TO DUNSTABLE RESIDENTS

Friday, April 3, 2020

To all residents of the Town of Dunstable from the Board of Selectmen:

Given the unfolding situation with COVID-19, the Board of Selectmen met in an emergency meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020 and declared a local state of emergency. 

The Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, and Emergency Management Team continue to meet on a biweekly basis, remotely, to continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation and guidance issued by …

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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 the end of April. 

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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Phishing Alert: Coronavirus scams — for REFERENCE & CLARITY

This office has become aware that cyber criminals are exploiting Coronavirus through emails… posing as legitimate medical and or health organizations.  (In one instance, victims have received an email purporting to be from a “medical/health organization” – with bogus information regarding the Coronavirus.)

Be on the lookout for:

Emails that appear to be from organizations such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), or the WHO (World Health Organization) or other government agencies. The official source of COVID-19 information in the Commonwealth is https://www.mass.gov/dph

Review emails that ask for charity donations …

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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 between pets. …

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Illness Prevention at Nursing Homes by Edward H. Adamsky

With the arrival of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on how nursing homes should restrict visitors, and then a few days later they issued even more restrictive guidance. Nursing facilities have been directed to not allow any visitors at all, except in cases of compassionate care such as end-of-life situations. Even volunteers and non-essential personnel are to be kept out of nursing homes. All group activities and communal dining …

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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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Sheriff warns of Social Security scam

BILLERICA, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be alert for a recently reported government imposter scam.

The MSO received a call from an area resident alleging he had been contacted by a man purporting to be with the IRS.  The perpetrator told the resident his Social Security number (SSN) had been canceled because it had been compromised and used in Texas by criminals.   The perpetrator further told the resident his …

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Town of Tyngsborough Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund – What is it and how can you contribute? – by the Citizens Taxation Aid Committee

            If you have ever looked at the bottom-third section of your quarterly real estate bill, you would have seen a chance to donate to the Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund.  This fund was established at a Special Town Meeting back in October 2003 when the voters of Tyngsborough adopted Massachusetts General Law Ch. 60, Sec. 3D which authorizes voluntary contributions to defray a portion of the real estate taxes of the town’s elderly …

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Local Restaurant Shows Support for Friends of Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, Inc.

Ayer, MA — March 10, 2020 — Friends of Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing charitable assistance to indigent persons in need of nursing and hospice services, expresses its immense gratitude to Tiny’s Restaurant, located in Ayer, MA. The local restaurant recently showed its support of Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice by contributing a portion of the proceeds raised from its Super Bowl fundraiser.  William “Bill” Mauro, owner of Tiny’s …

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Expanded video conferencing to take effect in response to COVID-19

BILLERICA, Mass. – In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more court appearances will happen by video conference beginning next week for those in custody at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction.

“I want to thank the Judiciary for expanding video conferencing as we all attempt to balance access to the courts and the need to maintain public health during this ongoing situation,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, who worked with judicial officials …

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Supports American Red Cross Humanitarian Mission

In the Wake of Corona Virus Pandemic, Gift of $4 million Enables Red Cross to Respond to Immediate Blood Shortage and Prepare for and Respond to Disasters 

Medford, Mass., March 25, 2020 — The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is proud to recognize Takeda Pharmaceutical for their donation of $4 million which will help ensure that our staff and volunteers are ready to assist the public during the public health emergency associated with Covid-19.…

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THE WISH PROJECT Changes due to the Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus and the guidelines from the President as well as the Governor of Massachusetts the warehouse will be closed to walk-in traffic and donations effective immediately. The staff will be available by phone, email and on Facebook.

We are adopting these guidelines as a precaution for the safety of our clients, volunteers, staff and our entire community. If you have any questions you can email us at info@thewishproject.org, call 866-947-4360 or message us …

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Dunstable Seniors

We are a peer group for those over 60. Seniors meet in the community room of the library every Wednesday of the month. From 10:30-11:30 join us for some exercise with the Bone Builders program. Come enjoy a game of dominos from 10:30 – noon. Then at 12:00 enjoy lunch. On the Second Wednesday at 12:30 BINGO for cash. On the Last Wednesday of the month, POKENO. SCRABBLE group Wednesdays at 12:30. The Mission of …

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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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