Chief Howe, Sheriff Koutoujian announce Tyngsborough Police complete interactive, scenario-based training

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – Twenty-two members of the Tyngsborough Police Department completed six days of interactive, scenario-based training utilizing the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office’s (MSO) Mobile Training Center (MTC) last month, Chief Richard D. Howe and Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced today.

The MTC is a specialized trailer that allows officers the ability to train for situations and scenarios through simulations of incidents they may encounter during their duties. These adaptive scenarios allow the officers the opportunity to enhance their training, while receiving immediate …

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BEAVER BROOK HOLDS FIRST ONLINE AUCTION Feb. 12th to 21st

In a creative response to the pandemic, Beaver Brook Association is launching its first Winter Online Auction, set for Feb 12th– 21st. Funds from the online event will support Beaver Brook’s mission of high-quality outdoor education, land protection and environmental awareness. With over one hundred items being offered to the wider community, there is something for everyone. 

In addition to more than 30 gift cards from local establishments, the auction features one-of-a-kind offerings …

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LEARNING IN RETIREMENT A partnership project with UMass Lowell

Retirees: Free Zoom classes – Covid safe from your home.  Keep learning through the pandemic. 


Feb 17: Atlanta’s ‘Great Decisions’ in Civil Rights. Former native Atlantan Lynn Tyndall will focus on defining moments that carried the city through the civil chaos into acceptance and opportunity for many.
Feb 17: Book Discussion Group. “On the Plain of Snakes: a Mexican Journey” by Paul Theroux
Feb 19: Film Discussion Group. Movie – Finding Forrester
Feb. 24: River …

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Necessary Health Care Documents By Edward H. Adamsky

                With the current Covid-19 situation, we are all feeling worried about our potential health issues. There are several legal documents necessary to protect your health and wellbeing.

                The first is the Health Care Proxy. This is a document that appoints an Agent to make medical decisions for you if you cannot do so yourself. You can name a primary Agent and an Alternate Agent. The power of your Agent comes into effect …

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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office urges residents to be alert for scams, fraud

MEDFORD, Mass. – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is reminding residents to be alert for scams and fraud targeting people across the country, including newly emerging scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past several weeks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General have all issued warnings regarding COVID-related scams.

According to the FBI, they have seen …

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We Can’t Touch – But Let’s Stay in Touch

Groton Food Project volunteers collect groceries bi-monthly from their neighbors and deliver them to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Devens. Due to the Coronavirus, we have suspended our food collection and are asking for financial donations to https://loavesfishespantry.org/donate-now/.

Many families are facing food insecurity for the first time. Groton is a member town served by Loaves and Fishes. Sometimes we can give a hand and sometimes we need a hand.  Please reach out …

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Planning for a Child with a Disability By Edward H. Adamsky

            As a parent of a child with a disability you may be anxious when thinking about your passing. It requires careful thought and planning. The choices available may impact not only your child with a disability but your other children and grandchildren. The needs of the child with a disability must be considered but the needs and desires of the other family members cannot be overlooked.

            You will want to consider the government …

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DUNSTABLE EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

518 Main St, Dunstable, MA 01827 www.dunstablechurch.org Pastor Bobby Ross   pastorbobby@dunstablechurch.org 978-649-6251

 DECC is a welcoming church at the heart of the Dunstable community.  “We gather to glorify God, to Grow in Christ and to live the gospel in the world.”

We are grateful to be able to join in worship and learning with technology and well-spaced seating in our building, and we welcome all who wish to participate. If you would like to join …

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Plan for Aging with Your Spouse – By Edward H. Adamsky

            You and your spouse probably have made many plans over the years: vacations, big purchases, investments, retirement. But have you planned for getting old? This really is something that needs to be thought out. Where are you going to live in the future, especially if you cannot manage stairs and steps? How are you going to pay for help if you need it? What kind of help might you need and how would you …

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WESTERN AVENUE CELEBRATES FEBRUARY WITH LOVE AND CAFFEINE Tiny Arms Coffee brings the art of the handmade to the Loading Dock at WA

[LOWELL MASSACHUSETTS] As life keeps going on despite a pandemic, love is truly something to celebrate. Our artists are coming into their studios and creating with all their passion the things that bring them joy – ceramics, jewelry, apparel, paintings, works in glass, metal and wood. You can join Western Avenue’s artists for a Virtual Open Studios on February 6th from noon until 5pm and see the fruits of their labor. Visit the WA …

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Masked Waitstaff: In Praise of Service – Show Dates: March 5-28, 2021

This March, Lowell’s Loading Dock Gallery presents the pandemic-inspired painting series, Masked Waitstaff: In Praise of Service, by local artist Donna Berger. Inspired during our pandemic summer, these expressive, colorful, and deeply personal portraits celebrate restaurant front-line workers: their individuality, their good service, and all they do to keep us safe.

Masked Waitstaff: In Praise of Service runs March 5- 28, 2021 at the Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue, in Lowell, MA. The …

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Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) Courses Begin March 1st

Nashua – Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) is conducting the spring semester online via Zoom.  The six-week semester is from March 1 to April 9.  Each class session is 60 minutes and held between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Seniors can choose from more than 30 courses.  There are no learning prerequisites, no tests and no credits earned.  Membership fee is $50.00 for one or more courses.

Course …

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HEALTH CARE AGENTS AND ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS

By Edward H. Adamsky

            The Massachusetts courts have a procedure to deal with people with mental health issues for whom the medical professionals would like to prescribe anti-psychotic medications. Based on the 1983 case of Rogers v. Commissioner of Department of Mental Health, the system provides for a Guardianship proceeding. The Court may appoint a person with authority to consent to extraordinary medical procedures such as anti-psychotic medications to treat the mental health …

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)recently issued guidelines which label high, low and moderate-risk activities for families and kids who will be seeking candy door-to-door or headed to pumpkin patches and orchards. Social distancing while trick-or-treating and avoiding packed holiday parties are among the recommendations from local health agencies nationwide.

A child’s ability to breathe under both a Halloween mask and a cloth mask are among the concerns addressed within the typical fall …

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NEW HELP TO QUIT MENTHOL TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Gift Cards Totaling $50 Can Motivate Smokers and Vapers to Quit

Smoking and vaping may put people at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, especially because they can weaken the immune system and damage the lungs. So, this is an especially good time for those who smoke or vape to try to quit.

In addition, as a result of a new law, menthol tobacco products have been removed from regular stores in Massachusetts.  With menthol …

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Beneficiary Designation Mistakes to Avoid By Edward H. Adamsky

Remember that your Will or Trust only controls assets that are not controlled in some other way. Many of your assets pass by Beneficiary Designation rather than through the terms or your Will or Trust. The common ones are Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts. You can also name beneficiaries on bank accounts with the ITF designation (a misnomer as it stands for “In Trust For,” but is really just a beneficiary designation) and you can …

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THE WISH PROJECT

As our daily operations drastically change, we continue to work hard to support those in our community most in need. It couldn’t be done without the help and continued support from all of our donors. Thank you for your generous monetary donations and donations of new goods to support our emergency relief and Mother’s Day Projects.

WISH LIST Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Face Masks, Baby Wipes, 4T/5T Pull ups, Size 5 & 6 Diapers, Market …

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DUNSTABLE SENIOR NEWS

Dunstable Council on Aging Barbara Martin chairman, Mary Dow secretary

Donald Pottle, Vincent Hollins, James McManus

Assistant to the Elderly Anne Fenochetti 978-649-4514 # 223                     

Program coordinator. Susan Tully 978-649-6750                  sjt0213@verizon.net    

Dunstable Seniors ……we are a peer group for those over 60.

The Mission of the Dunstable Council on Aging is to serve as a supportive family resource as emerging needs of Dunstable residents become more complex; and to advocate for and provide, in a …

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NASHOBA NURSING SERVICES & HOSPICE NASHOBA ASSOCIATED BOARDS OF HEALTH

In response to the Governor’s guidance, Nashoba Nursing is cancelling all Well Adult clinics until further notice. 

To the residents of the towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Stow and Townsend – all Well Adult clinics are cancelled until the end of April.  The updated schedules will be listed at www.nashoba.org. If you need to get in touch 978-772-3335 ext. 340.…

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