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$4 Million In Community Grants Announced, including Regionalizing Municipal Stormwater Management

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PATRICK ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $4 MILLION IN COMMUNITY INNOVATION CHALLENGE GRANTS FOR MUNICIPALITIES, REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND PLANNING AGENCIES ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS

Thursday, February 6, 2014 –Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor today announced the 37 projects slated to receive funding from the $4 million Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program. Now in its third year, the Patrick Administration originally authorized the establishment of the CIC program in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget. The program incentivizes and supports regionalization and other cost saving initiatives that will change the way local governments do business to maintain service delivery and stretch every tax payer dollar as far as possible.

“The CIC program is a major component of the Patrick Administration’s commitment to provide cities and towns with the tools to effectively manage resources and provide services to their residents,” said Secretary Shor. “This program provides an opportunity for neighboring communities to build partnerships, share services and use their resources wisely.”
The project recipients represent a range of geographic and economic diversity across the Commonwealth, and include 16 Gateway Cities. This year, 206 cities and towns, representing 59 percent of all municipalities in the Commonwealth, will participate in CIC projects. In the three year history of the program, 242 cities and towns, or 69 percent of all cities and towns, have participated in at least one CIC project.

“Investing in the relationships between local governments, school districts, and regional organizations

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HESSCO Offers Caregiver Education Program

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Caregiver 101

“Caregiver 101” provides information on community resources, support and respite services for elders and their family caregivers. Participants will receive materials to create a caregiver notebook and will learn successful strategies for managing elder care planning and family decision making. This training is not Presented by the HESSCO Elder Services

Family Caregiver Support Program on
Wednesday, February 26th
Time: 10 to 11:30 am

HESSCO’s offices are located on One Merchant Street in Sharon about 2 miles

The session will be held at HESSCO Elder Services, north of Gillette Stadium on the corner of US Route 1 North.

To register call Kristin Heuwold, Family Caregiver Specialist, at 781-784-4944 Ext. 238 or email kheuwold@hessco.org

This program is funded by a Title IIIE grant of the Older Americans Act through HESSCO Elder Services. The educational offering is free although donations are greatly appreciated. The HESSCO Elder Services’ Family Caregiver Support Program is an initiative of the National Family Caregiver Support Program with support from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

The Hall at Patriot Place offers family vacation-week entertainment

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Compete in The Hall’s football trivia challenge and table football tournament for a chance to win great autographed prizes!

The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is hosting entertaining family activities during February’s winter school break (Feb. 14-23). From table football and trivia to a trip back in Super Bowl time, The Hall is the place to be when school is out.

Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16: Not only is Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) Patriots Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Bledsoe’s birthday, it is a chance for you and a friend or loved one to enjoy The Hall and receive a special Valentine’s Day weekend admission price of two adults for $14.

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Are you ready for some football trivia? The Hall, equipped with a full game show set, will host a football trivia challenge from noon to 3 p.m. Those interested in participating can pre-register by emailing thehall@patriot-place.com with the word “TRIVIA” in the subject line. Please provide your name, age, email, hometown and phone number at which you may be contacted. The Hall will randomly select three contestants at a time and compile a tournament bracket. Upon conclusion of the tournament, The Hall’s three trivia challenge finalists will receive the following autographed prizes:

Foxborough Cancellation Notices for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Updated 2/5/14 @ 7:25am

Foxborough Town Hall Closed Wednesday
Foxborough Boyden Library Closed Wednesday Morning
Foxborough Public Schools School has been canceled for Wednesday, February 5nd due to the weather
Parent Technology Night Rescheduled to February 26th
High School Wrestling vs Mansfield has been rescheduled to Thursday at 7pm
Charter School Foxborough Regional Charter School will be closed
Director’s Breakfast Cancelled
Academy at Foxboro School has been canceled for Wednesday, February 5th
Sage School School has been canceled for Wednesday, February 5th
Foxboro YMCA All classes (program and group exercise) scheduled before 2:00pm are canceled
FACILITIES ARE OPEN AS NORMAL

To add a cancellation or notice, please call 508-543-4757 or email info@fcatv.org.

Board of Selectmen Meeting Tonight

Board of Selectmen MeetingThe Foxboro Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30pm in the FHS Media Center. The meeting will air live on the FCA Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38), and online at http://www.fcatv.org/live

Board of Selectmen meetings replay on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) at the following times:

Fridays at 4pm
Saturdays at noon
Sundays 8am & 4pm

Previous meetings are archived online and available on the FCA Video Plus site: click here

The following agenda has been posted:

Foxborough Board of Selectmen Agenda

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