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BOS Weekly Update - November 1, 2018

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 10:25 AM by Elizabeth Dukes


BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – November 1, 2018

Quarterly Newsletter coming to your home:  We have switched from a monthly to a quarterly newsletter that we will send by mail to each household.  The first quarterly newsletter should arrive by this coming weekend.  We also have a new news portal that you can access through the homepage of the Town’s website – all part of our efforts to keep you informed about town business.

Election Day is Nov 6 – Be sure to Vote!  Your choices are needed on two separate ballots. One ballot contains the slate of federal, state and regional offices in addition to the 3 state-wide referendums.  The second ballot is for our local special election with the single question regarding the funding of the new elementary school. The recent approval at the Special Town Meeting is contingent on approving the debt exclusion by ballot at this special election.  Early voting is now available at Town Hall through November 2.  Absentee ballots are available through noon time on November 5.   

Our 375th Anniversary is coming up!  The Town will celebrate its 375th anniversary come 2020. Volunteers are needed to help plan the celebrations.  This is a great opportunity get involved in a fun town project.  Please contact our office at Town Hall if you are interested.

Streetlight Update:  Efforts continue to have the Town take ownership of the streetlights and to swap out the old sodium vapor lights with high efficiency LEDs.  The switch will result in annual savings of tens of thousands of dollars.  The new lights will be very similar to the ones Gloucester has installed.  In addition to the new lights, we will have the ability to control the brightness of the lights and the time the lights are on.  We hope to have a sample up soon but you can check out the lights in Gloucester – if you travel up Summer Street/127 just past Raymond Street you can see our current lights next to the new ones Gloucester has just over the town/city line.)

Curbside Leaf Collection: The Town will be offering a one-time Town wide Fall 2018 curbside leaf collection in conjunction with our compost operator.  Black Earth will pick up leaves bagged and left curbside the week after Thanksgiving, starting Monday November 26, 2018. Please see the town website for more information or contact the DPW at 978-526-1242.

Trash, Recycling, and Compost pick up:  Regular Monday and Tuesday pick ups

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