The Presbrey Public Service Award, Housing Assistance Corporation, May 2010 For a lifetime of community service and demonstrating integrity, courage and independence
CIGoGreen Award, Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative, February 2010 For demonstrating energy-related vision, leadership, and action.
Environmental Leadership Award, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, October 2008 For decades long commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency
Excellence in Public Sector Leadership Award, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, November 2007 For progressive, pro-consumer and pro-environment energy legislation
Legislator of the Year Award, Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association, June 2007 For securing $150,000 for healthcare for veterans at the Cape Cod Clinic and writing a law that created a voluntary check off contribution on state income tax forms to benefit National Guard families.
2000 Honda Insight hybrid that still gets 60 plus miles to the gallon.
Teacher/World War II Veteran
Spirit Level, Paul Krugman, Conscience of a Liberal; Michael Pollan's, Omnivore's Dilemma; Chomsky; McCollough's ancient Rome series; Sledge's With the Old Breed; Telese's Unto Thy Sons; D. McCullough's John Adams and Truman; Irving, Widow for a Year; Joyce's Ullysses; War and Peace, Heart of Darkness