CHP Hosts Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.— Parents and caregivers of school-age children with special needs are invited to join a free, weekly online support group to talk about their experiences and to connect with other caregivers.
The meetings take place Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. via Zoom, and are facilitated by Rania Markham, social media intern with CHP Family Services. The group is open to any parents or caregivers in Berkshire County. Pre-registration is required.
"Raising a child with special needs can be challenging, even in the best of times," said Markham. "And especially during the pandemic, feelings of isolation have been overwhelming for many families. This group provides support, camaraderie and caregiver connections."
Interested participants are asked to email, or call (413) 528-0457 to register, and a Zoom link will be provided.

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Overnight Repair Operations on I-90 Week of Aug. 8

LEE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be conducting overnight guardrail and bridge repair operations on I-90 eastbound and westbound in Lee and Becket the week of Aug. 8.

The guardrail repairs will take place from mile marker 8.0 to mile marker 12.0 in Lee and Becket. The bridge repairs will take place at mile marker 8.5 in Lee.

The guardrail work will be conducted beginning Monday, Aug. 8, at 7:00 p.m. and concluding the next morning by 5:00 a.m. The overnight hour work continues each night through Friday morning, Aug.12.

The bridge repair work will be conducted on Monday, Aug. 8, and on Tuesday, Aug. 9, during overnight hours from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

Travel will be allowed through the work zones. The work will require temporary lane closures to allow crews to safely and efficiently conduct the guardrail and bridge repair operations.

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area. Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.

All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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