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William Flaherty
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No Open Burning

Communities where open burning is prohibited at all times: Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Malden, Medford, New Bedford, Newton, Somerville, Springfield, Waltham, Watertown, West Springfield, Worcester.

Due to restrictions within Massachusetts 310 CMR 7.07 and MGL 48 Sec 13 West Springfield will NOT issue permits for open burning.

Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 plus the cost of suppression or by imprisonment for not more than one month or both.


MULTI FAMILY DWELLINGS - REQUIREMENT FOR A MONITORED FIRE WARNING SYSTEM.              For detailed information on M.G.L. C.148 S.26C regarding existing non-compliant apartment buildings; 6 or more dwelling units click here.


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