Community Action is pleased to announce our Older Adult Home
Modification Program (OAHMP), a new initiative designed for eligible
lower-income homeowners, age 62 and older, living in Franklin and
Hampshire Counties and looking to maintain independence and lead safe
and productive lives in their homes.
Through this program, lower-income older adults can improve general
home safety through no-cost modifications that reduce the risk of falling,
increase accessibility, and improve the home's functional abilities.
If you currently receive Fuel Assistance and could benefit from the
installation of grab bars, railings, temporary ramps, tub/shower transfer
benches, raised toilet seats with hand rails, and stair steps, please contact
To ensure the highest quality programming, Community Action is
partnering with the team at LifePath, who have been providing services
to older adults in support of independent living in our area for over 45
HOMEOWNER MUST LIVE IN FRANKLIN OR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
HOMEOWNER MUST BE AGE 62 OR OLDER
HOMEOWNER MUST MEET THE INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES BELOW
413-774-2310 Option 4
Community Action OAHMP
PO Box 1432
Greenfield, MA 01302
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Mr. Naseby, becoming engrossed in securing the election of a sound party candidate to Parliament, wrote a flaming letter to the papers. The letter had about it every demerit of party letters in general: it was expressed with the energy of a believer; it was personal; it was a little more than half unfair, and about a quarter untrue. The old man did not mean to say what was untrue, you may be sure; but he had rashly picked up gossip, as his prejudice suggested, and now rashly launched it on the public with the sanction of his name.
“The Liberal candidate,” he concluded, “is thus a public turncoat. Is that the sort of man we want? He has been given the lie, and has swallowed the insult. Is that the sort of man we want? I answer, No! with all the force of my conviction, I answer No!”
He found is father’s manifesto in one column; and in another a leading article. “No one, that we are aware of,” ran the article, “had consulted Mr. Naseby on the subject, but if he had been appealed to by the whole body of electors, his letter would be none the less ungenerous and unjust to Mr. Dalton. We do not choose to give the lie to Mr. Naseby, for we are all too well of the consequences, but we shall venture instead to print the facts of both cases referred to by this red-hot partisan in another portion of our issue. Mr. Naseby is of course a large proprietor in our neighbourhood: but fidelity to facts, decent feeling, and English grammar are all of them qualities more important than the possession of land. Mr. N— is doubtless a great man; in his large gardens and that half-mile of greenhouses, where he has probably ripened his intellect and temper, he may say what he will to his hired vassals, but (as the Scots say) --
He maunna think to domineer.
Liberalism,” continued the anonymous journalist “is of too free and sound a growth,” etc.
from “The Story of a Lie,” by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1879.
Need we say more? —Submitted by Margaret Freeman
I have been very concerned about the use of salt on our Heath roads for a number of reasons: (1) the deterioration of our roads, (2) deterioration of our highway vehicles and our personal vehicles, (3) the environmental impact of salt washing into our streams, (4) the added costs of replacing our plows and trucks due to corrosion, and (5) the added cost of replacing the salt shed with material impervious to salt corrosion (apparently concrete is not.)
I understand that sand has drawbacks and does not give us those clear, albeit "whitish" roads, but I think we should at least understand the hidden costs of salt vs sand and decide if we can afford it. When I first moved to Heath in the pre-salt days, I used to brag to friends, "Once you get to Heath, the roads will be fine." And they were.
I did a lot of research and found this article more relevant to Heath than the Mass DOT site.
Impact on Vermont's Natural Environment and Infrastructure