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Donation of property to town nears completion

By SEÁN O’DONOGHUE

Managing Editor

HAMLIN - A number of routine motions were approved unanimously at the February 2, 2015 monthly meeting of Hamlin Town Council. The items discussed included the donation of a piece of property to the town. The council was updated by the town’s attorney on the matter. The items discussed included:

•An upcoming hotel accommodation for a police officer, costing $121.37, was deemed to be within the mayor’s discretionary spending amount and therefore did not require prior council approval.

•The council approved the minutes of the previous monthly meeting and the treasurer’s report.

•Recorder Daniel McKay and Mayor David “Flimsy” Adkins assured Councilwoman…

$10.4m awarded for family home visit support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $10,400,000 in grant awards to West Virginia on February 19, 2015, to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Home Visiting Program). These funds will allow West Virginia to continue to expand voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children.  Nationally, $386 million was awarded to states, territories, and nonprofit organizations to support the Home Visiting Program.

“Home visits by a nurse, social worker, or early childhood educator during pregnancy and in the first years of life can make a tremendous difference…

Tech support phone scam warning issued by AG

CHARLESTON —

††orney General Patrick Morrisey recently warned consumers of a phone scam circulating in the state in which a caller pretends to represent an Internet service provider and offers technical support to address problems with the consumer’s service.

 The AG's office has received multiple inquiries and calls from consumers regarding telephone calls they have received from people purporting to be affiliated with local Internet providers. The caller tells the consumer that they have received reports about unauthorized users on the subscriber's network and asks questions regarding the speed of the subscriber's Internet. The caller then proceeds to request remote access of the…