Top 10 Pre-Hurricane Preparations

Top 10 Pre-Hurricane Preparations

Our man on the ground, Craig Kelley, offers tips for how Catabrigians and others in the path of this week's major storm can stay safe and secure. These 10 tips are useful for anyone looking down a severe weather event, so bookmark this page and review often! ** Hey Everyone: Hurricane Jose is on its way to New England, and while it is likely to be downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it gets to Massachusetts, it may still bring high winds and heavy rains to Cambridge. Ideally, we won’t get anything more than a big storm. Still, while the City and Eversource will have staff on hand to respond to emergencies as they may arise, the first step in being prepared and staying safe starts with you. And as September is National Preparedness Month, this is a good opportunity to think about how you’ve planned for emergencies and to test out some of those plans. Please share this email with anyone you...
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Forgot Something, Commissioner Hoffman?

Forgot Something, Commissioner Hoffman?

Last week, Massachusetts’ newly-formed Cannabis Control Commission held its first formal meetings. At its second meeting, the Commission distributed a draft working agenda (whether the CCC intended its release is not clear, but regardless the document is now publicly available - though buried - on the Mass.gov website. H/T to Dan Adams of the Boston Globe for turning it up). The agenda helpfully shows the issues the Commissioners are planning to tackle and how they are divvying up the job. It’s an eye-opening document and a welcome sneak peek into a state bureaucracy getting to work. If not no other reason, it's worth a look to see how Bain trains its people to organize projects. Glaringly absent from the list, however, was any mention whatsoever of the Commission’s statutory obligations to create energy and environmental performance standards for marijuana cultivation facilities operating in the state or a plan to involve traditional agriculture. A charitable reading of the list suggests that of course...
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