State to Postpone April 15 Tax Deadline...

Mar 27, 2020 by

Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2020 By MATT MURPHY State House News Service BOSTON — The April 15 deadline for filing state income tax returns will be postponed until July 15 under a deal announced Friday between Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders. The change, which requires legislation, means the state tax deadline will now align with the new federal tax deadline, which was postponed last week by Internal Revenue Service. “In partnership with our colleagues in the Legislature, we are committed to providing this flexibility to taxpayers in a way that protects the Commonwealth’s strong fiscal footing that we have all worked hard to develop over the past several years,” Baker said in a statement announcing the agreement. Conservative groups like the Pioneer Institute and the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, along with the Massachusetts...

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State of emergency

Mar 25, 2020 by

Published March 25, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to declare a state of emergency in order to help fight the COVID-19 virus during a virtual meeting on Monday. “The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal respiratory disease, the prevalence of which is increasing rapidly throughout the world, inclusive of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Selectman Chris Barrett while reading the motion declaring the state of emergency. Barrett recalled that the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 virus as a “pandemic health emergency.” He also noted Gov. Charlie Baker issued a state of emergency and President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to respond to the outbreak. “The Board of Selectmen, in consultation with the state...

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Town: Six have virus here

Mar 25, 2020 by

Published March 25, 2020 LYNNFIELD — There are six people in town who have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, the Emergency Management Team announced on Monday. The town cannot release any information about the six people who are sick with COVID-19, the illness associated with the novel coronavirus, due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As of Monday morning, there are 777 cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 73 people in Essex County. According to the State House News Service, 71 patients had been hospitalized with COVID-19 and five people have died because of the virus as of Monday. During a press conference on Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker advised people to avoid unnecessary interactions with others where the virus can be spread, and directed the Massachusetts Department of Public...

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Keep yourself and others safe in time of coronavirus...

Mar 25, 2020 by

Published March 25, 2020 LYNNFIELD — With the COVID-19 pandemic turning the world upside down, local officials are urging residents to practice “social distancing.” Town Administrator Rob Dolan stated during a March 18 press conference that state, federal and world health officials are urging people “to keep safe distances from one another” if they venture out into public. “It’s a preventative measure,” said Dolan. Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Glenn Davis offered some words of wisdom while encouraging people to practice social distancing. “If you go out, avoid crowds, stay 6-feet away from each other, don’t shake hands and don’t hug each other,” said Davis. “Call or FaceTime in order to check on friends and loved ones.” Dolan recalled that the town’s fields, parks and playgrounds are closed to the public in order to prevent...

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PHOTO: Unfair advantage

Mar 25, 2020 by

Published March 25, 2020

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