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Friday, October 27, 2006

Reaching out to Sherborn residents

SHERBORN

Town officials in Sherborn hope soon to be able to contact all the town's residents in a matter of minutes to alert them of health emergencies or other important announcements, thanks to a new Web-based version of Reverse 911 called Connect-CTY.

The service, already in place in Westwood and being looked into in Framingham, can send 30-second messages to up to three phone numbers for each town resident.

Messages can also go out to e-mail addresses and PDAs. Dennis Luttrell, the town administrator, has applied for a grant from the MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation to help fund the project, which will cost about $6,000 a year. The grant decision will be made by the end of November, he says.

-- Samantha Henig

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