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PZRR Season FIVE – April 2, 4pm on WAVM

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

The Planning Zoning Rock and Rolling Radio Hour was awarded the 2016 Media Award by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in comprehensive coverage of a planning or development issue.

Season Five of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” continues Tuesday March 19th  at 4PM! Listen live on WAVM 97.1 or online at

PZRR is talkin’ economics, thinking local and Maynard’s business environment!

Benjamin DeMott – Chair of the “Sesquicentennial Steering Committee”, is today’s guest. Ready for a party? In 2021, Maynard has its 150th birthday, and this Committee is doing the prep work! With the build-up to the big day, there is an awful lot going on! Ben will discuss what’s in store, why this is such an important anniversary for Maynard and how you can get involved!

Another “do not miss” episode for anyone interested in Maynard’s dynamic efforts at sustainable community planning, economic development and environmental stewardship!

Legal Notice: Planning Board Public Hearing – 21 Summer St – Apr 23rd

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, Soup Campbell Room to hear all persons interested in the Petition filed by Glenn Davis, 43 Woodrow Street, Hudson MA 01749 on behalf of Steven Trumble, 1 Sauta Farm Way, Hudson, MA 01749, requesting Site Plan review to allow construction of walk-up windows and façade changes for the proposed Theatre Creams be located at 21 Summer Street, Maynard, MA 01754. The project area is located in an existing structure adjacent to the Fine Arts Theatre, and is located within the Business Zoning District.

A copy of the application package is on file with the Office of Municipal Services Office, Planning Division during normal business hours.

DPW: Summer Street Sidewalk Construction resumes Mar 28th

The Summer Street sidewalk construction project is scheduled to resume on or about March 28th, 2019. Construction activities include excavation, sidewalk construction, curb installation, walkway/driveway restoration and roadway paving. The Town of Maynard has contracted with Detour Construction LLC to complete the construction services.

Locations are as follows:

  • Summer Street – Brooks Street to Apple Ridge Road

Once construction is started, no on-street parking will be allowed until all construction activities are completed in the area.

Homeowners on the affected roadway may temporarily not be able to access their driveway with vehicles when crews are excavating and pouring sidewalks directly adjacent to the property. Homeowners will be notified 24 hours in advance of driveway access interruption via a flyer that will be distributed individually.

Individual driveway work may take 2-3 days to complete at each location. Temporary walkways will be installed over the new sidewalk while it cures to allow for pedestrian access to each property during construction. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Construction will start at Patti Lane on March 28th, and will continue through the above listed streets. Construction is scheduled to continue through April, weather permitting.

If you have any questions please contact the Maynard Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317 or

Coolidge School Public Update Meetings

So, what’s happening with the Coolidge School? 

Find out at one of three public update meetings set to discuss the future of the historic building, sledding hill and playground:

  • April 27: Saturday, 1:30-2:30 pm
  • May 14: Tuesday, 7-8 pm
  • May 23: Thursday, 7-8 pm

All meetings will be held in the Roosevelt Room at the Maynard  Public Library. Free babysitting will be provided onsite.

These meetings are being sponsored by the Coolidge School Working Group (CSWG), a town-appointed board of Maynard residents. Since September 2018, the CSWG has researched and discussed various options for re-purposing the old school house.

If you’re interested in the future of the Coolidge School, sledding hill or playground, please attend one of these public meetings. 

Help spread the word:  Download and post our flyer.

Maynard Cultural Council 2019 Awards Show – Mar 29th

The Maynard Cultural Council is hosting an Awards Show celebrating the 2019 MCC Grant Winners and the 2nd Annual Maynard Rocks Award on Friday, March 29th at the Maynard Elks Club on Powdermill Road.   The doors open at 7pm.

The awards ceremony will take place from 8 to 8:30pm.

Live Music will be provided by Maynard’s own John Fitzsimmons.

A donation at the door is kindly encouraged.

Legal Notice: Alcohol License Public Hearing – Apr 16th

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, as amended, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:10 p.m. in the Michael J. Gianotis Meeting Room (No. 201) at the Maynard Town Building on the application for a New Retail Restaurant License on premise for All Alcohol Beverages as a Common Victualler license for Azucar Tapas Bar Corporation d/b/a Azucar Tapas Bar , Manager is Alma L. Moreno at 51 Main Street, Maynard, MA. Copy of application is on file in the Office of the Selectmen.