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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Summer Fun For Everyone at NDA, Begins July 6

Tyngsboro, MA – The Academy of Notre Dame announced that it will provide free, virtual programs for area children grades PreK – Grade 8 to help ensure that all children have fun enriching activities over the summer.  A full spectrum of 17 classes ranging from juggling to chess to playwriting begins on July 6.

“With so many summer programs and vacations cancelled, we want to ensure that our students and our neighboring children have the …

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JOIN BEAR HILL FARM EMAIL LIST! Please note corrected email address below!

Bear Hill Farm, CSA, 14 Davis Road, Tyngsboro, MA. Join Bear Hill Farm’s Email List! You’ll receive a weekly list of what is available at the farm. Then you can place your order. Your fresh, organic veggies are harvested and will be ready for you to pick-up. Please send an email to bearhillfarmcsa@gmail.com for more information.

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CATIESCLOSET.ORG

10TH Anniversary Virtual Gala was a huge success!

While we weren’t together in person, we felt your overwhelming love and support. Your bidding, raffle purchases and donations helped us raise over $170,000, and that number is still growing! 

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.

Together, we open new doors of opportunity for students who are living in poverty or are in the midst of a difficult transition. It’s amazing how that …

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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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A Special Announcement from Badger Funeral Homes

Phase II of public re-opening has been announced.
According to the Governor’s order, funeral homes are allowed to increase “capacity to permit 40% occupancy for one service at a time within the facility.”

For the Family:
Be comfortable in calling us: we will review a range of options specific to your needs. Now that we can have public visitation and services, families need to consider new procedures for these at least for the short term. The recommended …

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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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Tyngsborough MA ~ Important COVID-19 Updates

Following regular meetings of the Emergency Planning Task Force, we have the following updates pertaining to the Town of Tyngsborough:

  • The Town has a reverse-911 alert system by Rave Mobile. This service already has all residents landline home phone numbers in its database. Because many have cell phones or don’t live in Tyngsborough but still would like these alerts, you can opt in with additional contact information at any time. The link to do so
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A Note from Dunstable Animal Clinic

  The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all and the Dunstable Animal Clinic is no exception. Based on the recommendations of the CDC and AVMA we are taking the following precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Staff only are being allowed in the building.
     When you come for an appointment call the office (978)649-6513 and a staff member will come out to get your pet with a slip lead that will be disinfected …

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Dunstable Seniors

Dunstable Council on Aging: Barbara Martin, Chairman;  Mary Dow, Secretary; Donald Pottle, Vincent Hollins and 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. Please note: there will be no Senior meetings at the Dunstable Library until further notice.

PEPPERELL FOOD PANTRY NOW OPEN TO DUNSTABLE RESIDENTS

PACH Located at 66 Hollis St. Pepperell …

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Elder Law News By Edward H. Adamsky

A major issue for many families is providing care for family members with disabilities. This may be a parent caring for an adult child with a disability or adult children caring for an elderly and frail parent. Most families willingly provide whatever assistance is needed by their loved ones. But our systems, and society in general, don’t usually value that care very well.

Every year AARP does a study of family caregivers and the …

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TYNGSBOROUGH BOARD OF HEALTH ~ Trash/Recycling

REMINDER: Social media posts don’t always make it to our office in a timely manner to be addressed and resolved quickly.  When residents have a compliment or concern, please contact the Board of Health (BOH) office directly by phone: 978-649-2300 x118 or email:  BoardofHealth@tyngsboroughma.gov.   Please leave a message any time, day/night/weekend, and we will respond to you as soon as possible or reach out to Republic Servcies on your behalf.  

Please use this …

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Aging In Place By Edward H. Adamsky, Esq.

Aging in place is the “gold standard” for seniors, at least according to many working in the senior care fields. But, is it really a viable alternative to retirement homes, assisted living, nursing homes and other care options? It is appealing to consider staying in the home you have known and loved for all of your life, but most homes and communities are not designed to provide for the needs of people as they age. …

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BEAVER BROOK ASSOCIATION

Fitness Hiking Monday and Fridays through April 2020  9:00 – 11:00am

Regular walking in nature reduces stress, anxiety, and improves the immune system, and nervous system. Join BBA guides and many other fun people that will become your new friends for regular aerobic trail walking. Learn your way around Beaver Brook trails and discover many other great trails in the region including Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Monson, Andres Institute of Art, the Potanipo Rail Trail, …

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