Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Today's snow is expected to be followed by temperatures in the single digits.
1. You could be looking at a messy ride this morning with periods of heavy snow before it tapers off in the afternoon, according to WHDH. Temperatures will be in the 20s during the day before dropping into the single digits overnight. Get ready for the cold Wednesday as it will start at 0 before only getting to 10 degrees during the day. 2. The King Philip High girls' basketball team will be hosting Oliver Ames today at 6:30 p.m., while the boys' basketball team will be traveling to Easton to face the Tigers. 3. The Wrentham selectmen will be meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. 4. Christmas Tree pick up in Plainville will be the first week of February. Trees should be curbside on or before Feb. 4. Trees can also be dropped off at the ecycling …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Since his political career started as the elected property assessor in 1992, Senator Scott Brown's profile has risen yet to many in Wrentham, he is the same person they always knew.
Anyone who comes to Wrentham, probably can tell from the signs in front of house after house that the town residents for the most part are big fans of Senator Scott Brown. The story of someone who was an elected property assessor in 1992 only to become a US Senator in 2010 is an improbable one and it is one of a town that has stood by and supported. Brown is running for reelection against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. If there were to be a Republican star from Massachusetts, it makes sense that Wrentham would be home to that person. In a state that mostly supports Democratic candidates, Wrentham, along with surrounding towns like Plainville, Norfolk, and Foxborough, have been consistently supportive of Republican candidates or …
Monday, September 10, 2012
You can nominate a resident to receive the "Town of Wrenham-Volunteer of the Year" award.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Wrentham Board of Selectmen announce the acceptance of nominations for the 5th Annual "Town of Wrentham - Volunteer of the Year" award. This award is given to residents that have gone above and beyond to volunteer their time to the Town. Nominations may be submitted to the Selectmen's office until Oct. 5 in two age groups, under 18-or-18 and over. The winners will be acknowledged at the Nov. 13 Special Town Meeting. If you would like to nominate a resident that you think is deserving of this award, you may obtain the Nomination Form on the town’s website “home page.” Here's the form that needs to be dropped off to the selectmen: It’s that Time of the Year Again . . . Do you someone special that has gone beyond the call of duty to …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The King Philip School Committee will be meeting tonight.
1. The King Philip School Committee will be meeting at the high school library at 7 p.m. 2. The Wrentham Selectmen will be meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. 3. Final exams will be going at King Philip High School today from 7:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 4. The Summer Reading Program resignation will being Tuesday at Fiske Library. 5. The weather today is calling for sunny skies with a high of 69 and a low of 53.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The agenda for tonight's Board of Selectmen meeting, featuring interviews of DPW superintendent candidates.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM 79 SOUTH STREET (TOWN HALL) 1. CALL TO ORDER at 6:45PM (by the Chairman) 2. APPOINTMENTS: 3. DISCUSSION 4. NEW BUSINESS 5. PUBLIC FORUM 6. ADJOURNMENT Check out our story on the search for a new Department of Public Works superintendent.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Selectmen hear reports on road work.
Wrentham selectmen were informed of the progress of road projects on Common Street and Williams Street at their meeting on Tuesday night. Town Administrator William Ketcham spoke about the projects as part of his report. He said the Common Street work was the more extensive of the two, with work expected to finish before Memorial Day. "The Common Street project involves placement of sidewalks on both sides of the street," he said. "There's also placement and resetting of curbing along the length of the street." Ketcham said the project would repave the street surface and revamp the crosswalks. "The crosswalks will be slightly raised over the rest of the street's surface," he said, adding that their height would be lower than a speed bump. …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Matters discussed at the Wrentham Board of Selectmen meeting.
The following matters were raised during Tuesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting in Wrentham: Town Administrator William Ketcham said bids had been opened for a Common Street resurfacing project. "[The project] will use Chapter 9 funds from this year, so we don't have to wait," he said. "There were seven bids, and the low bid was $74,495 by John J Amara & Sons." Board members asked if the firm was qualified, and Ketcham told them that all the bidders were prequalified by the state department of transportation. Ketcham also discussed work on the town's wastewater treatment system, which serves the town hall, public safety building and elementary schools. He said the lowest bid was much lower than the original estimate received. Ketcham …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Wrentham bylaw committee will consider utility maintenance bylaw proposed by State Rep. Dan Winslow.
The Wrentham Selectmen decided to refer a proposed utility bylaw — which would allow the town to require better line maintenance from utility companies — to the town bylaw committee. The bylaw proposal has been put forward by State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) in the wake of the extended power outages caused by Tropical Storm Irene and the Snowtober snowstorm. Town Administrator William Ketcham said the selectmen had previously considered the matter, and had asked for feedback from him and Department of Public Works Superintendent Irving Priest. "Mr. Priest and I were asked to comment on this, which we did," he said. "What wasn't clear was whether the board wanted to include the bylaw in the warrant for the town meeting or simply refer it …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The agenda for tonight's selectmen meeting.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
AGENDA TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM TOWN HALL CALL TO ORDER AT 6:45PM APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS APPROVAL OF MINUTES NEW BUSINESS TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT LIAISON REPORTS PUBLIC FORUM EXECUTIVE SESSION ADJOURNMENT
Friday, April 20, 2012
Fire department wants to replace ambulance.
The Wrentham Fire Department will be looking to replace one of its ambulances, it was revealed at the Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday. Wrentham Fire Department Chief Jay McMorrow said the issue has been lingering for some time. "We asked to replace Rescue 2 last year, and we were asked to put it off until this year," he said. "It needs to be replaced." McMorrow said the department would be seeking around $250,000 for the new vehicle. "The last one we bought was $227,000," he said. "Hopefully, we'll be able to give some money back." McMorrow said the department had been doing its best to keep the vehicle on the road, but that maintenance had been expensive. Selectman Joseph Botaish asked if equipment would be included. McMorrow said the …