Hazardous Weather Outlook – 404 PM EST Sat Feb 7 2015

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
404 PM EST SAT FEB 7 2015

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-RIZ001>005-082115-
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-
404 PM EST SAT FEB 7 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM
EST TUESDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...CENTRAL
MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.

POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND
CHILLS ARE POSSIBLE SOMETIME LATE THIS WEEK INTO NEXT
WEEKEND...BUT TIMING OF THE COLDEST AIR REMAINS UNCERTAIN. WIND
CHILL WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED IN THIS TIME
FRAME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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Winter Storm Warning 255 PM EST Sat Feb 7 2015

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
255 PM EST SAT FEB 7 2015

...LONG DURATION SNOW EVENT BEGINS LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUES
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT WITH HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF
THE REGION...

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/O.NEW.KBOX.WS.W.0006.150208T0300Z-150210T0600Z/
WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...
BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...
CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...
MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...
QUINCY...AYER
255 PM EST SAT FEB 7 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM
EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EST
TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...AREAS OF MASSACHUSETTS NORTH OF THE CONNECTICUT AND
  RHODE ISLAND BORDER. THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BOSTON ALONG WITH
  CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...BARRE... FITCHBURG...
  FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER... CHESTERFIELD...
  BLANDFORD... AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON... ...
  SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD... WORCESTER... FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
  CAMBRIDGE...QUINCY AND AYER.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.
  A LOCALIZED BAND OF 18 TO 24 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE NEAR THE
  BOSTON...TO BEDFORD...TO BEVERLY AND LAWRENCE CORRIDORS IN
  NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...A FEW LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES EXPECTED THROUGH
  EARLY THIS EVENING. STEADY SNOW DEVELOPS LATE TONIGHT AND
  CONTINUES AT VARYING INTENSITY THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED DURING
  THIS LONG DURATION EVENT BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT. BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW LIKELY BY MONDAY ALONG THE COAST YIELDING POOR
  VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

&&

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State Briefing on Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit

SENATOR ELDRIDGE, REPRESENTATIVE DECKER, SENATOR DOWNING, SENATOR CREEM, AND CHILDREN’S HEALTHWATCH HOLD BRIEFING ON EXPANDING THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

BOSTON– Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Representative Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge), Senator Ben Downing (D-Pittsfield), Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton), and Children’s HealthWatch, a non-profit based at Boston Medical Center, today hosted a briefing on expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in Massachusetts at the State House.

“I am proud to introduce legislation this session that would increase the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit to increase the income of working families, reduce poverty and improve the quality of health in our children,” said Senator Eldridge. “The briefing today highlighted a policy that will have a significant impact on the state’s economy, the wealth of the people of Massachusetts, and inequality in our society.”

“Eliminating poverty and ensuring that parents have the resources needed to buy food, medicine, clothes, and access to learning materials, create a foundation to start addressing the hurdles of moving into healthy, thriving lives,” said Representative Marjorie Decker, the lead Houses sponsor of the bill.

“I have been the lead sponsor of legislation to increase our state EITC for several sessions,” said Senator Creem. “This may finally be the year when legislators come together to increase assistance to hardworking families.”

“Increasing the EITC is a broadly supported, smart way to reward work and help those who work hard and play by the rules avoid poverty. I look forward to working with my colleagues, advocates and the Baker administration to find a way to achieve our broadly shared goals,” said Senator Benjamin Downing.

“People might ask: why is a pediatrician talking about tax policy? Simply put, helping working families keep more of the money they earn can help improve their kids’ health.” Said Dr. Megan Sandel, Pediatrician at BMC and principal Investigator with Children’s HealthWatch

“There is growing evidence that the EITC is an incredibly effective program that rewards work, increases economic mobility, reduces income inequality, and improve children’s health ” Said Dr. John Cook, Principal Investigator with Children’s HealthWatch.

“We applaud the focus of our elected officials on reducing inequality in Massachusetts–a state that has experienced some of the most rapid growth in inequality in the nation.  Currently, our state and local tax system contributes to that inequality; each subsequent quintile pays a lower % of income in taxes.  Only at a 50% fully refundable EITC, do the 40% of taxpayers with the lowest earnings finally not have the highest tax burden.” Said Justin Pasquariello, Executive Director at Children’s HealthWatch.

SD1110/HD1533 An Act Improving the Earned Income Credit for Working Families, proposes an expansion in the state’s EITC from 15 percent to 50 percent of the value of the federal EITC for all eligible recipients. This bill provides a unique opportunity to reward work, increase economic mobility, reduce inequality, and improve children’s health. Separate pieces of legislation have also been filed by Senator Creem and Senator Downing.

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New Year, New You through Meditation at the Westborough Public Library

The Westborough Public Library presents, “New Year, New You through Meditation” by Dr. Allan Hughes on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

The New Year is a time to create a clean slate.  Through meditation one can benefit in all aspects of life- mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Join Dr. Allan Hughes, who has been meditating for over 30 years for this lively and enjoyable workshop.  Dr. Hughes has been offering workshops and lectures on meditation and personal transformation.  He has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique.  There will even be a little meditation sitting at the end.

As a chiropractor, Dr. Hughes uses meditation with his patients for stress relief. He focuses on the reasons for meditating and how it relates to everyday life, the theory of meditation, and the many benefits meditation brings. Join Dr. Hughes and bring the joys of a New Year embarking on a new path.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 508-366-3050.