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From Josh Brackett-
CapeAnnPolitics.org is up and running. It’s a new (and different) online forum for Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, and Essex that some friends of mine and I are starting, .
Here’s Tracy Arabian, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Web Maven. To see to video with Tracy talking about the upcoming 25th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival click this text
From the Times this morning-
The Mayor’s Desk
Last Thursday, we launched the city’s new Code Red Emergency Notification System.
By Sunday morning, as we realized the enormity of the situation with the water plant, we issued a Code Red emergency notification asking residents to curtail water use.
Code Red is an emergency notification system that basically speed-dials out to the phone numbers in the public phone number database. It is an efficient and direct way to reach thousands of people in a short amount of time with a pre-recorded message.
If you received the introductory call and, or received the Code Red call on Sunday morning regarding the water plant, both recorded by me, then you are in the system and will continue to receive emergency notifications.
If you did not receive any call from Code Red over the past week — or if you would like to change the phone number on file — then you must visit the City of Gloucester’s Web site (www.ci.gloucester.ma.us) and the Code Red link in order to add or change your information. For those of you without Internet access, you can access the city Web site from Sawyer Free Library or the Rose Baker Senior Center.
Since the launch of Code Red, we have received helpful feedback for making the system better. I appreciate the e-mails from residents who’ve provided concrete suggestions such as a caller ID moniker, repeating key information so there isn’t so much to digest all at once, and eliminating a pause at the beginning of the recording so the listener doesn’t hang up.
Like any new system, the kinks need to be worked out. But I am so grateful the system was up and running, and we had rolled out the initial introductory call when we did. Just three days later, we found ourselves needing to get an urgent message out quickly to residents about the failure at the Babson Water Treatment Plant.
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Reminder — GDCC Public Service Clean-up this SATURDAY (8/22) from 9-11
Thanks for volunteering to take part in this summer’s GDCC public service event!
We’ll meet at 9 am sharp this Saturday, at the Gloucester High Parking Lot, near the football stands.. We’ll be done by 11, maybe a little earlier.
We’ll have special collection bags, thanks to Gloucester’s DPW, but suggest that you bring the following:
1. Comfortable, sturdy gloves;
2. Sunscreen and bug repellent;
3. A small note pad and pen (to jot down the location of junk TVs, hazardous materials, and other stuff that we should let the city know about).
4. And of course, bring along a friend or family member!
I’m looking forward to seeing you all — and helping spruce up Gloucester!
Thanks, Mike Wheeler
Tell us in the comment selection at the bottom of this post what steps you have taken (if any) to deal with the current City of Gloucester Water Crisis.
Thankfully I have a jug of bottled water to make my coffee.
Pete Mondello reported that Dunkin Donuts around town were closed this morning.