town of framingham bottled water ban proposal FAILS
On Wednesday, October
22 at the conclusion of the second night of the Towns Special Fall Town
Meeting, Town meeting members voted down a proposal that would have banned the
sale of unflavored, uncarbonated bottled water throughout the Town. Article 10, which was presented to Town
meeting members for approval, was proposed by a high school senior in the form
of a citizen’s petition. It proposed to
ban the sale of all PET bottles of water in sizes of 1 liter or less, effective
January 1, 2015. Approval of the ban fell
short by a vote of 40 - 60 - 1.
ON FOR NO ON 2 CAMPAIGN
The No On 2 campaign is in its final
stretch as the November 4 election day approaches. The latest poll results from the Boston Globe
poll conducted October 19 - 21 show that opponents of Question 2, which calls
for an expansion of the state’s forced bottle deposit law, lead proponents of
expansion by a vote of 63% to 29%, with 8% undecided. A 4.9% margin of error is used for the 400
voter three day sample. The entire
results of the poll can be viewed by clicking
here or visiting:
Thank you to all retailers who are
participating with bag stuffers and employ other campaign materials, and to
those who have joined the coalition. We
urge you to encourage your associates to “Get Out and Vote” on Tuesday, November
GUIDELINES ISSUED BY MEMA
In an effort to ensure that public safety
is kept informed on emerging Ebola guidance and advisories, the Massachusetts
Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will collate relevant information and share
as non-emergency situational awareness statements. Bulletins will be sent out as needed. While the focus of some of these bulletins
may be on the clinical aspects of Ebola, they provide information that can be useful
to public safety partners.
The following information originated from
the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) and Boston Public Health Commission
and provides detailed information on:
history and incubation periods.
of a suspected case, potential contact case and exposure risks.
of potential cases.
of contact cases.
to contact to report a suspect case or contact case.
Attachments are available by contacting
MFA. They include the following:
Advisory for the Management of Suspected Ebola Virus Cases or Contacts
in the US – Get the Facts (English and Spanish versions)
in the US – Get the Facts Flyer (English and Spanish versions) – Can be posted
in areas accessed by employees or the public.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently released a
new FDA Consumer Update: "Finding Food Allergens Where They Shouldn’t
Be." Would you please share this article with your community?