Chip with his wife Noel (Giard), son Connor (US Air Force), daughter Riley (Ludlow HS Senior) & their Golden Retriever Drake
Chip learned from a young age the value of public service having served in a myriad roles; both in public safety and government in addition to being a small business owner.Chip is Married to Noel D. (Giard) Harrington. Noel and Chip graduated high school together in 1986 in Ludlow. Noel is the Heart Valve Coordinator at Baystate Medical Center. They have a son Connor who graduated from LHS is 2013 and has enlisted in the United States Air Force and a daughter Riley, who is a student athlete at LHS in her sophomore year.
Chip started his career in public service as a Correctional Officer with the Hampden Country Sheriff’s Department for five years. He then worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for four years before going back to public safety as the Court Services Coordinator for Massachusetts Community Corrections the next seven years. It was during that time that Chip became a small business owner as well. In 2003, Chip created C & R Harrington, Inc., the company which runs his variety store and in 2005 he went full time as a small business owner.In addition to running his business, Chip decided in 2012 to serve his community yet again as a Special Police Officer with the Ludlow Police Dept. where he works part time.All the while, Chip had a busy elected life in addition to his work career. From 1990-1993 Chip was a member and Chairman of the Ludlow Recreation Commission. From 1993-1997, Chip was a Member of the Town of Ludlow Board of Selectmen. From 1997-2005 Chip was a Town Meeting Member in Precinct 5. And finally in 2005 to the present Chip has served on the Ludlow School Committee.
Among Chips other accomplishments, he founded the Ludlow Football Association, the Ludlow Boys & Girls Club Triathlon, the Ludlow Pond Management Committee, the Ludlow Energy Committee, the Ludlow Landfill/Solar Field and the USMC Toys for Tots Parade in Ludlow. Chip won the JFK Library “Fenn Award” for political leadership in1996 and was a member of the 2007 Inaugural Class of BusinessWest Magazine’s prestigious 40 under 40. Chip also has found the time to Host a popular local TV show since 1999.