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In the October 2020 Print Edition

Sep 25, 2020 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
October is here and with it the crisp (cold!) weather of fall. The kids have gone back to school in a hybrid sort of way, and between that and the colder weather approaching, many are watching the number of Covid cases for the predicted uptick. As tired as we all are of the restrictions we have to live with, the key word is "live." At this writing, 200,000 people are not alive to be able to follow the guidelines. Wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, handwashing and sanitizing seem like small prices to pay to help keep that number from climbing even higher.

We have lots of interesting information for residents to peruse, such as a former Bellingham native's account of his harrowing experience in a California wildfire. The Municipal Spotlight features an interview with Bellingham Public Health Nurse Esther Martone, who discusses the current and possible future Covid-19 situation. We also have an update on the school sports schedule and guidelines.

Once again, I'd like to remind our readers that, if you enjoy reading the Bulletin, it's more important than ever to support our advertisers; as a non-subscription paper, those are the only operating funds we receive, so if we lose advertisers because they didn't get a response, the Bulletin shrinks proportionally. (Even if you don’t end up buying anything, please let them know you saw their ad in the Bellingham Bulletin.)

Below are some highlights from the October issue. (If you want to skip to the PDF file and read the entire print edition, simply scroll down below the highlights, and click in the center of the box containing the newspaper icon. When you're done, press "Esc" to exit.) As always, we hope you enjoy the publication!

Robidoux Outstanding Among Firefighter Recruits

Robidoux Outstanding Among Firefighter Recruits

Firefighter Joseph Robidoux was named by the instructors of the MA Firefighting Academy as the recipient of the Richard N. Bangs Award, which is given to an outstanding student. Read More » 


Town Clerk Announces In-Person Early Voting Hours for the General Election

Town Clerk Announces In-Person Early Voting Hours for the General Election

Early Voting will begin on October 17th and continue through October 30th in the Arcand Room of the Bellingham Municipal Center. The last day for voter registration is October 24th at 8PM. Read More »

Martone Excels in Her Role As Bellinghams Public Health Nurse

Martone Excels in Her Role As Bellingham’s Public Health Nurse

Esther Martone may not think of herself as a go-to expert on Covid-19, but she certainly has become a valuable asset in Bellingham at a crucial time in the town’s history. Read More » 

Fazzinis Offers Fine Italian Dining Just Over the RI Border

Fazzini’s Offers Fine Italian Dining Just Over the RI Border

In the Bellingham area, diners are blessed with lots of choices for fine dining at Italian restaurants. How to choose? “There’s a lot of love that goes into the dishes we prepare”... Read More » 


"Halloween 101" as Presented by Ostrander Insurance

With Halloween right around the corner, Ostrander Insurance thought it would be a good idea to have some fun with a true or false quiz for our loyal readers. Read More » 


Bellingham Senior Center

Senior Center October News Includes Reopening

It looks like the next step in the Senior Center returning to something resembling “normal” will happen October 1, when all COVID policies and procedures will be in place. Read More » 


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