Good news for Massachusetts! The Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $3 million in grants to address urgent food insecurity for Massachusetts residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and make the Commonwealth’s food system more resilient. This funding is being awarded as part of the first round of the new $36 million Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program, created following recommendations from the Administration’s COVID-19 Command Center’s Food Security Task Force, which promotes ongoing efforts to ensure that individuals and families throughout the Commonwealth have access to healthy, local food.
Town of ASHBY
Important Voter Information
Change of Polling Location
NOTICE TO THE VOTERS OF THE TOWN OF ASHBY
In accordance with MGL Chapter 54, Section 24, and by vote of the Board of Selectmen on April 29, 2020 the polling location FOR ELECTIONS for all voters in The Town Of Ashby has been changed to :THE MAJA HALL, 47 ERICKSON RD, ASHBY, MA This change is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice.
The 2020 Special and Annual Town Meeting has been scheduled for June 20, 2020, 9:30 am. View the Special and Annual Town Meeting warrant for location and details. The 2019 Annual Town Reports is available for viewing or download. Use one of the 2 links below.
The last day to register to vote at the June 20th Annual Town Meeting is Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Register online or check your voter registration. Here is an informational link:
As of Sunday, June 7,2020 the number of new cases of Covid-19 in Massachusetts are again on the decline. This is positive news for the start of Phase 2 of reopening the state.
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|Townsend’s North Middlesex Regional High School to Hold Two Days of Graduation Ceremonies for Class of 2020|
|TOWNSEND — Police Chief James Sartell would like to inform residents that graduation ceremonies for the North Middlesex Regional High School Class of 2020 will take place Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6.|
The ceremonies will be at the school, at 272 Main St., and held in multiple groups from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. over the course of both days. In keeping with state regulations, all ceremonies will follow strict social distancing guidelines and proper hygiene protocols.
“Our senior class has been robbed of so many memories that the typical senior takes for granted. This is why it is so important to be able to offer them a graduation ceremony, even if it’s not the one they always imagined,” Chief Sartell said. “I congratulate each and every member of the Class of 2020 and wish them well in their future endeavors. I also thank the school district for their hard work organizing the graduation ceremonies and giving seniors the closest thing to a traditional graduation as possible.”
Residents are advised that traffic delays may occur in the area of Route 119 and Wallace Hill Road from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
Phase 2 of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan may start as early as next week. Some of the businesses scheduled to reopen are:
As of Sunday, May 31,2020 the number of new cases of Covid-19 in Massachusetts are on the decline. This is positive news for being well into Phase 1 of reopening the state.https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-may-31-2020/download
If you find yourself sick here are some tips from the CDC to manage symptoms from home.
***UPDATE****The Children’s Garden Nursery School has been designated an emergency childcare facility for essential workers during the State of Emergency, currently in place until May 4, 2020. Exempt Emergency Childcare Programs (EECCP) will support essential workers and vulnerable families that have NO other option for child care services (e.g. family members, non-group care settings, neighbors). There is no cost to qualifying families. Families should be seeking alternative non-group care settings for child care to abide by social distancing protocols during this public health emergency. EECCP providers, authorized and approved by The Department of Education and Care are required to prioritize vulnerable children and the families who must work to maintain the health, safety and welfare of all Commonwealth citizens due to the COVID-19 crisis.*If you meet this criteria and need childcare contact Heather Bussell at 978-386-5647 or email Heather_Bussell@yahoo.com
Please check back here for the latest information about the response from Ashby Emergency Management.
Monday-3/23/2020 Governor Baker has ordered all non-essential businesses to close effective Tuesday 3/24/2020 thru April 7,2020 at noon time. See the PDF below for a list of essential businesses.