Did you know that dull knives can increase the potential for injury due to the increased pressure they require? Carve out some time to update your @Smart911 profile & stay tuned for more tips on how to be a safe host this holiday season!

Speaking of hosting, do you have family members staying with you for the holidays?  They can create a Smart911 profile, too!  Because it’s a nationwide application, you don’t need to live in North Andover to sign up. If you call 911 in any community in the nation that supports Smart911, the 9-1-1 system will recognize your phone number and the call taker’s screen will automatically display the information you have chosen to provide in your profile.  Smart911 is free, private and secure.   
Read more about how the system works:  “North Andover Smart911 System Provides Caller Info to First Responders
Text Smart911 to 67283 to get a link to download the Smart911 mobile app, or sign up here.
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Free Training Opportunity for Public Boards and Commissions

The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) is pleased to host a free upcoming session aimed at educating members of public Boards and Commissions as well as public officials who regularly interact with public entities.  The MA Inspector General’s Office is presenting on a variety of topics as outlined in the attached flyer.  The session will be held on Tuesday, November 27th from 6 – 8:30 pm at 160 Main Street Haverhill, MA, in the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Conference Room.  All interested in attending should contact Karen Sawyer Conard (Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission) at kconard@mvpc.org.

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