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KCOA

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 3:45 pm

Kingston Council on Aging

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Missing everyone ❤️

I missed my Bingo Crew today!!

Hope the COA is hanging in there.

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 3:31 pm

Kingston Council on Aging

Reminder to all Kingston Seniors: During this COVID-19 crisis, if you receive a call from someone saying they are from the Kingston Council on Aging and would like to help you. If you do not recognize the caller, or phone number, please call the Senior Center at 781-585-0511 to confirm it was the COA who is offering the service. DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR YOUR ADDRESS without confirming first that the call came from the Kingston Council on Aging.
At this time only COA staff and reassigned Town employees are representing the COA. We currently do not have any other volunteers or groups representing services offered by the Kingston Council on Aging.
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Monday March 30th, 2020 - 4:56 pm

Kingston Council on Aging

If you or any senior 60+ could use a little extra help with meals, please contact Old Colony Elder Services at 508-584-1561 ask for Intake & Referral and ask to be put on the Meals-on-Wheels program. Even if you only use the service temporarily to get you through this unusual time, you will receive a nutritionally based meal 7 days a week!
Any questions please reach out to the Kingston Senior Center at 781-585-0511
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Friday March 27th, 2020 - 5:46 pm

Kingston Council on Aging

Earlier today Kingston aired its third LIVE COVID-19 Update on PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television). If you missed it, please visit the link below.

Today's program featured updates from Fire Chief Mark Douglass (Kingston Fire & Emergency Management), Director of Elder, Affairs Paula Rossi-Clapp (Kingston Council on Aging), Library Tech, Mike Slawson (Kingston Public Library), and State Rep. Kathy LaNatra.

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Kingston Police Department Facebook page

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 2:41 pm

Kingston Massachusetts Police Department

In response to our request for donations of medical supplies, town resident Gina Franklin made 30 of these face masks for our Officers and Fire Fighters. Thank you Gina, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and support!

Please continue to be safe, wash those hands and keep social distancing.

#weareallinthistogether
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In response to our request for donations of medical supplies, town resident Gina Franklin made 30 of these face masks for our Officers and Fire Fighters. Thank you Gina, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and support! 

Please continue to be safe, wash those hands and keep social distancing.

#weareallinthistogether

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She has always taken care of Kingston, starting with the little ones!❤️

Thank you Gina from an officer’s mother 😍

Amazing!!

Friday March 27th, 2020 - 1:08 pm

Kingston Massachusetts Police Department

Thank you to the Kingston residents who had Mama Mia's deliver lunch for our Officer's today, it was greatly appreciated!

(I know that we had posted before that we could not accept food, where it was delivered from the restaurant, by the restaurant, we are able to).
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Thank you to the Kingston residents who had Mama Mias deliver lunch for our Officers today, it was greatly appreciated!

(I know that we had posted before that we could not accept food, where it was delivered from the restaurant, by the restaurant, we are able to).

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This is awesome!! 💙🖤

How Nice 👍👍

Wednesday March 25th, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Kingston Massachusetts Police Department

Thank you to companies like M.S. Walker and Dirty Water Distillery, who have transformed their operations to assist during this public health crisis. Both companies made donations of their hand sanitizers to help keep our first responders safe.

Also, please remember to lock car doors to protect your valuables (like these) 😉👍
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Thank you to companies like M.S. Walker and Dirty Water Distillery, who have transformed their operations to assist during this public health crisis. Both companies made donations of their hand sanitizers to help keep our first responders safe.

Also, please remember to lock car doors to protect your valuables (like these) 😉👍

Wednesday March 25th, 2020 - 10:48 am

Kingston Massachusetts Police Department

Agency Facebook Terms of Use PolicyThis is the official Facebook page of the Kingston Police Department in Kingston, Massachusetts. This site was created to provide timely information regarding safety, events, bulletins, notices and general information for residents and visitors of our community, and to provide a platform for interaction with the Kingston Police. This page is monitored and managed by Sgt. Scott Morgan and Sgt. Det. Michael Skowyra of the Kingston Police Department. The Kingston Police Department has voluntarily created this page, and manages this page as a limited public forum, and therefore the following conditions apply:

· A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms.

· In case of emergency, or if you need police assistance, dial 911.

· Do not use this page to report a crime for which the Kingston, Massachusetts Police Department would have jurisdiction. To report a crime or request a routine police response call (781) 585-0523.

· If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be placing yourself in the position of becoming a witness to a crime and subject yourself to subpoena, and in certain situations, endangering yourself or others.

· “Friending” between Kingston Police Department and a citizen does not indicate endorsement of that person’s actions or comments.

· Comments posted by others on the Kingston Police Department Facebook page are not to be considered the opinion of the Kingston Police Department; nor does the Kingston Police Department endorse any third-party comments on this page.

· The Kingston Police Department reserves the right to remove any inappropriate material as determined by the Kingston Police Department to be in violation of these Terms of Use.

· The Kingston Police Department does not allow posting of photos or videos by anyone other than members of the Kingston Police Department.

· If you have photos or videos you’d like to share on this page, contact a Kingston Police Department social media administrator via private message.

· If you are looking for more information about the Kingston Police Department, please visit: www.kingstonmass.org.

The Kingston Police Department welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content on this page. The Kingston Police Department reserves the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate or offensive, including comments that:

• defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others,

• include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, vulgarity,

• spam or advertise,

• could harm the safety or well-being of one of our employees, including personal attacks,

• are off-topic,

• have personal information about another person or that violate a person’s privacy,

• include copyrighted material that belongs to another person,

• contain links to inappropriate websites.
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Town of Kingston feeds

The link above shows a number of Facebook feeds for the Library and other Town pages. Below are  individual local pages with Facebook feeds, where you can read posts and follow links without having an account or joining a group.  Official websites and other  channels are included if we know them (if we don’t, let us know).

Kingston Board of Selectmen Chair Josh Warren

State Representative Kathy LaNatra

Kingston Council on Aging

PACTV (Kingston feed)

WATD 95.9 FM (Kingston feed)

Kingston Fire & Emergency Management

Kingston Police Department

Kingston Board of Health

State Representative Kathy LaNatra’s Facebook page and other sites

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Official website

Covid-19 page

Facebook feed

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 2:02 pm

State Rep. Kathy LaNatra

Governor Baker is just finishing up his press conference. Read my recap below:

COMMONWEALTH PLANS FOR SURGE IN CASES

During today’s conference, Governor Baker began to outline the current model that is being used for the surge in cases in the Commonwealth. He has been planning and working with a team of epidemiologists who are studying data from Massachusetts and other countries with significant amount of cases. They are predicting a surge of cases between April 10th and 20th. The current model predicts anywhere between 47,000 and 172,000 confirmed cases in Massachusetts during the pandemic, which amounts to anywhere between 0.7% and 2.5% of the population of Massachusetts. The current predicted death rate is around 1.5% of people infected. 80% of cases will have mild flu-like symptoms or exhibit no symptoms at all.

Using these numbers, the Baker Administration is planning for a surge of cases entering the health care system. The Baker Administration is working to increase capacities of ICU’s and hospitals, as well as increasing the number of ventilators in the Commonwealth. They are predicting that 500 new ICU beds will be required in the next few weeks. To deal with this surge, Governor Baker is working to set up additional step-down sites, such as the facility set up at the DCU Center in Worcester yesterday. As COVID-19 patients become stable, they want to move them out of hospitals and into these facilities, to ensure that ICU’s, hospitals and ventilators remain open for critical patients. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Joint Base Cape Cod, and the MassMutual Center have all been discussed as possibilities for step-down facilities.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is receiving a shipment of N95 masks from China; that shipment will be landing tonight and will begin to be distributed. This shipment was made possible through the Kraft Family. They sent the Patriots plane to China on a humanitarian mission to pick up the shipment of masks. MEMA and DPH is working to deliver 100 shipments of PPE to hospitals, health care facilities, first-responders and municipalities today. To date, MEMA and DPH has made over 700 deliveries of PPE across the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth is also working with Battelle to develop and implement a system to decontaminate PPE, such as N95 masks, to allow them to be reused.

NURSING HOME TESTING

A mobile testing program has been established and is up and running in the Commonwealth. The National Guard, DPH and the Broad Institute is running the testing program. It is being used mainly for testing at nursing homes. To date, the mobile testing program has tested 280 individuals. They are currently focusing on facilities with clusters of cases, as well as facilities that are going to be transitioning to COVID-19 treatment centers soon. Staff at these facilities can swab their own patients, which makes the process more efficient.

DCR BEACHES ORDER

Governor Baker had heard a lot of stories that people were not following the rules at DCR beaches around Massachusetts. In response, Governor Baker ordered all beach parking lots run by DCR to be shut down. He is taking all steps to promote social distancing and this is a step to ensure that people weren't parking and spending time at the beach with other people.
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Thank you so much for keeping us updated. Truly appreciate it !

Thank you

Wednesday April 1st, 2020 - 4:20 pm

State Rep. Kathy LaNatra

Governor Baker provided a short update today, covering the nursing facility at the DCU Center in Worcester as well as the Holyoke Veteran’s Home. Governor Baker spent the day at the facility in Worcester as they began to set that center up. The facility will provide an extra 250 beds for people who need medical care, but are not critical enough to be in a hospital. The Baker Administration wants to ensure that hospitals have space for critical COVID-19 patients as well as people who need other medical attention. As the Commonwealth gears up for a surge in cases in the next few weeks, they want to ensure that health care facilities are not overflowing with patients. This is the first nursing facility out of three that the State has applied for. The facility is being staffed by UMass Medical Center.

In regard to the Holyoke Veteran’s Home, all the patients have been tested and they have now moved on to testing the staff. A mobile testing facility was brought in and is being run by the National Guard. Mobile testing facilities such as this one will be used to test nursing homes and senior living facilities across the Commonwealth. A third-party is investigating what happened at the Holyoke Veteran’s Home. The goal of an independent investigator is to both get answers about what happened and what went wrong as well as to ensure that this does not happen elsewhere. By understanding what went wrong there, the Commonwealth can work to best develop strategies to avoid a tragedy like this at other senior living facilities.
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Kingston channel

Kingston government meetings

Please note this copy of the feed is filtered for posts containing the term “Kingston.”


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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 2:14 pm

PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)

Our staff are following social distancing and covering COVID19 forums. Pembroke and Plymouth held COVID forums today. Kingston (10:30am) and Plymouth (12pm) will take place tomorrow. Visit www.pactv.org for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 8:22 am

PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television)

Watch Friday's COVID19 forum at 10:30am on Comcast 15, Verizon 42 and online at www.pactv.org/live. #inthistogetherKingston's COVID-19 Update from Tuesday, March 31st, is now available online at: youtu.be/Lzgaukyp9Vs

A big thanks to Adam Hatch (Kingston Fire & Emergency Management), Paula Rossi-Clapp (Kingston Council on Aging) and Tom Calter, for joining the call. Another big thank you to Julie Thompson and everyone at PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television) for continuing to support the residents of Kingston through services like this.
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Watch Fridays COVID19 forum at 10:30am on Comcast 15, Verizon 42 and online at www.pactv.org/live. #inthistogether
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Kingston Fire & Emergency Management Facebook page

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Kingston Fire & Emergency Management

The Kingston Fire Department would like to thank South Shore Vocational Technical High School for the donation of 20 protective face shields that were fabricated at the school. This allows for each member to have their own shield. On a side note Kingston Fire Fighter/Paramedics John Sheehan and Chris Ebert are both graduates of SSVT. ... See MoreSee Less

The Kingston Fire Department would like to thank South Shore Vocational Technical High School for the donation of 20 protective face shields that were fabricated at the school. This allows for each member to have their own shield. On a side note Kingston Fire Fighter/Paramedics John Sheehan and Chris Ebert are both graduates of SSVT.

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Thank you to all the First Responders. Stay safe everyone.

How amazing and kind❤️❤️

That's awesome!

Good job SSVT!!!

Stay safe KFD

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Tuesday March 31st, 2020 - 9:24 pm

Kingston Fire & Emergency Management

Companies are currently operating at a Tier 1 Haz-Mat on Prospect Court. Awaiting the State Haz-Mat Team. ... See MoreSee Less

Companies are currently operating at a Tier 1 Haz-Mat on Prospect Court. Awaiting the State Haz-Mat Team.

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Update on the Haz-Mat incident: The substance was deemed safe by the Haz-Mat team. There were no injuries and all fire department units are clearing the scene.

What happened???

Would love to know

Monday March 30th, 2020 - 3:51 pm

Kingston Fire & Emergency Management

Kingston Fire would like to thank Brian Berry and the staff of Texas Roadhouse in Plymouth for the generous food donation. We truly appreciate it! ... See MoreSee Less

Kingston Fire would like to thank Brian Berry and the staff of Texas Roadhouse in Plymouth for the generous food donation. We truly appreciate it!

Friday March 27th, 2020 - 1:05 pm

Kingston Fire & Emergency Management

A firefighter inspects several of our SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) yesterday after a 2 Alarm fire. The KFD would like to thank our Public Safety Dispatchers for fielding the 911 calls and coordinating the dispatching of resources, the Kingston Police Department for securing the area and the Plympton, Plymouth, Halifax, Duxbury and Pembroke Fire Departments for assisting at the scene and providing coverage at the Kingston fire stations. ... See MoreSee Less

A firefighter inspects several of our SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) yesterday after a 2 Alarm fire. The KFD would like to thank our Public Safety Dispatchers for fielding the 911 calls and coordinating the dispatching of resources, the Kingston Police Department for securing the area and the Plympton, Plymouth, Halifax, Duxbury and Pembroke Fire Departments for assisting at the scene and providing coverage at the Kingston fire stations.

Thursday March 26th, 2020 - 2:17 pm

Kingston Fire & Emergency Management

Kingston Fire is currently operating at a 2 Alarm building fire on West Street. Multiple area fire departments assisting at the scene and covering Kingston stations. ... See MoreSee Less

Kingston Fire is currently operating at a 2 Alarm building fire on West Street. Multiple area fire departments assisting at the scene and covering Kingston stations.

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Any people or animals hurt?

Everyone safe including pets.

Stay safe, everyone!!

Stay safe 🙏

As if times are tough enough 😞

Oh no hope nobody is hurt🙏🏻🙏🏻

Scary, so glad no injuries

Kingston's finest well done and thank you

Stay safe

David Buss Karenne Buss sending prayers and support. Please reach out if you need anything. 🙏

Oh no!!

All safe and sound. Thanks all for your support.

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Kingston Board of Health Facebook page

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Wednesday April 1st, 2020 - 10:21 am

BOH -  Kingston, MA

During this time, The Kingston Board of Health office is available. We are doing our best to answer your phone calls (instead of going to voice mail) during normal business hours. You can call us at 781-585-0503.
You may also submit any permit applications and Title V forms etc. through postal mail by sending forms along with payments to
Kingston Board of Health
26 Evergreen St
Kingston MA 02364
BOH forms and a list of application fees can be found here www.kingstonmass.org/index.asp?SEC=7FE9D5B2-9882-40D0-B5C9-0E461ED9712C&DE=F7279197-C00D-45F7-944...

If you have any upcoming projects and need to request septic as-builts, please email your request to kivers@kingstonmass.org
Be sure to include the following in your email
Property Address
Your Name
Email Address
Phone Number
We will do our best to get the information emailed to you in a timely manner

Please keep in mind, all COVID-19 issues are priority. But if we can help with any daily tasks, we will address them as best we can.
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Saturday March 21st, 2020 - 8:18 am

BOH -  Kingston, MA

The Transfer Station will be open during regular hours. However, in the interest of limiting risks of transmission of the Coronavirus, the use of the Transfer Station is strictly limited to the drop off of waste as necessary; and no other activities of any kind shall be permitted until such time as the public health emergency has subsided. ... See MoreSee Less

The Transfer Station will be open during regular hours. However, in the interest of limiting risks of transmission of the Coronavirus, the use of the Transfer Station is strictly limited to the drop off of waste as necessary; and no other activities of any kind shall be permitted until such time as the public health emergency has subsided.

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Is recycling considered waste and permitted?

Thursday March 19th, 2020 - 12:53 pm

BOH -  Kingston, MA

The Kingston Board of Health is diligently working with local businesses to provide a healthier atmosphere during the COVID-19 crises. Some solutions require for some businesses to shut down completely and for other businesses to modify their services. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the Health Safety of any local Kingston business, please call The Kingston Board of Health at 781-585-0503. You can also view up-to-date information on the Health Dept page. www.kingstonmass.org/index.asp?SEC={7FE9D5B2-9882-40D0-B5C9-0E461ED9712C}&Type=B_BASIC&persistdesign=none ... See MoreSee Less

The Kingston Board of Health is diligently working with local businesses to provide a healthier atmosphere during the COVID-19 crises. Some solutions require for some businesses to shut down completely and for other businesses to modify their services. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the Health Safety of any local Kingston business, please call The Kingston Board of Health at 781-585-0503. You can also view up-to-date information on the Health Dept page. https://www.kingstonmass.org/index.asp?SEC={7FE9D5B2-9882-40D0-B5C9-0E461ED9712C}&Type=B_BASIC&persistdesign=none

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What’s the recommendation regarding eye care appointments. Non-emergency exams, etc.? Thanks in advance

As of today, March 20, 2020, the Health Agent is keeping septic and perc test appointments that are scheduled on his calendar. Anyone who needs to schedule one, should call the BOH at 781-585-0503 during normal business hours. Please note, schedules are subject to change due to the circumstances we are all facing, and Kingston Board of Health will do their best at keeping you notified of changes.

what’s the thoughts regarding septic and perc tests?

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Kingston Board of Selectmen Chair Josh Warren’s Facebook page

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 7:38 am

Josh For Kingston

Kingston's COVID-19 Update from Tuesday, March 31st, is now available online at: youtu.be/Lzgaukyp9Vs

A big thanks to Adam Hatch (Kingston Fire & Emergency Management), Paula Rossi-Clapp (Kingston Council on Aging) and Tom Calter, for joining the call. Another big thank you to Julie Thompson and everyone at PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television) for continuing to support the residents of Kingston through services like this.
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Kingstons COVID-19 Update from Tuesday, March 31st, is now available online at: https://youtu.be/Lzgaukyp9Vs

A big thanks to Adam Hatch (Kingston Fire & Emergency Management), Paula Rossi-Clapp (Kingston Council on Aging) and Tom Calter, for joining the call. Another big thank you to Julie Thompson and everyone at PACTV (Plymouth Area Community Television) for continuing to support the residents of Kingston through services like this.

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 6:27 am

Josh For Kingston

Attention Parents: If you're having a hard time getting the little ones to wash their hands, maybe Baby Shark can help.

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Now this is stuck in my head.....but it's better than singing "Happy Birthday" 2 times whenever I wash my hands 😉

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Kingston Fire & Emergency Management

The Kingston Fire Department would like to thank South Shore Vocational Technical High School for the donation of 20 protective face shields that were fabricated at the school. This allows for each member to have their own shield. On a side note Kingston Fire Fighter/Paramedics John Sheehan and Chris Ebert are both graduates of SSVT. ... See MoreSee Less

The Kingston Fire Department would like to thank South Shore Vocational Technical High School for the donation of 20 protective face shields that were fabricated at the school. This allows for each member to have their own shield. On a side note Kingston Fire Fighter/Paramedics John Sheehan and Chris Ebert are both graduates of SSVT.

Comment on Facebook

Thank you to all the First Responders. Stay safe everyone.

How amazing and kind❤️❤️

That's awesome!

Good job SSVT!!!

Stay safe KFD

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 3:45 pm

Kingston Council on Aging

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Missing everyone ❤️

I missed my Bingo Crew today!!

Hope the COA is hanging in there.

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 3:31 pm

Kingston Council on Aging

Reminder to all Kingston Seniors: During this COVID-19 crisis, if you receive a call from someone saying they are from the Kingston Council on Aging and would like to help you. If you do not recognize the caller, or phone number, please call the Senior Center at 781-585-0511 to confirm it was the COA who is offering the service. DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR YOUR ADDRESS without confirming first that the call came from the Kingston Council on Aging.
At this time only COA staff and reassigned Town employees are representing the COA. We currently do not have any other volunteers or groups representing services offered by the Kingston Council on Aging.
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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 2:41 pm

Kingston Massachusetts Police Department

In response to our request for donations of medical supplies, town resident Gina Franklin made 30 of these face masks for our Officers and Fire Fighters. Thank you Gina, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and support!

Please continue to be safe, wash those hands and keep social distancing.

#weareallinthistogether
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In response to our request for donations of medical supplies, town resident Gina Franklin made 30 of these face masks for our Officers and Fire Fighters. Thank you Gina, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and support! 

Please continue to be safe, wash those hands and keep social distancing.

#weareallinthistogether

Comment on Facebook

She has always taken care of Kingston, starting with the little ones!❤️

Thank you Gina from an officer’s mother 😍

Amazing!!

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 2:02 pm

State Rep. Kathy LaNatra

Governor Baker is just finishing up his press conference. Read my recap below:

COMMONWEALTH PLANS FOR SURGE IN CASES

During today’s conference, Governor Baker began to outline the current model that is being used for the surge in cases in the Commonwealth. He has been planning and working with a team of epidemiologists who are studying data from Massachusetts and other countries with significant amount of cases. They are predicting a surge of cases between April 10th and 20th. The current model predicts anywhere between 47,000 and 172,000 confirmed cases in Massachusetts during the pandemic, which amounts to anywhere between 0.7% and 2.5% of the population of Massachusetts. The current predicted death rate is around 1.5% of people infected. 80% of cases will have mild flu-like symptoms or exhibit no symptoms at all.

Using these numbers, the Baker Administration is planning for a surge of cases entering the health care system. The Baker Administration is working to increase capacities of ICU’s and hospitals, as well as increasing the number of ventilators in the Commonwealth. They are predicting that 500 new ICU beds will be required in the next few weeks. To deal with this surge, Governor Baker is working to set up additional step-down sites, such as the facility set up at the DCU Center in Worcester yesterday. As COVID-19 patients become stable, they want to move them out of hospitals and into these facilities, to ensure that ICU’s, hospitals and ventilators remain open for critical patients. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Joint Base Cape Cod, and the MassMutual Center have all been discussed as possibilities for step-down facilities.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is receiving a shipment of N95 masks from China; that shipment will be landing tonight and will begin to be distributed. This shipment was made possible through the Kraft Family. They sent the Patriots plane to China on a humanitarian mission to pick up the shipment of masks. MEMA and DPH is working to deliver 100 shipments of PPE to hospitals, health care facilities, first-responders and municipalities today. To date, MEMA and DPH has made over 700 deliveries of PPE across the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth is also working with Battelle to develop and implement a system to decontaminate PPE, such as N95 masks, to allow them to be reused.

NURSING HOME TESTING

A mobile testing program has been established and is up and running in the Commonwealth. The National Guard, DPH and the Broad Institute is running the testing program. It is being used mainly for testing at nursing homes. To date, the mobile testing program has tested 280 individuals. They are currently focusing on facilities with clusters of cases, as well as facilities that are going to be transitioning to COVID-19 treatment centers soon. Staff at these facilities can swab their own patients, which makes the process more efficient.

DCR BEACHES ORDER

Governor Baker had heard a lot of stories that people were not following the rules at DCR beaches around Massachusetts. In response, Governor Baker ordered all beach parking lots run by DCR to be shut down. He is taking all steps to promote social distancing and this is a step to ensure that people weren't parking and spending time at the beach with other people.
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Thank you so much for keeping us updated. Truly appreciate it !

Thank you

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 10:11 am

Kingston Public Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us by creating a book spine poem. How? Browse the spines of your books at home, and stack them in such a way that it makes a poem!

Snap a picture and email it to hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org We will share your creations on Facebook and Instagram during the month of April. Please include your name in the email and also whether you are an adult, teen or child under 11.

Here is another poem from Joan E.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with us by creating a book spine poem. How? Browse the spines of your books at home, and stack them in such a way that it makes a poem!

Snap a picture and email it to hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org We will share your creations on Facebook and Instagram during the month of April. Please include your name in the email and also whether you are an adult, teen or child under 11.

Here is another poem from Joan E.

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 10:08 am

Kingston Public Library

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Book Spine Poem from Joan E.

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 9:47 am

Kingston Public Library

Read the NY Times online free with your Kingston Public Library card. Your KPL card will also give you access to local newspapers like the Patriot Ledger, Old Colony Memorial, Brockton Enterprise and more. Browse our newspaper collection here: bit.ly/3aBxsG5

If you don't have a library card, visit www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org to sign up for one online.
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Read the NY Times online free with your Kingston Public Library card.  Your KPL card will also give you access to local newspapers like the Patriot Ledger, Old Colony Memorial, Brockton Enterprise and more.  Browse our newspaper collection here:  https://bit.ly/3aBxsG5

If you dont have a library card, visit www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org to sign up for one online.

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 8:27 am

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 8:19 am

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

Available for AdoptionUpdated 4/2/2020
Alex & Sammy
Due to COVID-19, all adoption applications will be processed via email. If you are interested in adopting an animal from the Kingston Animal Shelter, please fill out an application online and submit the completed form via email or facebook message. Applications can be found on our facebook or at the Town of Kingston Animal Control website.
If you are interested in adopting any of the animals in our shelter, please fill out an application online. Only upon application approval will an adoption coordinator contact you to schedule a meet and greet with the animal(s) you may be interested in taking home.
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They are absolutely gorgeous!

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 8:08 am

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

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*Pierre adopted March 2019*

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Enormously cute! I know he has big hair 😆

Beautiful kitty!

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