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Update from Beacon Hill from Mass Access March 30, 2020

Here’s a quick update from the State: Governor Baker did not hold a press conference Sunday. The Baker administration announced a new COVID-19 PPE Procurement and Donation Program that will streamline procurement of personal protective equipment and allow the state to better ensure that the gear in short supply gets into the hands of the... See More

Newburyport Downtown Businesses and Residents Only- Trash & Recycling

CITY OF NEWBURYPORT HEALTH DEPARTMENT Dear Newburyport Downtown Businesses and Residents Only: The collection and disposal of solid waste has been identified by the federal government as an essential service during the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The all-encompassing efforts to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19 are creating new and extraordinary challenges for us all, and... See More

Update from Beacon Hill from Mass Access – March 25, 2020

On Tuesday the Governor filed HD4974, An Act to Further Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and School Districts Resulting from COVID-19, text is attached. Full details on proposed changes in the legislation include: Suspending the cap on hours and compensation for retired employees collecting a pension for hours worked during the state of emergency, allowing... See More