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Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 16

An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.

Today is Friday, March 16. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Rain: Friday will be a cloudy day with some showers around. Temperatures will get into the upper 40s.

2. Crane Beach: If you are planning to spend a lot of time at Crane Beach in Ipswich this summer, Friday is your last chance to save some money on a season parking pass. In addition to the $50 fee, you also need to be a member of the Trustees of the Reservations through June. Depending on the level of your Trustees membership, you may be eligible for more than one pass at the special, early bird rate. The regular price is $75.

3. Don Little: The life of Don Little, the man and was an important figure at , will be remembered today in Florida. Little from injuries sustained from a fall during a jumping competition. Friday’s event will be a tribute to Little’s life at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center at 7 p.m.

4. Hamilton Drop-off: The drop-off hours for electronic waste at the is now limited to . One of those Saturday mornings is this weekend. The yard will be open from 8 a.m. to noon for dropoffs of appliances such as electronics and appliances. Various charges apply, depending on the item that is dropped off.

5. Recreation Catalog: If you’re looking forward to the summer camp program at offered by the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department, you can now take a look at the offerings that are planned and sign up. The spring and summer program catalog is available and signups are underway for the wide variety of other Rec programs. The full catalog is attached to this story as a PDF.

To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.

Hamiltonite March 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM
"You may continue to place trash curbside for pick up every week. However, every other week our hauler will only pick up trash placed curbside in the Town official bags.", from Hamilton Town website - - - SO, LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, ON THE PAID BAG WEEKS, INSTEAD OF THE AUTOMATED TRUCK USED TO PICK-UP THE NEW SOLID WASTE BARRELS, THE CONTRACTOR REVERTS BACK TO THE NON-AUTOMATED, MANUAL (READ: ADDITIONAL LABORER) PICK-UP EXACTLY THE SAME AS HOW SOLID WASTE IS BEING PICKED UP NOW BEFORE THE APRIL CONVERSION. IN OTHER WORDS, TAXPAYERS IN HAMILTON WHO WANT TO PUT TRASH OUT WEEKLY WILL HAVE TO BUY THE BAGS AND THE CONTRACT WILL REVERT TO THE OLD PICK-UP MEANS WITH AN EXTRA LABORER AND THE NON-AUTOMATED TRUCK USING THE NEW SOLID WASTE CONTAINERS. WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS OTHER THAN THE CONTRACTOR??? TAXPAYERS LOSE AGAIN. (PERHAPS THE 14-PAGE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO TRASH COLLECTION IN HAMILTON, MA, USA, SHOULD BE UPDATED AND RE-SENT TO ALL RESIDENTS TO CLARIFY THIS POINT. (THEN WE COULD RECYCYLE THE ORIGINAL GUIDELINES IN OUR OLD CONTAINERS WITH THE RECYCLING STICKERS ON THEM PUT OUT WEEKLY NEXT TO OUR NEW SOLID WASTE CONTAINERS AND ORGANICS CONTAINERS (BIG & SMALL), UNLESS IT IS IN OFF WEEK IN WHICH CASE YOU'D USE YOUR BLUE BAG (BIG OR SMALL). HOPE THAT IS HELPFUL TO ALL!!!! THANK YOU.

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