Mashpee Human Services sponsoring food drive at Town Meeting; Community Preservation Project apps available; Route 28 sewer construction update; Mashpee seeks snow plowing contractors for this winter; Two flu shot clinics planned in Eastham

Mashpee Human Services sponsoring food drive at Monday night's Town Meeting

Mashpee Human Services will be sponsoring a food drive at the Town Meeting held Monday, October 18, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Mashpee High School.

The department welcomes all canned food including pasta, soups, juices and juice boxes  and any non-perishable items.  Please note the healthy food donation suggestions which include items  such as:  brown rice, whole wheat pasta, oatmeal, bran cereals, unsalted nuts, whole grain crackers, whole grain granola bars, no sugar added canned fruit, low sodium soups: low sodium canned vegetables, powdered milk, Ovaltine and instant breakfast drinks.

Donations of toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste and soap are also welcome.

The donations will be divided among the food pantries which serve Mashpee residents.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated as there are many families in great need this season. 

Mashpee Human Services thanks the attendees at tonight's Town Meeting in advance for their generosity.

Courtesy of the Town of Mashpee.

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Two flu shot clinics planned in Eastham

The Town of Eastham has announced the dates for two upcoming flu shot clinics to be held at the Eastham Council on Aging:

  • Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Appointments are required on both days. Please call 508-255-6164 or stop by to make an appointment.

The Eastham Council on Aging is located at 1405 Nauset Road in North Eastham.

Courtesy of the Town of Eastham.

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Route 28 sewer construction update

Beginning Monday, October 18, 2010, sewer construction will shift to the area of Route 28 near Ridgevale Road and continue to work to the east along Route 28.  The designated detour route will then be Route 137 to Middle Road to Sam Ryder Road just as it was this past spring.  This detour is expected to be in place until early November. 

Additionally, the sewer construction crew working in the West Chatham area will be starting at the intersection of George Ryder Road and Route 28 and working to the west along Route 28 beginning Monday, October 25, 2010.  One lane of alternating traffic will be maintained in this area.

We would also like to remind the public that Barn Hill Road south of Meadow View Road will be closed from October 22, 2100 to November 1, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to some very deep excavation work in that area.

We encourage you to visit the sewer construction project website for updated schedule information and the Town’s website for additional information regarding this and other important projects and events in Chatham.

Courtesy of the Town of Chatham.

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Community Preservation Project applications available in Orlean

The Community Preservation Project applications are now available. Packets and applications can be picked up at the Town Administrator’s Office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Applications can be downloaded from the Town website here. Please remember to pick up packets at the Town Administrators Office.

Applications must be received by November 30, 2010 to be considered for recommendation at the Annual Town Meeting in May.

Courtesy of the Town of Orleans.

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Wellfleet Transfer Station hours and holiday info

Beginning October 20, 2010, the Wellfleet Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Hours of operation are Fridays through Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for recycling, 4 p.m. for trash removal.

Transfer Station will be closed on the upcoming holidays:

  • Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2010
  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2010
  • Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2010
  • New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2011
  • Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 17, 2011
  • Presidents' Day, Feb. 21, 2011
  • Patriot's Day, April 18, 2011
  • Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011

For more information, contact the transfer station at 508 349-0335.

Courtesy of the Town of Wellfleet.

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Mashpee seeks snow plowing contractors for this winter

The Town of Mashpee is seeking contractors for snow plowing for the upcoming winter season.  Minimum requirements include a MA-registered, 4-wheel drive truck with an 8-foot plow, plow lights and a valid driver's license.  Vehicles must also carry minimum insurance of $50,000/$100,000/$300,000.

Applications are available at the Department of Public Works at 350 Meetinghouse Road  or by calling 508-539-1420 or emailing [email protected].

Courtesy of the Town of Mashpee.

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