EEE threat canceling many night events south of Boston – The Boston GlobePosted: August 13, 2012
The widespread presence of disease-carrying mosquitoes, also including those with the less serious West Nile virus found in communities west of Boston, is forcing many town governments to act as what one local health agent playfully called “the fun police.”
In the southern suburbs, the locus of human-biting mosquitoes infected with EEE, towns are taking strong measures to protect citizens from the bugs. Public alerts are everywhere. Easton, where EEE-infected mosquitoes were first found on July 8, has canceled or postponed after-dusk children’s races and concerts at Frothingham Park. Canton residents have been told by the local health board to refrain from outdoor activities after 6 p.m., forcing softball teams to call off night games on town fields. Lakeville police are strictly enacting a curfew that shuts down play at town-owned properties at dusk, including at the Ted Williams Camp, a popular spot for baseball, soccer, and volleyball.