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Massachusetts legal forms and information – for free posted on Sep 27

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The Electoral College and Massachusetts Law posted on Sep 22

The Electoral College system was established in the U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 1, and further clarified by the 12th and 23rd Amendments. “Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number   …Continue Reading The Electoral College and Massachusetts Law

Massachusetts Announces the Drought Emergency Loan Fund posted on Sep 21

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced that the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) has approved a new drought loan fund to assist Massachusetts-based family farms and farm related businesses. Massachusetts has lost approximately $14 million in crops due to the extreme dry   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Announces the Drought Emergency Loan Fund

Can You Move that Squirrel? posted on Sep 12

Can You Move that Squirrel?

Many of us have pesky squirrels stealing bird seed from our bird feeders.   Sometimes it looks like a particularly smart squirrel has figured out a way to get to the feeder, while others haven’t figured it out yet.  We’d like to get rid of the   …Continue Reading Can You Move that Squirrel?

Endangered Species Day posted on Sep 9

Endangered Species Day

Saturday, September 10, 2016 is “Endangered Species Day” in Massachusetts. American Bittern (Botaurus Lentiginosus) According to Massachusetts General Law chapter 6 section 15EE: “The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second Saturday in September as “Endangered Species Day” and recommending that said day shall   …Continue Reading Endangered Species Day

Early Voting in Massachusetts posted on Sep 7

New regulations relating to early voting in Massachusetts became effective on August 26, 2016, in time for the 2016 fall elections. The regulations implement the requirements set forth in General Laws Chapter 54, Section 25B, “Early voting; application for early voting ballots; early voting period, sites and lists; counting of   …Continue Reading Early Voting in Massachusetts