Kingston: EEE threat raised from “moderate” to “high”

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that additional mammal-biting mosquitoes infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been found in Kingston.

As a result, health officials in town have raised the EEE threat level from “moderate” to “high”, and are urging residents to curtail outdoor evening activities for the rest of the mosquito season.

The following locations will be closed from 7:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m., effective immediately: all municipal complexes including the Reed Community Building, the Opachinski Fields, Gray’s Beach, Benelli Field, Kingston Elementary and Intermediate School fields, Silver Lake Regional High School and Middle School fields, and all the fields at Sacred Heart School.

Municipal recreational complexes will continue to be ground sprayed on a weekly basis and town-wide ground spraying has also been scheduled.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.