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Water Use Restriction In Effect

Please be advised a water ban is in effect starting July 15, 2019 until the end of December of 2019. The Town of West Springfield is implementing a water use restriction due to service on the Pease Ave water tank. This water use restriction covers non-essential outside watering; watering will be permitted from 5pm-9am.

For questions please contact the Department of Public Works at 413-263-3230 

Range Use Notification

Please be advised the West Springfield Police Department will be using the West Springfield Sportsman's Club Shooting range on August 17. 

 

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Talk. They Hear You. 

Talk. They Hear You., is SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) underage drinking prevention campaign, which helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol. For more information and resources visit underagedrinking.samhsa.gov.

  

 

 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Parent & Guardian Guide to Underage Drinking

This guide was created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for parents and guardians of young people ages 10 to 14. The authors encourage readers to keep in mind that the suggestions in this guide are just that—suggestions. Trust your instincts. Choose ideas you are comfortable with, and use your own style in carrying out the approaches you find useful. Your child looks to you for guidance and support in making life decisions—including the decision not to use alcohol.

This is the age when some children begin experimenting with alcohol. Even if your child is not yet drinking alcohol, he or she may be receiving pressure to drink. Act now. Keeping quiet about how you feel about your child’s alcohol use may give him or her the impression that alcohol use is OK for kids.

It’s not easy. As children approach adolescence, friends exert a lot of influence. Fitting in is a chief priority for teens, and parents often feel shoved aside. Kids will listen, however. Study after study shows that even during the teen years, parents have enormous influence on their children’s behavior. So make no mistake: You can make a difference.

 

Underage Drinking & College

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Social Host Law

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For more information on underage drinking and the Social Host Law in Massachusetts, click here!