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Rescuing pets from hot cars Posted on Aug 26

Rescuing pets from hot cars

A new law for animal welfare gives pets more protections from extreme heat and weather. St. 2016, c. 248 An Act Preventing Animal Suffering And Death was signed in a ceremony by Governor Charlie Baker August 24 after Bill S.2369‘s enaction in mid-August. Massachusetts joins   …Continue Reading Rescuing pets from hot cars

Postponement of Town Meeting Due to Weather or Other Emergency Posted on Jan 17

On January 7, 2015, former Governor Deval Patrick signed into law Senate Bill 2121 as chapter 487 of the Acts of 2014.  Under the new law, which became effective on January 7,  town moderators are given greater power to postpone town meeting in the interest of safety. If a   …Continue Reading Postponement of Town Meeting Due to Weather or Other Emergency

It’s Cold! Posted on Jan 8

Cold air has arrived and it will be here for a while. You can find information on winter heating, regulations, and heating assistance here. A variety of helpful tips for coping with the extreme cold can be found on the Massachusetts state website. Be prepared   …Continue Reading It’s Cold!