“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world” – Sharon Salzberg
- Tomorrow, November 3, is the last day to vote in the 2020 general election. Polls will be open tomorrow from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. You can vote at your polling place tomorrow if you have not already voted, if your ballot hasn’t reaching your local election office yet, or your ballot was rejected.
- In Needham, the Department of Public Works has announced “Leaf Sunday” at the Recycling and Transfer Station. Fallen leaves can be dropped off on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and it is only open to Needham Residents. The upcoming dates are November 8, November 15, November 22, and November 29. For more information, click here.
- In Dover, the Town of Dover has shared their FY20 Year-in-Review presentation. Through this presentation you can learn more about the status of the Town goals set by the Board of Selectmen. To view the presentation, click here.
- In Medfield, the Medfield Foundation is holding their 15th Annual MFi Angel Run. This run will be held virtually, meaning participants can run anytime, anywhere between the dates of Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, December 6. Early bird registration ends today, November 2 but standard registration will continue until December 6.
- In Needham,
- the Needham Unite Against Racism Working Group will be meeting tonight, Monday, November 2, at 6:00 PM via Zoom. The group will be discussing the Subject of Interest survey results and future planning. For more information, click here.
- the Needham Domestic Violence Action Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, November 4 at 9:00 AM via Zoom. The group will be discussing silent witness display and REACH updates. For more information, click here.
- In Dover,
- the Board of Health will be meeting tonight, Monday, November 2 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. The board will be discussing dumpster collection issues and tick-borne diseases committee. For more information, click here.
- the Conservation Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 PM via Zoom. The committee will be discussing various notices for properties in town. For more information, click here.
- In Medfield,
- the Council on Aging will be meeting on Wednesday, November 4 at 10:00 AM via Zoom. The Council will be discussing future plans and activities for programming and the FOSI virtual yard sale. For more information, click here.
- the Conservation Commission will be meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. The Commission will discuss various administrative items at this meeting. For more information, click here.
- The Department of Public Health has issued a Stay-at-Home Advisory for all residents of Massachusetts between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM beginning on Friday, November 6. This is a response to the rising COVID-19 case numbers in Massachusetts. For more information on the advisory, click here.
- Today, Governor Baker issued 3 COVID-19 orders to address the current rise in COVID-19 case numbers.
- The first order requires certain businesses to close their premises to the public at 9:30 PM including, restaurants, entertainment venues, fitness centers and health clubs, and museums/cultural and historical facilities. For more information and the comprehensive list, click here.
- The second order updates the gathering limits for the state. Indoor gatherings at private residences should be limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings should be limited to 25. Indoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings are limited to 25 people and outdoor gatherings should be limited to 50 people unless they are in a lower risk community where they should be limited to 100 people. For more information, click here.
- The third order revises the order regarding face coverings in public places. All people in Massachusetts over the age of 5 years old are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering over their mouth and nose when in public, both indoors and outdoors. For more information, click here.
Reopening Updates – Phase 3: Vigilant
- The State is currently in Phase 3 of Massachusetts Reopening. If you have questions, input, or comments regarding the Reopening Massachusetts plan, you can submit comments online. These comments can be used by the Administration to support efforts to methodically reopen the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the form.
- If you are in need of resources, information, or support, please visit my website for a list of resources. Additionally, our local boards of health, the Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control are continuing to maintain websites with the most updated information regarding COVID-19 that you can access here:
- Needham Health Department Updates
- Medfield Updates
- Dover Updates
- Department of Public Health: Click here or Call 2-1-1.
- Reopening Massachusetts
- COVID-19 Travel Order
- Centers for Disease Control
Please remember social distancing and wearing a mask is the most effective tool to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to these updates, my office is still accessible so please continue to reach out and we will get back to you.