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Home Heating Assistance Programs in Massachusetts Posted on Jan 28

Home Heating Assistance Programs in Massachusetts

Recent bitterly cold temperatures have made this a challenging winter for everyone, but it hits those in need hardest – rising energy costs can make it difficult for Massachusetts residents to get through the winter warmly. To offset this and ensure all citizens make it   …Continue Reading Home Heating Assistance Programs in Massachusetts

Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm Posted on Dec 13

Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm

Use #MAsnow on Twitter for updates on a snow storm’s progress through Massachusetts. As the Massachusetts winter progresses, it’s important that residents understand proper winter storm preparation procedures so they can keep their families and their homes safe during a blizzard or other weather emergency. Winter   …Continue Reading Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm

10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather Posted on Dec 3

10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

Winter in Massachusetts can deliver beautiful, crisp, fresh-air days to enjoy, but it can also distribute heavy amounts of snow via powerful Nor’easters that make driving dangerous. While it’s impossible to expect ideal road conditions year-round, there are safety measures drivers can take to make   …Continue Reading 10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips Posted on Nov 12

8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips

During the winter months, it’s tempting to crank the heat and hibernate, but doing this can make electric or gas bills soar. Luckily, there are several simple ways to conserve energy and keep costs down when it’s cold outside. Additionally, Massachusetts offers fuel assistance programs   …Continue Reading 8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It Posted on Oct 22

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

October 20-26 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, during which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the dangers of lead and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. While lead exposure has serious health implications, it is entirely preventable. The federal   …Continue Reading 4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

A Guide to Hunting in Massachusetts Posted on Oct 3

A Guide to Hunting in Massachusetts

While the fall months bring cooler temperatures and changing leaves, they also bring a time some sportsmen wait for all year: hunting season for game such as deer, black bear, and wild turkey. Whether you are a seasoned hunter or new to the sport, it’s   …Continue Reading A Guide to Hunting in Massachusetts

Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 12

Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, nearly 6 million people share 5 million acres with native wildlife. From geese and turkey to moose and bears, many animals have adapted and moved into suburbs and even urban areas, so it can be surprising to see some of these creatures in   …Continue Reading Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts

How You Can Help Keep Massachusetts’s Coastline Beautiful Posted on Aug 22

How You Can Help Keep Massachusetts’s Coastline Beautiful

Massachusetts isn’t nicknamed “The Bay State” for nothing. With more than 1,500 miles of coastline, Massachusetts offers a multitude of attractions from sandy beaches to rocky shorelines and bustling harbors. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the beauty in many ways, such as by spending   …Continue Reading How You Can Help Keep Massachusetts’s Coastline Beautiful

Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer! Posted on Jul 25

Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer!

Is your summer starting to lose steam? Are your days of lounging by the pool or basking on the beach beginning to blur together? Do you need a new hobby that still provides fun in the sun? Luckily, Massachusetts has a lot to offer; here   …Continue Reading Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer!

Paddling Across the Commonwealth Posted on Jul 23

Paddling Across the Commonwealth

Massachusetts is home to a medley of beautiful reservoirs, rivers and bays. You may have even taken your share of walks or hikes along the waterfront to get a better look. But have you experienced the charming wonders of Massachusetts from the water? Canoeing and   …Continue Reading Paddling Across the Commonwealth