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Friday, November 6, 2009

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material available online:

Education. Free workshop to educate parents on financial aid process in college. Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) is hosting a free seminar at Lexington High School Tuesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. This session will help parents and students understand the details behind applying and comparing grant aid. (“State to host college finance workshop,” October 28,

New school inaugurated. Concord’s new Willard School Building project which started in November was completed on time and under the budget of $29.4 million. The public was invited to celebrate the opening of the new school on Sunday November 1. (“Concord celebrates its new Willard School”, November 2,

Precautionary measure in clinic. Starting on November 2, Lahey clinic in Burlington has imposed a new policy which prohibits visitors below the age of 18. This is a temporary restriction for this flu season to avoid the spread of H1N1 swine flu. This change of policy does not apply to patients who will be treated irrespective of age. (“Lahey Clinic limits visitors to 18 and older,” November 3,

Health web site. Hologic, a Bedford based company which markets digital three-dimensional x-ray mammography, has created an outreach program to help women take personal ownership of their health. The web site is a knowledge base with breast health resources and also reminds registered users to schedule mammograms through email alerts.(“Company makes commitment to Women’s health,” October 22,

Area company recipient of Federal research dollars. 1366 Technologies, a Lexington-based company with a slogan ”Solar at the cost of Coal”, will receive $4 million of the total $33 million in federal funds dedicated to support innovative clean energy production. This company has recently completed a milestone by producing high-efficiency photovoltaic cells (six-by-six inch wafers) to be used in standard-sized solar panels. The company is focused on lowering the cost of production so the end product is affordable to an average household. (“Lexington tech firm receives federal research cash,” October 26,

Environment. The Old North Bridge in Concord became a gathering ground for 400 environmental activists from over 40 Massachusetts towns last month. October 24 marked the international day for climate change, which included 5,200 events in countries around the globe. People gathered to raise awareness on climate change. The event was intended to draw attention to the leaders meeting at the United Nations summit on climate change this December in Copenhagen, Denmark. (“In Concord, area residents rally for climate change,” Oct ober 27, ∆

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