Joyce Pellino Crane

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CHERYL A. MAJOR: Personal Freedom Begins in Your Mind

Get daily Westford text alerts by subscribing here. I thought this was an interesting topic to address given the current state of our country and the world. Our personal freedom is certainly being curtailed for the moment and for our own good. Rather than point a finger or cast blame for the unfettered spread of the virus, I thought it would be more productive to address how we think and how we can adjust our thinking going forward. You might be surprised to learn that the biggest obstacle to your personal freedom is right between your ears. Continue Reading →

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Federal Drug Administration: WARNING ALERT

The Federal Drug Administration is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may potentially have delayed injection or be prevented from properly injecting. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: WestfordCAT Weekly News – March 27, 2020

The Select Board sets a new safety policy for community gardeners; the Coronavirus has the Board of Health thinking ahead to warm days at the beach; the School Committee is updated on how the schools are continuing the free lunch program while students are home until May 4. Continue Reading →

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COVID-19: Baker-Polito Administration Makes New Announcements on Childcare, Small Business Tax Relief and Unemployment Insurance Legislation

Governor Charlie Baker announced a series of new measures on March 19 to adapt childcare operations, enhance the commonwealth’s healthcare system’s capacity, assist small businesses, and support unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak. Childcare Operations: Governor Baker issued an Executive Order requiring all early education centers and family childcare providers to close, starting Monday, March 23 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) also issued emergency procedures to set forth a process for opening Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs during the COVID-19 outbreak to provide priority access for families of emergency personnel, medical staff, and others critical to confronting COVID-19. Read the Executive Order here: Early Education and Care Order

Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs: Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs will be the only child care programs able to operate during the COVID-19 outbreak. Families who work to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of all commonwealth citizens will receive priority access to emergency childcare programs and these centers should only be used by people who must go to work. Continue Reading →

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Governor Orders all Non-Essential Services to Close Physical Workplaces by Noon Tomorrow, March 24

Today, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24 at noon until Tuesday, April 7 at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. Continue Reading →

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