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Wednesday, December 31 1969


FRCOG Gets Emergency Prep Contract for Western MA

Adapted from a Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press release:

Following a national trend, Massachusetts is making a major switch in regards to how it organizes its healthcare and public health emergency preparedness planning.  Starting in July, all of the hospitals, emergency medical services, community health centers, long term care facilities, and local board of health coalitions in Western Massachusetts will have their emergency preparedness planning and response work coordinated through the FRCOG in Greenfield.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) hopes this will provide for a more efficient and effective response from all public health and healthcare partners in the region during an emergency.

Help Our Community in Times of Trouble

Adapted from a Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press release:

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments' (FRCOG) Citizen Corps Program will hold a training for medical and non-medical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster on Saturday, March 14th, from 9AM to 12:30PM at the Hawlemont Regional School (10 School Street) in Charlemont.

We Serve

July 10, 2013

In an ongoing series of profiles, GCTV will be speaking to local service goups.  Today, we look at the Greenfield Lions Club, which has been working to meet the needs of our community and the world since 1936.

Friendly Reminder from the FRCOG

This just in from a Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press release:

Local Emergency planners are reminding residents that every winter cold, ice, and storms come to western Massachusetts and preparing for these inevitable events can make the impact much less severe for you, your family, and your pets. 

CHCFC Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims

Adapted from a Community Health Center of Franklin County (CHCFC) press release:

Providers in Franklin County joined with “Occupy Sandy” in New York, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street group.  Amy Jacobson, a Provider with the Community Health Center of Franklin County deployed through the “Occupy Sandy” movement on Sunday, October 11th, with Lynn Zashin, a provider with the VA of Leeds, and Allie Jacobson, another health center employee.  Their mission was to offer door to door evaluation to individuals and families stuck in their homes.  Their journey began in Brooklyn, at the Central Gathering Church (which was total chaos) and then they were assigned to one of the worst hit spots, Far Rockaway, Queens, NY.  They were sent with others to a housing project.

FRIDAY!---Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Adapted from a Blessed Sacrement Church press release:

"Love your neighbor as yourself"  Our neighbors in the CT, NY, and NJ area need our help.  With the direction of people that used to live on Long Island, we are going to fill a donated Fed-Ex truck with food, water, clothes, toiletries, diapers, and anything that you might need if you put yourself in their situation.  The Fed-Ex truck will be at Blessed Sacrament Church (221 Federal Street, Greenfield) from 4:00-5:00 PM on Friday 11/9. 


From various press relases, we'll update this list as announcements come in:

Closing Early:  Mayor Martin announced this morning that, given the anticipated strengthening of Hurricane Sandy this afternoon, Greenfield town offices will close as of 3:00 p.m. today 10/29.

Canceled:  Monday night Second Helpings Meal at St. James Episcopal Church, Greenfield, Mon. 10/29.  The meal normally takes place at 5:30 pm.

Canceled:  Tonight’s Town Council Committee Chairs meeting has been cancelled 10/29.

Canceled:  Valley Homegrown w/The Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth 10/29.

Closing Early:  GCTV will close at 6pm tonight 10/29.

Still Seeking Tropical Storm Irene Songs

From a Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) press release:

The Connecticut River Watershed Council, a conservation group based in Greenfield, MA, has announced that it is extending the deadline for song submissions to July, 15, 2012  for its Tropical Storm Irene benefit concert. Original songs, inspired by Irene's flooding,  will be featured in a "Goodnight Irene" concert to be held at Memorial Hall at Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA at 7pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, the first anniversary of the storm.