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‘It means a lot’ – Wounded warriors treated to Fourth fishing trip

Tuesday morning and the Fourth of July arrived in Gloucester as if ordered directly from the fine weather catalog: warm, sunny and the water of the Atlantic like glass. A perfect day for fishing. Roland Snow used to dream of days such as this during each of his 10 deployments throughout the Mideast — first as an Army noncommissioned officer and later as a member of the Air Force – following the carnage of 9/11.,, On Tuesday, Snow joined nearly 70 other veterans and their invited guests aboard the 100-foot Yankee Freedom for a free day of groundfishing, courtesy of Dave Marciano of the TV show “Wicked Tuna,” Tom Orrell of the Yankee Fleet charter company, Jim Destino of Destino’s sub shop, the city of Gloucester and the Wounded Warrior Project. click here to read the story 22:44

PARRI to offer Narcan training for fishermen

John Rosenthal, Co-founder and Chairman of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), Allie Hunter McDade, Executive Director of P.A.A.R.I., Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and Police Chief John McCarthy are pleased to announce that the City of Gloucester, in conjunction with the Fishing Partnership Support Services, Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and the Coast Guard, will offer CPR, first aid and nasal naloxone training to commercial fisherman on Friday, March 31. Approximately 40 fishermen will attending the CPR/first aid course, which will include a segment where they learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, including how to administer nasal Narcan, which will then become another staple instrument included in their first aid kits. continue reading the story here 08:38

City of Gloucester joins fight against marine monument plan

In her letter read into the record Tuesday night at a NOAA-hosted town meeting in Providence to discuss the issue, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken stated the city’s objections to designate the deep sea canyons and seamounts — and Cashes Ledge — as a national monument. “We have learned over the years to take a balanced perspective on issues, to make sure to have researched all the facts, and to include the public in our decisions,” Romeo Theken wrote. “It is from this perspective that I write in opposition to the Conservation Law Foundation-organized proposal for a national monument.” Read the rest here 07:01

City of Gloucester seeks director for Fisheries Commission

manatthewheelThe quest to appoint an executive director of the Gloucester Fisheries Commission continues, with interim Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken saying she hopes to fill the paid position by the end of the year. The position, which has been vacant since Vito Calomo left it almost two decades ago, remains on the books and Romeo Theken and the members of the seem to be in strong agreement that the time has come to put someone back in the job.“ The Mayor said, “This would be someone not only to advocate for all of our fishermen and fishing-related industries, but enhance the profile of the city of Gloucester.” Read the rest here 09:00