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Important news or updates

A Gaggle of Town Meetings

We have three, count’em, three Town Meetings coming in early 2018:

A Special Town Meeting has been set for 7pm on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Fowler School Auditorium

The Annual and Special Town Meetings have been set to 7pm on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Fowler School Auditorium.

The warrant for the 26-Mar Special Town Meeting will be available here and at Town Hall on March 8th.  The warrants for the 21-May meetings will be available here and at Town Hall on May 3rd.

Please check the Town Meeting page for details on submitting Citizen’s Petitions, timelines, and other documents related to the meetings.

Winter Storm Updates

The Maynard Public Schools are closed again on Friday.  There will be no afternoon/evening activities.

Trash and recycling collection has been further postponed from the holiday schedule.  Collection will resume on Friday on a two-day delayed schedule for the remainder of the week, allowing for the New Year’s holiday AND the storm day.  The schedule is now as follows:
  • Wednesday collections will take place on Friday,
  • Thursday collections will take place Saturday, and
  • Friday collections will take place on Sunday.

During/after the storm, be careful of over-exertion when shoveling snow. Watch for signs of frostbite or hypothermia: If symptoms are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove any wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages.  Get medical help, as soon as possible.

After the storm, avoid parking in the street.  Stay off roads to allow plowing operations to proceed smoothly.  Help dig out fire hydrants and storm drains in your neighborhood.  Be aware of children playing in the streets, particularly climbing on or running out from behind large snowdrifts. Parents should remind their children to be aware of plowing operations and traffic.  Clear exhaust vents from Direct Vent Gas Furnace Systems to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.  Use care around any downed power lines. Assume a down wire is a live wire.  As always, be sure to check in frequently on neighbors, especially the elderly. We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to keep up with the intense storm to make the streets and sidewalks safe for all.

For the most up-to-date storm information, please visit the Storm Updates page or call the Town’s Emergency Information Line at 978-897-1332

Stay Safe and Warm!

(Visit our Winter Storm Preparedness and Cold Weather pages for more safety information.)