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RMV Customer Service: Expanded Branch Hours

As part of MassDOT’s focus on customer service, the Registry of Motor Vehicles has expanded service hours at several of its busiest branch locations.

The RMV is opening earlier in Lawrence, Worcester, Milford, Brockton and Taunton. These branches now offer license and registration service starting at 8 AM Monday through Friday. The hours for each specific location are:

Lawrence, Worcester, and Brockton – 8 AM to 5 PM Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 8 AM to 6 PM on Thursdays.  Road tests are offered from 9 AM to 5 PM.   Suspension hearings offered between 9 AM to 5 PM Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM on Thursdays in Brockton and Lawrence, and 9 AM to 5 PM on Thursdays in Worcester.

Milford – 8 AM to 5 PM Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 8 AM to 6 PM on Thursdays.  Road tests are offered between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Taunton-8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday.  Road tests are offered from 9 AM to 5 PM.

The Springfield Branch will offer expanded hours beginning in August, with expanded hours to be introduced in Boston and Watertown in the coming months.

The expanded hours provide an earlier service option to customers, and will reduce wait times throughout the course of the day.  While some transactions must be done by visiting a branch, MassDOT RMV reminds customers that most services are available at RMV’s busiest branch- online.

For a complete list of service hours at all RMV locations, as well as a complete list of all the transactions that can be done online, please visit the RMV website at www.mass.gov/rmv.

On the Transportation blog at: http://transportation.blog.state.ma.us/blog/2011/07/rmv-customer-service-expanded-branch-hours.html

Fats, Oils, & Grease Training Session Tonight

FOXBORO, MA: Tonight Foxboro Cable Access will air live coverage of the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Control training event starting at 6pm.  Live coverage will be broadcast on the Education Channel, Comcast 12/Verizon 37.

From the Town of Foxboro Website:
Fats, Oils, and Grease, or FOG, is a byproduct of cooking, food preparation, and clean-up. FOG can be found in meat, shortening, butter, margarine, sauces, and dairy products.

FOG is one of the leading causes of plumbing and sewer system blockages. These blockages will result in costly cleaning of plumbing systems and, in many cases, require replacement of plumbing, septic and sewer system components. A property with a non-functioning sanitary system is considered unfit for human habitation by the Department of Public Health. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention identify over 30 types of diseases that humans can be exposed to when coming in contact with wastewater.

In 2001 the Wall Street Journal released a front page article about the problem the nation is having with FOG management. The report revealed that 75% on the sewer systems in the nation are running at ½ capacity due to FOG and the price to clean these lines out are placed on the taxpayers at $25 billion dollars a year. In 2004 the US Environmental Protection Agency released a report to Congress showing that 47% of all sewer overflows nationwide were caused by FOG.

The problems that FOG causes can remain buried and invisible to us but as the problem worsens it will eventually reach the surface coming in contact with the public and environment creating a serious hazard.

The Foxborough Board of Health has established a FOG Control Program to promote environmental protection, ensure the protection of public health, and support a proactive approach to manage FOG in Foxborough, reducing costs associated with FOG and promoting economic growth.

The Town of Foxborough spans over 20 square miles with 1 square mile being wetland area including 13 public drinking water wells. The Town is 90% on private septic systems with the remaining 10% on town sewer that is treated by the Mansfield Wastewater Treatment Plant. There are about 6,400 residential kitchens and over 150 commercial kitchens in the Town of Foxborough. If all the residents in town kept 1 tablespoon of FOG from going down the drain, that would equal 25 gallons of FOG per day!

 

Un-Common Announces Auditions for Students Ages 16 to 21 for The Young Adult Company Summer Production of the Broadway Musical “Spring Awakening”

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Un-Common Theatre Co. is extremely excited to announce that The Un-Common Young Adult Company will be one of the first Amateur Theatre Companies in the US to present the much acclaimed Broadway Musical SPRING AWAKENING.

SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind which was, for a time, banned in Germany. It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Set in late-19th century Germany, this show tells the story of teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. SPRING AWAKENING received eleven 2007 Tony Award nominations, winning eight, including Tonys for best musical, direction, book, score and featured actor. The show also won four Drama Desk Awards, while its London production won four Olivier Awards. SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

Auditions will be held for students ages 16 – 21 only (photo ID or birth certificate required for proof of age) on Sunday May 22nd, 2011 from 1pm by appointment only in Foxboro, MA with call backs on Monday May 23rd, 2011 at 6:30pm in Mansfield, MA. If you are physically unable to attend the auditions please contact us by email for information on presenting a video audition.

Rehearsals will be held mostly on Monday and Tuesday evenings in Mansfield and Foxboro and Sunday afternoons in Foxboro starting May 31st.  The show will be performed at The Orpheum Theater in Foxboro, MA July 21 – 24, 2011.

Check the website www.uncommontheatre.org for details of what needs to be prepared for an audition then email Chris Lowey for an appointment time or information on a video audition at uncommontheatre@verizon.net leaving your name, age, grade or year in college, phone number and email address. We will get back to you with an audition time and more details.

 

Foxboro Election Results – May 2, 2011

FOXBOROUGH, MA – The Annual Town Elections are now complete, and Results from the Annual Town Elections were just made  at the Ahern School polls.  Election warden, Kathy Brady announced the results

Just over 1,800 residents voted in the elections, there are 10,549 registered voters in the Town of Foxborough.

Selectmen (Vote for 1)

Paul D. Mortenson 582
Steven D. Sloan 608
Mark S. Sullivan 621

Planning Board Member (Vote for 2)

William E. Grieder, Jr. 1,091
Shannon Lee McLaughlin 986
John B. Rhoads 750

Assessor (Vote for 1)

Thomas F. Buckley 1,382

School Committee Member (Vote for 1)

Beverley Loard 1,333

Water & Sewer Commissioner (Vote for 1)

Richard M. Pacella, Jr. 1,303

Board of Health Member (Vote for 1)

Paul W. Steeves 1,270

Boyden Library Trustee (Vote for 2)

Thomas L. MaGee 1,200
Kevin Penders 1,195

Housing Authority Member (Vote for 1)

Charlene Kaye 1,334

Special Easter Program

Victory Assembly of God Easter ProgramCOMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT 

Victory Assembly of God church is having a special Easter program to be presented on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 10:30 am.

67 High Plain Street, Rte. 27
Sharon MA.

Admission is free, and the public is invited.