[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction in the senators who are hosting the day's events.]
PEABODY — State lawmakers are coming up to the North Shore Tuesday to hear from the public on all manner of issues.
To close out the day, the Commonwealth Conversations tour will stop in at the brand new Higgins Middle School in Peabody for a town hall style meeting in which area residents are invited to share their concerns with senators from around the state.
The program is the latest in a series of regional visits by senators, following up on a successful 2015 tour. The North Shore stop is hosted by Sen. Joan Lovely as well as Sens. Tom McGee, Jason Lewis and Sal DiDomenico.
Lovely says there will be events throughout the region to bring local issues as well as broader topics to the attention of the senators. They will start out the morning in Chelsea, and then head to Lynn for a roundtable discussion on public transportation.
The roundtable, held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St., will be facilitated by the BARR Foundation. Lovely said the session will help the Senate develop a comprehensive vision for sustainable transportation initiatives across the state.
And then, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the town hall forum will run at the Higgins. Anyone who wishes to attend and speak that evening is asked to register online: https://www.facebook.com/events/613658705491662/. A separate registration form can be found here for the Lynn session: http://bit.ly/2oYaK6J.
"Opportunities like this allow residents to advocate for the interests of the North Shore directly to senators who may otherwise seldom get the chance to visit," said Lovely. "Commonwealth Conversations also will play a crucial role in helping to shape the Senate agenda for this and future legislative sessions."
Staff writer John Castelluccio can be reached at 978-338-2677 or email@example.com.