Halloween Events in New Salem
Trick-or-Treating: Trick-or-treating will be held in New Salem from
6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31st.
Trick-or-Treating on the Common: In addition to the
traditional trick-or-treating, the Town will continue to have trick-or-treating
on the Common. Residents who do not live along the traditional trick-or-treat
route are invited to bring their candy to distribute from tables that they will
set up on the Common along the Old Main Street (west) side. In addition to
their candy we ask that people setting up on the Common to bring some form of
lantern or light to help trick-or-treaters find their table and the treats.
New Salem Halloween Party Details
The New Salem Recreation Committee
is sponsoring a Halloween Party from 6:00-9:00 pm on Friday, October 31 -
Halloween - in the Town Hall Basement. There will be games, movies and
refreshments. Prizes will be given for the best costume in four categories:
Children up to 6, 6-12 years olds, 13-19 year olds and adults. Get your
Halloween spirit on! If you have questions, contact Deb Rolski at 978-544-3327.
Trick-or-treating will be 6:00-8:00
p.m. in New Salem and there will be "Trunk-or-Treating" on the Common
where New Salem residents who do live in the center of town set up card tables
on the Common to distribute their Halloween treats.
Selectboard Member Sought: The Selectboard is seeking another member to fill a
vacancy. An election is required but possible candidates should express
their interests as soon as possible to the two remaining Selectmen.
FY15 Preliminary Real Estate & Personal Property 2nd Quarter
Tax Bills Due
This is to remind you that FY2015 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, 2014. 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 this information to email@example.com.
Non-cash 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 (be sure to enter 2014 for Tax Year).
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. Please note that the
office will be closed on Thursday, October 23rd. If necessary,
arrangements can be made to meet at another time by calling (978) 544-5775.
New Salem Planning Board Seeks Part-time Clerk
New Salem Planning Board is seeking a part-time clerk to provide
administrative support, assistance, and handle correspondence for the
New Salem Planning Board. Requirements: personal computer or access to
one, access to email, knowledge of office procedures and equipment,
including word processing, scanning, and filing, and good communication
skills. Work will be performed mostly at home at your own convenience,
and occasionally at town offices. Some Thursday evening meetings
required. Approximately 10 hours per month as needed. $12 per hour. One
year position, with probability of extension. To apply: Please send
resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.Board of Health Hours Changed
The Board of Health Clerks Hours will now be on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Board of Health Raffle Winner Announced
to Michelle Duga for winning the raffle for the month of April at the
Transfer Station. Michelle brought in a bag of trash that she picked up
on the side of the road. We will continue to have the drawing each month
so continue bringing in the
trash from the side of the road and put
your name in the basket and you might win a bag of 10 bags. That will
save you $15.00. Thank you for keeping New Salem clean.New Salem Transfer Station’s Compost Program
New Salem Transfer Station accepts compostable waste. All food wastes
are acceptable, including meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, cheese, eggs,
eggshells, fruits, vegetables, bread, grains, and small amounts of
bones. Also acceptable are non-recyclable paper wastes such as paper
towels and napkins, paper egg cartons, paper plates, and soiled paper
and cardboard such as pizza boxes. (Clean pizza boxes may be recycled
with mixed paper recycling.) Before depositing in the compost barrels,
dirty pizza boxes must be ripped into quarters. It is very important to
keep the following items out of the compost collection barrels: plastic
bags, wrappers or films; liquids; pet wastes or bedding; Styrofoam;
plastic; metal; glass; or anything else that is not biodegradable. Do
not deposit food in plastic bags! For a yes/no compost guide, ask the
transfer station attendant or email:
email@example.com. Compostable buckets are available
at the New Salem Transfer Station. Questions? Please contact the
Franklin County Solid Waste Management District at 413-772-2438 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the Springfield MRF
Advisory Board's 2014 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Guide, online at:
www.tinyurl.com/RRR2014 for a great guide on how to dispose of anything
from A to Z (this was the guide printed in the Greenfield Recorder).
Bat Exposure Information
If you have questions about potential rabies exposures or how to
submit a bat to MDPH for rabies testing, please call the MDPH, Division of
Epidemiology and Immunization at (617) 983-6800. Detailed information is
attached. For additional information on rabies, you may also visit the website
Check out the Springfield MRF Advisory Board's 2014
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Guide, online at: www.tinyurl.com/RRR2014
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.