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In the January 2021 Print Edition

Dec 30, 2020 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
Happy New Year!  Let's hope that 2021 is a better year than 2020 was.

The holidays are over and it’s time to stop and take a breath. News of the approval of a Covid-19 vaccine brings hope for a return to a new "normal" -- but not any time soon, unfortunately. And it does little for those who have lost a loved one; our deepest sympathy goes out to anyone who has lost someone because of the pandemic.

At this writing (on Dec. 29, 2020), Bellingham was still designated as a "Red" community because of the number of active Covid-19 cases. This is why it's so important to observe the safety protocols of mask-wearing, social distancing, frequent handwashing, etc., in order to reduce the number of cases so that businesses that have been restricted may resume their normal operations.

It’s also now more important than ever to support our local businesses; it’s also important to support the businesses that advertise in the Bellingham Bulletin, since we could not afford to prepare, print and mail the Bulletin to you free of charge each month, as well as posting it online, without their advertising dollars.

We invite you to browse through this issue at your leisure. Remember, we always appreciate suggestions, questions and comments; you can send them to [email protected].

Below are some highlights, or you may scroll down and view the PDF file of the January issue in its entirety.

Belanger Talks About the Creepy Origins of Long Ago Christmases

Belanger Talks About the Creepy Origins of Long Ago Christmases

Jumping across the pond to our very own Boston, Belanger highlighted some dark moments of Christmas past that happened right outside our doorsteps. Back in 1659, Christmas was banned... Read More » 

 

Bellingham Struggles to Get Out of the Red as Covid-19 Cases Climb

Bellingham Struggles to “Get Out of the Red” as Covid-19 Cases Climb

As of December 18th, Bellingham was still considered a red community and had been for nearly a month, with 607 confirmed/probable cases and 56 active cases. Read More » 

 

Bellingham Superintendent of Schools Peter Marano

New Year Brings Optimism for Bellingham Schools

January’s arrival signals the start of a new year, and there’s no doubt that Bellingham School Superintendent Peter Marano is glad that 2020 is in his rear-view mirror. Read More » 

 

Pelletier Launches Ernies Liquors

Pelletier Launches Ernie’s Liquors

Local resident Ernie Pelletier has opened a new business, Ernie’s Liquors. The new store is located at 191 Mechanic Street (Route 140) in Bellingham, MA. Read More » 

 

Walking Outdoors in the Winter Yes You Can

Walking Outdoors in the Winter? Yes, You Can!

Until the vaccine is readily available, the outdoors is still probably the safest place to be. Does the cold have to keep us indoors? Not if you are prepared, says Marjorie Turner Hollman Read More » 

 

Tempted by the Allure of Condo Life Some Things to Consider

Tempted by the Allure of Condo Life? Some Things to Consider

The threat of a significant amount of snow in the forecast made me realize that there is something very tempting about the maintenance-free aspect of condo life, even though I love my house. Read More » 

 

Condo Owner Falls Into Gap

Condo Owner Falls Into Gap

One of our long-time clients recently started an insurance policy for a condo she owns and rents to a tenant. It was critical to know the deductible on the master policy for the complex... Read More » 

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