Update, Wednesday June 3rd, 2020
A rather large nationwide unemployment fraud scheme has been detected and it’s been identified as active here in Massachusetts as well. Are you surprised? Chaos breeds contempt. Crooks are attempting to file fraudulent unemployment claims through The Department of Unemployment Assistance’s (DUA) system.
So…if you have received a notice that your unemployment benefits have been approved but you haven’t applied, watch out. Some folks have been told that their application was approved and then received a request for their social security number even though they hadn’t applied. Some people have received unemployment payment deposits with other peoples names on them.Others report that when attempting to apply for unemployment benefits, they are being told they have “already” applied. So beware, tell anyone you know who’s applying to beware and don’t fall for this! Remember, they’re out there!
The BRTA has initiated normal service bus routes hours for Route 1,Route 2and Route 21. What this means is that you can once again ride the bus from Williamstown to North Adams and then all the way to Great Barrington in regular time if you feel the need or desire. The details can be found at www.berkshirerta.com This is good news; another light has come on!
Jane has posted exercise class #8 on Willinet and you can find that here; www.willinet.org
Mary is hosting an increasingly active Zoom yoga class, twice weekly and if you’re interested in participating, email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org There were 18 people in today’s class! Wow! Just like the old days a couple months ago. Well, sort of…that, by the way is a very manageable number and probably something like what it might look like in the initial phases of reopening. And before you ask, not yet. We’re working on it daily. Be patient.
Oh. By the way, it appears that I had posted an incorrect telephone number for Coyote Flaco.It’s actually 458.4240…a message from the Department of OOPS…
Have a great evening. Talk soon.