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Covid Testing Available Fridays in Orange
The Community Health Center of Franklin County has opened a COVID-19 testing site in Orange where anyone throughout the county and beyond who wants a test for the disease can get one, even if they don’t have insurance or symptoms. Testing is done in the center’s 450 West River Street parking lot every Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, call 413-325-8501.
Orange, MA Food Pantry
118 East Main Street (across from the Armory)
Open Thursdays 10-3
Evan Manning - coordinator
Salvation Army Athol
Food Pantry 107 Ridge Ave.
Open Tuesday, Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This food pantry is available twice a month or on an emergency basis.
Please call 978.249.8111 for details.
Take out meal program Tuesday nights.
2020 Community Garden Plot Is Available
Grow your own. There is one more large tilled plots available in the 2020 community garden behind the library. Contact Roy Nilson @ 978-724-6662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. First come, first served.
Covid Updates from Heywood Hospital
Heywood Hospital president Win Brown is providing video updates on Covid-19 Click HERE to see the updates on YouTube.
2020 Census Is On Hold But You Can File Online
Work on the decennial 2020 Census was halted earlier this month due to Covid-19 virus but if you want to help get the job done you can fill out a census form online at https://my2020census.gov/ The form is simple and can be completed in less than 10 minutes. Nearly 60 percent of US residents have already filed online. No official announcement has been made about when census takers will resume delivering census forms or query non-filers.
Quabbin Woods Open for Takeout Orders
Beginning Wednesday April 29, 2020, Quabbin Woods is open for take-out service from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 978-724-3288 to order and pay. Look HERE for menu and specials. Pay by debit or credit card or pick up and pay at the front door.
Extra Time to Pay Your Local Taxes
The town has extended the deadlines for property, personal, and auto excise taxes to June 1, 2020.
AG Healy says 'Hands Off' Covid Relief Money
Attorney General Maura Healey April 13 told debt collectors to keep their hands off Covid relief money. Under state law, Healy said. the emergency funds that will be issued to consumers starting this week are exempt from seizure or garnishment by creditors. She and other attorneys general called on the Trump Administration to take immediate action to ensure these payments go to American families and not debt collectors.
“These payments are supposed to help individuals and families put food on the table during this crisis, not enrich debt collectors,” AG Healey said. “... my office is putting the debt collection industry on notice that these payments are off limits.” The AG’s instruction does not apply to any actions taken by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, including past due child support.
A Thoughtful FB Post From One Big Box Store Employee
Just because we are open doesn't mean we are here for you to spend your time BROWSING around. We are designated as an ESSENTIAL SERVICE. We are not here for you because you have nothing else to do. We are not here for you because you feel like getting out of the house for awhile. We are in a STATE OF EMERGENCY. This is NOT A VACATION! Every customer who walks in our doors PUTS US AT RISK. We really don't want to be here, but we realize that we are needed. YOU don't see how many times a day we wash and sanitize our hands to try to keep ourselves safe. YOU don't see our upset co-workers in the break room struggling to keep their composure. YOU don't see our spouses who worry about us every minute we are at work and who are our strength when we get home. We have our jobs to do and we realize the IMPORTANCE OF OUR JOB TO YOU. The LEAST you can do is come in with a sense of purpose, get what you need, and get yourselves HOME.
Please share, maybe we can get the message out there.
LaRose Challenges Whipps for State Rep. Seat
Will LaRose of Athol, a Democrat, announced he is a candidate for the 2d Franklin Country District seat in the Hous of Represenattives. Rep. Susannah Whipps (D-Athol) is the incumbent. Athol, Belchertown (Precinct A), Erving, Gill, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Templeton, Warwick, and Wendell make up the Second Franklin State Representative District.
LaRose is an Army veteran, graduate of Cornell’s Institute for Public Affairs, and 4th generation resident of Athol, The state primary election is presently scheduled for September 1st, 2020 and the general election on November 3rd, 2020. For more information and to volunteer on the campaign, please call 978-790-4948, email email@example.com or visit www.willlarose.com
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Sweetwater Opens 2020 CSA Ordering
Sweetwater Farm, an organic farm on Maple Lane, has opened its 2020 CSA for ordering. Customers can order up to 20 weeks of fresh local produce with flexible
Burning Brush Started Jan. 15
Permits to burn brush will be available starting January 15. Here's the link http://c8burnpermits.com/ for everything you need to know and to request a one-day permit.
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Resident stickers for the transfer station