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North of Boston news and events (Jan. 30 edition)


To get listed, e-mail salem@wickedlocal.com; mail to North Shore Sunday, 75 Sylvan St., Suite C-105, Danvers MA 01923; fax 978-739-8501. For information, call 978-739-1377. “History of Mystery” at Peabody Library: Join local author and historian Rory O ...

Salem news and events (Jan. 30 edition)


To get listed, email salem@wickedlocal.com; mail Salem Gazette, 75 Sylvan St., Suite C-105, Danvers MA 01923; fax 978-739-8501. For information, call 978-739-1377. Salem State recognizes Witchcraft Heights teacher The state universities of Massachusetts ...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Danvers


Forecasters are predicting 4 to 6 inches of snowfall for Danvers. The locations for the advisory are north central and northeast Massachusetts, mainly north of the Massachusetts Turnpike. The snow may create hazardous driving conditions, according to the ...

Greater Salem Events Calendar


EXPLORERS LIFELONG LEARNING SPEAKER PEABODY MAYOR TE BETTENCOURT, “REMAKING A CITY IN MODERN MASSACHUSETTS”: At Explorers Lifelong ...
At St. Mary of the Annunciation School, 14 Otis St., Danvers, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.; 7, , 4 & 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 8, 1 p.m ...

Slain Massachusetts teacher had 16 stab wounds to neck: testimony


A Massachusetts state trooper wiped his eyes while testifying ...
He has pleaded not guilty to murder and rape in the October 2013 killing of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer. Chism's lawyers say he invoked his right to remain silent during ...

Farmers market gets green light in Danvers


Selectmen approved a plan by the Danvers Rotary to hold a weekly farmers market on ...
Nolan said the Rotary had hired a consultant from the Massachusetts Farmers Market Association to help guide the Rotary in the planning for the farmers markets.

Blizzard Cancellations, Closings and Winter Parking Ban For Danvers


The Danvers Department of Public Works has declared that a winter parking ban that will be in effect as at 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. This ban will remain in effect until all winter operations related to this storm are completed.

In Danvers, all the news that's fit to stick


Veterans award Speliotis State Rep. Ted Speliotis, D-Danvers, received the annual Legislative Award from the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association during a ceremony held on Jan. 22 in Memorial Hall at the Statehouse. The assembly included ...

North Shore Calendar of Events


Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Information: hergirlscouts.org. Feb. 6 LOCAL ARTISTS BONNIE ANDERSON AND JOSEPH FOLEY PRESENT A CONCERT OF PIANO AND BRASS MUSIC: At Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers ...

Judge: Public can see interrogation of Massachusetts teen charged with killing math teacher


SALEM, Massachusetts — A judge has ruled that the public is ...
murder and rape in the October 2013 death of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, his math teacher at Danvers High School. Chism was 14 at the time. Media organizations wanted the material made ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR DANVERS

This is Real: The World Climate is Changing

Our Earth is warming. The average temperature of the Earth has risen about 1.4 ° F (0.7 ° C over) over the last century. It is projected that the average temperature rise of approximately 2 to 11.5 ° F (1.1 ° C to 6.4 ° C) over the next hundred years. Small changes in average global temperature could lead to large and potentially dangerous changes in climate and weather.

The evidence is clear. Rising temperatures have been accompanied by changes in the weather and climate. Many sites have seen changes in rainfall, which resulted in more flooding, drought or heavy rain and waves more frequent and severe heat.The oceans and glaciers on the planet have also undergone some big changes: the oceans are warming and acidifying, the ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. As these and other changes are more pronounced in the coming decades, they will have to present challenges to our society and our environment.

Learn about the signs of climate change in the United States.


Humans are largely responsible for recent climate change

smoke coming from a chimney in a factory

Over the past century, human activity has downloaded large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most greenhouse gases come from the burning of fossil fuels that produce energy, but deforestation, industrial processes and some agricultural practices also emit gases into the atmosphere.

The greenhouse gases act like a blanket around the Earth, which traps energy in the atmosphere and causes it to heat.This phenomenon is called the greenhouse effect is natural and necessary to sustain life on Earth. However, the accumulation of greenhouse gases can change the Earth´s climate and dangerous effects to human health and welfare and ecosystems.

The choices we make today will affect the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will in the near future and for years to come.

Learn about the causes of climate change .


Climate change affects all

Our lives are linked to climate. Human societies have adapted to relatively stable climate which have enjoyed since the last Ice Age ended several millennia ago. A warming climate will result in process changes that could affect our water supplies, agriculture, energy and transport systems, the natural environment and to our own health and safety.

Some of the climate changes are inevitable. carbon dioxide can remain in the atmosphere for about a century so the Earth will continue to warm over the coming decades. The hotter it gets, the greater the risk of more severe changes in climate and Earth system. Although it is difficult to predict the exact impacts of climate change, it is clear that the climate to which we are accustomed to is no longer a guide to which we can trust what we can expect in the future.

We can reduce the risks we face from climate change. Choosing options that reduce pollution from greenhouse gases and prepare for the changes that are already underway, we can reduce the risks of climate change. Our decisions will shape the world in which our children and grandchildren will live.

Learn about the impacts of climate change and adaptation to change .


We can make a difference

hands holding a globe

You can take action. You can take steps at home, on the road, in your office to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and the risks associated with climate change. Many of these steps can save you money; some, such as walking or cycling to work could improve your health! You may also participate in activities to support local or state level energy efficiency, clean energy programs and other climate programs.

Learn about what you can do .

Calculate your carbon footprint and find ways to reduce their emissions through simple actions you take daily.

EPA and other federal agencies are taking action. EPA is working to protect the health and welfare of the people in this country through common sense measures to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases to help communities prepare for change climate.

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Aids to study in DANVERS

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college, career school, graduate school, and professional school.

 Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from

Besides financial aid, you also should think about what you can do to lower your costs when you go to college.

“Types of Federal Student Aid” Video

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish; just start the video and click on the CC symbol at the bottom.)

View accessible version (wmv)


Aid and Other Resources From the Federal Government

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs. Besides aid from the U.S. Department of Education (discussed below), you also might get

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interestloans to more than 15 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do!

Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school

Use FAFSA4caster to get an estimate of how much aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.

Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”—you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA!

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Aid From Your State Government

Even if you´re not eligible for federal aid, you might be eligible for financial aid from your state. Contact your state grant agency for more information.

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Aid From Your College or Career School

Many colleges offer financial aid from their own funds. Find out what might be available to you:

  • Visit your school’s financial aid page on its website, or ask someone in the financial aid office.
  • Ask at the department that offers your course of study; they might have a scholarship for students in your major.
  • Fill out any applications the school requires for its own aid, and meet the deadlines.

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Aid From a Nonprofit or Private Organization

Many organizations offer scholarships or grants to help students pay for college. This free money can make a real difference in how affordable your education is.

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Capital to small businesses and entrepreneurs in DANVERS

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

“Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Treasury Department, states, and private sector lenders and investors are supporting small businesses and creating a lasting impact on the economy,” said Clifton Kellogg, Director of the SSBCI program. “More than $1 billion in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds have been distributed, making a real difference at the local level. Because of these funds, businesses have been able to buy new equipment, expand their facilities, and hire workers.”

Small businesses and entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses, and SSBCI is designed to help spur new private sector lending or investment in small companies by leveraging private capital along with the federal support offered by the program. Through SSBCI, the Treasury Department will award nearly $1.5 billion to state programs across the country that support small businesses, including small manufacturers. SSBCI funding is not repaid by participating states to the federal government. Instead, to help even more small businesses, repaid loans and investments remain with participating states to be redeployed locally. The SSBCI Quarterly Report shows that as of September 2014, participating states have recycled more than $60 million to support additional investments.

States have made considerable progress in deploying these funds to support economic growth locally. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by percentage of allocation include: North Dakota (Mandan Consortium), Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Kansas, and Alabama. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by dollar amount include: California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, and Georgia.

SSBCI was created when President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act on September 27, 2010. The Treasury Department awarded allocations to all fifty states by early 2012, based on a formula set by the Small Business Jobs Act that considered population and unemployment levels. Each state designs its own small business programs, and five types of programs are eligible for SSBCI funds: Capital Access Programs, Loan Guarantee Programs, Loan Participation Programs, Collateral Support Programs, and Venture Capital Programs. In the SSBCI 2013 Annual Report business owners reported that more than 95,000 jobs will be created or saved as a direct result of SSBCI support. [23]








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