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:
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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.