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Lorraine Tibbetts, 89, of Northborough

There are no calling hours. The Tibbetts family would like to express our gratitude to Lorraine’s dedicated caregivers. Donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to People For Animals League (PAL), 6 Kingsbury Rd., Spencer, MA 01562.

Spencer cruiser damaged in accident

SPENCER - A 2013 police cruiser sustained just over $6,000 ...
the chief said. Officers from the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council assistaed in the investigation.

Father Charged With Abducting 3-Year-Old Daughter Held on $25K Bail

Local and state police, along with federal agents, tracked Trotta to Spencer, Massachusetts, after he allegedly took off with his 3-year-old daughter Elinor on Monday night. The alleged kidnapping prompted an Amber Alert and multi-state search to find the ...

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Girl Found Safe, Father Arrested

The AMBER ALERT for a 3-year-old girl who police say was abducted ...
The girl and her father were found at an apartment complex in Spencer, Massachusetts Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. Trotta was walking with his daughter out of the complex when he was met ...

Amber Alerts Canceled After Girl, 3, Found Safe in Massachusetts

ExclusiveChopper 4 Captures Dramatic Police Chase Across Verrazano Trotta and his daughter were found in Spencer, Massachusetts at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, and he was arrested without incident, authorities said. The FBI, Massachusetts State Police and the ...

UPDATE: Missing Delaware Girl, Father Found Safe

(AP) - The New Castle County Police Department says a missing Delaware toddler who was subject of an ...
Trotta and her father 43-year-old Michael Trotta were located in Spencer, Massachusetts Tuesday, about 60 miles east of Boston. Authorities say they ...

3-year-old girl found in Massachusetts, father in custody

Authorities have cancelled the Amber Alert for Elinor Trotta after the 3-year-old and her father were located in Spencer, Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon. Elinor's father, 43-year-old Michael Trotta, is now in police custody, charged with assault ...

Brew Evangelization: The Ongoing Renaissance of Monastic Beer

Most exciting, however, is the first American Trappist brewery, Spencer Trappist, from St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA. (I clarify, however, that this is the first American Trappist beer in some time, as many American monasteries, including the ...

Price Chopper issues fresh bread recall for Spencer, Massachusetts store

Price Chopper said Wednesday it is issuing a voluntary recall on some in-store bakery fresh breads, including crusty breads, pan breads, whole wheat pizza dough, rye breads, crusty rolls, and Vienna breads. The company said the bread is being recalled due ...

Shed Fire in Spencer, Massachusetts

At 6:39 pm, The Spencer Fire Department was dispatched for a reported shed fire at an apartment complex. A firefighter responding from his home, near the complex, immediately called dispatch to advise that it was a working structure fire. First arriving ...

Open house on 8/2/2015 at 133 Hastings Road Spencer, MA 01562

Date: 08/02/2015 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM   For Directions: click on the map image or feel free to contact me.   For more information: click here for the full details   Own your own private paradi…

Open house on 8/2/2015 at 46 Bacon Hill Road Spencer, MA 01562

Date: 08/02/2015 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM   For Directions: click on the map image or feel free to contact me.   For more information: click here for the full details   Farm Porch Colonial with be…
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Campaign in SPENCER MASSACHUSETTS: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in SPENCER MASSACHUSETTS

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


Cautions with Jasbug in SPENCER MASSACHUSETTS

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


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