Rep. Naughton Says, Missing Flags at Wachusett Reservoir 'Unacceptable'

State Rep. Harold Naughton. Courtesy
State Rep. Harold Naughton. Courtesy

“On the week of our nation’s 238th birthday, it is simply unacceptable to be left in the dark as to why no flags are currently flying on the promenade above the picturesque Wachusett Reservoir in our hometown of Clinton. My office contacted the Department of Conservation and Recreation on numerous occasions including a request for a response from the Regional Director for the Wachusett Reservoir, as well as the Boston office, over a month ago asking for a reply by June 13th. That deadline has come and gone with no answers. I share the communities disappointment and will take every appropriate measure to restore this local landmark in time for this weekends holiday.”

In light of this, State Rep. Harold Naughton will hold a ceremonial flag presentation on Friday, July 4, at 8 a.m. on the sidewalk in front of the reservoir promenade. 

Along with members of the American Legion from the James R. Kirby Post 50 in Clinton, Representative Naughton will display a flag flown by his unit, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, over Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar, Afghanistan on March 29, 2012. The flag will then be donated in memory of our dear friend and U.S. Navy veteran John T. Mahan to the American Legion Post 50 in Clinton. 

All veteran organizations and residents of our area are invited to attend to kick off the Independence Day holiday weekend. 

  • When: Friday, July 4
  • Time: 8 a.m.
  • Where: Sidewalk adjacent to Wachusett Reservoir promenade along route 70 in Clinton

Submitted by the Office of State Rep. Harold Naughton. 


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