FOLLOWING UP ON ITS WORK IN PRIOR YEARS, the Massachusetts Department of Health Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management is again sponsoring a statewide campaign to “. . . encourage Massachusetts residents, families and communities to make plans and prepare for public health and medical emergencies, threats and disasters.
This year’s campaign will include TV spots with themes like:
♦ Build an emergency kit
♦ Create a family communication plan
♦ Plan for your medical needs
♦ Safe and well
♦ Include your pets in planning
As part of the 2016 program, the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management will be publishing a preparedness checklist and distributing the following materials:
UPDATE (8/21/16) — The Hawley Selectboard will again be considering disaffiliation with WiredWest at its meeting on Tuesday, August 23. Download Selectboard Agenda HERE.
UPDATE (8/5/16) — At the July 27 Selectboard meeting, it was decided to delay action on WiredWest’s request for Hawley to Continue reading
AREA HOUSEHOLDS HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED FRAUDULENT telephone calls impersonating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). An automated voice tells the recipient that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against them and asks that they call an 800 number for more information.
THIS IS A SCAM, run by thieves trying to get personal/financial information and/or money from you. As a rule, the IRS will NEVER initiate contact with you by phone or e-mail. The IRS only initiates contact by postal mail or rarely, a physical visit by agents. Any phone calls or e-mails purporting to be from the IRS are false.
If you receive such a call or e-mail, DO NOT respond to the call-back number, click on any links, give out any personal/financial information, or send any money.
IF YOU WANT TO SED AN EMAIL to the Hawley Board of Assessors, you’ll have to use the new email address. The old one — HawleyAssessors@crocker.com — doesn’t work any more. Use this instead:
It still goes to the same place — multi-talented Virginia Gabert will receive your message in her continuing role as Clerk to the Board of Assessors — and she’ll make sure it gets the focus it deserves.
CATHLEEN BUNTIN, SHELBURNE SENIOR Center Director, writes that her “. . . new email address (Director@sfseniorcenter) did not work out” — so she has resumed using her original email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. Any mail sent to her from July 31 on was not received and should be redirected.
“Please list my email as email@example.com for any [future]communications,” she adds.