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Dailies for August of 2008

August 29, 2008

All the information that we've received from the Saugus Founders' Day Committee for this year's Saugus Founders' Day is now available online. Remember too that Founders' Day weekend has traditionally been a big weekend for yard sales locally, and a lot of people will be looking online to help plan out their day. If you're having a yard sale Founders' Day weekend, don't forget to post it so that people can find it.

August 28, 2008

The local business Park Press Printers was updated today.

August 27, 2008

This is just a reminder that if you want an answer to your feedback question or comment, we'll need a valid e-mail address. We get a surprising number of questions that we can't answer because the contact information left was invalid.

August 26, 2008

The Saugus Board of Health asked us to post the following regarding arbovirus surveillance and response procedures for the 2008 season:

Dead Bird Reporting

Citizens may report a dead bird(s) by calling the MDPH Public Health Information Line at 866-MASS-WNV (866-627-7968) and pressing option "1". Callers will then be asked to provide information on the type of bird, date of death, street address where the bird was found and the condition of the bird carcass.

MDPH will provide live operators to take dead bird reports 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Trained operators will staff the line to triage calls and determine if testing would be appropriate. MDPH staff will return all calls regarding the pick-up of dead birds for WNV testing in a timely manner.

Dead Bird Testing

The information line staff will assess the suitability of each bird for WNV testing from the affirmative answers to the following questions:

  • From a town or its adjacent towns with fewer than two WNV (+) birds to date?
  • Crow or blue jay? (Note: Descriptions and images of crows and blue jays can be viewed on the MDPH Arbovirus Website at under 'General Information'.)
  • Dead less than 24 hours?
  • Free of maggots, flies, and ants?
  • Intact (no trauma, bites, etc.)?

Specimens that meet these criteria and are approved for WNV testing by MDPH staff will be assigned a tracking number. Specimens without a tracking number will not be accepted for WNV testing. Routine testing of dead birds in a city or town will be suspended once there have been two WNV (+) birds identified within that city or town or its contiguous neighbors.

August 25, 2008

More Saugus terms have been added to the Gopher.

August 22, 2008

The Saugus Area Television and Radio Information page was updated today.

August 21, 2008

The Saugus Area Non-Profit Organizations Information page was updated today.

August 20, 2008

The SAVE site was further updated today.

August 19, 2008

The Saugus High School Alumni Association site was updated again today.

August 18, 2008

The Saugus Area Legal, Financial, and Real Estate Information page was updated today.

August 15, 2008

The SAVE site was updated today.

August 14, 2008

The Saugus High School Alumni Association site was updated today.

August 12, 2008

The Saugus Rotary Club site was updated today.

August 11, 2008

The Saugus Area Government Information page was updated today.

August 8, 2008

The local business Nhung's Notions was updated today. It now features a full online sewing supplies store.

August 6, 2008

The Filename Extensions Guide was updated today.

August 5, 2008

The Friends of Breakheart Reservation site was updated today.

August 4, 2008

The Computer Information page was updated today.

August 1, 2008

More free e-books (all by Burroughs) were added to the Newton's Library collection today. Remember you'll need a Newton book viewer to read them.