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How To Really Move On When You Can No Longer Walk

There are a lot of nightmare scenarios no one wants to personally experience. One is getting a phone call that someone you love is hurt and another — permanently ending up in a wheelchair. Many people say they’d rather be dead if this happened to them, but oh how things change when you actually find yourself in this situation.

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Simply put people don’t want to die, so they deal with it and move on, but it’s never that easy.  And for some even, they’re never able to, so forever languishing in a living hell.

To truly see how it is possible to move on after becoming a wheelchair-user and be enlightened, read on for seven awesome insights.

Accept that you must reinvent yourself.

One of the first things to know when you become a wheelchair-user is that you are no longer who you were before.  If your body is different after going through such a dramatic injury. A lot of people fight against this, wanting to hold onto their previous able-bodied self, but the fact is they will never be that person again.

Instead of desperately holding onto someone you once were, embrace this as an opportunity to reinvent yourself.  If you no longer do tree work, get that engineering degree you always wanted and finally feed that part of your brain from here on out.  A serious bodily injury can really open new doors.

Find out how to still use your body as much as possible.

It can be so difficult no longer being able to use your body like before, but don’t give up on moving your body just because you can’t use it 100 percent.  Instead, push yourself as much as possible.  If you can’t move your legs, you can try electrical stimulation to the legs.  If you can’t transfer yourself but you get really close, try for years until you finally get it.  Never give up on your body’s strength and pushing it (safely of course).  Even if you move your body involuntarily, knowing you’re still utilizing all four limbs in some way is a must for the soul long-term.

You should also be working out on a regular basis. Serious cardio and strength training is a must when you use a wheelchair since getting your heart rate can be a great way to boost endorphins in the brain.  When you’re not getting the cardio you would otherwise get from regular able-bodied activities, like walking all the time, you must find another way to get it. It’s a huge must.

Develop a negative thinking coping mechanism.

It can be almost too easy getting into a negative train of thought when things aren’t going well as a wheelchair-user.  The tendency to blame the wheelchair for all of your problems is almost too easy.  Whenever you find yourself angry because you need a wheelchair, try to click your mind into a positive place; a place you’ve created just for this.  Maybe it’s a happy memory or a place you absolutely love.

Take on the “survivor success” mentality. 

I love this one. Never forget that you are a survivor for living life sitting-down.  This is an existence that challenges a human both mentally and physically.  Whenever you feel empty inside because you can’t use your god-given legs, remind yourself that you are a  survivor in the exact sense, and let that feed your ego if you must.  Not many people can do what you do and do it so well. Yes, you do rock.

Learn to love yourself.

It can be easy being jealous of everyone that can walk when you can’t, but if you learn to love yourself completely, you’ll be a lot happier.

If you have a hard time finding things you absolutely love about yourself, make a list and ask friends and family their input.  You’ll be surprised at what you hear and chances are it will make you feel awesome.

Appreciate your unique perspective.

It can take several years to get to the mindset of enjoying the interesting perspective of  living life sitting down —  the people we meet, the lessons we’ve learned through our struggles, the way it helps us look at life differently, perhaps even better.  When you have a body that doesn’t respond like it once did, you have no choice but to look at the world differently. This without question, sharpens the mind.

Be grateful for what you still have.

Each moment you’re able to breathe is a gift whether you believe it or not, and when you use a wheelchair this is even more true since so many of us have had near death experiences. It may sound cliche, but yes, do count your blessings. 

Life is too short to wish for unicorns and golden tickets in chocolate bars. The here and the now is all we got. Enjoy your ice cream before it melts.

How have you been able to move on after becoming a wheelchair-user?

 

 

VA Benefits for Veterans – APPLY NOW

VETERANS

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If you need a wheelchair van (driver or passenger) you may be eligible for one at little to no out of pocket cost. We, too, are Veterans and understand your needs.

Click here to begin the VA process and receive guidance on getting your benefits.

The Auto Allowance Grant: This benefit provides eligible Veterans with flat rate federal grant of $19,505.00 towards the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle. This grant is paid to the seller of the vehicle and must be approved by the VA before the purchase.
The Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program: This benefit provides eligible Veterans with funding (approximately $25,000) for equipment and training to enter, exit and/or operate a motor vehicle. This equipment includes but not limited to platform wheelchair lifts, kneeling systems, power door openers, lowered floors/raised roofs, raised doors, hand controls and braking and digital driving systems.
Non Service Connected Van Modifications: This benefit provides eligible Veterans with funding (approximately $25,000) for non-operational equipment for entry and exit to the van. Issuance of equipment is considered medical and is not included as part of the Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program.

“U.S. veterans make so many sacrifices for our freedoms,” said Doug Eaton, president of VMI. “We’re indebted for their service and believe our disabled vets should have easier access to mobility vehicles. That’s why we teamed up with Paralyzed Veterans and the VMI Select Dealer Network to establish Operation Independence. Through this national program, we’ll help raise awareness of the federal grant money that is available to our vets to help them purchase a new mobility vehicle. We’ll also explain how the national VMI Select Dealer Network can fast track their purchase of a quality mobility van and provide important vehicle maintenance after the sale.”

Operation Independence is a national program developed by VMI and is supported by the Paralyzed Veterans and The American Wheelchair Van Society. A portion of the program will educate veterans about Federal Grant 21-4502, which is available to disabled U.S. vets and was recently increased from $11,500 to $18,900. In addition to the grant, VMI is offering an additional $1,000 coupon that can be used as cash back from the manufacturer or applied toward a down payment for veterans who qualify for the 21-4502 grant and who have not previously taken advantage of the 21-4502 Auto Allowance Grant. The American Wheelchair Van Society will assist all Veterans through the process.

“We’ve found that a number of important government benefits like the 21-4502 program, which provides a grant towards the purchase of a mobility vehicle of their choice, are under-utilized by eligible veterans,” said Al Kovach, National Senior Vice President of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and a former Navy SEAL. “This partnership with VMI’s Operation Independence is so important to as it supports Paralyzed Veterans’ Mission: ABLE campaign which enables severely disabled veterans to secure care, benefits and jobs and rebuild their lives. Together, we can leverage our efforts to improve mobility for disabled veterans by connecting them with the vehicles that fit their needs and ultimately help them achieve the independence and dignity they deserve.”

Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded by a group of seriously injured American heroes from the “Greatest Generation” of World War II. They created a nonprofit organization to meet the challenges head that they faced back in the 1940s — from a medical community not ready to treat them, to an inaccessible world. For more than 65 years, Paralyzed Veterans national office and 34 chapters across the nation have been making America a better place for all veterans and people with disabilities. (www.pva.org)

“According to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, there are nearly 3.5 million veterans who now live with a service-connected disability,” said Doug Eaton, president of Vantage Mobility International. “Many of those disabled veterans struggle to find employment because they don’t have access to reliable transportation. So, in addition to supporting the Paralyzed Veterans of America national tour, we’ve also teamed up with Toyota Motor Sales USA to give all disabled veterans a chance to win a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE with our Access360 In-floor Ramp Conversion. We hope veterans in the Houston area will join us at Adaptive Driving Access in Houston to learn more about our Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest.”

‘The Big Push for Progress’ initiative was developed to honor Paralyzed Veterans and help local communities “take a stand for veterans and their families.”

Paralyzed Veterans of America, which is celebrating 67 years this year, is urging all Americans to take a stand for veterans. “Our disabled veterans face an unemployment rate three to eight times higher than average,” said Bill Lawson, U.S. Army veteran and national president of Paralyzed Veterans. “That’s just one reason I’m asking my fellow Americans to help redouble our efforts for positive change. We need everyone to be a part of our big push for progress.”

Click here to begin the VA process and receive guidance on getting your benefits.

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Additional Mobility Resources in Massachusetts

Additional Mobility Resources in Massachusetts

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Non-Profit Organizations

Independent Living Centers

  • Center for Living and Working – Worcester, MA
  • Independent Living Center of the North Shore & Cape Ann, Inc. – Salem, MA
  • Kennedy Donovan Center – Foxboro, MA
  • Northeast Independent Living – Lawrence, MA

Veteran Administration Hospitals/Organizations

Rehabilitation Centers/Hospitals

  • Center for Comprehensive Services – Braintree, MA
  • Health South – Woburn, MA
  • Spaulding Rehab – Boston, MA

Adaptive Driver Evaluators

  • Adaptive Driving Programs – Dedham, MA

 

Heroes Remembered: The 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 – 00:00

Our “Heroes Remembered” event will honor and recognize all Korean War Veterans on the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice on the National Mall at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC. The event start time is to be determined. Please continue to check back on this site, as additional information will be provided. To receive an official invitation, please provide your mailing address by clicking HERE.

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NAVSEA’s Wounded Warrior Program

NAVSEA’s  Wounded Warrior

Due to advances in modern military medicine, unprecedented numbers of wounded service members are returning to the fight or transitioning their service to civilian employment. Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Army  

The skills and experiences of our warriors or veterans represents a rich resource of talent that can support NAVSEA’s mission of developing, delivering and maintaining ships and systems on time, on cost for the U.S. Navy.

Due to advances in modern military medicine, unprecedented numbers of wounded service members are returning to the fight or transitioning their service to civilian employment.  Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Army     

Naval Sea Systems Command’s Wounded Warrior Program seeks to match service-disabled veterans with employment opportunities in NAVSEA’s industrial, scientific, contracting and administrative fields. NAVSEA has approximately 60,000 positions at 38 different field activities across the country and overseas. The command also collaborates with the Army Material Command to help wounded warriors find meaningful opportunities at Army locations within the United States.    

   

Due to advances in modern military medicine, unprecedented numbers of wounded service members are returning to the fight or transitioning their service to civilian employment.  Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Army

  Internships

Internships offer the training and education for wounded warriors to excel in entry-level placements and advance in their chosen field. Consult the Wounded Warrior Program office for the latest opportunities.

Education Counseling

Wounded Warrior Program coordinators offer post 9-11 GI bill benefits guidance to help navigate educational opportunities offered through NAVSEA, the Veteran’s Administration, and the Department of Labor.

Mentor, Assist, Train to Excel and Support

 NAVSEA’s commitment to wounded warriors continues beyond employment placement. Hand-selected mentors work with wounded warriors, providing continued support as they transition to the civilian workforce. The command’s commitment to veterans and its leadership from the front approach sets the precedent for the Navy’s other systems commands.

Videos

NAVSEA’s Vice Adm. McCoy Highlights Wounded Warrior Transition Programs (video)

Sylvester Ceasar, Aquisition Logistics Specialist

Mark Gwathmey, Disaster Management Specialist

Lili Jones, NAVSEA Logistics Management Specialist    

Contact Them

To learn more about the NAVSEA Wounded Warrior Program, please call (202) 781-1431 or email nssc_wwarriorhiring@navy.mil.

Wheelchair Accessible Van Conversion Options New England Mobility Center

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Wheelchair Accessible Van Conversion Options

We know that each individual person has their own personal desires and requirements in a wheelchair accessible van. At VMi New England Mobility Center, we offer a variety of conversion options in order to best fit your individual needs. Whether you need hand controls or an under vehicle lift (UVL), our highly trained Mobility Center Consultants are here to listen to your needs, educate you on the safest/best products available, and deliver the highest quality service in the vehicle modification industry.

VMi New England Mobility Center has access to hundreds of new and used wheelchair accessible vans ready for immediate delivery. We carry everything from minivans, to full-size vans, to commercial paratransit vans and ambulette vans, in Dodge, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Buick, Toyota, Honda, and Ford models. Our large inventory and unmatched mobility facility enables our customers to get the wheelchair accessible van they want, when they want it.

If you want to learn more about our wheelchair accessible van conversion options, contact us for a free in house consultation.

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if you are you looking for a wheelchair accessible minivan for your transportation requirements? VMi New England is you one stop for adaptive mobility equipment and offers a wide selection of quality new and used wheelchair vans designed to accommodate your individual needs.
Our team of mobility consultants will help to explain the different styles of ramps and minivans available to you.
No matter what your driving preferences, we’ll find the right vehicle and adaptive equipment. We also take non-accessible trade-ins.  We sell the best quality new and used wheelchair vans in RI or MA.
Call us for info on adaptive mobility equipment veterans resources.

Grants through the Veterans Association for Disabled Veterans

Get help with a disabled veterans grant toward the sale price or conversion of a handicap accessible minivan. This grant is available for disabled veterans with service-related disabilities including:
•loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both feet
•loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both hands
•permanent loss or impairment of vision in both eyes
•ankylosis (immobility) of one or both knees, or one or both hips

Disabled Veterans Loan Program:

Loans for disabled veterans are available by seeking funds through other outlets. It is advised that you search for veterans loan programs by seeking out loans available for your specific disability.

You can also find loans to help pay for adapted vehicles by searching for money based on your disability instead of purely focusing on veterans benefits. Search through our Wheelchair Van Loans section to find other loans that apply to you.

We are always seeking to expand funding opportunities for the disabled to help pay for a handicap accessible minivan. If you know of other disability grant and loan programs for disabled veterans, please let us know.

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Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program-

The Automobile Adaptive Equipment (AAE) program permits physically challenged persons to enter, exit and/or operate a motor vehicle or other conveyance. The VA also provides necessary equipment such as platform wheelchair lifts, Under Vehicle Lifts (ULV), power door openers, lowered floors/raised roofs, raised doors, hand controls, left foot gas pedals, reduced effort and zero effort steering and braking, air conditioning and digital driving systems.

Eligibility

Veterans who are service connected for the loss, or loss of use of one or both feet or hands, or service connected ankylosis of one or both knees or hips.

Veterans who are service connected for permanent impairment of vision of both eyes that have a central acuity of 20/200.

NSC veterans are eligible for equipment/ modifications that will allow ingress and egress from a vehicle only.

Note: Eligible service connected veterans who are non-drivers are not eligible for reimbursement for operational equipment.

nes apply for leased vehicles just as if the veteran purchased a new or used vehicle.

Lease must be to the veteran and he/she be responsible for the repairs and maintenance of the vehicle, and not to any business.

Cost limitations will not exceed the allowable reimbursable amounts.

Conversions

– Mini- Van

Reimbursement for mini-van conversions will be made in an amount equal to or less than the average cost of a conventional van modification, plus 25% (SC only).

VA will reimburse for the cost of transporting/delivery of the vehicle.

– Full Size Van

This type of conversion is considered comfort, far exceeds the space required for transportation

The amount should not exceed conventional van conversion

– Pick-up Trucks

The space modified about half that of a mini van

The dollar amount should not exceed mini van conversion

– Motor Homes

All modifications must be pre-authorized.

Only VA approved add-on equipment may be authorized.

Maximum reimbursable amounts established for automobile adaptive equipment will not be exceeded for similar items authorized as adaptive equipment in a motor home.

Amount authorized and the purchase and installation of an approved lift in a motor home will not exceed the average amount authorized for purchase and installation of similar lifts installed in vans by the authorizing VA facility.

VA is not responsible for the removal, modification or reinstallation of any convenience items contained in the motor home, e.g., cabinets, stoves, showers, refrigerators, etc.

– Repairs

Routine service to items is not considered a repair e.g., brake shoes, drums & pads or other adjustments (only the power booster). Power Steering and Automatic Transmission service or fluid refills are not authorized (only the transmission itself, or the power steering components).

Maximum reimbursement is for the total amount of the certified invoice.

Repairs, cost of parts and labor, is listed in thee current Mitchell Mechanical Parts and Labor Estimating Guide for Domestic Cars.

Towing is not normally an authorized repair.

Exceptions to the 2 vehicles in a 4 year period rule

Normally only allowance can be provided for 2 vehicles in a 4 year period.

Exceptions to this rule are:
Theft
Fire
Accident
Court of legal actions
Costly Repairs
Changes in the drivers medical requirements necessitating a different type of vehicle

Required documentation to remove a vehicle of record

Important Note: These vehicles may not be sold or given to family members or any other party residing in the same household of the veteran, or transferred to a business owned by the veteran.
Proof of trade-in
Proof of sale
Proof of other means of disposal, e.g., total loss by accident , act of God, fire, theft, etc.

How to Apply

Please contact your local PVA National Service Officer for assistance with the application.

The information provided above was found in The Newsletter of New England Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Financing OptionsDID YOU KNOW? In most towns you are exempt from excise tax if you don’t pay state sales tax on your mobility van. See the bottom of this page for a list of most cities and towns in MA and RI for you to check on your options. 

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund – The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF) helps families bear the excessive financial burdens associated with the care of children with special health care needs and disabilities. more info

CONSUMER LOANS – New England Mobility Center has banking programs that can offer up to 10 years financing on a wheelchair handicap van. Even if your credit is less than perfect we will work hard to get you financed!!

INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS – A nonprofit organization that helps grant people money so they can maintain an independent lifestyle.

INDEPENDENT MOBILITY SYSTEMS – IMS offers long-term financing on all new purchases. All loan transactions are done on-site and guaranteed to help fit your needs.

INSURANCE COMPANIES – We will help you work with your insurance company to make sure you are receiving the maximum your benefits allow.

MANUFACTURERS’ REBATES – Major manufacturers often offer rebates. We’ll help you process all paperwork. more info

MEDICAID – In certain instances, Medicaid will pay for vehicle adaptive equipment. This falls under the “Medicaid waiver” and each state administers this program differently. We will be able to process you Medicaid claims for you as of January 2003.

PFS – Patient Financing offers long-term financing fit for your budget. PFS will finance any medical related equipment up to $25,000.00.

TOYOTA FINANCING- We can now get up 10 year financing on Toyota Sienna Rampvans.

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION – Provides help for veterans.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION – A State funded organization that’s goal is to provide individuals with the means they need to get back into the workforce.
If you are located in Seekonk Massachusetts we are close by and worth the drive from anywhere in New England.

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Massachusetts City and Town Directory

ABINGTON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
500 GLINIEWICZ WAY
02351
Phone: (781) 982-2112
Fax: (781) 982-2138
Email: ladams@abingtonmass.com
Website: www.abingtonmass.com
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

ACTON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
472 MAIN STREET
01720
Phone: (978) 929-6620
Fax: (978) 264-9630
Email: clerk@acton-ma.gov
Website: www.acton-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-5p

ACUSHNET
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
122 MAIN STREET
02743
Phone: (508) 998-0215
Fax: (508) 998-0216
Email: plabonte@acushnettown.mec.edu
Website: www.acushnet.ma.us
Hours: M, W-F: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-8p

ADAMS
TOWN CLERK
8 PARK ST
01220
Phone: (413) 743-8320
Fax: (413) 743-8316
Email: hmeczywor@town.adams.ma.us
Website: www.town.adams.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p

AGAWAM
TOWN HALL
36 MAIN STREET
01001
Phone: (413) 786-0400
Fax: (413) 786-9927
Email: clerk@agawam.ma.us
Website: www.agawam.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

ALFORD
TOWN HALL
5 ALFORD CENTER RD
01230
Phone: (413) 528-4536
Fax: (413) 528-4581
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: townofalford.org
Hours: Th: 8a-11a

AMESBURY
TOWN CLERK
62 FRIEND ST.
01913
Phone: (978) 388-8100
Fax: (978) 388-8150
Email: bonnijo@amesburyma.gov
Website: www.amesburyma.gov
Hours: M-W: 8a-4p; Th: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

AMHERST
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
TOWN HALL
4 BOLTWOOD AVE
01002
Phone: (413) 259-3035
Fax: (413) 259-2401
Email: burgesss@amherstma.gov
Website: www.amherstma.gov
Hours: M-W & F: 8a-4:30p; Th: 12p-4:30p

ANDOVER
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
TOWN OFFICES
36 BARTLET STREET
01810
Phone: (978) 623-8255
Fax: (978) 623-8260
Email: lmurphy@andoverma.gov
Website: www.andoverma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

AQUINNAH
TOWN CLERK
65 STATE RD
02535
Phone: (508) 645-2304
Fax: (508) 645-2310
Email: aqhcp@comcast.net
Website: www.aquinnah-ma.gov
Hours: M, W & Th: 9:30a-1:30p & By appointment

ARLINGTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
730 MASS. AVE.
02476
Phone: (781) 316-3070
Fax: (781) 316-3079
Email: crainville@town.arlington.ma.us
Website: www.arlingtonma.gov
Hours: M-W: 8a-4p; Th: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

ASHBURNHAM
TOWN CLERK
32 MAIN ST
01430
Phone: (978) 827-4102
Fax: (978) 827-4105
Email: townclerk@ashburnham-ma.gov
Website: www.ashburnham-ma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; M 1st & 3rd: 5p-7p

ASHBY
TOWN CLERK
895 MAIN ST
01431
Phone: (978) 386-2424
Fax: (978) 386-2490
Email: tclerk@ci.ashby.ma.us
Website: www.ci.ashby.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8a-12p; W: 5p-8p

ASHFIELD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
412 MAIN STREET
PO BOX 560
01330
Phone: (413) 628-4441 x 5
Fax: (413) 628-0228
Email: TOWNHALL@ASHFIELD.ORG
Website: WWW.TOWNOFASHFIELD.ORG
Hours: M & Tu: 9a-3p; W: 9a-11a

ASHLAND
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
101 MAIN ST
TOWN HALL
01721
Phone: (508) 881-0100 x 601
Fax: (508) 231-1503
Email: townclerkoffice@ashlandmass.com
Website: www.ashlandmass.com
Hours: M, Tu & Th: 8a-3:30p; W: 8a-7p

ATHOL
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
584 MAIN STREET
01331
Phone: (978) 249-4551
Fax: (978) 249-2491
Email: townclerk@townofathol.org
Website: www.athol-ma.gov
Hours: M,W & Th: 8a-5p;Tu: 8a-8p

ATTLEBORO
BOARD OF ELECTION CMMSSNR
77 PARK ST
02703
Phone: (508) 223-2222
Fax: (774) 203-1805
Email: elections@cityofattleboro.us
Website: www.cityofattleboro.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

AUBURN
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
104 CENTRAL ST
01501
Phone: (508) 832-7701
Fax: (508) 832-7702
Email: clerk@town.auburn.ma.us
Website: www.auburnguide.com
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

AVON
TOWN CLERK
65 EAST MAIN ST
BUCKLEY CENTER
02322
Phone: (508) 588-0414
Fax: (508) 559-0209
Email: jkopke@avonmass.org
Website: www.avonmass.org
Hours: M-W: 8:30a-4:30p; Th: 8:30a-7:30p; F: 8:30a-1p

AYER
TOWN CLERK
1 MAIN ST
PO BOX 308
01432
Phone: (978) 772-8215
Fax: (978) 772-8222
Email: clerk@ayer.ma.us
Website: www.ayer.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-5p

BARNSTABLE
TOWN CLERK & BD OF REGIS.
367 MAIN ST./1ST FL.
HYANNIS, MA
02601
Phone: (508) 862-4044
Fax: (508) 790-6326
Email: linda.hutchenrider@town.barnstable.ma.us
Website: www.town.barnstable.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

BARRE
TOWN CLERK
40 WEST ST
PO BOX 418
01005
Phone: (978) 355-5003
Fax: (978) 355-5025
Email: clerk@townofbarre.com
Website: www.townofbarre.com
Hours: M & W: 7p-9p; Tu-Wed-Th: 9a-12p, 1p-4p

BECKET
TOWN CLERK
557 MAIN ST
01223
Phone: (413) 623-8934
Fax: (413) 623-6036
Email: townclerk@townof becket.org
Website: www.townofbecket.org
Hours: M & Tu: 8:30a-4:30p; W: 11:30a-8:30p

BEDFORD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
10 MUDGE WAY
01730
Phone: (781) 275-0083
Fax: (781) 275-5757
Email: doreent@town.bedford.ma.us
Website: www.town.bedford.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

BELCHERTOWN
TOWN CLERK
2 JABISH ST, RM 201
P.O. BOX 629
01007
Phone: (413) 323-0281
Fax: (413) 323-0107
Email: clerk@belchertown.org
Website: www.belchertown.org
Hours: M-F: 8a-5p

BELLINGHAM
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
10 MECHANIC ST
02019
Phone: (508) 657-2830
Fax: (508) 657-2832
Email: aodabashian@bellinghamma.org
Website: www.bellinghamma.org
Hours: M: 8:30a-7p; T-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; F: 8:30a-1p

BELMONT
BELMONT TOWN CLERK
455 CONCORD AVE
02478
Phone: (617) 993-2600
Fax: (617) 993-2601
Email: ecushman@belmont-ma.gov
Website: www.belmont-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

BERKLEY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1 NORTH MAIN ST
02779
Phone: (508) 822-3348
Fax: (508) 822-3511
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 9:30a-2:30p

BERLIN
TOWN CLERK
23 LINDEN ST. #8
01503
Phone: (978) 838-2931
Fax: (978) 838-0014
Email: townclerk@townofberlin.com
Website: www.townofberlin.com
Hours: Tu & Th: 11a-2p; W: 7p-9p

BERNARDSTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
P.O.BOX 504
01337
Phone: (413) 648-5408
Fax: (413) 648-9318
Email: bernardstontownclerk@crocker.com
Website: www.town.bernardston.ma.us
Hours: M-Tu & Th: 9a-12p; W: 4p-7p

BEVERLY
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
191 CABOT ST
01915
Phone: (978) 605-2326
Fax: (978) 921-8511
Email: kconnolly@beverlyma.gov
Website: www.beverlyma.gov
Hours: M-W: 8:30a-4:30p; Th: 8:30a-7:30p; F: 8:30a-1p

BILLERICA
TOWN CLERK
365 BOSTON RD
01821
Phone: (978) 671-0926
Fax: (978) 671-0908
Email: sschult@town.billerica.ma.us
Website: www.town.billerica.ma.us/
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p

BLACKSTONE
BOARD OF REGISTRARS
15 ST. PAUL ST.
01504
Phone: (508) 883-1500
Fax: (508) 883-4953
Email: mstaples@townofblackstone.org
Website: www.townofblackston.org
Hours: M-F: 9a-4:30p; Tu: 5:30p-7:30p

BLANDFORD
TOWN CLERK
P.O. BOX 101
102 MAIN STREET
01008
Phone: (413) 848-0054
Fax: (413) 848-2216
Email: clerk@townofblanford.com
Website: www.townofblandford.com
Hours: M: 6p-9p & By appointment

BOLTON
TOWN CLERK
P.O.BOX 278
663 MAIN ST.
01740
Phone: (978) 779-2771
Fax: (798) 779-5461
Email: townclerk@townofbolton.com
Website: www.townofbolton.com
Hours: M-Th: 9a-4p; Tu: 6p-8p

BOSTON
BOSTON ELECTION DEPT.
ONE CITY HALL SQUARE
ROOM 241
02201
Phone: (617) 635-3767
Fax: (617) 635-4483
Email: Maryanne.Marrero@cityofboston.gov
Website: WWW.CITYOFBOSTON.GOV/ELECTIONS
Hours: M-F: 9a-5p

BOURNE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
24 PERRY AVENUE
BUZZARDS BAY
02532
Phone: (508) 759-0600
Fax: (508) 759-7980
Email: wchapman@townofbourne.com
Website: www.townofbourne.com
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

BOXBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK
29 MIDDLE RD
01719
Phone: (978) 263-1116
Fax: (978) 264-3127
Email: elizabeth.markiewicz@town.boxborough.ma.us
Website: www.town.boxborough.ma.us/
Hours: M: 10a-2p & 7p-9p; Tu-F: 9a-2p

BOXFORD
TOWN CLERK
7A SPOFFORD RD
01921
Phone: (978) 887-6000 x 151
Fax: (978) 887-0943
Email: rphelan@town.boxford.ma.us
Website: www.town.boxford.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p

BOYLSTON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
221 MAIN ST
01505
Phone: (508) 869-2234
Fax: (508) 869-6210
Email: SBOURASSA@BOYLSTON-MA.GOV
Website: www.boylston-ma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-2p; M: 6p-8p

BRAINTREE
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
1 J.F.K. MEMORIAL DR
02184
Phone: (781) 794-8240
Fax: (781) 794-8259
Email: jpowers@braintreema.gov
Website: www.townofbraintreegov.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

BREWSTER
TOWN CLERK
2198 MAIN ST
02631
Phone: (508) 896-4506
Fax: (508) 896-8089
Email: cwilliams@town.brewster.ma.us
Website: www.town.brewster.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p

BRIDGEWATER
TOWN CLERK & BR OF REGIS.
64 CENTRAL SQUARE
02324
Phone: (508) 697-0921
Fax: (508) 697-0941
Email: clerk@bridgewaterma.org
Website: www.bridgewaterma.org
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p

BRIMFIELD
TOWN CLERK
PO BOX 508
01010
Phone: (413) 245-4100
Fax: (413) 245-4107
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.brimfieldma.org
Hours: Tu: 6:30p-8p; Sat: 9a-11a

BROCKTON
ELECTION COMMISSION
45 SCHOOL ST
02301
Phone: (508) 580-7117
Fax: (508) 583-6424
Email: jmcgarry@cobma.us
Website: www.brockton.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

BROOKFIELD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
6 CENTRAL STREET
01506
Phone: (508) 867-2930
Fax: (508) 867-5091
Email: mseery@brookfieldma.us
Website: www.brookfield@ma.us
Hours: M, Tu & Th: 9a-3p; W: 9a-6p

BROOKLINE
TOWN CLERK
333 WASHINGTON ST
02445
Phone: (617) 730-2010
Fax: (617) 730-2043
Email: pward@brooklinema.gov
Website: www.brooklinema.gov
Hours: M-W: 8a-5p; Th: 8a-8p; F: 8a-12:30p

BUCKLAND
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 159
01338
Phone: (413) 625-8572
Fax: (413) 625-8570
Email: twnclerk@crocker.com
Hours: M-Th: 7:30a-3p

BURLINGTON
TOWN CLERK
29 CENTER STREET
01803
Phone: (781) 270-1660
Fax: (781) 238-4692
Email: clerk@burlmass.org
Website: www.burlington.org/clerk
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

CAMBRIDGE
ELECTION COMMISSION
51 INMAN ST
FIRST FLOOR
02139
Phone: (617) 349-4361
Fax: (617) 349-4366
Email: elections2@cambridgema.gov
Website: www.cambridgema.gov/election
Hours: M: 8:30a-8p; T-Th: 8:30a-5p; F: 8:30a-12p

CANTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
801 WASHINGTON ST
02021
Phone: (781) 821-5013
Fax: (781) 821-5016
Email: tkenney@town.canton.ma.us
Website: www.town.canton.ma.us
Hours: M, W-F: 9a-5p; Tu: 9a-7p

CARLISLE
TOWN HALL
66 WESTFORD STREET
01741
Phone: (978) 369-6155
Fax: (978) 371-0594
Email: chinton@carlisle.mec.edu
Website: www.carlislema.gov
Hours: M-F: 9a-3p & By appointment

CARVER
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
108 MAIN ST
02330
Phone: (508) 866-3403
Fax: (508) 866-3408
Email: jean.mcgillicuddy@carverma.org
Website: www.carverma.org
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

CHARLEMONT
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 605
01339
Phone: (413) 339-4335
Fax: (413) 339-0320
Email: SELECT@BCN.NET
Website: www.charlemont-ma.us
Hours: MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 8:30 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

CHARLTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
37 MAIN ST
01507
Phone: (508) 248-2249
Fax: (508) 248-2381
Email: darlene.tully@townofcharlton.net
Website: www.townofcharlton.net/
Hours: M,Th: 7:30a-3:30p; Tu: 7:30a-7p; W: 8a-3:30p; F: 7:30a-12p

CHATHAM
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
549 MAIN STREET
02633
Phone: (508) 945-5101
Fax: (508) 945-0752
Email: jsmith@chatham-ma.gov
Website: www.chatham-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

CHELMSFORD
TOWN CLERKS OFFICE
50 BILLERICA RD
01824
Phone: (978) 250-5205
Fax: (978) 250-5208
Email: bdelaney@townofchelmsford.us
Website: www.townofchelmsford.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p

CHELSEA
CITY CLERK
500 BROADWAY
02150
Phone: (617) 466-4050
Fax: (617) 466-4059
Email: DClayman@chelseama.gov
Website: www.ci.chelsea.ma.us/
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

CHESHIRE
TOWN CLERK
80 CHURCH ST BOX S
01225
Phone: (413) 743-1690
Fax: (413) 743-0389
Email: townclerk@cheshire-ma.gov
Hours: Tu: 9a-9p; W & Th:9a-3p

CHESTER
TOWN CLERK
15 MIDDLEFIELD RD
01011
Phone: (413) 354-6603
Fax: (413) 354-2268
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.townofchester.net/chestermass
Hours: M: 6p-8p

CHESTERFIELD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 13
01012
Phone: (413) 296-4741
Fax: (413) 296-4394
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.townofchesterfieldma.com/
Hours: M: 7p-9p; Sat: 1st & 3rd of month 9a-11a; By appointment

CHICOPEE
CITY CLERK
17 SPRINGFIELD ST
01013
Phone: (413) 594-1466
Fax: (413) 594-1469
Email: krattell@chicopeema.gov
Website: www.chicopeema.gov
Hours: M-F: 9a-5p (Clerk); M-F 9a-5p (Registrars)

CHILMARK
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 119
02535
Phone: (508) 645-2107
Fax: (508) 645-2110
Email: townclerk@chilmarkma.gov
Website: www.chilmarkma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-12p

CLARKSBURG
CLARKSBURG TOWN HALL
111 RIVER RD
01247
Phone: (413) 663-8255
Fax: (413) 664-6575
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: W: 9:30a-2p; Th: By appointment

CLINTON
TOWN HALL
242 CHURCH ST
01510
Phone: (978) 365-4119
Fax: (978) 612-0212
Email: pboyce@clintonma.gov
Website: www.clintonma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

COHASSET
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
41 HIGHLAND AVE
02025
Phone: (781) 383-4100
Fax: (781) 383-1561
Email: mdouglas@townofcohasset.org
Website: www.townofcohasset.org
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-1p

COLRAIN
TOWN HALL
55 MAIN RD
01340
Phone: (413) 624-3454
Fax: (413) 624-8852
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.colrainma.com/
Hours: M-Th: 9a-4p; M Evenings: 6p-8p

CONCORD
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
22 MONUMENT SQUARE
P.O. BOX 535
01742
Phone: (978) 318-3080
Fax: (978) 318-3093
Email: townclerk@concordma.gov
Website: www.concordma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p (Sept-June); M-Th: 8:30a-5p; F: 8:30a-12p (July-Aug)

CONWAY
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING
32 MAIN ST
P.O. BOX 240
01341
Phone: (413) 369-4235
Fax: (413) 369-4237
Email: clerk@townofconway.com
Website: www.townofconway.com/
Hours: Tu,Th & F: 9a-12p

CUMMINGTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 128
01026
Phone: (413) 634-5354
Fax: (413) 634-5568
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.cummington-ma.gov/
Hours: Th: 6p-7:30p

DALTON
TOWN CLERK
462 MAIN STREET
01226-1677
Phone: (413) 684-6103
Fax: (413) 684-6129
Email: daltonmc@bcn.net
Website: www.dalton-ma.gov/
Hours: M-W: 8a-4p; Th: 8a-6p

DANVERS
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1 SYLVAN ST
01923
Phone: (978) 777-0001
Fax: (978) 777-1025
Email: kwoytovich@mail.danvers
Website: www.danvers.govoffice.com/
Hours: M-W: 8a-5p; Th: 8a-7:30p; F: 8a-1:30p

DARTMOUTH
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
400 SLOCUM RD
02747
Phone: (508) 910-1853
Fax: (508) 910-1894
Email: lmedeiros@town.dartmouth.ma.us
Website: www.town.dartmouth.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-12:30p & 1:30p-4:30p

DEDHAM
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
26 BRYANT ST
02026
Phone: (781) 751-9200
Fax: (781) 751-9109
Email: pmunchbach@dedham-ma.gov
Website: www.dedham-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p; W: 4:30p-7p

DEERFIELD
TOWN CLK/TREAS/TAX CLTR.
8 CONWAY ST
SO DEERFIELD
01373
Phone: (413) 665-2130
Fax: (413) 665-5512
Email: town.clerk@town.deerfield.ma.us
Website: www.town.deerfield.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 9a-4p

DENNIS
TOWN CLERK
485 MAIN STREET
P O BOX 2060
02660
Phone: (508) 760-6112
Fax: (508) 394-8309
Email: tbunce@town.dennis.ma.us
Website: www.town.dennis.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

DIGHTON
TOWN CLERK
979 SOMERSET AVE
02715
Phone: (508) 669-5411
Fax: (508) 669-5932
Email: smedeiros@townofdighton.com
Website: www.dighton-ma.gov
Hours: M,Tu & Th: 7:30a-4:30p; W: 7:30a-5:30p

DOUGLAS
TOWN CLERK
29 DEPOT ST
01516
Phone: (508) 476-4000
Fax: (508) 476-4012
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-1p & 1:30p-4p; Tu: 6p-8p

DOVER
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
5 SPRINGDALE AVE
02030
Phone: (508) 785-0032
Fax: (508) 785-2341
Email: townclerk@doverma.org
Website: www.doverma.org
Hours: M,W & F: 9a-1p; Tu & Th: 9a-4p

DRACUT
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
62 ARLINGTON ST.
01826
Phone: (978) 453-0951
Fax: (978) 452-7924
Email: townclerk@dracut-ma.us
Website: www.dracut-ma.us/
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

DUDLEY
TOWN CLERK
71 WEST MAIN STREET
01571
Phone: (508) 949-8004
Fax: (508) 949-7115
Email: oraf@dudleyma.gov
Website: www.dudleyma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-12p & 12:30p-4:30p; Th: 5p-7p; F: 9a-1p

DUNSTABLE
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
511 MAIN ST
01827
Phone: (978) 649-4514
Fax: (978) 649-4371
Email: CSkerrett@dunstable-ma.gov
Website: www.dunstable-ma.gov
Hours: M: 6:00pm – 8:00 pm; TWT: 9:00am – 3:00 pm

DUXBURY
TOWN CLERK
878 TREMONT ST
02332
Phone: (781) 934-1100
Fax: (781) 934-9278
Email: oates@town.duxbury.ma.us
Website: www.town.duxbury.ma.us
Hours: M: 8a-7p; T-Th: 8a-12p 1p-4p; F: 8a-12:30p

EAST BRIDGEWATER
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
175 CENTRAL ST
BOX 387
02333
Phone: (508) 378-1606
Fax: (508) 378-1638
Email: mweidenfeller@ebmass.com
Website: www.eastbridgewaterma.org
Hours: M: 8:30a-8p; Tu-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; F: 8:30a-12p

EAST BROOKFIELD
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
PO BOX 568
01515-0568
Phone: (508) 867-6769
Fax: (508) 867-4190
Email: ebtownclerk301@charterinternet.com
Website: www.eastbrookfieldma.us
Hours: M: 9a-2p & 6p-8p; Tu: 9a-3p; 2nd & 4th Th: 9a-2p

EAST LONGMEADOW
TOWN HALL
60 CENTER SQUARE
01028
Phone: (413) 525-5400
Fax: (413) 525-0022
Email: tflorence@eastlongmeadowma.gov
Website: www.eastlongmeadowma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p

EASTHAM
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
2500 STATE HWY
02642
Phone: (508) 240-5900
Fax: (508) 240-1291
Email: townclerk@eastham-ma.gov
Website: www.eastham-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

EASTHAMPTON
OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK
50 PAYSON AVE
STE 100
01027-2260
Phone: (413) 529-1460
Fax: (413) 529-1417
Email: cityclerk@easthampton.org
Website: www.easthampton.org
Hours: M-Th: 8a-5p

EASTON
TOWN CLERK
136 ELM ST
02356
Phone: (508) 230-0530
Fax: (508) 230-0539
Email: jgillis@easton.ma.us
Website: www.easton.ma.us
Hours: M: 8:30a-7:30p; Tu-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

EDGARTOWN
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 35
70 MAIN ST
02539
Phone: (508) 627-6110
Fax: (508) 627-6123
Email: wwilliams@edgartown-ma.us
Website: www.ci.edgartown.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8a-12p & 1p-4p

EGREMONT
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 56
01258
Phone: (413) 528-0182
Fax: (413) 528-5465
Email: tegremont@yahoo.com
Website: www.egremont-ma.gov/
Hours: Tu: 7p-9p; By appointment

ERVING
TOWN HALL
12 EAST MAIN STREET
01344
Phone: (413) 422-2800 x 101
Fax: (413) 422-2808
Email: r.newton@umassp.edu
Website: www.erving-ma.org
Hours: M: 6:30p-9p

ESSEX
TOWN CLERK
30 MARTIN STREET
01929
Phone: (978) 768-7111
Fax: (978) 768-2505
Email: CWRIGHT@ESSEXMA.ORG
Website: HTTP://WWW.ESSEXMA.ORG
Hours: M & W: 9a-1p; M: 7p-8:30p

EVERETT
REGISTRARS OF VOTERS
484 BROADWAY,ROOM 10
02149
Phone: (617) 394-2297
Fax: (617) 389-0764
Email: michael.matarazzo@ci.everett.ma.us
Website: www.cityofeverett.com
Hours: M: 8a-7:30p; T-Th: 8a-4p; F: 8a-11:30a

FAIRHAVEN
TOWN CLERKS OFFICE
40 CENTER ST
02719
Phone: (508) 979-4025
Fax: (508) 979-4079
Email: elowney@fairhaven-ma.gov
Website: www.fairhaven-ma.gpv
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

FALL RIVER
BOARD OF ELECTIONS
1 GOVERNMENT CENTER
RM 636
02722
Phone: (508) 324-2630
Fax: (508) 324-2633
Email: lcamara@fallriverma.org
Website: www.fallriverma.org
Hours: M-Th: 9a-5p

FALMOUTH
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
59 TOWN HALL SQ
02540
Phone: (508) 495-7357
Fax: (508) 457-2511
Email: mpalmer@falmouthmass.us
Website: www.town.falmouth.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8a-4:30p

FITCHBURG
CITY CLERK
718 MAIN STREET
01420
Phone: (978) 345-9592
Fax: (978) 345-9595
Email: afarrell@ci.fitchburg.ma.us
Website: www.fitchburgma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

FLORIDA
TOWN CLERK
20 SOUTH ST
01343
Phone: (413) 664-6685
Fax: (413) 664-8640
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: W: 5:30p-7:30p; By appointment

FOXBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK
40 SOUTH STREET
02035
Phone: (508) 543-1208
Fax: (508) 543-6278
Email: bcutler@mail.town.foxborough.ma.us
Website: www.townfoxborough.us
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-4p; Tu: 5p-8p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

FRAMINGHAM
TOWN CLERK
150 CONCORD STREET
ROOM 105
01702
Phone: (508) 532-5520
Fax: (508) 628-1358
Email: valerie.mulvey@framinghamma.gov
Website: www.framinghamma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-5p

FRANKLIN
TOWN CLERK
355 EAST CENTRAL ST.
MUNICIPAL BUILDING
02038
Phone: (508) 520-4900
Fax: (508) 520-4903
Email: townclerk@franklin.ma.us
Website: http://franklinma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/index
Hours: M,Tu & Th: 8a-4p; W: 8a-6p; F:8a-1p

FREETOWN
TOWN CLERK
P O BOX 438
02702
Phone: (508) 644-2203
Fax: (508) 644-9826
Email: townclerk@town.freetown.ma.us
Website: www.town.freetown.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p; F: 8a-12p

GARDNER
CITY CLERK
CITY HALL, ROOM 121
95 PLEASANT STREET
01440
Phone: (978) 630-4058
Fax: (978) 630-2589
Email: aagnelli@gardner-ma.gov
Website: www.gardner-ma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-12p

GEORGETOWN
TOWN CLERK
1 LIBRARY ST
01833
Phone: (978) 352-5711
Fax: (978) 352-5725
Email: jmcgrane@georgetownma.gov
Website: www.georgetown.gov
Hours: M & W: 8:30a-12:30p

GILL
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
325 MAIN RD
01354
Phone: (413) 863-8103
Fax: (413) 863-7775
Email: townclerk@gillmass.org
Website: www.gillmass.org/
Hours: M-Th: 1p-4p; M: 5:30p-6:30p

GLOUCESTER
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
9 DALE AVE
01930
Phone: (978) 281-9720
Fax: (978) 282-3051
Email: llowe@gloucester-ma.gov
Website: www.ci.gloucester.ma.us/
Hours: M: 8:30a-4p; Tu-W: 10:30a-4p; Th: 10:30a-6:30p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

GOSHEN
TOWN CLERK
PO BOX 124
01032
Phone: (413) 268-8236
Fax: (413) 268-8237
Email: d.polwrek@egoshen.com
Hours: M: 6p-8:30p

GOSNOLD
TOWN HALL
PO BOX 28
CUTTYHUNK
02713
Phone: (508) 990-7408 x 106
Fax: (508) 990-3318
Email: gosnoldtownclerk@yahoo.com
Website: http://egoshen.net/
Hours: Varies, call first

GRAFTON
TOWN CLERK
30 PROVIDENCE RD
01519
Phone: (508) 839-5335
Fax: (508) 839-4602
Email: clerks@grafton-ma.gov
Website: www.grafton-ma.gov
Hours: M, W-F: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 8:30a-7p

GRANBY
TOWN CLERK
215 B WEST STATE ST
TOWN OFFICES
01033
Phone: (413) 467-7178
Fax: (413) 467-3101
Email: Kathykr@granbyma.org
Website: www.granbyma.org
Hours: M-Th: 9a-3p; F: 9a-12p; By appointment

GRANVILLE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 247
01034
Phone: (413) 357-8585 x 3
Fax: (413) 357-6002
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: http://townofgranville.net
Hours: M: 9a-12p & 7:30p-9p

GREAT BARRINGTON
TOWN CLERK
334 MAIN ST
01230
Phone: (413) 528-1619
Fax: (413) 528-2290
Email: mryan@townofgb.org
Website: www.townofgb.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p

GREENFIELD
TOWN CLERK OFFICE
14 COURT SQUARE
01301
Phone: (413) 772-1555
Fax: (413) 772-1542
Email: townclerk@greenfield-ma.gov
Website: www.townofgreenfield.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-5p

GROTON
TOWN CLERK
173 MAIN STREET
01450
Phone: (978) 448-1100
Fax: (978) 448-2030
Email: townclerk@townofgroton.org
Website: www.townofgroton.org
Hours: M: 8:30a-7p; Tu-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; F: 9a-4p

GROVELAND
TOWN CLERK
183 MAIN STREET
01834
Phone: (978) 469-5005
Fax: (978) 469-5006
Email: abrodie@grovelandma.com
Website: www.grovelandma.com
Hours: M-Th: 9a-4:30p; M: 6p-8p; F: 9a-2p

HADLEY
TOWN CLERK
100 MIDDLE STREET
01035
Phone: (413) 584-1590
Fax: (413) 586-5661
Email: clerk@hadleyma.org
Website: www.hadleyma.org/
Hours: M-F: 9a-4p

HALIFAX
TOWN CLERK
499 PLYMOUTH ST
02338
Phone: (781) 293-7970
Fax: (781) 294-7684
Email: bgaynor@town.halifax.ma.us
Website: www.town.halifax.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p; 2nd Tu: 6p-8p

HAMILTON
TOWN CLERK
577 BAY ROAD
01936
Phone: (978) 468-5570
Fax: (978) 468-2682
Email: jwetson@hamiltonma.gov
Website: www.hamiltonma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p

HAMPDEN
TOWN CLERK
625 MAIN STREET
01036
Phone: (413) 566-2151
Fax: (413) 566-3513
Email: townclerk@hampden.org
Website: www.hampden.org
Hours: M-Th: 9a-3p

HANCOCK
TOWN CLERK
3650 HANCOCK RD
01237
Phone: (413) 738-5225
Fax: (413) 738-5310
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: Th: 8a-1p; 1st Sat of the month 9a-11a

HANOVER
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
550 HANOVER STREET
02339
Phone: (781) 826-2691
Fax: (781) 826-5950
Email: clerk@hanover-ma.gov
Website: www.hanover-ma.gov/
Hours: M, T & Th: 8a-4p; W: 8a-8p; F: 8a-12p

HANSON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
542 LIBERTY STREET
02341
Phone: (781) 293-2772
Fax: (781) 294-0884
Email: bsloan@hanson-ma.gov
Website: www.hanson-ma.gov
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-5p; Tu: 8a-8p

HARDWICK
TOWN CLERK
307 MAIN ST
BOX 575
01031
Phone: (413) 477-6700
Fax: (413) 477-6703
Email: clerk@townofhardwick.com
Website: www.townofhardwick.com
Hours: M: 8:30a-4p & 6:30-8p; Tu-W: 8:30a-12p; 3rd Sat of month 9a-12p

HARVARD
TOWN CLERK
13 AYER RD
01451-1458
Phone: (978) 456-4100
Fax: (978) 456-4113
Email: jvellante@harvard.ma.us
Website: www.harvard.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-4p; Tu: 8:30a-7p

HARWICH
TOWN CLERK
732 MAIN ST
02645
Phone: (508) 430-7516
Fax: (508) 430-7617
Email: adoucette@town.harwich.ma.us
Website: www.harwich-ma.gov
Hours: M: 8:30a-8p; Tu-Th: 8:30a-4p; F: 8:30a-12p

HATFIELD
TOWN CLERK
59 MAIN ST
01038
Phone: (413) 247-0492
Fax: (413) 247-5029
Email: lslysz@townofhatfield.org
Website: www.townofhatfield.org
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

HAVERHILL
CITY CLERK
4 SUMMER ST ROOM 118
01830
Phone: (978) 374-2312
Fax: (978) 373-8490
Email: mtoomey@cityofhaverhill.com
Website: www.ci.haverhill.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

HAWLEY
OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK
8 PUDDING HOLLOW RD
01339
Phone: (413) 339-5518
Fax: (413) 339-4959
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: By appointment

HEATH
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
1 EAST MAIN STREET
HEATH
01346
Phone: (413) 337-4934
Fax: (413)-337-8540
Email: townclerk@townofheath.org
Website: www.townofheath.org/
Hours: M: 5:30p-7:30p; By appointment

HINGHAM
TOWN CLERK
210 CENTRAL STREET
02043
Phone: (781) 741-1410
Fax: (781) 740-0239
Email: townclerk@hingham-ma.com
Website: www.hingham-ma.gov
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-1p

HINSDALE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 803
01235
Phone: (413) 655-2301
Fax: (413) 655-8807
Email: frissell1@msn.com
Website:
Hours: M: 10:30a-12:30p; W: 6:30p-8p; By appointment

HOLBROOK
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
50 N FRANKLIN STREET
02343
Phone: (781) 767-4314
Fax: (781) 767-9054
Email: town_clerk@holbrookmassachusetts.us
Website: http://holbrookma.gov/
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

HOLDEN
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1196 MAIN STREET
01520
Phone: (508) 829-0265
Fax: (508) 829-0281
Email: cjenkins@townofholden.net
Website: www.townofholden.net
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

HOLLAND
TOWN CLERK
27 STURBRIDGE RD
01521
Phone: (413) 245-7108
Fax: (413) 245-7037
Email: hollandtowncler@gmail.com
Website: http://town.holland.ma.us
Hours: Tu: 9a-8p; S: 10a-12p

HOLLISTON
TOWN CLERK
703 WASHINGTON ST.
01746
Phone: (508) 429-0601
Fax: (508) 429-0684
Email: greendalee@holliston.k12.ma.us
Website: www.townofholliston.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

HOLYOKE
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
536 DWIGHT ST
RM# 9
01040
Phone: (413) 322-5540
Fax: (413) 322-5541
Email: egans@ci.holyoke.ma.us
Website: www.holyoke.org/
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

HOPEDALE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 7
78 HOPEDALE STREET
01747
Phone: (508) 634-2203
Fax: (508) 634-2200
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.hopedale-ma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 9a-12p & 1p-4p; M: 5p-7p

HOPKINTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
18 MAIN STREET
01748
Phone: (508) 497-9710
Fax: (508) 497-9702
Email: annc@hopkinton.org
Website: www.hopkinton.org
Hours: M-F: 8a-4:30p

HUBBARDSTON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
7 Main St., Unit 12
01452
Phone: (978) 928-1400 x 202
Fax: (978) 928-1402
Email: tclerk@hubbardstonma.us
Website: www.hubbardstonma.us
Hours: M: 2p-8p; Tu-Th: 8a-4p

HUDSON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
78 MAIN ST
01749
Phone: (978) 568-9615
Fax: (978) 562-8508
Email: jwordell@townofhudson.org
Website: www.townofhudson.org
Hours: M-F: 8a-4:30p

HULL
TOWN CLERK
253 ATLANTIC AVE
02045
Phone: (781) 925-2262
Fax: (781) 925-0224
Email: jbennett@town.hull.ma.us
Website: www.town.hull.ma.us
Hours: M & W: 8a-4p; Tu & Th: 8a-7:30p

HUNTINGTON
TOWN CLERK
PO BOX 523
01050
Phone: (413) 667-3186
Fax: (413) 667-3507
Email: huntingtonclerk@comcast.net
Website: www.huntingtonma.us
Hours: M: 9a-12p; 1st & 3rd W: 6p-8p

IPSWICH
TOWN CLERK
25 GREEN STREET
01938
Phone: (978) 356-6600 x 1015
Fax: (978) 356-6021
Email: pamc@ipswich-ma.gov
Website: www.ipswich-ma.gov
Hours: M: 8a-7p; Tu-Th: 8a-4p; F: 8a-12p

KINGSTON
BOARD OF REGISTRARS
26 EVERGREEN STREET
02364
Phone: (781) 585-0502
Fax: (781) 585-0542
Email: mlmurzyn@kingstonmass.org
Website: www.kingstonmass.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-12p & 1p-4:30p

LAKEVILLE
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING
346 BEDFORD ST
02347
Phone: (508) 946-8814
Fax: (508) 946-3970
Email: town.clerk@lakevillema.org
Website: www.lakevillema.org
Hours: M: 8a-7p; Tu-Th: 8a-5p

LANCASTER
TOWN HALL
695 MAIN ST, SUITE 2
01523
Phone: (978) 365-2542
Fax: (978) 368-4011
Email: sthompson@lancasterma.net
Website: www.ci.lancaster.ma.us
Hours: M: 9a-6p; T-Th: 9a-4p; F: By appointment

LANESBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK
PO BOX 1492
01237
Phone: (413) 442-1351
Fax: (413) 443-5811
Email: tcmum@verizon.net
Website: M-Th: 8a-1p
Hours: M-Th: 7:30a-12:30p

LAWRENCE
ELECTION DIVISION
200 COMMON ST RM 4
01840
Phone: (978) 620-3290
Fax: (978) 722-9230
Email: rtejada@cityoflawrence.com
Website: www.cityoflawrence.com
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

LEE
TOWN CLERK
32 MAIN ST
01238
Phone: (413) 243-5505
Fax: (413) 243-5507
Email: sscarpa@town.lee.ma.us
Website: www.town.lee.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p

LEICESTER
TOWN CLERK
3 WASHBURN SQUARE
01524
Phone: (508) 892-7011
Fax: (508) 892-7070
Email: davisd@leicesterma.org
Website: www.leicesterma.org
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:00a-5p; Tu: 8a-7p

LENOX
TOWN CLERK
6 WALKER ST
01240
Phone: (413) 637-5506
Fax: (413) 637-5518
Email: clerktreas@townoflenox.com
Website: www.townoflenox.com/
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p

LEOMINSTER
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
25 WEST ST
ROOM 5
01453
Phone: (978) 534-7536
Fax: (978) 534-7546
Email: lbouchard@leominster-ma.gov
Website: www.leominster-ma.gov/
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p; Th Evenings till 5:30p

LEVERETT
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
9 MONTAGUE RD
PO BOX 300
01054
Phone: (413) 548-9150
Fax: (413) 458-9150
Email: townclerk@leverett.ma.us
Website: www.leverett.ma.us
Hours: M,Tu & Th: 9:30a-2:30p

LEXINGTON
TOWN CLERK
1625 MASS. AVE
02420
Phone: (781) 862-0500
Fax: (781) 861-2754
Email: townclerk@lexingtonma.gov
Website: www.lexingtonma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

LEYDEN
TOWN HALL
16 WEST LEYDEN RD
01337
Phone: (413) 774-7769
Fax: (413) 772-0146
Email: leydenselectmen@live.com
Website: www.townofleyden.com
Hours: M: 8:30a-12:30p; W: 6p-7:30p

LINCOLN
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING
16 LINCOLN ROAD
01773
Phone: (781) 259-2607
Fax: (781) 259-1677
Email: brookss@lincoltown.org
Website: www.lincolntown.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p; July-Aug M-Th : 8a-5p

LITTLETON
BOARD OF REGISTRARS
37 SHATTUCK STREET
01460
Phone: (978) 540-2401
Fax: (978) 952-2321
Email: crory@littletonma.org
Website: www.littletonma.org
Hours: M-Th: 9a-3p; Tu: 5p-8p; F: 9p-12p

LONGMEADOW
TOWN CLERK
20 WILLIAMS STREET
01106
Phone: (413) 565-4103
Fax: (413) 565-4130
Email: kingram@longmeadow.org
Website: www.longmeadow.org
Hours: M-Th: 8:15a-4:30p; F: 8:15a-12p

LOWELL
ELECTIONCENSUS DEPT.
375 MERRIMACK ST
RM 5 BASEMENT
01852
Phone: (978) 970-4046
Fax: (978) 970-4089
Email: gcenik@lowellma.gov
Website: www.lowellma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-5p

LUDLOW
TOWN CLERK CMMC
488 CHAPIN ST.
01056
Phone: (413) 583-5600
Fax: (413) 583-5603
Email: clerk@ludlow.ma.us
Website: www.ludlow.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

LUNENBURG
BOARD OF REGISTRAR
17 MAIN ST
PO BOX 135
01462
Phone: (978) 582-4130
Fax: (978) 582-4148
Email: kherrick@lunenburgonline.com
Website: www.lunenburgonline.com
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8:30a-1:30p & 3:30p-6:30p

LYNN
VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE
3 CITY HALL SQ
ROOM 203
01901
Phone: (781) 586-6805
Fax: (781) 477-7032
Email: maudley@ci.lynn.ma.us
Website: www.ci.lynn.ma.us
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4p; Tu: 8:30a-8p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

LYNNFIELD
OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK
55 SUMMER ST
01940
Phone: (781) 334-9400
Fax: (781) 334-9469
Email: asummers@town.lynnfield.ma.us
Website: www.town.lynnfield.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-1p

MALDEN
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
200 PLEASANT ST
ROOM 323
02148
Phone: (781) 397-7116
Fax: (781) 388-0610
Email: kanderson@cityofmalden.org
Website: www.ci.malden.ma.us/
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA
TOWN CLERK
10 CENTRAL ST
01944
Phone: (978) 526-2040
Fax: (978) 526-2001
Email: samolchukd@manchester.ma.us
Website: www.manchester.ma.us
Hours: M-W: 8:30a-5p; Th: 8:30a-8p

MANSFIELD
TOWN CLERK
6 PARK ROW
02048
Phone: (508) 261-7345
Fax: (508) 261-1083
Email: hchristian@mansfieldma.com
Website: mansfieldma.com
Hours: M, Tu & Th: 8a-4p; W: 8a-8p; F: 8a-12p

MARBLEHEAD
TOWN CLERK
188 WASHINGTON ST
01945
Phone: (781) 631-0528
Fax: (781) 631-0561
Email: townclerk@marblehead.org
Website: www.marblehead.org
Hours: M-Tu & Th: 8a-5p; W: 8a-6p; F: 8a-12:30p

MARION
MARION TOWN HALL
2 SPRING STREET
02738
Phone: (508) 748-3502
Fax: (508) 748-3534
Email: mbissonnette@marionma.gov
Website: www.marionma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-3:30p

MARLBOROUGH
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
140 MAIN ST
01752
Phone: (508) 460-3775
Fax: (508) 460-3723
Email: lthomas@marlborough-ma.gov
Website: www.marlborough-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-5p; Sept-June M: 8:30a-7p

MARSHFIELD
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
870 MORAINE ST
02050
Phone: (781) 834-5540
Fax: (781) 834-6289
Email: ppicco@townofmarshfield.com
Website: www.townofmarshfield.com
Hours: M: 8:30a-7:30p; Tu-F: 8:30a-4:30p

MASHPEE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
16 GREAT NECK RD NO
02649
Phone: (508) 539-1400 x 5534
Fax: (508)-539-1428
Email: townclerk@ci.mashpee.ma.us
Website: www.ci.mashpee.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

MATTAPOISETT
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
TOWN HALL 16 MAIN ST
BOX 89
02739
Phone: (508) 758-4103
Fax: (508) 758-3030
Email: bsullivan@mattapoisett.net
Website: www.mattapoisett.net
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p; 2nd & 4th Tu: 4p-6p

MAYNARD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
195 MAIN ST
01754
Phone: (978) 897-1000
Fax: (978) 897-8553
Email: msokolowski@townofmaynard.net
Website: www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

MEDFIELD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
459 MAIN ST
02052
Phone: (508) 906-3024
Fax: (508) 359-6182
Email: cmayer@medfield.net
Website: www.town.medfield.net
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; F: 8:30a-1p

MEDFORD
REGISTRARS OF VOTERS
85 GEORGE HASSETT DR
02155
Phone: (781) 393-2491
Fax: (781) 391-1895
Email: jjoyce@medford.org
Website: www.medford.org/Pages/index
Hours: M, Tu & Th: 8:30a-4:30p; W: 8:30a-7:30p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

MEDWAY
TOWN CLERK
155 VILLAGE STREET
02053
Phone: (508) 533-3204
Fax: (508) 533-3201
Email: mwhite@townofmedway.org
Website: www.townofmedway.org/
Hours: M: 8a-7:30p; T-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-1p

MELROSE
MELROSE ELECTION DEPT
562 MAIN ST
02176
Phone: (781) 979-4125
Fax: (781) 979-4149
Email: langiolillo@cityofmelrose.org
Website: www.cityofmelrose.org
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-4p; F 8:30-12:30

MENDON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
20 MAIN ST
PO BOX 54
01756
Phone: (508) 473-1085
Fax: (508) 478-8241
Email: townclerk@mendonma.net
Website: www.mendonma.net
Hours: M: 8a-6p; T-Th: 8a-4p

MERRIMAC
TOWN CLERKS OFFICE
2 SCHOOL STREET
01860
Phone: (978) 346-8013
Fax: (978) 346-7832
Email: townclerk@townofmerrimac.com
Website: www.merrimac01860.info
Hours: M, T & F: 9a-4p; Th: 9a-12p & 1p-7p

METHUEN
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
41 PLEASANT ST
112
01844
Phone: (978) 983-8515
Fax: (978) 983-8977
Email: ctouma-conway@ci.methuen.ma.us
Website: www.ci.methuen.ma.us/
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-12p

MIDDLEBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK
20 CENTRE ST 1ST FL
02346
Phone: (508) 946-2415
Fax: (508) 946-2308
Email: aferreira@middleborough.com
Website: www.middleborough.com
Hours: M,Tu & Th, F: 8:45a-5p

MIDDLEFIELD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 265
01243
Phone: (413) 623-2079
Fax: (413) 623-6108
Email: TownClerk@middlefieldma.us
Website: www.middlefieldma.us
Hours: M: 7p-9p; Sat: 9a-12p

MIDDLETON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
48 SOUTH MAIN ST
01949
Phone: (978) 774-6927
Fax: (978) 774-6167
Email: townclerk@townofmiddleton.org
Website: www.townofmiddleton.org
Hours: M, W & Th: 9a-4p; Tu: 9a-8p; F: 9a-1pp

MILFORD
TOWN CLERK
52 MAIN ST
01757
Phone: (508) 634-2307
Fax: (508) 634-2324
Email: rbellaquua@townofmilford.com
Website: www.milford.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

MILLBURY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
127 ELM ST.
01527
Phone: (508) 865-9110
Fax: (508) 865-0857
Email: jdavolio@townofmillbury.net
Website: www.millbury-ma.org
Hours: M-Fri 8:30-4:30 Tue 4:30 – 7:00

MILLIS
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
900 MAIN STREET
MEMORIAL BUILDING
02054
Phone: (508) 376-7046
Fax: (508) 376-7055
Email: psjogren@millis.net
Website: www.millis.org
Hours: M: 8:30a-8p; T-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

MILLVILLE
TOWN CLERK OFFICE
8 CENTRAL STREET
01529
Phone: (508) 883-5849
Fax: (508) 883-2994
Email: townclerk@millvillema.org
Website: www.millvillema.org/
Hours: M-Th: 9a-1p; W: 6p-8p

MILTON
TOWN CLERK
525 CANTON AVENUE
02186
Phone: (617) 898-4859
Fax: (617) 696-6995
Email: jmullen@townofmilton.org
Website: www.townofmilton.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-5p

MONROE
TOWN HALL
102 SCHOOL ST
01350
Phone: (413) 424-5272
Fax: (413) 424-5272
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: M-Tu: 8a-12p

MONSON
TOWN CLERK
110 MAIN STREET
STE 4
01057
Phone: (413) 267-4115
Fax: (413) 267-3726
Email: townclerk@monson-ma.gov
Website: www.monson-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 9a-4p

MONTAGUE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
ONE AVENUE A
01376
Phone: (413) 863-3200
Fax: (413) 863-3224
Email: townclerk@montague-ma.gov
Website: www.montague.net/
Hours: M, T & Th: 8:30a-5:30p; W: 8:30a-6:30p

MONTEREY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 277
01245
Phone: (413) 528-5175
Fax: (413) 528-9452
Email: montclerks@verizon.net
Website: www.montereyma.gov/Public_Documents/index
Hours: W: 4p-6p; Sat: 9:30a-12:30p & By appointment

MONTGOMERY
TOWN CLERK
58 NORTH RD
01085
Phone: (413) 862-3386
Fax: (413) 862-3204
Email: tomfarcht@townofmtwashington.com
Website: www.townofmtwashington.com
Hours: By appointment

MOUNT WASHINGTON
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
118 EAST ST
01258
Phone: (413) 528-2839
Fax: (413) 528-2839
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: M: 7:30p-9p; By appointment

NAHANT
TOWN HALL
334 NAHANT ROAD
01908
Phone: (781) 581-0018
Fax: (781) 593-0340
Email: mbarile@nahant.org
Website: www.nahant.org/default.shtml
Hours: M-F: 8a-12p

NANTUCKET
TOWN & COUNTY CLERK
16 BROAD STREET
02554
Phone: (508) 228-7216
Fax: (508) 325-5313
Email: cstover@nantucket-ma.gov
Website: www.nantucket-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-3:45p

NATICK
TOWN CLERK
13 EAST CENTRAL ST
01760
Phone: (508) 647-6459
Fax: (508) 655-6715
Email: dblatz@natickma.org
Website: www.natickma.org
Hours: M-F: 8a-5p

NEEDHAM
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 920663
1471 HIGHLAND AVENUE
02492
Phone: (781) 455-7510
Fax: (781) 449-4569
Email: Teaton@needhamma.gov
Website: www.needhamma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-5p

NEW ASHFORD
TOWN HALL
188 MALLERY RD
01237
Phone: (413) 458-5461
Fax: (413) 458-5461
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: Hours Vary

NEW BEDFORD
BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISS
133 WILLIAM ST
ROOM 114
02740
Phone: (508) 979-1420
Fax: (508) 979-1422
Email: maria.tomasia@newbedford-ma.gov
Website: www.ci.new-bedford.ma.us/
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

NEW BRAINTREE
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
20 MEMORIAL DRIVE
01531
Phone: (508) 867-4952
Fax: (508) 867-4467
Email: townclerk@newbraintree.org
Website: www.newbraintree.org
Hours: M: 7p-9p; First Sat of Month 9a-11a & By Appointment

NEW MARLBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 99
01244
Phone: (413) 229-8278
Fax: (413) 229-6674
Email: nmtownclerk@yahoo.com
Website: www.new-marlborough.ma.us/
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

NEW SALEM
TOWN CLERK
24 SOUTH MAIN ST
01355
Phone: (978) 544-2731
Fax: (978) 544-5775
Email: newsalemsclerk@aol.com
Hours: M: 6p-9p

NEWBURY
TOWN CLERK
25 HIGH ROAD
01951
Phone: (978) 465-0862
Fax: (978) 465-3064
Email: townclerk@townofnewbury.org
Website: www.townofnewbury.org
Hours: M,W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-7p

NEWBURYPORT
CITY CLERK
60 PLEASANT STREET
P.O. BOX 550
01950
Phone: (978) 465-4407
Fax: (978) 462-7936
Email: rjones@cityofnewburyport.com
Website: www.cityofnewburyport.com
Hours: M-W: 8a-4p; Th: 8a-8p; F: 8a-12p

NEWTON
ELECTION COMMISSION
1000 COMMONWEALTH AV
02459
Phone: (617) 796-1350
Fax: (617) 796-1359
Email: dolson@newtonma.gov
Website: www.ci.newton.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-5p; Tu until 8p

NORFOLK
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1 LIBERTY LANE
02056
Phone: (508) 528-1400
Fax: (508) 541-3363
Email: bernardo@virtualnorfolk.org
Website: www.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/norfolkma_clerk/index
Hours: M-Th: 9a-5p

NORTH ADAMS
CITY CLERK
10 MAIN STREET
01247
Phone: (413) 662-3015
Fax: (413) 662-3050
Email: city_clerk@northadams-ma.gov
Website: www.northadams-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4:30p; June-Aug M-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-1p

NORTH ANDOVER
TOWN CLERK
120 MAIN STREET
01845
Phone: (978) 688-9501
Fax: (978) 688-9557
Email: jbradshaw@townofnorthandover.com
Website: www.townofnorthandover.com
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH
BOARD OF ELECTIONS
43 S WASHINGTON ST
02760
Phone: (508) 699-0106
Fax: (508) 699-0134
Email: boardofelections@north-attleboro.ma.us
Website: www.north-attleboro.ma.us
Hours: M-W, F: 8a-4p; Th: 8a-7p; July-Aug M-F: 8a-4p

NORTH BROOKFIELD
TOWN CLERK
215 NORTH MAIN ST
01535
Phone: (508) 867-0203
Fax: (508) 867-0217
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.northbrookfield.net/
Hours: Tu: 12p-3p & 5p-8p; Th:12p-3p

NORTH READING
TOWN CLERK / REGISTRARS
235 NORTH ST
01864
Phone: (978) 357-5230
Fax: (978) 664-4196
Email: bstats@northreadingma.gov
Website: www.northreadingma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p; F: 8a-1p

NORTHAMPTON
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
210 MAIN STREET RM 8
01060
Phone: (413) 587-1291
Fax: (413) 587-1308
Email: cclerk@northamptonma.gov
Website: www.northamptonma.gov/
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

NORTHBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
63 MAIN STREET
01532
Phone: (508) 393-5001
Fax: (508) 393-6996
Email: adowd@town.northborough.ma.us
Website: www.town.northborough.ma.us
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-7p; F: 7a-12p

NORTHBRIDGE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
7 MAIN STREET
01588
Phone: (508) 234-2001
Fax: (508) 234-0813
Email: dcedrone@northbridgemass.org
Website: www.northbridgemass.org
Hours: M: 8:30a-7p; T-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; F: 8:30a-1p

NORTHFIELD
TOWN CLERK
69 MAIN ST
01360
Phone: (413) 498-2901
Fax: (413) 498-5103
Email: gzukowski@townnfld.com
Website: www.northfield.ma.us
Hours: M, Tu & 2nd W of Month: 9a-3p; All other W: 9a-12p & 5p-8p

NORTON
TOWN CLERK
70 E MAIN ST
02766
Phone: (508) 285-0230
Fax: (508) 285-0297
Email: townclerk@nortonmaus.com
Website: www.nortonma.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p; Th:4:30-7:30p

NORWELL
TOWN CLERK
345 MAIN STREET
P O BOX 295
02061
Phone: (781) 659-8072
Fax: (781) 659-8073
Email: panderson@townofnorwell.net
Website: www.townofnorwell.net/Public_Documents/index
Hours: M-Tu: 8a-4:15p; W: 8a-7:30p; Th: 8a-4p; F: 8a-12p

NORWOOD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
566 WASHINGTON ST
02062
Phone: (781) 762-1240
Fax: (781) 278-3018
Email: mfolan@norwoodma.gov
Website: www.norwoodma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

OAK BLUFFS
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 2490
56 SCHOOL STREET
02557
Phone: (508) 693-3554
Fax: (508) 693-5124
Email: dratcliff@oakbluffsma.gov
Website: www.oakbluffsma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

OAKHAM
TOWN CLERK OFFICE
2 COLDBROOK RD
UNIT # 4
01068
Phone: (508) 882-5549
Fax: (508) 882-3060
Email: christine.mardirosian@oakham-ma.gov
Website: www.centralquabbin.org/towns/Oakham/index.shtml
Hours: Mon. evenings: 7pm- 9pm & Wednesdays: 9am-11:30am

ORANGE
TOWN CLERK
6 PROSPECT ST
01364
Phone: (978) 544-1100
Fax: (978) 544-1134
Email: townclerk@townoforange.org
Website: www.townoforange.org
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p, closed 12:30-1:00; F: 8a-1p

ORLEANS
OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK
19 SCHOOL RD
02653
Phone: (508) 240-3700
Fax: (508) 240-3388
Email: kdarling@town.orleans.ma.us
Website: www.town.orleans.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

OTIS
TOWN CLERK
1 N.MAIN RD. BOX 237
01253
Phone: (413) 269-0100
Fax: (413) 269-0111
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.townofotisma.com/Pages/index
Hours: Tu-F: 8a-3p; Sat: 9a-11a

OXFORD
OXFORD TOWN CLERK
325 MAIN ST
01540
Phone: (508) 987-6032
Fax: (508) 987-1804
Email: lkelley@town.oxford.ma.us
Website: www.town.oxford.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 9a-4:30p

PALMER
TOWN CLERK
4417 MAIN ST
01069
Phone: (413) 283-2608
Fax: (413) 283-2637
Email: townclerk@townofpalmer.com
Website: www.townofpalmer.com
Hours: M-F: 9a-4:30p

PAXTON
TOWN CLERK
697 PLEASANT ST
01612
Phone: (508) 799-7347
Fax: (508) 797-0966
Email: sstone@townofpaxton.net
Website: www.townofpaxton.net
Hours: M: 12p-7p; T-Th: 9a-2p

PEABODY
CITY CLERK
24 LOWELL STREET
01960
Phone: (978) 538-5750
Fax: (978) 538-5985
Email: tim.spanos@peabody-ma.gov
Website: www.peabody-ma.gov
Hours: M-W: 8:30a-4p; Th: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

PELHAM
TOWN CLERK & REGISTRARS
351 AMHERST RD
01002
Phone: (413) 253-0512
Fax: (413) 256-1061
Email: pelhamtownclerk@comcast.net
Website: www.townofpelham.org
Hours: F: 10:30a-1:30p

PEMBROKE
TOWN CLERK
100 CENTER STREET
02359
Phone: (781) 293-7211
Fax: (781) 293-4650
Email: msmith@townofpembrokemass.org
Website: www.pembroke-ma.gov/
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p; M: 7p-9p

PEPPERELL
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1 MAIN STREET
01463
Phone: (978) 433-0339
Fax: (978) 433-0338
Email: jsauer@town.pepperell.ma.us
Website: www.town.pepperell.ma.us
Hours: M: 8a-7p; Tu-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-12:00p

PERU
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
3 EAST MAIN ROAD
01235
Phone: (413) 655-8312
Fax: (413) 655-2759
Email: townclerk@townofperuma.com
Hours: M: 6p-8p & By appointment

PETERSHAM
TOWN CLERK OFFICE
PO BOX 486
01366
Phone: (978) 724-6649
Fax: (978) 724-3501
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.centralquabbin.org/towns/Petersham/index.shtml
Hours: M: 6p-8p

PHILLIPSTON
TOWN CLERK
50 THE COMMON
01331
Phone: (978) 249-1733
Fax: (978) 249-1733
Email: townclerk@phillipston-ma.gov
Website: www.phillipston.gov
Hours: M: 12p-2p & 6p-8p; W: 4p-6p; Sat: 8:30a-10a

PITTSFIELD
REGISTRARS OF VOTERS
70 ALLEN STREET
01201
Phone: (413) 499-9460
Fax: (413) 499-9463
Email: ltyer@pittsfieldch.com
Website: www.pittsfield.com
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p

PLAINFIELD
TOWN HALL
348 MAIN ST
01070
Phone: (413) 634-5582
Fax: (413) 634-5785
Email: thatcher@bcn.net
Website: www.plainfieldmass.us/general.htm
Hours: Th: 6p-8p; By Appointment

PLAINVILLE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 1717
02762
Phone: (508) 695-3010
Fax: (508) 695-1857
Email: erobertson@plainville.ma.us
Website: www.plainville.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; M: 5p-8p

PLYMOUTH
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
11 LINCOLN ST
02360
Phone: (508) 747-1620
Fax: (508) 830-4062
Email: lpizer@townhall.plymouth.ma.us
Website: www.plymouth-ma.gov
Hours: M, W & Th: 7:30a-5p: Tu: 7:30a-7p

PLYMPTON
TOWN CLERK
5 PALMER ROAD
02367
Phone: (781) 585-3220
Fax: (781) 582-1505
Email: town_clerk@town.plympton.ma.us
Website: http://town.plympton.ma.us/
Hours: M, Tu & Th: 9a-2p; M: 6p-8p

PRINCETON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
6 TOWN HALL DRIVE
01541
Phone: (978) 464-2103
Fax: (978) 464-2106
Email: townclerk@town.princeton.ma.us
Website: www.town.princeton.ma.us
Hours: M-W: 8a-3:30p; Tu: 5p-7p; Th: 8a-12p

PROVINCETOWN
TOWN HALL
260 COMMERCIAL ST
02657
Phone: (508) 487-7013
Fax: (508) 487-9560
Email: djohnstone@provincetown-ma.gov
Website: www.provincetown-ma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-6p

QUINCY
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
1305 HANCOCK ST
02169
Phone: (617) 376-1131
Fax: (617) 376-1139
Email: ncrispo@quincyma.gov
Website: www.quincyma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

RANDOLPH
TOWN CLERK/REGISTRAR
41 SOUTH MAIN ST
02368
Phone: (781) 961-0900
Fax: (781) 961-0919
Email: bhoward@randolph-ma.gov
Website: www.townofrandolph.com
Hours: M: 8:30a-7p; Tu-F: 8:30a-4:30p

RAYNHAM
TOWN CLERK
558 SOUTH MAIN ST.
02767
Phone: (508) 824-2700
Fax: (508) 823-1812
Email: hlounsbury@town.raynham.ma.us
Website: www.town.raynham.ma.us/Public_Documents/index2
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 7p-9p; F: 8:30a-12p

READING
BOARD OF REGISTRARS
16 LOWELL ST
01867
Phone: (781) 942-9050
Fax: (781) 942-9070
Email: lgemme@ci.reading.ma.us
Website: www.ci.reading.ma.us/Pages/index
Hours: M,W & Th: 7:30a-5:30p; Tu: 7:30a-7p

REHOBOTH
TOWN CLERK
148R PECK ST
02769
Phone: (508) 252-6502
Fax: (508) 252-5342
Email: kconti@town.rehoboth.ma.us
Website: www.town.rehoboth.ma.us/
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p; F: 8a-12p

REVERE
ELECTION DEPARTMENT
281 BROADWAY
02151
Phone: (781) 286-8200
Fax: (781) 286-8206
Email: dcolella@revere.org
Website: www.revere.org
Hours: M-Th: 8:15a-5p; F: 8:15a-12:15p; Closed the last Friday of the month.

RICHMOND
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1529 STATE RD
01254
Phone: (413) 698-3315
Fax: (413) 698-3272
Email: clerk@richmondma.org
Website: www.richmondma.org/townhall.htm
Hours: Tu-F: 9a-12p; 1st, 2nd, & 4th W: 6p-8p

ROCHESTER
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
1 CONSTITUTION WAY
02770
Phone: (508) 763-3866
Fax: (508) 763-4892
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.townofrochestermass.com/
Hours: M: 9a-12p & 5p-7p; Tu-F: 9a-12p

ROCKLAND
TOWN CLERK
242 UNION ST
02370
Phone: (781) 871-1892
Fax: (781) 871-0386
Email: clerk@rockland-ma.gov
Website: www.rockland-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p; 1st & 3rd M: 7p-8:30p

ROCKPORT
TOWN CLERK
P.O. BOX 429
01966
Phone: (978) 546-6894
Fax: (978) 546-3562
Email: TownClerk@town.rockport.ma.us
Website: www.town.rockport.ma.us/
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-6p; F: 8a-1p

ROWE
TOWN CLERK
34 BROADWAY
01367
Phone: (413) 339-5520
Fax: (413) 339-5316
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.rowe-ma.gov/Pages/index
Hours: Tu: 8:30a-12:00p

ROWLEY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 351
01969
Phone: (978) 948-2081
Fax: (978) 948-2162
Email: townclerk@townofrowley.org
Website: www.town.rowley.ma.us/
Hours: M: 1p-8p; Tu,Th & F: 8a-12p; W: 8a-4:30p

ROYALSTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 127
01368
Phone: (978) 249-0493
Fax: (978) 575-0748
Email: townclerk@royalston-ma.gov
Website: www.royalston.com/
Hours: M 9a.m to 1 p.m, Summer hours June 21-Labor Day M 5-8:30 p.m.

RUSSELL
TOWN CLERK
65 MAIN ST
01071
Phone: (413) 862-3265
Fax: (413) 862-3103
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.townofrussell.us
Hours: Tu: 5:30p-7:30p; F: 4p-6p

RUTLAND
TOWN CLERK
250 MAIN STREET
01543
Phone: (508) 886-4104
Fax: (508) 886-2929
Email: sallyh@townofrutland.org
Website: www.townofrutland.org/
Hours: M & W: 8a-4:30p; Tu: 8a-7p; Th: 8:30a-1p

SALEM
CITY CLERK
93 WASHINGTON ST
01970
Phone: (978) 745-9595
Fax: (978) 740-9209
Email: clapointe@salem.com
Website: www.salem.com
Hours: M-W : 8a-4p; Th: 8a- 7p; F: 8a-12p

SALISBURY
TOWN CLERK/REGISTRARS
5 BEACH ROAD
01952
Phone: (978) 462-1145
Fax: (978) 462-4176
Email: townclerk@salisburyma.gov
Website: www.salisburyma.gov
Hours: M: 8:30a-6p; Tu-Th: 8:30a-4p; F: 8:30a-1p

SANDISFIELD
TOWN HALL
3 SILVERBROOK RD
P O BOX 163
01255
Phone: (413) 258-4711
Fax: (413) 258-4225
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 9a-2p; M: 6p-7p

SANDWICH
TOWN CLERK
145 MAIN ST
02563
Phone: (508) 888-0340
Fax: (508) 888-2497
Email: twhite@townofsandwich.net
Website: www.sandwichmass.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 8:30a-8p

SAUGUS
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
298 CENTRAL ST
01906
Phone: (781) 231-4101
Fax: (781) 231-4109
Email: jrappa@saugus-ma.gov
Website: www.saugus-ma.gov
Hours: M:8:30a-7p;T-Th:8:15a-5p;F:8:15a-12:30p;
June-Aug M:8:30a-7p;T-Th:8:15a-4p;F: 8:15a-12:30p

SAVOY
TOWN HALL
720 MAIN RD
01256
Phone: (413) 743-3759
Fax: (413) 743-4292
Email: townofsavoy@verizon.net
Website: www.townofsavoy.org/
Hours: Tu: 12p-1p; By appointment

SCITUATE
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
600 C J CUSHING WAY
02066
Phone: (781) 545-8743
Fax: (781) 545-8704
Email: townclerk@town.scituate.ma.us
Website: www.town.scituate.ma.us/townhall.html
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:45p; Tu: 8:30a-7:30p; F: 8:30a-11:45a

SEEKONK
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
100 PECK ST
02771
Phone: (508) 336-2920
Fax: (508) 336-0764
Email: jparker@seekonk-ma.gov
Website: www.seekonk.info
Hours: M, Tu & Th: 8:30a-4:30p; W: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-12p

SHARON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
90 SOUTH MAIN ST
02067
Phone: (781) 784-1505
Fax: (781) 784-1503
Email: mchused@townofsharon.org
Website: www.townofsharon.net/
Hours: M-W: 8:30a-5p; Th: 8:30a-8p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

SHEFFIELD
TOWN CLERK
P.O. BOX 175
01257
Phone: (413) 229-7000
Fax: (413) 229-7010
Email: fjoyce@sheffieldma.gov
Website: www.sheffieldma.gov
Hours: M-F: 9a-4p

SHELBURNE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
51 BRIDGE ST
01370
Phone: (413) 625-0300
Fax: (413) 625-0303
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: M & Tu: 10a-5p; Th: 10a-4p

SHERBORN
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
19 WASHINGTON STREET
01770
Phone: (508) 651-7853
Fax: (508) 651-0407
Email: Carole.Marple@sherbornma.org
Website: www.sherbornma.org
Hours: M-Th: 8a-12p

SHIRLEY
TOWN CLERK
7 KEADY WAY
01464
Phone: (978) 425-2600
Fax: (978) 425-2681
Email: amcdougall@shirley-ma.gov
Website: www.shirley-ma.gov
Hours: M: 9a-3p & 6p-8:30p; T-Th: 9-3p; By appointment M-Th: 3p-4:30p

SHREWSBURY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
100 MAPLE AVE
01545
Phone: (508) 841-8507
Fax: (508) 842-0587
Email: swright@th.ci.shrewsbury.ma.us
Website: www.shrewsbury-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4:30p

SHUTESBURY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1 COOLEYVILLE ROAD
P.O. BOX 264
01072
Phone: (413) 259-1204
Fax: (413) 259-1107
Email: townclerk@shutesbury.org
Website: www.shutesbury.org
Hours: M-Th: 9a-1p & By appointment

SOMERSET
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
140 WOOD STREET
02726
Phone: (508) 646-2818
Fax: (508) 646-2802
Email: dberge@town.somerset.ma.us
Website: www.somersetmass.com
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p; W: 4p-6p every other Wed, call first

SOMERVILLE
ELECTION COMMISSION
93 HIGHLAND AVE
02143
Phone: (617) 625-6600
Fax: (617) 625-5643
Email: nsalerno@somervillema.gov
Website: www.somervillema.gov
Hours: M-W: 8:30a-4:30p; Th: 8:30a-7:30p; F: 8:30a-12:30p

SOUTH HADLEY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
116 MAIN ST
01075
Phone: (413) 538-5023
Fax: (413) 538-7565
Email: chamlin@southhadleyma.gov
Website: www.southhadley.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

SOUTHAMPTON
TOWN CLERK
PO BOX 276,TOWN HALL
01073
Phone: (413) 527-8392
Fax: (413) 527-1471
Email: townclerk@southampton.ma.us
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-5p; Tu: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

SOUTHBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK
17 COMMON ST
01772
Phone: (508) 485-0710
Fax: (508) 480-0161
Email: townclerk@southboroughma.com
Website: www.southboroughma.com
Hours: M,W & Th: 8a-5p; Tu: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

SOUTHBRIDGE
TOWN CLERK
41 ELM ST
01550
Phone: (508) 764-5408
Fax: (508) 764-5425
Email: mdaoust@southbridgemass.org
Website: www.ci.southbridge.ma.us
Hours: M-W: 8a-4p; Th: 8a-8p; F: 8a-12p

SOUTHWICK
TOWN CLERK
454 COLLEGE HIGHWAY
01077
Phone: (413) 569-5504
Fax: (413) 569-0667
Email: treasurer@southwick.ma.net
Website: www.southwickma.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

SPENCER
TOWN CLERK
157 MAIN ST
01562
Phone: (508) 885-7500
Fax: (508) 885-7528
Email: jmulhall@spencerma.gov
Website: www.spencerma.gov
Hours: M & Tu: 7:30a-4:30p & 6p-8p; W & Th: 7:30a-4:30p, Closed Friday

SPRINGFIELD
ELECTION COMMISSION
36 COURT ST
GROUND FLOOR ROOM 8
01103
Phone: (413) 787-6189
Fax: (413) 787-6186
Email: kkusek@springfieldcityhall.com
Website: www.springfieldcityhall.com
Hours: M-F: 9a-4p

STERLING
TOWN CLERK
BUTTERICK, RM 113
1 PARK ST
01564
Phone: (978) 422-8111
Fax: (978) 422-0289
Email: TownClerk@town.sterling.ma.us
Website: www.town.sterling.ma.us
Hours: Open to Public M-Th: 8:30a- 4p; F: 8:30a-11:30a

STOCKBRIDGE
TOWN CLERK
PO BOX 417
01262
Phone: (413) 298-4170 x 251
Fax: (413) 298-4344
Email: clerk@townofstockbridge.com
Website: www.townofstockbridge.com/
Hours: M-F: 9a-12p & 1p-4p

STONEHAM
TOWN CLERK
35 CENTRAL ST
02180
Phone: (781) 279-2650
Fax: (781) 279-2653
Email: jhanright@ci.stoneham.ma.us
Website: www.stoneham-ma.gov
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12p

STOUGHTON
TOWN CLERK
10 PEARL ST.
02072
Phone: (781) 341-1300
Fax: (781) 232-9295
Email: cmooney@stoughton-ma.gov
Website: www.stoughton.org/
Hours: M-W: 8:30a-4:30p; Th: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-12p

STOW
TOWN CLERK
380 GREAT ROAD
01775-2127
Phone: (978) 897-4514
Fax: (978) 897-4534
Email: townclerk@stow-ma.gov
Website: www.stow-ma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-12:30p & 1p-4p; F: 8a-1p; No F hours June 1- Sept 1

STURBRIDGE
TOWN CLERK
308 MAIN STREET
01566
Phone: (508) 347-2510
Fax: (508) 347-5886
Email: lmurawski@town.sturbridge.ma.us
Website: www.town.sturbridge.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

SUDBURY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
322 CONCORD RD.
01776
Phone: (978) 639-3351
Fax: (978) 443-0264
Email: clerk@sudbury.ma.us
Website: www.sudbury.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 9a-5p summer hours (July/Aug) may be different

SUNDERLAND
TOWN CLERK
12 SCHOOL STREET
01375
Phone: (413) 665-1442
Fax: (413) 665-1446
Email: townclerk@townofsunderland.us
Website: www.townofsunderland.us/
Hours: M-W: 8a-4p; M: 6p-8p; Th: 8a-12p

SUTTON
TOWN CLERK
4 UXBRIDGE RD
01590
Phone: (508) 865-8725
Fax: (508) 865-8721
Email: l.rodgers@town.sutton.ma.us
Website: www.suttonma.org
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p; F: 9a-12p

SWAMPSCOTT
TOWN CLERK
22 MONUMENT AVE
01907
Phone: (781) 596-8855
Fax: (781) 596-8870
Email: sduplin@town.swampscott.ma.us
Website: www.town.swampscott.ma.us/
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-12p

SWANSEA
TOWN CLERK
81 MAIN ST
02777
Phone: (508) 678-9389
Fax: (508) 324-6700
Email: SWANSEATOWNCLERK@YAHOO.COM
Website: www.swanseamass.org/
Hours: M, Tu, Th & F: 9a-4p; W: 9a-5p

TAUNTON
ELECTIONS & REGISTRATIONS
15 SUMMER ST
02780
Phone: (508) 821-1044
Fax: (508) 821-1202
Email: cityclerk@tmlp.net
Website: www.taunton-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 9a-5p

TEMPLETON
TOWN CLERK OFFICE
4 ELM STREET
BALDWINVILLE, MA
01436
Phone: (978) 939-8466
Fax: (978) 939-8327
Email: charris@templeton1.org
Website: www.templeton1.org/
Hours: M: 7:30a-5p; Tu-Th: 8a-3p; F: 7:30a-1p

TEWKSBURY
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1009 MAIN STREET
TOWN HALL
01876
Phone: (978) 640-4355
Fax: (978) 851-8610
Email: townclerk@tewksbury-ma.gov
Website: www.tewksbury.info
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-4:30p

TISBURY
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
PO BOX 606
51 SPRING ST
02568
Phone: (508) 696-4215
Fax: (508) 693-5876
Email: mmudge@tisburyma.gov
Website: www.tisburyma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

TOLLAND
TOWN HALL
241 W GRANVILLE RD
01034
Phone: (413) 258-4068
Fax: (413) 258-4048
Email: townclerktolland@earthlink.net
Website: www.tolland-ma.gov
Hours: M: 2p-4p & By appointment

TOPSFIELD
OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK
8 WEST COMMON STREET
01983
Phone: (978) 887-1505
Fax: (978) 887-1502
Email: pburke@topsfield-ma.gov
Website: www.topsfield-ma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p; F: 8a-12p

TOWNSEND
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
272 MAIN ST
01469
Phone: (978) 597-1704
Fax: (978) 597-8135
Email: clerk@townsend.ma.us
Website: www.townsend.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 9a-4p; Tu 9a-8p

TRURO
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 2012
02666-2012
Phone: (508) 349-7004
Fax: (508) 349-5505
Email: caslade@truro-ma.gov
Website: www.truro-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

TYNGSBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
25 BRYANTS LANE
01879
Phone: (978) 649-2300
Fax: (978) 649-2320
Email: jshifres@tyngsboroughma.gov
Website: www.tyngsboroughma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8:30a-4p; F: 8a-12:30p

TYRINGHAM
TOWN HALL
P.O. BOX 416
116 MAIN RD
01264
Phone: (413) 243-1749
Fax: (413) 243-4942
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.tyringham-ma.gov/
Hours: By appointment

UPTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1 MAIN ST
P. O. BOX 969
01568
Phone: (508) 529-3565
Fax: (508) 529-1010
Email: kmcelreath@upton.ma.us
Website: www.upton.ma.us/pages/town-clerk.php
Hours: M & W: 9a-3p; Tu & Th: 9:15a-1p & 6p-8p

UXBRIDGE
TOWN CLERK
21 SOUTH MAIN ST
01569
Phone: (508) 278-3156
Fax: (508) 278-3154
Email: town.clerk@uxbridge-ma.gov
Website: www.uxbridge-ma.gov
Hours: M, T & Th: 7:30a-5p; W: 8a-7p

WAKEFIELD
TOWN CLERK
1 LAFAYETTE ST.
01880
Phone: (781) 246-6383
Fax: (781) 246-4155
Email: mgalvin@wakefield.ma.us
Website: www.wakefield.ma.us/
Hours: M-W: 8:a-4:30p; Th: 8a-7p; F: 8a-12:30p

WALES
TOWN OFFICES
3 HOLLOW ROAD
PO BOX 834
01081-0834
Phone: (413) 245-7571
Fax: (413) 245-3261
Email: townclerk@townofwales.net
Website: www.townofwales.net
Hours: M & Tu: 9a-3p

WALPOLE
TOWN HALL
135 SCHOOL ST
02081
Phone: (508) 660-7296
Fax: (508) 660-7228
Email: rfucile@walpole-ma.gov
Website: www.walpole-ma.gov
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-8p; F: 8a-12p

WALTHAM
DEPARTMENT OF CITY CLERK
610 MAIN STREET
02452
Phone: (781) 314-3120
Fax: (781) 314-3130
Email: rmalone@city.waltham.ma.us
Website: www.city.waltham.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

WARE
126 MAIN ST.
01082
Phone: (413) 967-9648
Fax: (413) 967-9638
Email: ntalbot@townofware.com
Website: www.townofware.com/
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

WAREHAM
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
54 MARION ROAD
02571
Phone: 508-291-3100 x 3143
Fax: 508-291-6511
Email: masilva@wareham.ma.us
Website: www.wareham.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

WARREN
TOWN CLERK
P.O. BOX 603
01083
Phone: (413) 436-5702
Fax: (413) 436-9754
Email: warrentownclerk@yahoo.com
Website: www.warren-ma.gov
Hours: M-W: 8a-3p; Th: 2p-7p

WARWICK
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
12 ATHOL RD
01378
Phone: (978) 544-8304
Fax: (978) 544-6499
Email: townclerk@town.warwick.ma.us
Website: www.warwickma.org/
Hours: M: 9a-12p

WASHINGTON
TOWN CLERK
8 SUMMIT HILL RD
PO BOX 98
01223
Phone: (413) 623-8878
Fax: (413) 623-2116
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: M: 7p-9p

WATERTOWN
TOWN CLERK
149 MAIN STREET
02472
Phone: (617) 972-6488
Fax: (617) 972-6595
Email: jflynn@watertown-ma.gov
Website: www.watertown-ma.gov
Hours: M, W-Th: 8:30a-5p; Tu: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-5p; June-Aug F: 8:30a-2p

WAYLAND
TOWN CLERK
41 COCHITUATE ROAD
01778
Phone: (508) 358-3631
Fax: (508) 358-3627
Email: ltoombs@wayland.ma.us
Website: www.wayland.ma.us
Hours: M: 8:30a-7p; Tu-Th: 8:30a-4:30p, F: 8:30a-12:30p

WEBSTER
TOWN CLERK
350 MAIN ST SUITE 3
01570
Phone: (508) 949-3850
Fax: (508) 949-3850
Email: bcraver@webster-ma.gov
Website: www.webster-ma.gov/
Hours: M: 8a-7p; Tu-Th: 8a-4p; F: 8:30a-12p

WELLESLEY
TOWN CLERK
525 WASHINGTON ST
02482
Phone: (781) 431-1019
Fax: (781) 237-5037
Email: knagle@wellesleyma.gov
Website: www.wellesleyma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-5p

WELLFLEET
TOWN CLERK
300 MAIN STREET
02667
Phone: (508) 349-0301
Fax: (508) 349-0317
Email: dawn.rickman@wellfleet-ma.gov
Website: www.wellfleet-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

WENDELL
TOWN CLERK
9 Morse Village Rd
P. O. Box 41
WENDELL DEPOT MA
01380
Phone: 978-544-3395 x 102
Fax: 978-544-7467
Email: townclerk@wendellmass.us
Website: www.wendellmass.us/
Hours: W: 6:30p-8:30p and by appointment

WENHAM
TOWN CLERK
138 MAIN STREET
01984
Phone: (978) 468-5520
Fax: (978) 468-8014
Email: treid@wenhamma.gov
Website: www.wenhamma.gov
Hours: M, W & Th: 9a-4:30p; Tu: 9a-7p; F: 9a-1p

WEST BOYLSTON
TOWN CLERK
127 HARTWELL ST, 100
01583
Phone: (508) 835-6240
Fax: (508) 835-4102
Email: kim.hopewell@westboylston-ma.gov
Website: www.westboylston.com
Hours: M-W: 9a-4p; Th-F: 9a-2:30p

WEST BRIDGEWATER
TOWN CLERK
65 NORTH MAIN ST
02379
Phone: (508) 894-1200
Fax: (508) 894-1210
Email: nmorrison@wbridgewater.com
Website: www.town.west-bridgewater.ma.us
Hours: M,Tu & Th: 8a-4p; W: 8a-7p; F: 8a-1p

WEST BROOKFIELD
BOARD OF REGISTRARS
2 E. MAIN ST
01585
Phone: (508) 867-1421
Fax: (508) 867-1400
Email: sallen@town.west-brookfield.ma.us
Website: www.wbrookfield.com/
Hours: M-Th: 9a-2p

WEST NEWBURY
TOWN CLERK
381 MAIN ST
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING
01985
Phone: (978) 363-1100
Fax: (978) 363-1117
Email: mmccarron@wnewbury.org
Website: www.wnewbury.org
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-12p

WEST SPRINGFIELD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
26 CENTRAL ST
01089
Phone: (413) 263-3012
Fax: (413) 263-3046
Email: ofrizzell@west-springfield.ma.us
Website: www.west-springfield.ma.us
Hours: M-F: 8a-4:30p

WEST STOCKBRIDGE
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
21 STATE LINE RD
01266
Phone: (413) 232-0300
Fax: (413) 232-7195
Email: wstnclerk@msn.com
Website: www.weststockbridge-ma.gov
Hours: T & Th: 1:30p-4p

WEST TISBURY
TOWN HALL
BOX 278
02575
Phone: (508) 696-0148
Fax: (508) 696-0103
Email: townclerk@westtisbury-ma.gov
Website: www.westtisbury-ma.gov/
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-1:30p

WESTBOROUGH
TOWN CLERK
34 WEST MAIN STREET
01581
Phone: (508) 366-3020
Fax: (508) 366-3099
Email: nyendriga@town.westborough.ma.us
Website: www.town.westborough.ma.us
Hours: M, W & Th: 8a-5p; Tu: 8a-8p; F: 7:30a-12p

WESTFIELD
BOARD OF REGISTRARS
59 COURT STREET
ROOM 211
01085
Phone: (413) 572-6266
Fax: (413) 564-3114
Email: m.colon@cityofwestfield.org
Website: www.cityofwestfield.org
Hours: M-F: 9a-5p

WESTFORD
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
55 MAIN STREET
01886
Phone: (978) 692-5515
Fax: (978) 399-2555
Email: ktari@westfordma.gov
Website: www.westfordma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

WESTHAMPTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
ONE SOUTH RD
01027
Phone: (413) 527-0463
Fax: (413) 527-8655
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: Every M: 9-5; 7p-8p also by appointment

WESTMINSTER
TOWN CLERK
11 SOUTH STREET
01473
Phone: (978) 874-7406
Fax: (978) 874-7411
Email: dmacaloney@westminster-ma.gov
Website: www.westminster-ma.gov
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4:30p; F: 8a-1p

WESTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 378
11 TOWN HOUSE ROAD
02493
Phone: (781) 893-7320
Fax: (781) 529-0106
Email: davenport.d@westonmass.org
Website: www.weston.org
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-5p

WESTPORT
OFFICE OF TOWN CLERK
816 MAIN RD
02790
Phone: (508) 636-1001
Fax: (774) 264-5152
Email: clerk@westport-ma.gov
Website: www.westport-ma.com
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4p; 1st M of month: 8:30a-6p

WESTWOOD
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
580 HIGH ST
02090
Phone: (781) 326-3964
Fax: (781) 329-8030
Email: dpowers@townhall.westwood.ma.us
Website: www.townhall.westwood.ma.us
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-1p

WEYMOUTH
TOWN CLERK/REGISTRAR
75 MIDDLE STREET
02189
Phone: (781) 682-6129
Fax: (781) 335-3283
Email: crose@weymouth.ma.us
Website: www.weymouth.ma.us
Hours: M-Tu & Th-F: 8:30a-4:30p

WHATELY
TOWN CLERK
218 CHESTNUT PLAIN R
P. O. BOX 89
01093
Phone: (413) 665-0054
Fax: (413) 665-9560
Email: tclerk2@comcast.net
Website: www.whately.org
Hours: M, W, Th & F: 9a-4p; Tu: 12p-7p

WHITMAN
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
P O BOX 426
54 SOUTH AVENUE
02382
Phone: (781) 618-9710
Fax: (781) 618-9791
Email: pamela.martin@whitman-ma.gov
Website: www.whitman-ma.gov/
Hours: M, W-F: 8a-4p; Tu: 8a-7:30p

WILBRAHAM
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
240 SPRINGFIELD ST
01095
Phone: (413) 596-2800
Fax: (413) 596-2830
Email: blitchfield@wilbraham-ma.gov
Website: www.wilbraham-ma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

WILLIAMSBURG
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 447
01039-0447
Phone: (413) 268-8402
Fax: (413) 268-8409
Email: townclerk@burgy.org
Website: www.burgy.org
Hours: M: 8:30a-3:30p & 5:30p-7p; Tu: 8:30a-3:30p; Th: 9a-2p & 6p-8p

WILLIAMSTOWN
TOWN CLERK
31 NORTH ST
01267
Phone: (413) 458-9341
Fax: (413) 458-4839
Email: mkennedy@williamstown.net
Website: www.williamstown.net
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

WILMINGTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
121 GLEN RD
01887
Phone: (978) 658-2030
Fax: (978) 657-7564
Email: sgeorge@town.wilmington.ma.us
Website: www.wilmingtonma.gov
Hours: M-F: 8:30a-4:30p

WINCHENDON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
109 FRONT ST
01475
Phone: (978) 297-2766
Fax: (978) 297-1616
Email: CLERK@TOWN.WINCHENDON.MA.US
Website: www.TOWNOFWINCHENDON.COM
Hours: M: 8a-6p; Tu-Th: 8a-5p

WINCHESTER
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
71 MOUNT VERNON
01890
Phone: (781) 721-7130
Fax: (781) 721-1153
Email: townclerk@winchester.us
Website: www.winchester.us
Hours: M-F: 8a-4p

WINDSOR
TOWN CLERK
3 HINSDALE RD
01270
Phone: (413) 684-3977
Fax: (413) 684-1585
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: M: 5p-7p & By appointment

WINTHROP
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
1 METCALF SQUARE
TOWN HALL
02152
Phone: (617) 846-1742
Fax: (617) 539-5814
Email: jdemato@town.winthrop.ma.us
Website: www.town.winthrop.ma.us/Pages/index
Hours: M & W: 8a-4:30p; T & Th: 8a-7p

WOBURN
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
10 COMMON ST
01801
Phone: (781) 897-5850
Fax: (781) 897-5859
Email: wcampbell@cityofwoburn.com
Website: www.cityofwoburn.com
Hours: M-W: 9a-4:30p; Th: 9a-7p; F: 9a-1p

WORCESTER
ELECTION DIVISION
455 MAIN ST RM 208
01608
Phone: (508) 799-1134
Fax: (508) 799-1137
Email: medunaj@worcesterma.gov
Website: www.worcesterma.gov
Hours: M: 8:45a-5p; Tu-F: 8:45a-4:15p

WORTHINGTON
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
PO BOX 247
01098
Phone: (413) 238-5577
Fax: (413) 238-5579
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us
Website: www.worthington-ma.us/
Hours: Sat: 10a-12:30p

WRENTHAM
OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
79 SOUTH ST
02093
Phone: (508) 384-5415
Fax: (508) 384-5434
Email: cmollica@wrentham.ma.us
Website: www.wrentham.ma.us
Hours: M-Th: 8a-4p; F: 8a-1:30p

YARMOUTH
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Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team: Ready for 2013

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Dedicated to a season of continued growth in membership and educational efforts as well as abundant handcycle racing success, theParalyzed Veterans of America racing team is eager for the 2013 season to begin.

For the first time, a winter training camp will be held prior to the start of the racing season. A select group of members will meet for a week of twice daily stamina-building rides, strategy sessions and team bonding in Tampa, FL, before continuing on to the Melbourne Marathon to be held February 3, 2013, in Melbourne, FL.

Racing team coordinator Jody Shiflett expects the training camp to propel the team forward into the new season and plans to make the camp an annual event.

“Work and other personal obligations make training and racing a different priority for each individual,” Shiflett says. “But at this camp, it will be the focus for everyone.”

Shiflett is quick to point out that not all members can race at every event. About 30 times yearly, Paralyzed Veterans has members at different races around the United States. Because of time and financial constraints, most members primarily attend races near their homes. Only two or three times yearly will the entire team race together.

Paralyzed Veterans Racing experienced more than 50 percent membership growth in 2012 and now has a roster of 130 members. Shiflett contributes the growth rate to the hard work of many team members who volunteer their time to hold educational clinics and workshops, and do recruiting, fund raising and bike repair.

Though volunteering is common among team members, certain members stand out in this area. To acknowledge these individuals, their dedication and their efforts above and beyond the call of duty, Shiflett created the “A” Team, initially appointing the first 12 members himself. However, the following year Jody turned voting over to the team and made the position peer elected.

Paralyzed Veterans underwrites a small portion of team members’ travel expenses to attend racing events. “A” team members, in recognition of their volunteer work, are sometimes eligible for a few extra dollars to offset some of their out-of-pocket expenses. Shiflett states that the few extra dollars awarded the “A” team is only a token and comes nowhere near off-setting the personal investment these members have put forth.

The 2013 “A” Team members are:

Joseph Beimfohr
Alfredo De Los Santos
Will Groulx
Geoff Hopkins
Holly Koester
Carlos Moleda
Robert Puckett III
Matthew J. Robinson
Jeff Snover
David Swaim
Scott Sweet
Keith Winchell

Major races for the 2013 season include competitions in Greenville, SC; Anchorage, AK; and the cycling national championships in Chattanooga, TN. The complete racing schedule is available on the Paralyzed Veterans website at this link.

 

Hertz Supports Paralyzed Veterans of America Through the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic and Hertz for Heroes Campaign

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The Hertz Company raised $16,140 to support Paralyzed Veterans of America‘s Mission: ABLE campaign over the July fourth holiday weekend as part of the PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic and the Hertz for Heroes initiative.

“These funds are critical to help maintain the programs that help support paralyzed veterans and their families to live full and successful lives,” said David Zurfluh, member and National Vice President of Paralyzed Veterans. “Again, many thanks to Hertz for extending a helping hand to our disabled veterans this July 4th weekend.”

The initiative offered a charitable contribution to Paralyzed Veterans: $10 for every birdie, $50 for every eagle and $500 for every hole-in-one recorded during the 2013 Greenbrier Classic by PGA Tour professionals, of up to $20,000 through Sunday.

Greenbrier Classic professional golfers scored 1,494 birdies, 14 eagles and 1 hole-in-one, resulting in the $16,140 total donation from Hertz for Heroes.

“Events like these are a great way for us to tell our story and carry on the important work we do,” Zurfluh said. “This wouldn’t be possible without companies like Hertz Corporation.”

The Hertz for Heroes project was launched by Hertz employees with military backgrounds in 2011, when the company donated 40,000 free weekend rentals to military personnel returning home from overseas. The company has since joined the White House’s veterans hiring initiative and has launched a military hiring portal that enables veterans and their family members to view and apply for available Hertz jobs. To date, the company has hired more than 300 veterans.

“We are grateful for the dollars raised and the support of Hertz for Heroes,” Zurfluh said.

Learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America

33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games Welcomes Tennis and Water Skiing as Exhibition Sports

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As the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games came to a close in Richmond last year, speculation was already under way about what exhibition sports to present this year in Tampa. Four that were mentioned by Tom Brown, consultant to the Games for Paralyzed Veterans of America and former director of the Games for theDepartment of Veterans Affairss, were waterskiing, tennis, boccia, and fencing.

Tennis and waterskiing were selected. Boccia proved to be popular and accessible that the decision was made to offer it as a medal sport this year, waving the usual standard of having to be an exhibition sport for two years.

Tennis, according to Jeanene LeSure, local coordinator of the 33rd Games, has about 35 people signed up and ready to play.

Among the rules adaptations, players are allowed two bounces of the ball, but it must be returned before the third bounce. Serves are made with the server a stationary position but allowed one push before striking the ball. For a quadriplegic player, for which conventional methods for service are physically impossible, the player or an individual may drop the ball for the serve.

“It’s an exciting and physical game,” Brown said. “Athletes and fans will learn a lot about the sport at the exhibition.”

The exhibition takes place at Hillsborough Community College Wednesday, July 17, 8 a.m.–11 a.m.

will also be presented. Participants use various adaptive skis, including a “sit-ski,” which requires less balancing, or discs or “saucers,” that assist beginners and individuals with varying degrees of disability.

LeSure said that in the preregistration period, only 50 slots were allotted and they went quickly. There is now a waiting list to fill any slot that may open up if a registrant drops out. The events take place at Lake Seminole Park on Monday, July 15 with half the participants beginning at 8 a.m. and the other half beginning at 1 p.m. Brown and LeSure agreed that it’s highly unlikely that waterskiing will ever make it as a medal sport because it is an option not available to many locations across the country, but they knew it would be an excellent event for Tampa.

Exhibition sports are chosen to expose veterans to different possibilities and to let them expand their knowledge of recreational activities. For those sports to make it as a regular medal sport (of which there are 18 now), it must receive a good response from participants, it must meet goals from a rehabilitative standpoint and it needs to be feasible in terms of logistics and availability. The third criterion is what most likely will keep waterskiing from becoming a medal sport; the feasibility in terms of logistics is still being explored with tennis.

“In terms of fitting in to our allotted time and making sure that matches don’t run too long, we’re still exploring all of that with tennis,” Brown said. “It’s more unpredictable as to how long a match can go. And we need to look at the tournament format to see how that could work for us.”

Fans as well as nonparticipating athletes are encouraged to attend the exhibitions and learn more about these two sports.

Learn more about the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa

What is SpeedyTV? “the little man in the flying wheelchair,” is

What is SpeedyTV?

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Speedy, “the little man in the flying wheelchair,” is Paralyzed Veterans of America’s national emblem, which came to life from a drawing of a Paralyzed Veterans of America member back in 1946.   Speedy is symbolic of energy, drive, happiness, admiration and guts!

Speedy TV is a way to catch up via video webcast on the latest event-specific information from Paralyzed Veterans of America. Via the links below, explore video from various Paralyzed Veterans events. The direct link to Speedy TV:www.pva.org/SpeedyTV.

Join us here at Speedy TV— your place for all the sights, sounds, interviews and exciting play-by-plays during the National Veterans Wheelchair Games!  View the flyer

Coming in July in this space: Speedy TV from the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games from Tampa, FL!

2013 Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month SpeedyTV at this link.

2012 National Veterans Wheelchair Games SpeedyTV at this link.

2012 Summit SpeedyTV at this link.

Tampa Bay to Host 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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The largest annual wheelchair sporting event in the world requires a tremendous amount of time—about two years’ worth—so Tampa Bay get ready; the city has been chosen to host the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games July 13-18, 2013.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the selection in the spring.

“We’re looking forward to returning to the Southeast,” said Doug Beckley, Paralyzed Veterans’ director of the Games. “Tampa is a great venue everyone is sure to enjoy.”

Co-hosts for the event will be the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, along with the Florida Gulf Coast and Central Florida chapters of Paralyzed Veterans. The event annually draws more than 500 veterans, who compete against peers according to wheelchair sports experience and ability. Event include archery, basketball, bowling, nine ball, power soccer, quad rugby, softball and swimming.

“Both chapters have already begun to promote the Games and are working with the VA’s local organizing committee to ensure the Games in Tampa will leave a lasting memory for all who are involved,” Beckley added.

The Tampa Convention Center and St. Pete Times Forum will serve as the main venues for the Games.

The 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games was held in Richmond, Virginia, June 25–30, 2012.

National Veterans Wheelchair Games:Spirit of the Games – Veteran Phillip Rosenberg

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As a young boy growing up in rural Wisconsin, Phillip Rosenberg, 62, was surrounded by heroes. His father and three uncles had served in World War II. One uncle was shot down over the English Channel. His father fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

“It seemed like every adult male had served,” said Rosenberg, a native of Pulaski, Wis., a town of 5,000 people best known for “Pulaski Polka Days”, one of the largest festivals dedicated to the Polish in the United States. “When I came of age, it was just my turn, so I enlisted.”

Serving in the 1960’s almost certainly meant an all-expenses paid trip to Vietnam. Arriving in 1969, Rosenberg served with the famed 82nd Airborne Division located at Phu Loi and the 9th Infantry Division located at Dong Tam. Midway through the tour, he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.

“I got knocked over by a blast wall,” remembered Rosenberg. “Somehow three of my fingers got severed. I picked ‘em up, put ‘em in my pocket and hustled over to the medic. Later, they re-attached my fingers.”

Injured, Rosenberg returned home in 1970 to a country that was eager to get out of Vietnam.

“It was not a very receptive society,” he said.

He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and played for the baseball team. Then in 1974, his life changed forever.

“October 2,” said Rosenberg. “A car accident. I spent 18 months in rehab at the Milwaukee VA.”

After physical therapy, Rosenberg gradually learned to re-adjust to his altered life. Bit by bit, a new sense of purpose arose. Then…a mission redefined.

From Injured to Active

“I was a three-sport athlete, served my country and I was just sitting around,” he said. “I deserved better for myself, we deserved better from our country.”

Rosenberg got involved with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and started advocating for wheelchair accessi­bility and parking. He got back into school. He started making things happen. In the fall of 1979, he, along with three other Veterans, founded the Wisconsin Chapter of the PVA, a chapter in which he serves as President today.

“Disabled Veterans had a lot of needs,” said Rosenberg. “So we got to work.”

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from UWM in 1982, he launched a career in teaching in what he thought would be his life’s work, but his mission was redefined again.

“1982 was also the first year I attended the Wheelchair Games,” said Rosenberg. “They were in Milwaukee and with the encouragement of Dr. Atzla Gahatit, Chief of Spinal Cord Surgery and Don Schmitt from PVA, I decided to go. They were really pushing us guys to go. I’m glad they did because a whole new world opened up.”

Still a Competitor

A year later, Rosenberg left teaching and became a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis. It was a mission that lasted for the next 26 years, almost as long as his attendance streak at the Wheelchair Games.

“I’ve gone to 31 consecutive Games missing only the first one here in Richmond in ‘81,” said Rosenberg. “It’s amazing to think back on all of the lives these Games have helped. I am so honored to have been a part of it.”

Over the years, he has participated in nearly every event the Games have offered. Softball? It’s one of his favorites in the early years. Trap shooting? He was afraid he would go head over heels the first time, yet to this day he still travels the PVA trap shooting circuit. Quad Rugby? It’s built for his competitiveness.

“I tell the young guys, if me, at 62, and Bull, at 65, can still do it, so can you,” said Rosenberg referring to last year’s Spirit of the Games recipient, Jerry “Bull” Baylor. “I wish they had the event when I was younger though.”

Baylor first met Rosenberg at the ’82 Games in Milwaukee. He added “Like Phil, I’m a fierce competitor and we’re two of the oldest around playing Quad Rugby. I think it’s a testament to the healing power of these Games that we’re still so competitive after 30 years.”

Healing power, competitiveness and drive. These are some of the very attributes to live a full and happy life, reminds Rosenberg. It’s a message he wants to share with his brothers and sisters returning from overseas or those Veterans who have suffered a catastrophic injury.

“If you think your life is over, it will be,” said Rosenberg with his jaw set firm. “The Games are a teaching mechanism, not only with sports, but with life. You’ve got to build that first level of independence. Set goals for the future. Gain confidence and you will do anything you want to do.”

After 31 years coming to the Games and now three years into retirement, you might think that Phil Rosenberg is going to slow down a bit. Well, think again.

“There’s too much I still want to do,” he exclaimed. “I’m getting ready to hit the road, travel to Europe. I want to see all 50 states, all the parks and monuments this country has to offer. I don’t know if I’m gonna have time to pack it all in, but I’m gonna try!”

Phillip Rosenberg. Mentor. Advocate. Competitor.

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TYPES OF WHEELCHAIR LIFTS

Usage of wheelchair lift can facilitate everyday functioning, eliminating the need to lift the wheelchair and place it into the vehicle with just pulling up to the platform of the lift and be lifted up or down. It is extremely convenient, giving confidence to wheelchair users to go to the places they want to. Wheelchair lifts made a significant and positive change compared to the previous experiences when they didn’t exist.

Wheelchair lifts are advanced mobility systems that have changed the way the disabled move, work and live, being a blessing for users and caregivers equally. They are used for wheelchair accessible vans and other mobility vehicles, known also by the name platform lift, making the travel of wheelchair user much easier and more pleasant. Wheelchair lifts have multiple purposes and can help people with disabilities in many ways, even being adapted according to individual needs in as many ways you need.

Usage of wheelchair lift can facilitate everyday functioning, eliminating the need to lift the wheelchair and place it into the vehicle with just pulling up to the platform of the lift and be lifted up or down. It is extremely convenient, giving confidence to wheelchair users to go to the places they want to. Wheelchair lifts made a significant and positive change compared to the previous experiences when they didn’t exist.

They can be automatic and semi-automatic, electric and hydraulic. Automatic one takes care of the folding, unfolding, lowering and raising, while semi-automatic one needs manual operating. Electric wheelchair lifts are easier to maintain than hydraulic ones. They are flexible and easy to install and come with battery back-up. The full benefit of electric wheelchair lift can be felt together with stair and automobile lifts and van ramps. Hydraulic ones don’t need electricity and can function in the case of power failure. However, they require constant maintenance and care.

Wheelchair lifts that are usually used for vans and minivans are called rotary or “swing” lifts because their method of operation involves moving the wheelchair by swinging it up-and-down or inside and outside. There is a great choice of wheelchair lifts, so you should consider all the options, with the respect for your needs and wants, including the decision about whether you want to travel in the wheelchair or in the vehicle seat, which will also mean the difference between installing it inside or outside the van. Both options have advantages and disadvantages.

An outside wheelchair lift is intended for your personal mobile device to be installed outside of the car or wheelchair vans. It will be carried behind, but the way that the driver will have complete road visibility. If you choose an outside lift, it will require very small modifications of the vehicle. The lift is usually attached to a trailer hitch on the rear.

The type of the wheelchair lifts has to be compatible with your van. There are some special features that can make a difference in your everyday functioning, for example having a back-up lifting or lowering mechanism if the main drive system fails. When you sort out your needs, it’s easier to make a decision about the choice of the corresponding advanced mobility system.

Lifts

In this section we explain the various types of lifts available on the market. There are advantages and disadvantages to all of these lifts. It is highly recommended that you get to know the lifts available, the product lines, your nearest dealers and their qualifications. If you purchase a lift only to find that there is no one within a reasonable distance to provide service and repairs you will soon regret that purchase. Always consult experts at VMi New England Mobility Center BEFORE you buy.

There are basically two types of wheelchair lifts:

  1. Platform Lift
  2. Rotary (or Swing) Lift

In addition, these two lifts come in various types. Hydraulic, electrical mechanical, gravity and those that combine hydraulic and electrical.

The hydraulic lift uses a pump and a cylinder filled with fluid pressure, which enables the pump to raise and lower the lift along with the power from the van’s battery.

The electricall mechanical lift operates either by chain or screw rod, with power provided solely by the battery.

The gravity lift has power to lift and fold, while gravity lowers the lift platform to ground level.

All of these lifts depend, at least in part, on the battery. If your battery is weak or dead, the lifts will not work.

If you are a scooter user, measure your scooter’s length. Some scooters are longer than the standard platform on lifts. An extended platform is available to accommodate these longer scooters. Be aware, though, that this could require a raised roof, too.

Platform Lift
This lift is stored either in the side, the rear, or under the floor of a van. The lift requires two doors or a sliding door on the side of a van. The platforms have expanded metal in the upper half of the platform for better visibility when the lift is folded and the van is being driven.

Lifts stored under the van require modifications to the exhaust system, gas tank, etc., depending on the make of the van. Only the pump and motor are located inside vans using under-the-floor lifts.

Platforms may also be different, depending on the lift. There are both solid and fold-in-half platforms.  The fold-in-half platform folds to give better accessibility to the doors. Some fold-in-half platform lifts are mounted on a single post.

Be aware of the differences between automatic and semi-automatic lifts. A fully automatic lift will fold, unfold, lower and raise by operating a switch located inside (on the side of the lift) or outside (on the side of the van), and, in most cases, on the dash. A semi-automatic lift requires manual folding and unfolding of the platform. Using a hand-held pendant switch, the platform can be mechanically lowered and raised. You MUST have assistance with this type of lift, as it is designed for passengers who will not be riding alone.

Rotary Lift (or “Swing Lift”)
The platform of this type of lift never folds. Instead it “swings” inside, outside and up-and-down. The rotary lift swings into the van and the lift platform sits on the floor in the middle of the van.

Some individuals like the rotary lift because of the parking convenience. Less room is needed to enter or exit the van. Also, this lift is mounted on one post inside the van. The post controls the swinging action of the lift. One of the drawbacks to the rotary lift, though, is the cross-over bar. On some rotary lifts this bar connects the platform to the swing bar, limiting space for loading and unloading on the platform.

Switches serve very necessary functions in this lift. In most cases there are three switches on the dash. They operate the lift as well as provide an open and close function for the power door openers. The motors fit into or beside the doors and are manufactured to fit only one brand of lift.

Back-up System
You may also want to purchase a back-up system for your lift. Many government agencies require a lift to have a back-up system for use in emergencies. With a back-up system the lift can be manually manuvered and users can exit the van with assistance from an outsider. Most back-up systems are herd to operate alone, so expect to need someone’s help.

Safety Flaps
All lifts have an extension or “curb” at the edge of the platform which is approximately three-to-four inches high. This safety flap is designed specifically to prevent the wheelchair or scooter from rolling past the edge of the platform.

Finally, when purchasing a lift, be sure to check on the use of raised doors. If needed, your lift will have to be ordered for the extended doors. Determine if this is necessary before completing your vehicle equipment decisions. It will help you avoid very costly errors.

Again, be sure to consult the experts at VMi New England Mobility Center BEFORE you buy a wheelchair van or wheelchair vehicle lift to prevent costly and frustrating mistakes.

Discover the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

 

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The National Veterans Wheelchair Games, copresented annually by Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs(VA), allows veterans with disabilities to rediscover their strength and potential through athletic competition with peers. The Games are the largest annual wheelchair-sporting event in the world, with hundreds of participants and thousands of volunteers attending, making planning and preparation a year-long process.

The 33rd Wheelchair Games will be held July 13–18, 2013, in Tampa, FL. The Tampa Convention Center met all of the criteria for hosting the Games, which included availability of a very large, open space suitable for the Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo and availability of appropriate venues around the city for the various competitions, including softball, basketball, track and field and trapshooting. Events will take place at the riverwalk, in parks, the host hotel, the zoo, a local high school and at the Convention Center, where competitions, ceremonies and the Expo will be held.

At the Expo corporate and nonprofit organizations showcase their brand and engage with hundreds of wheelchair athletes, coaches, family members, health-care providers and rehabilitation professionals.  Veterans can learn about a variety of health-care products and services and organizations that offer assistance or opportunities.

Local Host Coordinator (LOC) and VA Recreation Therapist Jeanene LeSure said the LOC just “recently secured all of our venues for the various sporting events and ceremonies. Our entire LOC is complete; we have a lot of dedicated VA employees as well as chapter members from the Paralyzed Veterans Florida Gulf Coast serving on several committees.”

LeSure is responsible for managing the LOC and its nonstop work to have everything ready for the Games in 2013. “We’re almost at the halfway point; we’ve been working for about a year now,” she said.

Without the generous and selfless support of sponsors, many of which have been supporting the Games for upward of 20, 25 and 30 years, the Games could not be the annual success that it is.  Sponsor and exhibitor recruitment is also a year-round process, conducted by Paralyzed Veterans corporate marketing team as well as the LOC.

“Simply put, our sponsors are the lifeblood to ensuring each year that we have the appropriate means to make the NVWG a great success,” said Pablo Sosa, associate director, Corporate & Cause Marketing. “Through our sponsors’ generous support, Paralyzed Veterans is helping improve the lives and well-being of these most deserving men and women.”

Back in Tampa, logistics take priority. Recently the LOC completed its warehouse inventory. “We went through about 17 53-foot UPS trucks full of equipment [for the sporting events]. We counted everything and took note of what we needed in order to ensure we have everything we need for the Games,” LeSure added.

Even with several accomplishments under its belt, the LOC still has a lot of work to do in order to make the Games a success. Currently, the LOC is working out the “finer details” of the Games, including finalizing the event schedule, ensuring that it has the necessary equipment for the various sporting events and ensuring that the venues are capable of holding the planned sports.

“In that area, the Tampa area has an advantage because many of the events that we are hosting at the Games are already hosted locally here in Tampa. So many of our venues are already familiar with the rules and regulations of these sports, making the whole process a lot easier for everyone,” LeSure said.

Tom Brown, Paralyzed Veterans’ consultant and program manager for the Games, noted, “The LOC in Tampa has been extremely cooperative and energetic. They are eager to ensure that the 33rd NVWG is the best ever.  We all share the same goal, that of making sure the veterans have an excellent, life-changing experience.”

In the months ahead, LeSure and the LOC will be busy trying to register the 2,500-3,000 volunteers necessary to work the Wheelchair Games. For those interested, there will be an online signup that will open in January 2013. This registration period will last until June.

Thirty-two years ago, the Wheelchair Games started out as a rehabilitation event, an extension of therapy in the community to help our nation’s wounded heroes know that disabled does not mean unable.

“The Games have never lost that focus and have been introducing veterans to opportunities in sports and recreation that they never dreamed possible. For many of our veterans, the Games are truly life changing,” Brown said. “We make it our priority to ensure that each veteran has a truly memorable and rewarding experience.”

Learn more about the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

 

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program

Early rehabilitation treatment is critical to help patients achieve their fullest potential following a spinal cord injury. At New England Rehabilitation Hospital patients learn how to adapt and return to a normal life. Patients learn how to avoid complications and increase independence. New England Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to offer a primary care practice for individuals with spinal cord injuries. This program provides individuals with spinal cord injury a community based physician that has the expertise and commitment to care for their special needs on an ongoing and proactive basis.

The Spinal Cord Injury Team of experienced clinicians at New England Rehabilitation Hospital may include some or all of the following professionals dependent on the patient’s individual needs:

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Team Consists of:

New England Rehabilitation Hospital’s Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program is designed to help individuals maximize their functional abilities so they can successfully return to the community. This goal is accomplished through development of an individualized treatment plan for each patient by the interdisciplinary staff. New England Rehabilitation Hospital advocates for involvement of the family in all aspects of care, and ensures patient/family education, support and participation in life care planning. New England Rehabilitation Hospital is fortunate to have the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association at the hospital. The chapter is an invaluable asset in the rehabilitation and support of individuals with spinal cord injury.

  • Physiatrist (a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation) Board Certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nurses specializing in 24-Hour Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Case Manager
  • Benefits specialist
  • Dietician
  • Other medical specialties to include;
    • Neurologist
    • Neuropsychologist
    • ENT
    • Oncologist
    • Pulmonologist
    • Infectious Disease Specialist
    • Wound Specialist

Program Components

The Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program components include:

  • 24-Hour Rehabilitation nursing to address wound management, pain management, reinforce acquired functional skills, to assist with education of the patient and family.
  • Intensive and Individualized, goal-oriented treatment plans
  • Functional Approach to Activities of Daily Living and Community Re-entry
  • Availability of State-of-the-Art rehabilitation technology to include:
    • AutoAmbulator (partial weight support treadmill training)
    • Bioness H200 (Functional Electrical Stimulation)
    • Bioness L300 (Functional Electrical Stimulation)
    • Adaptive equipment for phone, computer and other aspects of communication.
  • Specialized insurance benefits coordination and management
  • Family conferences, education and support
  • Comprehensive case management discharge planning
  • Nutritional management
  • Daily Living Skills Training
  • Community Re-Entry Program
  • Splinting and Orthotics
  • Sexual Counseling
  • Educational Series
  • Driving Evaluation Program, as well as referrals to vendors for access and training to adaptive driving equipment.
  • Therapeutic Pool (Woburn only, 96 degrees)
  • Comprehensive Outpatient Services/Clinics including access to a physiatrist who specialize in the care of individuals with spinal cord injury.

Benefits Management and Coordination

An illness or injury may affect a person’s capacity for returning to work. If one of our patients is likely to be unable to return to work for a short or extended period, New England Rehabilitation Hospital offers the services of a Benefits Specialist to help the patient and family with practical matters of income replacement and health insurance concerns. The Benefits Specialist addresses such matters as: filing for Family and Medical Leave, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Social Security Disability, MassHealth and COBRA assistance. The Benefits Specialist is also able to address social concerns of emergency aid for those persons who may not have worked prior to the injury or illness.

New England Rehabilitation Hospital recognizes the importance of assisting patients back to their homes, communities and places of work. The benefits service is dedicated to achieving those goals by helping patients and families navigate through disability benefits systems and by providing support to patients and families as they go through this often difficult and confusing process. Many patients have commented that they would not have known “where to begin” and that this service completes their overall rehabilitation.

New England Rehab Offers Elder Assist Clinic

New England Rehabilitation Hospital in conjunction with the Senior Resource Center (SRC) now offers complimentary, weekly Elder Assist Clinics in Woburn. These pre-registered private appointments with SRC’s Eldercare Nurse Attorneys help patients and their families with important issues, to include:

  • How to pay for current and long term health care needs
  • How to protect your home and your hard assets
  • Advice on estate planning

These clinics serve as a bridge in helping New England Rehabilitation Hospital patients and their families deal with transition needs for a safe and timely discharge home, to a skilled nursing facility, or an assisted living facility.

Senior Resource Center, Inc. is a full-service eldercare planning advisory group, supporting seniors and their families throughout Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire.

New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center

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The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) has developed a long and distinguished history of care, research, education, and service to people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the New England region.  NERSCIC Network headquarters is located at the Boston University Medical Campus, with Network members Gaylord Hospital and Hospital for Special Care located in CT.

The NERSCIC Network serves as an advocate and resource for patients; their families, friends, and caregivers; and health care professionals throughout New England.  Our goal is to improve the health and function of people with SCI throughout the lifespan through innovative science and technology in three areas:

1. Consumer-focused Rehabilitation Researchwhich focuses on topics for people with SCI, such as health care self advocacy training, better ways to measure functioning, and which wheelchairs have the most breakdowns.  Learn more about how to participate in studies.

2. Comprehensive, State-of-the-Art Care

  • NERSCIC offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient SCI care available through Gaylord Hospital and the Hospital for Special Care in CT.
  • NERSCIC is leading the development and dissemination of a uniform New England Standard of Care (NESoC) for SCI, a first-ever collaborative effort among area facilities with SCI expertise.  Its goal is to enhance learning opportunities for professionals and ensure that all people receive the same level of care throughout New England.

3.  Education and Collaboration

  • In 2012, NERSCIC unveiled a new Consumer Education Program called “Knowledge in Motion,”  in partnership with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and modeled after the Stepping Forward- Staying Informed program pioneered by NERSCIC.
  • The Rehabilitation Research Roundtable joins together leaders of the local SCI community to collaborate on a common research and corresponding service and advocacy agenda.

spinal cord Injury and driving in new england

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Spinal Cord Injury
After a spinal cord injury has occurred, a person is no longer able to drive an automobile in the normal manner. However, there are several types of adaptive mobility equipment and vehicle modifications that can allow an individual with a spinal cord injury to drive. Depending on the level of injury and functional ability, either a sedan or van may be an appropriate vehicle choice.The following are considerations for selecting a vehicle:

Driving a sedan: When considering the use of a sedan, the individual must be able to do the following:

  • Lock and Unlock the door
  • Open and close the door
  • Transfer to and from the wheelchair
  • Store and retrieve the wheelchair (either independently or with a wheelchair loading device)

Since characteristics and dimensions of vehicles vary, it is important that the individual performs these functions in the vehicle being considered prior to purchase. A driver rehabilitation specialist can provide recommendations for sedan selection.

Driving a van: If an individual is unable to drive a sedan, there are several options available for driving a van. Specialized modifications can allow a person to transfer to the driver seat or to drive from the wheelchair.

There are several levels of driving control technology to compensate for the loss of strength and/or range of motion. Some of these include:

Adaptive mobility equipment and vehicle modifications for wheelchair access are available for some full-size and mini vans; however, all vans are not suitable for modifications. We can assist in making the correct van choice and can provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine a persons ability to drive.

If you or those that drive with you notice any of the above warning signs and need a driving evaluation, give us a call at 508-697-6006 and we can, help you with with knowledge about medical conditions, and help with a comprehensive evaluation and determine your ability to drive. 

  • Visual Perception
  • Functional Ability
  • Reaction Time
  • Behind-the-wheel evaluation

This Fourth Of July, Show Veterans Your Gratitude

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Although we should show our gratitude every chance we get, the Fourth of July is an especially profound time to thank the nation’s military community for their sacrifices and for our freedom.

And our current and ongoing support is crucial, given statistics such as the fact that the the vet unemployment rate is hovering at 6.6 percent .

Show your patriotism this Fourth of July by checking out the organizations below and supporting vets in need:

Unemployed Vets
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA helps train and advise veterans in order to help them find jobs. The organization reports that it finds nine veterans a job each week. This July 4th – with the help of MedAssets, a health care management company – golfer Carl Meyers will host and play in the the 6th annual “100 Holes For Our Heroes” golf tournament to raise funds and awareness for Hire Heroes USA. To learn more about how you can help out, click here.

Military Families 
National Military Families Association
NMFA is a nonprofit committed to providing military service members and their families with much-needed financial and educational support. This Independence Day, the organization is encouraging Americans to send eCards to military families commemorating them on their service and sacrifice. On the Fourth of July, TravelCenters of America will also be hosting a donation drive to benefit the National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple Program. To learn more about how you can help out, click here.

Homeless Vets:
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
NCHV is a nonprofit that helps fund and offer administrative support for various local, state, and federal agencies in order to provide veterans with housing, food, health services, and employment opportunities. To learn more about how you can help out, click here.

Vets Struggling With Mental Health Issues
Veterans Crisis Line
With about 22 veteran suicides occurring each day, it is important that veterans receive adequate mental health and support services. The Veterans Crisis Line provides veterans with private 24-hour hotlines, online chatrooms, and text services to connect them to VA professionals who will consult them and sometimes perform suicide rescues. To learn more about how you can help out, click here.

Military Spouses
Hearts of Valor (formerly known as Wounded Warrior Wives)
This organization sponsors retreats for the spouses of wounded veterans to both relax and also discuss the challenges that they experience caring for their significant other.To learn more about how you can help out, click here.

Young Vets
Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America
IAVA empowers and improves the lives of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with programs that support their health care, employment, and educational needs. To learn more about how you can help out, click here.

Vets With Disabilities
Disabled American Veterans
DAV employs hundreds of service officers nationwide to help struggling veterans receive the care and benefits they deserve from various government agencies – most notably the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. To learn more about how you can help out, click here.

Veterans’ benefits in the United States

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Veterans’ benefits in the United States

President Abraham Lincoln, in his second inaugural address, in 1865 towards the end of the US Civil War, famously called for good treatment of veterans: “to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan”. The American Civil War produced veterans’ organizations, such as the Grand Army of the Republicand United Confederate Veterans. The treatment of veterans changed after the First World War. In the years following, discontented veterans became a source of instability. They could quickly organize, had links to the army, and often had arms themselves. Veterans played a central role in the post-World War I instability ofGermany, while in the United States, the Bonus Army of unemployed veterans was one of the most important protest movements of the Great Depression, marching on Washington, DC, to get a claimed bonus that Congress had promised them.

Each state of the United States sets specific criteria for state-specific veterans’ benefits. For federal medical benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, prior to 7 September 1980 the veteran must have served at least 180 days of active duty, after the above-mentioned date, the veteran must have served at least 24 months. However, if the veteran was medically discharged and receives a VA service-connected disability stipend, the time limits are not applicable.

American veteran experience after World War II

World War II Veteran on Memorial Day 2013 at the San Francisco National Cemetery

After the Second World War, in part due to the experience of the First World War, most of the participating states set up elaborate veterans’ administrations. Within the United States, it was veterans groups, like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, that pushed for and got the G.I. Bill enacted. These gave veterans access to free or subsidized education and health care. The newly educated GIs created a significant economic impact, and with the aid of VA loans were able to buy housing and establish themselves as part of a growing American middle class. The explosion of the suburbs created sufficient housing for veterans and their families.

American veteran experience after OEF and OIF

Many veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom have had to face challenges unique to warfare in the 21st century. One significant difference between OEF and OIF and previous wars is a greater dependence on reservists and repeat deployments. Up to 80% of troops deployed at the beginning of OEF were part of the part of the Army National Guard and Reserve[5] and about 40% of currently serving military members have been deployed more than once.[6] This has meant that many deployed troops, not being as “ steeped in military culture ”[7] have had more difficult transitions into military life, and for many the increased redeployment rate has meant more transitions, more uncertainty, longer terms, and shorter dwell times, all of which contribute to greater stress.

Due to medical advances, warfare in the 21st century tends to yield more survivors with severe injuries which soldiers in previous wars would have died from.[8] This means that, though fewer service members die, more return from war with injuries more serious, and in turn more emotionally devastating, than ever before. Among these injuries is the increasingly common traumatic brain injury, or TBI, the effects of which can range from a mild concussion to amnesia and serious neurological damage.[9]

Female veterans in the U.S.

Women have served in the United States military for over two hundred years. Some female veterans perceive themselves as discriminated against by their male counterparts and, as such, women who have served in the armed forces have sometimes been known as “the invisible veterans”.[10] Women were not fully recognized as veterans until after WWII, and prior to this they were not eligible for VA benefits. The current percentage of U.S. Veterans who are women is more than 8 percent. Women make up nearly 11.6 percent of OEF/OIF/OND Veterans.[11] A tri-state (Washington, Idaho, Oregon) women veterans conference in Pendleton, Oregon, in April 2008, attracted 362 women veterans, according to the East Oregonian newspaper.

African American veterans in the U.S.

African Americans have participated in every war fought by or within the United States. Black veterans from World War I experienced racial persecution on returning to the U.S. from overseas, particularly in Southern cities.[12]Black veterans from World War II continued to be denied equality at home despite President Harry S. Truman‘s desegregation of the military after World War II. Black veterans went on to play a central role in the Civil Rightsmovement. The National Association for Black Veterans is an organization that provides advocacy and support for African American and other minority veterans.

Health effects of military service and treatment for veterans

The effect of active military service can be profound and lasting, and some veterans have found it difficult to adjust to normal life again. An article in the London Metro on 28 January 2010 was titled “Veterans prone to suicide” and cited a report by the Mental Health Foundation [1] which said that not enough was being done to care for the Afghanistan war veterans, and many “plunged into alcohol problems, crime and suicide” upon their return. Indeed, in the U.S., the suicide rate among veterns is 300% the national average.[13] Support services were found to be patchy from area to area. Figures from 2009 showed that twice as many veterans were in prison than there were British troops currently in Afghanistan. Homelessness, street-sleeping and relationship breakdown are also commonly reported. Research done by he UK homelessness charity CRISIS (1994) and the Ex-Services Action Group (1997) both found that a quarter of homeless people had previously served in the armed forces.[14] The Times newspaper reported on 25 September 2009 that in England and Wales the number of “military veterans in jail has more than doubled in six years”.[15] Another Times article of the same date quoted the veterans mental health charity Combat Stress[16] reporting a 53% increase in referrals from doctors

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment among veterans

Further information: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

New treatment programs are emerging to assist veterans suffering from post-combat mental health problems such as depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is becoming an important method for the treatment of mental health issues among veterans, and is currently considered the standard of care for depression and PTSD by the United States Department of Defense. CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to change the patterns of thinking or behavior that responsible for patient’s negative emotions and in doing so change the way they feel. It has been proven to be an effective treatment for PTSD among war veterans. Recently, online programs that pair CBT with therapist interaction have also proven effective in treating mental health problems among veterans. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is also an effective and non invasive, drug free treatment for PTSD, although it has not been tested against specific military traumatic exposure for efficacy.Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) also has applications in this field.

Help for veterans

Necessity has resulted in a number of sources of help being made available for veterans. Many of these are independent, charitable organisations, and in some countries the aftercare and rehabilitation services provided by Governments have been inadequate.[17] This may be because they do not wish to give attention to the negative effects of military service and the difficulties of readjustment to civilian life for it may have an adverse impact upon recruitment for their armed forces. Nevertheless, help is available and veterans should feel able to make contact and ask for assistance or advice without feeling that this is a weakness. Military service can be a profoundly unnatural experience and it is likely that some help may be needed in debriefing and rehabilitation into the community, whether it be medical, psychological, practical or financial.

Serving those who have Served

General Allison Hickey’s Visit to VMI

General Allison Hickey’s  Visit to VMI

VMI’s Operation Independence continues to gain momentum. Jeff Weston, VMI vice president of business development and a former US Army Captain has been establishing relationships and raising awareness with high ranking officials about the program. His effort recently resulted in a visit by retired Air Force Brigadier General Allison Hickey, the Under Secretary for Benefits at the Department of Veteran Affairs, who was in the Phoenix area during a visit to the VA regional office there. 

Gen Hickey, Doug Eaton, Capt. Jeff Weston

Gen Hickey, Doug Eaton, Capt. Jeff Weston

Under Secretary Hickey oversees more than 20,000 employees in VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration, which is responsible for administering VA programs that provide financial and other forms of assistance to veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include veterans’ compensation, veterans’ pension, survivors’ benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage.

General Hickey in the VMI Factory

General Hickey in the VMI Factory

Under Secretary Hickey toured our Phoenix factory on June 4 and met with the management team.  Veteran employees and customers joined Weston and the Under Secretary on a factory tour and then shared ideas in an open town hall format.    

General Hickey with VMI Veteran Employees and Customers

General Hickey with VMI Veteran Employees and Customers

“Even though we have provided more benefits to Veterans over the last three years than at any other time in our history, we’re transforming our processes to better deliver the benefits they’ve earned and deserve,” said Under Secretary Hickey. “I always enjoy visiting with fellow veterans and particularly like seeing what other organizations are doing to improve the lives of our veterans.”

Hal Wochholz, General Hickey and Mike West

Hal Wochholz, General Hickey and Mike West

Access, in all forms, is a priority at the VA because of the enormous impact on the life of a veteran. Mobility is critical for access to medical care and employment opportunities.

VMI continues to pioneer programs that improve the buying experience for customers and improve dealer profitability,” noted Weston. “Since my time in the military, I’m particularly interested in programs that benefit fellow veterans. During the meeting with Under Secretary Hickey, VMI pledged to support the goals of VA’s transformation by improving awareness of mobility benefits for veterans through Operation Independence.”

General Hickey and Hal Wochholz

General Hickey and Hal Wochholz

Weston is a graduate of West Point, as well as the Army’s Airborne, Air Assault and Helicopter Flight schools. He was one of the few dual rated pilots (helicopter and airplanes) in the Army.  After leaving the military, he helped companies nationwide develop and grow their sales strategies and teams.

General Hickey with VMI Employees/Veterans

General Hickey with VMI Employees/Veterans

“Raising veteran awareness of their benefits is a top objective of Operation Independence;” commented Weston. “By educating veterans and then working closely with VA, we can help expedite the delivery of the vans. VMI’s approach will result in a better life with greater job opportunities for our veterans, as well as better business processes for our dealers.”

VMI Honda Odyssey Patriot Edition Van

VMI Honda Odyssey Patriot Edition Van

D-Day +1

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When most people think of June 6th, they think of D-Day, but one story told in the prologue of Citizen Solider will forever mark June 7th off in my mind. It involves the actions taken by one, southern boy from Mississippi named Waverly Wray. I will let Ambrose tell it:

At Dawn on June 7th, Lt. Waverly Wray, executive officer in Company D, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), who had jumped into the night sky over Normandy twenty-eight hours earlier, was on the north western outskirts of the village, Ste.-Mere-Eglise. He peered intently into the lifting gloom. What he couldn’t see, he could sense. From the sounds of the movement of personnel and vehicles to the north of Ste.-Mere-Eglise, he could feel and figure that the major German counterattack, the one the Germans counted on to drive the Americans into the sea and the one the paratroopers had been expecting, was coming at Ste.-Mere-Eglise.


It was indeed. Six thousands German soldiers were on the move, with infantry, artillery, tanks, and self-propelled guns – more than a match for the 600 or so lightly armed paratroopers in Ste.-Mere-Eglise. A German break through to the beaches seemed imminent. And Lieutenant Wray was at the point of attack.

Wray was a big man, 250 pounds with “legs like tree trunks.” He was from Batesville, Mississippi, and was an avid woodsman, skilled with rifles and shotguns. He claimed he had never missed a shot in his life. A veteran of the Sicily and Italy campaigns, Wray was – in the words of Col. Ben Vandervoort, commanding the 505th – “as experienced and skilled as an infantry solider can get and still be alive.”

Wray had deep South religious convictions. A Baptist, each month he sent half his pay home to help build a new church. He never swore. His exclamation when exasperated was, “John Brown!” meaning abolitionist John Brown of Harpers Ferry. He didn’t drink, smoke, or chase girls. Some troopers called him “The Deacon,” but in an admiring rather than critical way.

On June 7, shortly after dawn, Wray reported to Vandervoort – whose leg broken in the jump, was now in a cast – on the movements he had spotted, the things he had sensed, where he expected the Germans to attack and in what strength.

Vandervoort took all this in, then ordered Wray to return to the company and have it attack the German flank before the Germans could get their attack started. “He said ‘Yes sir,'” Vandervoort later wrote, “saluted, about-faced, and moved out like a parade ground Sergeant Major.”

Back in the company area, Wray passed on the order. As the company prepared to attack, he took up his M-1, grabbed a half dozen grenades, and strode out, his Colt .45 on his hip and a silver plated .38 revolver stuck in his jump boot. He was going to do a one-man reconnaissance to formulate a plan of attack.

Wray was going out into the unknown. He had spent half a year preparing for this moment but he was not trained for it. In one of the greatest intelligence failures of all time, neither G-2 (intelligence) at U.S. First Army nor SHAEF G-2, nor any division S-2 had ever thought to tell the men who were going to fight the battle that the dominant physical feature of the battlefield was the maze of hedgerows that covered the western half of Normandy.

How could the various G-2s have missed such an obvious feature, especially as aerial reconnaissance clearly revealed the hedges? Because the photo interpreters, looking only straight down at them, thought that they were like English hedges, the kind fox hunters jump over, and they missed the sunken nature of the roads entirely.

Wray moved up the sunken lanes, crossed an orchard, pushed his way through hedgerows, crawled through a ditch. Along the way he noted concentrations of Germans, in fields and lanes. A man without his woodsman’s sense of direction would have gotten lost. He reached a point near the N-13, the main highway coming into Ste.-Mere-Eglise from Cherbourg.

The N-13 was the axis of the German attack. Wray “was moving like the deer stalker he was” (Vandervoort’s words), got to a place where he could hear guttural voices on the other side of a hedgerow. They sounded like officers talking about map coordinates. Wray rose up, burst through the obstacle, swung his M-1 to a ready position, and barked in his strong command voice, “Hande Hoch!” to the eight German officers gathered around a radio.

Seven instinctively raised their hands. The eighth tried to pull a pistol from his holster; Wray shot him instantly, between the eyes. Two Germans in a slit trench 100 meters to Wray’s rear fired bursts from their Schmeisser machine pistols at him. Bullets cut through his jacket; one cut off half of his right ear. Wray dropped to his knee and began shooting the other seven officers, one at a time as they attempted to run away. When he had used up his clip, Wray jumped into a ditch, put another clip into his M-1, and dropped the German soldiers with the Schmeissers with one shot each.

Wray made his way back to the company areas to report on what he had seen. At the command post he came in with blood down his jacket, a big chunk of his ear gone, holes in his clothing. “Who’s got more grenades?” he demanded. Then he started leading. He put a 60mm mortar crew on the German flank and directed fire into the lanes and hedgerows most densely packed with the enemy. Next he sent D Company into an attack down one of the lanes. The Germans broke and ran. By mid-morning Ste.-Mere-Eglise was secure and the potential for a German breakthrough to the beaches was much diminished.

The next day Vandervoort, Wray, and Sgt. John Rabig went to the spot to examine the German officers Wray had shot. It turned out that they were the commanding officer and his staff of the 1st Battalion, 158th Grenadier Infantry Regiment. The maps showed that it was leading the way for the counterattack. The German confusion and subsequent retreat were in part due to having been rendered leaderless by Wray. At the scene of the action, Vandervoort noted that every one of the dead Germans, including the two Schmeisser-armed Grenadiers more than 100 meters away, had been killed with a single shot in the head. Wray insisted on burying the bodies. He said he had killed them, and they deserved a decent burial, and it was his responsibility. (Citizen Soldiers, 17-21)

Lt. Wray was killed in action on September 19th, 1944.

 

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.   Patton, George S.

Source: Attributed to General GEORGE S. PATTON, JR., speech at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston Massachusetts, June 7, 1945.These words were reported by William Blair in The New York Times, June 8, 1945, p. 6, and by Stephen Lynch in the Boston Herald, June 8, 1945, pp. 1, 16 . Other newspapers of that day have variant wordings.The speech was extemporaneous and is not included in his published papers. Biographers of Patton have used variant wordings of this quotation, and Mike Wallace as narrator of the 1965 David Wolper television production, General George Patton, quoted this as, Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived.Patton had expressed himself in similar words at a memorial service at an Allied cemetery near Palermo, Italy, November 11, 1943: I consider it no sacrifice to die for my country. In my mind we came here to thank God that men like these have lived rather than to regret that they have died.Harry H. Semmes, Portrait of Patton, p. 176 . · This quote is about soldier

 

D-Day Invasion at Normandy – June 6, 1944

Invasion at Normandy – June 6, 1944

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Invasion Date

June 6, 1944 – The D in D-Day stands for “day” since the final invasion date was unknown and weather dependent.

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Allied Forces

156,000 Allied troops  from The United States, The United Kingdom, Canada, Free France and Norway

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Areas of Invasion

The Allied code names for the beaches along the 50-mile stretch of Normandy coast targeted for landing were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. Omaha was the costliest beach in terms of Allied casualties.

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The Armada

5,000 ships and landing craft
50,000 vehicles
11,000 planes

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Commanders

United States – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley
The United Kingdom – Bernard Law Montgomery, Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Arthur Tedder, Miles Dempsey, Bertram Ramsay
Germany – Erwin Rommel, Gerd von Rundstedt, Friedrich Dollmann

Casualties

Numbers represent total killed, wounded, missing or captured
United States – 6,603 (1,465 killed)
United Kingdom – 2,700
Canada – 1,074 (359 fatal)
Germany – Estimated between 4,000 – 9,000

The Outcome

By June 11, with the beachheads firmly secured, more than 326,000 troops had crossed with more than 100,000 tons of military equipment. Paris was liberated on August 25. Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945.

Veterans Today

The number of remaining D-Day vets is estimated anywhere between 8,000 and 60,000. The Veterans Administration has detailed numbers on total WWII vets remaining available at www.nationalww2museum.org/the-greatest-generation

 

The National World War II Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.  Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National World War II Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-527-6012 or visit www.nationalww2museum.org. Follow us on Twitter atWWIImuseum or visit our Facebook fan page.

 

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How to Buy a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle in New England and Save Time and Money

How to Buy a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle in New England and Save Time and Money

Maintenance is an inevitability with any vehicle, and the specialized parts of any wheelchair accessible vehicles can make finding a location for service and repairs difficult. This is not an issue with Vmi New England and Automotive Innovations. For over 25 years we have received specialized training in repairing and servicing wheelchair-accessible vehicles, wheelchair ramps and lifts, and any other accessory, no matter the model. A relationship with us can be the first step to maintaining a properly functioning vehicle.

VMi New England Service Department

wheelchair accessible vehicle is a specialty vehicle and is different from your neighbor’s sedan. Purchasing online can make finding a repair and maintenance location a less straightforward process. A purchase from a Vmi New England and Automotive Innovations is a promise for maintenance at the same location (we have been in he same town for over 20 years).

VMi New England Wheelchair Showroom

No two people or wheelchairs are the same, and with that no two vehicles are the same. With the hundreds of options available for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, they can be made to fit any variety of needs. How do I know what options I want, what height I need my vehicle to be, or what preferences I have? Find out first hand what van or ramp combination fits you best. Come try a VMI Summit, a VMI Northstar Toyota Sienna 360 or VMI Honda Odyssey may fit you better than a  BraunAbility Toyota with Quiet Drive and or the new BraunAbility Honda Odyssey

 

Find out and see first hand why grey market online converted vans are not the value they might appear to be

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Online shopping limits the buyer to taking the word of the seller at face value, but at Vmi New England all of these options can be tried out firsthand. 

It is important that an investment as big as a mobility vehicle is perfect for you, so it is a good idea to try out what fits your style best.

Vmi New England will work closely with you to help determine how you can qualify for the maximum amount of available manufacturer rebates as well as state & federal tax deductions. Both are excellent ways to save money, but the rules & requirements can be difficult to navigate if you don’t have experience applying for them. We’ve helped many customers receive these incentives and know exactly which steps you need to take to ensure the best chance of receiving them yourself. That level of service is hard to match online.

The internet is a fantastic research tool and can help you decide what vehicle is perfect for you, but no one vehicle is a one-size-fits-all match. 

Come visit Vmi New England where everyday is a Abilities Expo we are just a short ride away from Boson and try all the best mobility vehicles available out personally to make sure it is the perfect one for you. 

It is your life, your money, and you should get a vehicle that comes with great service, guaranteed maintenance, and fits like a glove.

Need some information on how to make your vehicle wheelchair accessible or upgraded with the latest and most convenient features? 

info@newenglandwheelchairvan.com

508-697-6006

The Importance of Servicing Your Wheelchair Van and Adaptive Equipment

''VMi New England's Indoor Showroom" 1000 Main Street Bridgewater MA 02324

Located at 1000 Main Street in Bridgewater MA.

The Importance of Servicing Your Wheelchair Van and Adaptive Equipment

Owning any type of vehicle means that you have to commit to regular service and maintenance to keep it in good condition. Owning a wheelchair van and adaptive equipment is no different – you still need regular service to keep everything operating the way it should. However, it comes with some additional caveats – you can’t just go to any service center and ensure that you’re maintaining your wheelchair van or mobility equipment correctly.

Here at Automotive Innovations, not only do we understand the importance of maintaining your mobility vehicle and adaptive equipment, but we take the needed steps to ensure that everything is always in top condition. No other mobility dealer I know of offers the level of maintenance offered by us.

For example, we can maintain primary and secondary driving controls, as well as providing service for wheelchair and scooter lifts. Power seat bases, power door operators, wheelchair securement systems and other adaptive equipment are only a few of the areas that our certified technicians can service and maintain.

You’ll also find that we offer installation as well as service for a range of adaptive equipment like lowered floors, raised doors, adaptive steering controls, turning automotive seats and hand controls. All of our technicians are fully certified in mobility equipment so that you always know you’re in good hands with us.

Automotive Innovations has also created a innovative and ever evolving maintenance program over the past 25 years for our customers. We know that making sure your vehicle and adaptive equipment is in good condition is important to you, but we also understand that it can be difficult for you to tell when or if something needs service or repair. That’s why we started our operational preventative maintenance program over 20 years ago. This program ensures that your wheelchair van or mobility equipment is always in the best operational condition possible, but also assesses the need for repairs or replacement most of the time before anything happens.

We’re dedicated to giving you the peace of mind that you deserve and the maintenance you need to maintain your freedom at all times.

Shoppers in Search of a Dodge Wheelchair Van Near Boston, MA Save on Models with Mobility Sales Event

Shoppers in Search of a Dodge Mobility Van Near Boston Save on Models with Sales Event

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Shoppers in search of a new Dodge Wheelchair Van near Boston will have the opportunity to save on 1999 – 2013 and 2014 models at VMi New England. The dealership is celebrating the out of this world sales event, giving shoppers the opportunity to save tons!

Shoppers seeking a Dodge near Boston can take advantage of savings that are out of this world! VMi New England is celebrating the Out of This World Sales Event right now. If you’re in the market for a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram, Ability vehicle check out the Mobility vehicles available at the sales event!

The Sales Event is going on now at VMi New England. If you’re in the market for a Dodge Mobility Van near Boston, take advantage of the incredible savings available right now!

Shoppers looking to take advantage of Out of This World savings should visit VMi New England today. Some of the most popular models are available at incredible prices, including mobility equipment for the Jeep Wrangler, Ram 1500, Dodge Charger, and Chrysler 300. If you are looking to upgrade, accessorize or buy, now is the time to save at VMi New England.

Shoppers at VMi New England Enjoy Savings That are Out of This World


Shoppers seeking a Dodge near Boston will receive Out of This World savings on mobility equipment like hand controls, left foot gas pedals and spinner knobs for the 2012 Jeep Liberty, 2013 Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger, Jeep Patriot, Dodge Journey, Ram 1500, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Charger, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ram 2500, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, 2014 Jeep Compass, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

With low monthly payments, shoppers at VMi New England will certainly get their money’s worth at the Sales Event! If you’re shopping for the long term, not a problem! We’ve got Out of This World savings for all of our shoppers. With savings up to $10,000 on left over and used wheelchair vans as well as special financing offers, you won’t want to pass this deal up.

Visit us today to save on the new Dodge Mobility Van you’ve been dreaming of. For more information about VMi New England online at newenglandwheelchairvan.com or call 508-697-6006 today!

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Dodge Families In MA Are Thrilled With The 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

May 18th, 2013

VMi New England, a leading Dodge Mobility dealer in MA, is proud to announce that the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is the best-selling and most-awarded minivan!  Offering a spacious and comfortable interior, impressive entertainment features, and great safety, the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is perfect for Massachusetts families.

The 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is available at five different trim levels, including the Grand Caravan AVP, the Grand Caravan SE, the Grand Caravan SXT, the Grand Caravan Crew, the Grand Caravan R/T.  All five 2013 Grand Caravan trim levels feature a 3.6L V6 VVT engine with the choice between a six-speed automatic transmission or an AutoStick automatic transmission.

The 2013 Grand Caravan receives an EPA estimated 25 mpg highway, and offers seating for up to seven passengers.  All of the trim levels except for the Grand Caravan R/T offer cloth low-back bucket seats.  The 2013 Grand Caravan R/T features leather-trimmed bucket seats.  The Grand Caravan R/T also offers power driver and front passenger seats and a two-way power adjustable driver lumbar support.  Thanks to foldable seating, the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan offers up to 143.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity, perfect for fitting everything you’ll need on a family roadtrip!

The 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan also offers a number of entertainment features to keep the family occupied on long drives!  Available entertainment options include a 6.5-inch touch screen display, a 40 GB hard drive, audio jack input, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and Uconnect featuring a CD player, DVD player, and MP3 capabilities.

Impressive Safety Features

The 2012 Grand Caravan was an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and there are many great safety features included in the 2013 Grand Caravan to give you peace of mind when driving around your most precious cargo.  The 2013 Grand Caravan comes standard with seven airbags, including front multistage airbags, a driver inflatable knee-bolster airbag, front seat-mounted side airbags, and side-curtain airbags in all rows.  It also features active front head restraints, Electronic Stability Control, Roll-Resistant tires, and other accident-avoidance measures.  The 2013 Grand Caravan also includes impressive security features, including keyless entry with immobilizer.

For more information about the 2013 Grand Caravan, visit the VMi New England website or call (508) 697-6006.  VMi New England offers a full line-up of new Dodge mobility wheelchair accessible models, as well as used vehicle options from a number of different automotive brands.

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Give an Hour’s “Commitment to Service” Award

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MEDIA ADVISORY

May 29, 2013

Colonel David W. Sutherland & Debbie Gregory Recipients of
Give an Hour’s “Commitment to Service” Award
 

Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2013) – Give an Hour™ (www.giveanhour.org), a national nonprofit organization that provides no-cost mental health services to active duty military, Post 9/11 veterans and their loved ones, has named Colonel David W. Sutherland and Military Connection CEO Debbie Gregory as this year’s recipients of the “Commitment to Service” award. The awards will be presented on June 2, 2013, at a benefit concert at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, New York, hosted by Give an Hour.

The concert, titled “A Celebration of Service: Honoring Our Military Men and Women and Those Who Serve Them” will feature Little Big Band, featuring Mark Rivera, long-time member of The Billy Joel Band and Ringo Starr’s Music Director, and American Idol winner Kris Allen. Additional performers include: accomplished country musician Danielle Peck; actress, singer and social activistGloria Reuben; up-and-coming indie rock band The Secret State, which counts three veterans among its band members; and alternative funk rock musician, The 9th.

“These events over June 2-3, 2013, will bring together colleagues from the military, government, corporate, educational, and nonprofit worlds to focus on service and train the next generation of mental health professionals while encouraging voluntarism, engaging communities, and creating awareness of the need for critical mental health services,” notes Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour. “We are excited to celebrate our good work and to honor those who serve, in uniform and out.”

Debbie Gregory stated “I have always considered it a privilege to serve our nations heroes, those who step up to keep us safe. Each of us owes them a debt of gratitude. Give an Hour is an extraordinary organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of those who serve and their families.” Gregory added, “I am honored to receive this prestigious accolade.”

Concert tickets range from $25-$300 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster at:http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004AA2DC18F73F?brand=bbkingblues&camefrom=cfc_bbking_website

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About Colonel Dave Sunderland
Admiral Michael Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joints Chiefs stated that “Dave Sutherland has defined the American model of excellence for the successful reintegration of our veterans and military families. From his tireless work in the Pentagon to the emergence of Dixon Center, Sutherland inspires and encourages all of us to break down the silos and never forget to put the veterans and their needs first. His vision for collaboration and consolidation will greatly help our country drive the systemic changes that our brave veterans and their families deserve.” Following 29 years of military service, Colonel Sutherland now serves as the Chairman for the Center for Military and Veterans Community Services (Dixon Center) and actively contributes to numerous national veteran and military family committees and boards.
To learn more visit www.sutherlandpartnership.com.

About Debbie Gregory
Debbie Gregory is CEO of Military Connection and founder of Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA). Through her website, MilitaryConnection.com Ms. Gregory advocates for honoring and hiring Veterans. Military Connection is known as The Go To Site for all things military and Veteran. Debbie utilizes the significant reach of Military Connection to assist non-profits, associations and government agencies that are serving the military and veteran communities and also facilities win/win partnerships between corporations and these organizations. Ms. Gregory serves on California’s Interagency Council for Veterans and is an officer of the Gold Coast Veterans Foundation and a member of the California Collaborative. Ms. Gregory’s father served in the military with seven of his brothers, and died in a VA hospital.
To learn more go to www.militaryconnection.com.

About Give an Hour™
Give an Hour is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of military personnel, their families, and the communities affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, Give an Hour has nearly 7,000 providers across the nation—in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam—with more volunteer mental health professionals joining its network every day. In addition to counseling, providers also consult to schools, first responders, employers, and community organizations. Give an Hour has already provided over 82,000 hours of no-cost service, valued at more than $8.2 million.
To learn more, visit www.giveanhour.org or connected.giveanhour.org.

Dreams While On Guard In A Fox Hole

Grandpa Sanders wrote this 68 years ago today
P.F.C. Earl H. Sanders
Written 1945 – May 29

Dreams While On Guard In A Fox Hole

As I sit in my fox-hole on guard, at night
With the machine-gun on my right
A fellow starts thinking as he sits there alone
And his thoughts are always, dreaming of home.
Home might be a small Town, In any 48 states
But with the fellow on guard, theres only one that rates
While I am thinking, I’m still on the alert.
For if these Jap’s get too close, somebody might get hurt
Just then, out in front, I hear a sound
And from the hole on my left, they fire a “round”
I move to my gun, to sweet out the Nip
But if it was a Jap, he gave us the slip.
So back to guard, I go once more
And back to dreaming of “after the war”
My first thoughts are always, of my two boys
Of Johnny and Jerry who are such joys.
And I hope that they never have to sit on guard
Maybe thats why we fight so dam hard
For we want to write “finish” to these Japanese
So that all of our sons at home, will only know peace.

Paralyzed Veterans of America and VMi – A WINNING TEAM!

PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 16, 2013 – Vantage Mobility International(VMI) will join Paralyzed Veterans of America’s The Big Push for Progress national tour when it stops in Houston to raise awareness during Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month about helping veterans with disabilities receive the care, benefits and jobs they deserve.  The tour stop will be held on April 17 at Adaptive Driving Access, which is located at 6836 N. Sam Houston Pkwy W in Houston.  The public is invited to attend the event and show their support for disabled veterans.

Bill Lawson PVA President

Bill Lawson – President, PVA

“According to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, there are nearly 3.5 million veterans who now live with a service-connected disability,” said Doug Eaton, president of Vantage Mobility International. “Many of those disabled veterans struggle to find employment because they don’t have access to reliable transportation.  So, in addition to supporting the Paralyzed Veterans of America national tour, we’ve also teamed up with Toyota Motor Sales USA to give all disabled veterans a chance to win a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE with our Access360 In-floor Ramp Conversion. We hope veterans in the Houston area will join us at Adaptive Driving Access in Houston to learn more about our Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest.”

The Big Push for Progress national tour was developed to honor April’s Paralyzed Veterans Awareness month and help local communities “take a stand for veterans and their families.”

Paralyzed Veterans of America, which is celebrating 67 years this year, is urging all Americans to take a stand for veterans.  “Our disabled veterans face an unemployment rate three to eight times higher than average,” said Bill Lawson, U.S. Army veteran and national president of Paralyzed Veterans.  “That’s just one reason I’m asking my fellow Americans to help redouble our efforts for positive change.  We need everyone to be a part of our big push for progress.”