Regional Notebook: Sept. 27, 2022




Published: 9/26/2022 3:44:01 PM
Modified: 9/26/2022 3:43:13 PM
Baystate offering lecture series for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health will offer a Breast Health Virtual Lecture Series during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

The first talk, titled “When to Worry About Breast Lumps,” will be held Monday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. Dr. Jesse Casaubon will lead the discussion about the many changes that cause breast lumps, when they are cancerous and when they are not, and different treatment options.

The series will continue on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. with “Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk.” Genetic counselor Alexandra Richards will share the latest information in genetic testing for breast cancer risk, how it works, as well as details on the Family Cancer Risk Program.

The series will end on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., with “The Signs of Breast Cancer.” Join Dr. Ann-Kristin Friedrich for a discussion on changes to watch for.

All lectures will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration is required by visiting

Availability for in-person vehicle registration transactions expanding

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is expanding the accessibility and availability of walk-in services for required in-person registration-related transactions, including registering a vehicle and transferring an existing registration to a new vehicle. Appointments for these transactions will no longer be necessary and will be unavailable for scheduling as of Sept. 26.

“The RMV continues to monitor its customer service levels and make enhancements that seek to provide convenient and flexible options for customers,” Registrar of Motor Vehicles Colleen Ogilvie said in a press release. “Customers can conduct required in-person registration transactions at times that meet their availability, schedules and needs at locations that are accessible and convenient.”

Customers are also encouraged to continue to conduct RMV registration transactions by working through their insurance agents and auto dealers who can complete bulk transactions in person. Transactions include new registrations and titles, registration transfers, cancellations and renewals, and license plate swap transactions. Customers can also visit AAA sites, if they are AAA members.

Any registration appointments that have been previously scheduled to date will remain in place and be honored, the press release states.

Before visiting an RMV Service Center, customers are encouraged to contact their insurance agents to ensure they have the correct paperwork and will arrive prepared. Greenfield’s RMV Service Center is at 18 Miner St.

Appointments for learner’s permits, driver’s licenses and Massachusetts identification cards will continue to be available on Mass.Gov/myRMV. The RMV recommends that customers visit RMV’s Online Service Center to conduct more than 40 transactions, including renewing a driver’s license, renewing a registration, paying a citation, requesting a hearing and accessing a variety of other business transactions.


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