The Selectboard will
meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9th and 23rd at the Stowell Building.
The Franklin Solid Waste District reminds you to recycle the following items over the holidays:
corrugated cardboard boxes, paperboard gift boxes, greeting cards
(except those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter), wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue wrap (except
those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter),
paper shopping bags (any type of handle is okay), catalogs and
Do not recycle these items: ribbons, bows,
and tinsel (reusable from year to year), packing peanuts and Styrofoam (accepted for reuse at Greenfield UPS Store),
holiday lights (a scrap metal recycler in
Greenfield pays .20/lb. for Christmas light strings), plastic bags (clean,
dry plastic bags marked #2 or #4 recyclable at some retailers), blister packaging (formed
plastic package used to hold toys and electronics), photographs.
Questions about recycling? Please contact Franklin County Solid
Waste Management District at (413)
772-2438, email@example.com, or visit www.franklincountywastedistrict.org.
The MRF has noticed an increase in holiday lights mixed in with
container loads. Please remember these are NOT recyclable in municipal recycling.Click here
for a PDF poster of holiday recycling guidelines.
Demo and Metal Container at Transfer Station
The last Demo and Metal Container is at the Transfer Station and when it is
full, it will be then it will be removed for the winter. If you dispose of any
Demo or Metal, now is the time to bring it to the Transfer Station.
FY2014 Preliminary Real
Estate and Personal Property 2nd Quarter Tax Bills Due
is to remind you that FY2014 2nd Quarter Preliminary Real Estate and
Personal Property taxes are now due and payable. The due date for this quarter’s bills is November
1, 2013. Payments received after that
date will be charged interest and fees.
stubs for this bill were included with the 1st quarter bill. If you have trouble locating the stub and
wish to find out the amount due you may call (978) 544-5775 and leave a message
stating your name, phone number and the address of your property. The Tax Collector will call you with the
amount of your bill. You may also email
your request for information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
payments may be deposited in the tax payment drop box located in front of the
town hall or mailed to the Tax
Collector’s office at 24 S. Main St., New Salem, MA 01355. Bills may also be
paid online at www.unitaxonline.com. Cash
payments may be made during the Tax Collector’s office hours at 24 S. Main Street
on Tuesdays 5-7pm and Thursdays 10am-Noon. Money Available for Recreation Activities
The New Salem Recreation Committee has money available to sponsor recreation activities for New Salem residents, in addition to its traditional events. If you would like to organize a recreational activity or event, please contact Karen Duplissie at 544-8614, Jeanne Clayton at 544-7924 or Jane Clukay at 544-2660.
Notes on "Lost" Wildlife from Mass Wildlife
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