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Start your engine, but don’t idle too long Posted on Feb 6

Start your engine, but don't idle too long

During the cold winter months, many drivers turn on their cars to let them warm up.  However, be aware of a Massachusetts law that limits the amount of time a car engine can legally be idling.  (Mass. General Laws, chapter 90 sec. 16A) The law   …Continue Reading Start your engine, but don’t idle too long

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