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Town Announcements:


The public pre-school Hand In Hand evening parent orientation has been postponed until September 6th. Parent/Child visits scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday have been rescheduled for September 7th and 8th.

The town of Marshfield Board of Public Works (BPW) announces that the Marshfield Transfer Station will be open to all residents of Marshfield with proof of identification, starting Tuesday for the disposal of spoiled food without the need for a Transfer Station Sticker or Pay As You Throw bags. This option will continue through Wednesday September 7, 2011. The hours of the Marshfield Transfer station are Monday through Saturday 8:30AM to 4PM. Residents may put out an additional 40 gallon bag or barrel of spoiled food, curbside, without the need for Pay As You Throw Bags, starting Tuesday through  September 7, 2011. It is strongly recommended that any spoiled food placed for curbside pickup be placed in a barrel or sealed container to prevent leakage or animal/rodent attraction.


Update from Selectmen on Thursday, Sept 1:

“Selectmen met Wednesday night, August 31st, with the president of National Grid of Massachusetts. They were told that restorations are continuously on-going in Norwell.

As of 8:00 a.m. Thursday 859 locations in Norwell were still without power. This was down to 528 as of noon. (On Tuesday, there were 4227.) National Grid expects full restoration by Friday night. Possible exceptions will be individual locations with specific, localized problems. National Grid has additional crews from outside the area coming to southeastern

Massachusetts to help with these types of outages.

We expressed the frustrations and concerns of Norwell to National Grid and sought answers to many questions. We continue to be in frequent contact with them and will be having further meetings with them after the storm. We will also be contacting the Attorney General’s Office about our dissatisfaction with National Grid’s handling of the emergency. Finally, we will be conducting our own meetings about how to better communicate with and assist residents in such emergency situations in the future.”


School opens for students Tuesday, Sept. 6.

In Pembroke, potable water is available to Pembroke residents, with wells who are without water, at spigots located at the Community Center on Center Street and at Town Hall.

For Pembroke residents–Healthtrax, on East Street in Hanover, is  opening is gym facilities to Pembroke residents to shower.


The Department of Public Works has announced that on Friday September 2nd, Saturday September 3rd, and Sunday September 4th from 8A.M. to 5 P.M. a vegetative debris management site will be accepting residential storm related debris behind the Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 131 Camelot Drive. This debris management site will have DPW attendants on site, and will only be accepting vegetative debris (Trees/Stumps/limbs/brush/leaves) generated as a result of Hurricane Irene.

This debris site will be maintained in accordance with criteria and operating conditions required by MassDEP and FEMA. No yard waste, building debris, bulky waste, appliances or electronics or commercial construction debris will be accepted at this site, only residential vegetative debris.


Transfer Station: The transfer station has been opened on Wednesday and Thursday this week. In addition the trash and recycle areas are open to ALL RESIDENTS through Sunday. You can purchase blue bags at the booth or Village Market, Tedeschi’s, Shaws, North Scituate Pharmacy, and dispose of your trash accordingly.

Branch clean up: The DPW crews continue to work their way through the Town to clean up storm debris. Please bring your branches to the curb area and they will be picked up as soon as possible. Please do not put branches in the street or impede a sidewalk.

E-mail/Internet: Town Hall and the schools do have e-mail and internet capabilities now.

Fire and Police are prepared and ready to handle any medical or emergency calls. Do not hesitate to contact them for these issues. Unfortunately they are not able to answer questions concerning when the power will be restored, this can only be addressed by your provider. In addition, there are extra police patrols on duty for added safety and security.

Whitman Hanson

The first day of school for PK-12 is being moved to Tuesday September 6th, 2011. Back to school programs are being moved to Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. Open House for Conley, Duval, Indian Head, and Maquan School will be held from 4:30-6pm on September 6th. The Duval School “Back To School BBQ” on Sept. 6th will be from 4-6:30pm, and Hanson Middle School Open House is at 6:30pm that day.

Last updated: Friday, Sept 2, 6:00 p.m.

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