[Eastontowncrier] Town Crier December 29, 2017
Easton Town Crier
eastontowncrier at list.easton.ma.us
Fri Dec 29 10:14:15 EST 2017
Local Government News and Notices
In observance of the New Year, the Town Offices will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 and closing at 7:30PM Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Happy Holidays!
Department of Public Works - Christmas Trees
Residents can dispose of their Christmas trees by bringing them to the Department of Public Works at 130 Center Street, North Easton during the month of January. There will be a designated spot to the left of the building for trees. Please remove plastic bags and all ornaments. Have a safe and happy Holiday.
January 19: Deadline 12PM to apply for an Absentee Ballot - Special Town Election
Absentee Ballots for the Special Town Election are now available at the Town Clerk's Office. Absentee Ballots are available for registered voters who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the Town during normal polling hours, physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place or religious belief. Registered voters must fill out an application<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/b5791743-ccbd-e711-80bf-001fbc00ed85/Absentee%20Ballot%20Application%20-%202018%20Easton.pdf>, which will allow them to complete an absentee ballot at the Town Clerks office or to have one mailed to them. (Absentee ballots cannot be picked up and taken from the Clerk's Office). The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:00 Noon. Mailed ballots must be received back at the Town Clerks Office by the close of polls on Election Day (3PM on Saturday, January 20th). Get out and vote. YOUR VOTE DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Now through March 2: Deadline to Obtain Nomination Papers for Annual Town Election
Nomination papers for the Annual Town Election are available beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Town Clerks office. The last day to obtain nomination papers is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM. The Election Calendar<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/dfe9a1c4-cdbd-e711-80bf-001fbc00ed85/2018%20Town%20Election%20Calendar.pdf> with candidate deadlines, the positions on the ballot<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/4543783c-f8cd-e711-80bf-001fbc00ed85/2018%20Town%20Election%20Terms%20Due%20to%20Expire%20with%20positions.pdf> and a complete Candidate Packet<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/d4852d09-facd-e711-80bf-001fbc00ed85/2018%20Town%20Election%20Candidates%20Packet.pdf> are available on the Towns website. Interested Candidates are invited to call 508-230-0530 or email townclerksoffice at easton.ma.us<mailto:townclerksoffice at easton.ma.us> with questions.
Now through February 28: 2018 Dog Licensing
Dog licenses for 2018 are now available and must be completed BEFORE March 1st to avoid late fees. A current rabies certificate must be on file with the Town Clerk's Office in order to license your dog. To update your rabies on file please email<mailto:townclerksoffice at easton.ma.us> a copy to townclerksoffice at easton.ma.us<mailto:townclerksoffice at easton.ma.us>.
You may license your dog in one of the following ways:
* License ONLINE<https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactionInfo.aspx?CustomerID=657&TransID=22092> (.25 bank convenience fee with electronic check) and your licenses and tags will be mailed directly to you ($1.00 postage & handling fee).
* License in Person - You may stop by the Town Clerks Office during normal business hours. (Mondays 8:30AM - 7:30PM, Tues/Wed/Thur 8:30AM - 4:30PM, Fri 8:30AM-12:30P)
* License by Mail - Click here<http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/dog_license.php> for additional information on how to license your dog by mail. Licensing forms<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/db96eb02-e4bf-e711-80bf-001fbc00ed85/Dog%20License%20Form.pdf> will be inserted in with your annual census forms, expected to be in mailboxes the week of January 8th, and are ONLY required when registering your dog by mail.
Department of Public Works Snow and Ice Removal Policy
Winter is here. Please review the DPW's official policy on snow and ice removal, including frequently asked questions, available at this location<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/23b52541-78ad-e511-8980-001fbc00ed84/Easton_DPW_Snow_and_Ice_Policy.pdf>.
Free Easton Community
Easton Community Calendars covering September 2017 through August 2018 are now available at the Town Offices, Ames Free Library, Easton Historical Society, Frothingham Memorial Hall, and all Easton branches of North Easton Savings Bank. Town information, school events, and civic organization happenings are included. The FREE calendars are provided by North Easton Savings Bank, for the residents of Easton.
The Public Health Nurse will be available for Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar screening for Easton Residents (on a walk in basis, no appointment needed) according to the following schedule:
* Elise Circle Community Room - Tuesday, January 16 (9:30AM-10:30AM)
* Town Hall (136 Elm St., Mary Connolly Room, 2nd Floor) - Monday, January 22 (3PM-4PM)
* Parker Terrace Community Room - Tuesday, January 2 (9:30AM-10:30AM)
* Frothingham Hall - COA (15 Barrows St) Thursday, January 11 (10:30AM-11:30AM)
To view the Easton Board of Health Public Health Nurse schedule for the entire year, please refer to Public Nurse Schedule<http://www.easton.ma.us/Public%20Nurse%20Schedule%20Town%20of%20Easton%202017.pdf>
Meetings Next Week: January 2 through January 5
Testing of Voting Equipment is scheduled for next week. See full time, date, location, and agenda details on our helpful calendar app: Town of Easton Calendar<http://www.easton.ma.us/calendar_app/>. Questions relating to public meetings should be directed to the Town Clerk's Office at (508) 230-0530. Stay informed of all town board and committee business by signing up for email notifications with our Minutes on Demand service! Sign up here.<http://eastontownma.minutesondemand.com/EmailNotifications/Login>
December 30: Voter Registration Deadline - Special Town Election
Saturday, December 30th is the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming Special Town Election, to fill the vacancy for an unexpired term on the Easton Board of Selectmen. Use these links to check to see if you are a registered voter and your voter status<https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx> or to Register to vote online<https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/>
January 20: Special Town Election 7AM-3PM
The Special Town Election to fill the vacancy for an unexpired term on the Easton Board of Selectmen will be held on SATURDAY, January 20, 2018 from 7AM-3PM at Oliver Ames High School. Use this link for additional Election Information<http://cms2.revize.com/revize/easton/departments/town_clerk1/election_information.php>
Community News and Events
Recreation Department Winter Programs
The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Basketball Skills Clinics, Karate, Adult Line Dancing, Wresting, Rock N Ropes, Creative Writing and Craft Workshops. Click here for more info:
Ames Free Library - Zentangle at the Library
Zentangle is a relaxing drawing method utilizing structured patterns to create beautiful images. Participants are encouraged to teach one pattern to the rest of the group, but if you do not want to do this, and just want to learn new patterns or Zentangle on your own in a group environment, that is fine. Please come join us anyway; no pressure, that's the Zentangle way! Debbie Adduci will teach one new pattern of this meditative and mindful drawing technique each meeting. All materials will be provided by the library. Free and open to all! Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Ames Free Library - Converting Slides & Negatives to Digital Every Tuesday at Queset House
Come learn how at the Ames Free Library - Queset House. Pat will show you how to use the library's simple scanner to help preserve those memories. Register online for your one-on-one session. Every Tuesday from 10:30AM - 12:30PM. Location: Queset House, 2nd Floor Digital Media Lab.
Easton Historical Commission - Preservation Awards & Photography Competition
Please join the Easton Historical Commission for the 18th Annual Preservation Awards and Photography Competition on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 3PM-5PM at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. Recipients of the Chaffin Award (for an individual making a significant contribution to historic preservation in Easton), the Briggs Award (for a building or landscape preservation or restoration project significant to Easton's historical integrity) and the Boston Post Cane (for Easton's oldest resident) will be announced at the event. Awards also will be given and entries displayed for photographs taken in Easton, on the themes of historic places, historic landscapes, people, or pets. Important details about the categories and submission requirements can be found on the Town website at: http://www.easton.ma.us/boards_and_committees/historical_commission/news.php
December 23: Original Easton Farmer's Market
Join us every Saturday 10AM-2PM through the winter at the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, 3 Barrows Street, North Easton. Our vendors this week: Captivating Twists Bakery (European-style cookies); Foxboro Cheese Company (cheese & dairy-based products); Bridgewater Village Bakery (breads and desserts); Velo Urbano (coffee & bike repair); Rosie Bud Farms (honey & bee-based products); Shamrock Farms (meats); and Oakdale Farms (produce); and All hands In (non-profit natural personal care products that provide for women survivors of human trafficking). More vendors joining on December 30th, including our own Langwater Farm.
January 25 - February 22: Women Wine & Wall Street Series
Presented by Nora Yousif, CFP(r), Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management, 5 Bristol Drive, Easton, MA https://us.rbcwealthmanagement.com/williamsinvestmentgroup/seminars-and-events. Open to the Public at no cost, but must RSVP to Nora Yousif at 508.230.8960 or nora.yousif at rbc.com<mailto:nora.yousif at rbc.com>
January 25 - The Women Wine & Wall Street: Life Hacks for Your Family's Health & Wealth
Learn the top life hacks for your pocketbook and family. We'll cover being a college savvy parent positioning your child for maximum financial aid and offers; optimizing you or your parent's Social Security benefits; and angles on how to best protect your family. Then, we're bringing in an authority on all things health related: energy, weight loss, stress release, sleep and more. She was on the Today Show and we're bringing her to you to hear her quick natural fixes. Warning: Fun swag will be handed out! Open to the Public at no cost, but must RSVP to Nora Yousif at 508.230.8960 or nora.yousif at rbc.com<mailto:nora.yousif at rbc.com>
February 22: Putting Your Best Foot (in cute heels) Forward
Learn what you ought to pay attention to when it comes to your finances and what common financial and investment mistakes to avoid. Next, learn how to best market yourself from the woman who literally wrote the book on personal branding. Learn how to position yourself effectively for your career and how to brand yourself even when you are off the clock. Lastly, we'll have a stylist in to keep you looking fab in the midst of the winter drab. Open to the Public at no cost, but must RSVP to Nora Yousif at 508.230.8960 or nora.yousif at rbc.com<mailto:nora.yousif at rbc.com>
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