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Well adult clinics

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Townsend Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 3, from 1-3 p.m. the Townsend Senior Center, 12 Dudley Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Ashby Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held free of charge for the general public on Thursday, April 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 361 New Ipswich Road. Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Candidates Night

The Townsend Times will sponsor a candidates night on Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall, 272 Main St. Moderated by John Barrett, the event will be broadcast on Townsend's local Community Channel 9.

Come and meet the candidates, hear their platforms and ask your questions.

Townsend Earth Day, April 27

The Town of Townsend's Earth Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, April 28, from noon to 4 p.m.


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Planners are actively recruiting volunteer entertainers to perform on the gazebo. "Bats, bees, birds, bugs and butterflies" will be the theme this year! We are sure to attract a large, enthusiastic crowd!

If you want to join the group, just send me your Facebook info! Vendor booth space (12 feet by 12 feet) is $25 for profit, and free for nonprofit groups. $25 checks can be made out to the Town of Townsend (Board of Health in memo line) and mailed to Karen Clement, 101 Main St., Townsend, MA, 01469. Please e-mail clem6six@verizon.net to verify your interest.

Spring Fair at Squannacook in Townsend, April 27

Supporters of the Ashby Elementary School will hold a Spring Fair for children and adults at Squannacook Elementary School (right behind the Townsend police station on Route 13) on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get great deals from 70 local crafters, vendors, and comfy tables. Bring the family in for lunch, kid games, bake sale, and prizes.

Any questions call Susan 978-386-7572 or email SUSANCLEMENT49@YAHOO.COM. All proceeds go to benefit Ashby Elementary School's flooring project for our students.

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Is your dog licensed?

Dog Licenses for 2013 are now available with a $5 late fee, which began March 1, 2013. A $25 fine will be added to the other costs beginning May 1, 2013.

Townsend Ecumenical Outreach food assistance program

TEO is the local food assistance program for those Townsend residents needing a helping hand. TEO has a monthly food distribution program at its 82 Bayberry Hill Road facility, held on the third Saturday of each month. To apply for assistance, call Laurie at 978-597-2549 and she will send you an application.

Massachusetts Open Burning Season has started, and ends on May 1

Permits may be obtained during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday, at Townsend Fire-EMS Headquarters, 13 Elm Street, Townsend.

The cost for an Open Burning Permit is $20, an Agricultural Burning Permit is $25. Cash or check will be accepted. Please make all checks payable to Town of Townsend.

To exercise (use) an existing permit, please call (978) 597-8101 between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon, seven days a week, each day you plan to burn. Please have your permit number and the address you are burning at available when you call. Permit fires may not be lit before 10 a.m. or after Noon on the day in question. Weather conditions may cause a ban on burning for the day.

Please be aware that due to recent budget cuts we are utilizing on-duty personnel for permit processing. This may result in Fire-EMS Headquarters being locked and unmanned during normal permit processing times while our staff is responding to calls for service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

You must speak directly with a member or agent of the Townsend Fire-EMS Department before burning. Leaving a voice mail message is *not* considered notification. Failure to make proper notification will be considered an illegal burn, and my subject you to 1.) being liable for the cost of extinguishing the burn, 2.) a fine, and/or 3.) imprisonment. Allowing a fire to get out-of-control may subject you to the same penalties. (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 48, Section 13).