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These are the healthiest counties in Massachusetts, County Health Rankings says

Apr 28 2022
These are the healthiest counties in Massachusetts, County Health Rankings says “ County Health Rankings , a program tied to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, has released its list of the healthiest counties in Massachusetts.” Hampshire and Franklin counties make the top 10 and Hampden is 14th. Check out the MassLive.com article [continue reading]

‘Will Run for Cookies!’ 5K fundraiser to be hosted by Dakin Humane Society to celebrate health, happiness of pets

Feb 24 2022
‘Will Run for Cookies!’ 5K fundraiser “What could be better than cookies and pets?
This spring,  Dakin Humane Society will be hosting a 5K run and fundraiser named “Will Run for Cookies!” The event, hosted at Stanley Park in Westfield, will take place on May 15 at 10:30 a.m. and is open to [continue reading]

Free rapid COVID tests will be available in these Massachusetts cities and towns

Dec 14 2021
Free rapid COVID tests will be available in these Massachusetts cities and towns “Just over 100 Massachusetts cities and towns this week are slated to receive  free rapid COVID-19 test kits , Gov.  Charlie Baker  announced Monday morning.
Baker said the state decided to prioritize places with the “highest percentage of families [continue reading]

How homeowners can protect their houses from mold and flooding

Sep 3 2021
How homeowners can protect their houses from mold and flooding “It seems mold concerns are sweeping the area. Several schools and city buildings that are impacted are now closed. Western Mass News caught up with an expert who said Wednesday’s rain may only make the ongoing problem worse.” See the full story at [continue reading]

Six Massachusetts counties deemed high risk for COVID transmission; majority of state designated as substantial risk

Aug 9 2021
Six Massachusetts counties deemed high risk for COVID transmission; majority of state designated as substantial risk “Six Massachusetts counties are now considered high risk for COVID-19 transmission and a majority of the state has been deemed at substantial risk.
Only Hampshire County is listed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “moderate” level [continue reading]

These are the best hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report rankings

Jul 29 2021
These are the best hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report rankings Baystate Medical Center in Springfield makes it to number 5 on the list of top hospitals in Massachusetts. Check out the MassLive article to see details: https://www.masslive.com/news/2021 [continue reading]

Massachusetts vaccination schedule: Here’s when people can expect to get their shots, Gov. Charlie Baker says

Mar 17 2021
Massachusetts vaccination schedule: Here’s when people can expect to get their shots, Gov. Charlie Baker says “Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday an updated timeline for when not-yet eligible Massachusetts residents can expect a chance at the COVID-19 vaccine, ranging from residents just below age 65 to 16 year olds.
Starting next week, Massachusetts will [continue reading]

Amherst issues Fort River swimming warning

Jul 29 2020
Amherst issues Fort River swimming warning “High levels of bacteria are prompting the town to warn people against swimming in the Fort River at the Stanley Street conservation area.” Read the full article here: www.gazettenet.com
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What Is Massachusetts Doing Right? And Can This Be Sustained?

Jul 23 2020
What Is Massachusetts Doing Right? And Can This Be Sustained? “In many respects, Dr. Andy Artenstein says, the COVID-19 virus acts like water in the home in that, if there are leaks, it can go where you don’t necessarily want it to go and cause major problems.” Read the full article here: Businesswest.com [continue reading]

Springfield to open cooling centers during anticipated heat wave

Jul 17 2020
Springfield to open cooling centers during anticipated heat wave “The city will open cooling centers from Saturday through Monday in anticipation of a heat wave that is expected to hit Western Massachusetts.
The locations of the cooling centers have changed from previous years because of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the number of people [continue reading]

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