Instead of our regular monthly meeting, we are hosting a Community Meeting at Kerri Porter's home (69 Wedgemere Ave). This is an open invitation for the VO community - as well as all of Winchester - to mix and meet and learn about the Override Tax issue here in Winchester. Superintendent Evans, Selectman Bettencourt, School Committee and Finance Committee members, and One Winchester will be at the event. This issue affect us all, and especially families with using elementary schools. We encourage you to attend. And bring a friend!
The number of people infected by tick-borne diseases has nearly tripled from 2004 to 2017 in the United States(www.cdc.gov/ticks/data-summary/index.html). In Massachusetts in 2017 alone over 8000 people tested positive for Lyme disease.But most cases are not reported and it is estimated that 87,000 people a year in MA are getting Lyme disease (https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/05/07/state-expert-tens-thousands-likely-will-get-tick-borne-disease-mass-this-year/0xkVFQCctIJLoyzaQxL0xJ/story.html).
Winchester is not immune from ticks and the diseases they carry. The trails, fields, leaf litter and woods surrounding the properties here are ideal habitats for ticks.