ROCHESTER — Following the submission of their Public Comments to the EPA’s recently released Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit, the city of Rochester is armed with new resolve in their fight to protect the Great Bay Estuary ecosystem – while defending their city’s best interests. In their 44-page document, Rochester sets forth a revealing summary of EPA’s flawed scientific logic. The resulting “arbitrary and capricious” decisions by the EPA they say, consistently fail to follow the law of the Clean Water Act as well as EPA’s own federal regulations, while “ignoring important aspects of the problems of the Great Bay Estuary, failing to consider important and relevant factors”, and ultimately demonstrating “clear errors in judgment.” The comments, in short, detail an EPA that failed to bring their expertise to bear on the issues of the Great Bay Estuary.
WOBURN — Mayor Scott Galvin reports that, following the guidelines set by public health officials, he will be working from home for the next two weeks. The decision comes as Mayor Galvin’s daughter, a nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, received word that she tested positive for COVID-19. Mayor Galvin’s daughter is recovering at […]
ACTON — Town Manager John Mangiaratti, Emergency Management Director Mark Hald, Director of Acton Nursing Heather York and Health Director Sheryl Ball would like to provide an update on the town’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
WINTHROP — Town Manager Austin Faison, Public Health Director Meredith Hurley and Police Chief/Emergency Management Director Terence Delehanty wish to provide updates to the community on the latest information and efforts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Thursday, Winthrop has 130 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Six residents have died, 51 residents have recovered from the […]
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LITTLETON — Chair of the Board of Selectmen Joseph Knox, Town Administrator Nina Nazarian, Fire Chief Scott Wodzinski and Police Chief Matthew Pinard issue the following statement after developments Thursday afternoon regarding the situation at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley. “First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those lost […]
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READING — Chief David Clark has announced that the Reading Police Department will be participating in the Autism Police Patch Program throughout the month of April.
GLOUCESTER — Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and Public Health Director Karin Carroll would like to provide Gloucester residents resources to help cut back on or quit smoking and vaping and to help families avoid health problems and secondhand smoke during extended periods of time spent at home. “Taking steps to reduce or quit smoking and […]
ACTON — Town Manager John Mangiaratti, Emergency Management Director Mark Hald, Director of Acton Nursing Heather York and Health Director Sheryl Ball report that the Town of Acton has been notified by the Department of Public Health of the town’s first positive case of COVID-19.