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ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland, wanting to connect with every resident in the community, mailed a flyer with important information to every household, last month.

“We mailed a flyer with important information, that included how to stay connected with Town Hall, and other resources, during the healthcare crisis,” said Ashland Town Manager Michael Herbert.

The flyer was a way to connect with everyone, even those not on social media.

The flyer provided a website, email address, and hotline for COVID-19 questions and for those who wanted to report concerns. The Flyer also told residents these were the best ways to stay connected during the pandemic.

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It explained how to stay informed and how to connect with the Town using remote services.

It provided information on food assistance programs and the Town’s Restaurant & Relief program.

The Flyer explained the symptoms of coronavirus and what to be concerned about, and reminded residents to practice social distancing.

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There are roughly 7,200 households in Ashland.

Herbert told the Select Board on Wednesday night, the mailing cost the city about $3,000.

The Flyer was mailed in March, just after, the Governor’s announcement that all non-essential businesses should close or operate remotely.

A copy of the flyer is published below.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.