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Hurricane Preparation Plans Reminder
In light of forecasts that are predicting New England will potentially be impacted by Hurricane Irene, the MDAR Division of Animal Health is reminding everyone that establishing a plan of action in preparation of any type of emergency can minimize injury and property loss. A template to assist you in developing a farm emergency plan is available on our website at…Continue
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The Massachusetts sales tax holiday will occur on August 13 and 14, 2011 and on those days, non-business sales at retail of single items of tangible personal property costing $2,500 or less are exempt from sales and use taxes, subject to certain exclusions. The following do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption and remain subject to tax: all motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products and any single item…Continue
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Pan-Mass Challenge riders will begin to arrive to our area later this week. The Opening Ceremonies take place on Friday evening at the Sturbridge Host Hotel (broadcast live on WCVB Channel 5) and the ride begins in Sturbridge at 5:30am on Saturday.…Continue
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(BOSTON) – Senator Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre) and the Patrick-Murray Administration today announced that federal aid will become available to the communities of Southbridge and Sturbridge for much of the storm-related infrastructure damage, debris removal and emergency response costs incurred from the June 1 tornado and severe storms.
The assistance was authorized after additional…
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DISASTER CASE MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Disaster Case Managers and Disaster Case Workers are a vital part of Long-Term Recovery Groups. The Case Management team serves as the primary point of contact between clients and resources to meet unmet needs.
Why this training?
To provide training and tools for the development of case management for long-term recovery…Continue
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FEMA PRESS RELEASE
USE DISASTER FUNDS WISELY AND FOR INTENDED PURPOSE
WESTFIELD, MA. – State and federal disaster assistance payments are bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages in the June 1 severe storms and tornadoes.
However, those payments come with some words of advice from officials from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and…Continue
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FEMA PRESS RELEASE
FEMA MAY REIMBURSE SHORT-TERM LODGING EXPENSES
WESTFIELD, MA. – Residents of Hampden and Worcester Counties who stayed at hotels, motels or other short-term lodging at their own expense because their homes were damaged in the June 1 severe storms and tornadoes may be eligible for reimbursement of those expenses.
Survivors must have had damage to their homes or loss of utilities on or after the June 1…Continue
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A small group of professionals have gotten together to come up with a way to bridge the gap between the people wanting to help and the people who need it. Working closely with government the group has put forth this disaster website to make the effort more organized and to match the potential cleanup volunteers with the cleanup efforts which are best suited for them to handle in a timely fashion. Visit the website to volunteer and to get the latest news on the…Continue
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Tornado Recovery Warehouse
246 Worcester Street, Southbridge
Open Thursdays, 6-8pm or by appointment
Call 508-765-5491 (Bonnie) or 508-347-2761 (Alix) if you need access to the warehouse.
Individuals/families that were affected by the June 1st tornadoes are encouraged to stop by the warehouse…Continue
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View the video from last year's Annual Outing at Publick House!
Great folks, great food, great tunes, great fun!
Save the date for this year's Clambake: August 11…Continue
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Sturbridge Area Fireworks
Friday July 1, 9:30pm
Shrewsbury St., Cristoforo Colombo Park
Sunday, July 3, 9:30pm
Memorial Beach, $10 per car
(Gates open at 12)
Sunday, July 3,…Continue
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Tornado Debris and Related Flooding Forces Cancellation of July 3 Evening Fireworks at Old Sturbridge Village
OSV daytime events continue as planned;
Ticket refunds available; Fireworks tickets can apply to other OSV visits
(Sturbridge, Mass.) June 28, 2011 – Recent flooding of the fireworks launch site at Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) has forced cancellation of the living history museum’s fireworks show set for Sunday evening, July 3, 2011. Flooding of…
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June 29 (Weds) and July 7 (Thursday) we'll meet at 4 p.m. at the Hitchcock Free Academy Parking lot at Route 20 and Brookfield Road in Brimfield and set out for some healthy manual labor helping distressed homeowners.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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U. S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
101 Marietta Street NW – Suite 700 TTD 404-331-7296
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 404-…Continue
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2011
CONTACT: Paulette Song, email@example.com, 617-573-1610
PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION RECEIVES EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY JUNE 1ST STORMS
BOSTON – The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced that individuals and families affected by the June 1st tornadoes and storms in Central and Western Massachusetts can apply for benefits from the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition…Continue
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June 16, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Alison Harris 617-626-7121
Bonnie McGilpin 617 -626-7176
PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Individuals in Hampden and Worcester Counties May be Eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
BOSTON – Thursday, June 16, 2011 – The Patrick-Murray…Continue
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Free Fun Fridays invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday, this summer, with FREE Admission, NO Registration or tickets required. What could be better? Why not visit and enjoy?
Here is a link to the calendar…Continue
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department
Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick
Contact: Alex Goldstein, Heather Johnson, Alec Loftus – 617-725-4025; Peter Judge (MEMA) 508-820-2002
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