to discuss ongoing water contamination issues. Shaheen will also visit the NH Office of Energy and Planning and the NH Community Action Programs in Dover to discuss the importance of LIHEAP funding.

January 03, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be joined by Governor Maggie Hassan and former Governor John Lynch to help kick off the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, in Manchester, NH.  The annual event brings high school robotics teams from New Hampshire and around the region together to compete in engineering challenges. Shaheen has been a strong supporter of the FIRST Robotics program which promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Next week, Shaheen will meet with town officials and Department of Environmental Services representatives in Atkinson on Monday, January 6 at 12:00 p.m. to discuss the ongoing issues with 1,4 Dioxane contamination in residential wells. Last month, Shaheen along with Senator Ayotte and Congresswomen Kuster requested that the EPA connect all households impacted by the contamination to a new water main to help ensure reliable access to safe drinking water.

Shaheen will also visit officials from the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning and the New Hampshire Community Action Programs in Dover at 10:00 a.m. on Monday to discuss challenges in providing low-income families with heating assistance. Shaheen has been a strong proponent of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIEAHP) and will highlight her efforts to protect funding for the program.

Media planning to attend should email nick_brown@shaheen.senate.gov

FIRST Robotics Competition

WHO:                  

 U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:                

 Kickoff of the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

WHEN:                

 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 4

Where:               

 Southern NH University, Athletic Complex

2500 North River Road, Manchester

Meeting to Discuss Water Contamination in Atkinson Homes

WHO:                  

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:                

Meeting with Atkinson Town Officials and State DES Representatives to discuss ongoing water contamination issues

WHEN:                

12:00 p.m.

Monday, January 6

WHERE:                

Atkinson Town Hall

21 Academy Avenue

Atkinson, NH 03811

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Meeting

WHO:                  

 U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:                

 Meeting with New Hampshire officials to highlight importance of heating assistance for low income Granite Staters

WHEN:                 

10:00 a.m.

Monday, January 6

WHERE:              

McConnell Center, Room 305

Address: 61 Locust Street, Dover