Aug. 19
Common concerts
The Wolverine Jazz Band performs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the free Concerts on the Common series.
Band's web page

The Recreation Department has posted a video highlighting the performers lined up for this summer.

Walpole weather
This July was more pleasant than last. John Anderson's column.

Summer market
From the Market:
The summer Walpole Farmers Market will operate weekly on Fridays from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on the Town Common on Main Street in Walpole Center.

Residents from Walpole and beyond will enjoy the opportunity to shop local and buy fresh directly from farmers, food purveyors and artisans. Find fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, jams and relishes, marinades, fish, baked goods, herbs, plants, arts and crafts and much more! Free recipes and other giveaways all season long.

Parking may be found on the street, in the driveway of Epiphany Parish (62 Front Street), or in nearby municipal lots.

Notices from Alexander F. Thomas and Sons Funeral Home.

Notices from James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

Notices from Ginley Funeral Homes. (Includes Walpole, Franklin and Medway funeral homes)

Police logs
The police department's web page offers links to incident and arrest logs.

Projects proposed via $21 million override
The sketch above shows one design possibility for a new fire station, with the old Town Hall, now the police station, converted to be part of the fire station. The sketch and the drawing below come from a series of slides on the selectmen's web pages. (pdf)
A new police station (1) and senior center (2) would be built on the east side of South Street. The drawing shows only that the two buildings would fit on the parcel and not firm location or shape. Across South Street, the EPA and the companies involved have agreed to demolish the big brick mill building as part of the Superfund project -- a major win for selectmen who fought for years to get the demolition agreement. The parties will also build, maintain and operate a groundwater cleanining facility (3). The parties are expected to pay for a parking lot on the mill site, leaving the town to pay only for striping and lighting. Selectmen are also working to get the parties to do the demolition work on the east side.

A slide from selectmen estimates the cost of the projects at $32 million, of which $21 million would come from an override on the November ballot.

In the two-minute video (mostly audio) from the July 22 selectmen's meeting, Chairman Mark Gallivan talks about projects.

The EPA's South Street Superfund page

WalpoleWords comments on buildings and override

Cemetery space
On his blog, Sam Obar writes about Walpole's dwindling cemetery space.

Spanish, Mandarin
The new Spring Forward Children's Center, 667 Main St., offers Spanish and Mandarin language immersion for young children. Information about the center and registration.

Next town admin
Mike Iwanowicz seeks comments (link fixed) on a new thread about choosing the next town administrator as Michael Boynton leaves for the similar post in Medway.

Council on Aging
COA July/August newsletter pdf

COA web page.

Hessco serves the elderly in Walpole and
neighboring towns.

Blogs, links
Friends of Francis William Bird Park, Facebook

Walpole Recreation's Facebook page

Sam Obar's blog

Friends of the Walpole Public Library

Walpole Public Library calendar

Mike Iwanowicz
Walpole columnist

Walpole Town Meeting (Jon Rockwood)

The Walpole Peace and Justice Group

Walpole Friends of Music

Potters Place

More Walpole links, including MCAS results, MBTA bus and commuter rail schedules.

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