Monday, November 19, 2012
Wenham workers received chainsaw training in advance of fall clearing and the potential for winter storm damage cleanup.
Monday, November 19, 2012
In time for fall cleanup season, Wenham town workers joined a total of 23 municipal workers from Chelmsford, Marlborough, Rutland, Wellesley, Westborough and Winchendon for a chainsaw training seminar last month at the Jericho Hill Recreation Center in Marlborough. Chainsaws are one of the most formidable power tools used by municipal employees. Tim Ard, president of Forest Applications Training Inc., conducted the chainsaw training program to help reduce preventable chainsaw accidents and injuries. Participants learned about proper chainsaw safety and personal protective apparel, chainsaw maintenance and reduced down time, chain sharpening and starting procedures. Outdoor demonstrations included tree limbing and bucking, directional …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Loose leaf collection is Wenham will continue after Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The roadside pickup of loose leaves in Wenham will resume in the Lord's Hill neighborhood on Tuesday, after the Veterans Day holiday, according to Wenham Department of Public Works Director Bil Tyack. After that neighborhood, the DPW will then continue to Cedar and Cherry street and all side streets off Cherry Street to Route 1A. From there, collection crews will jump to the east side of town at Grapevine Road near the Beverly line. The DPW will head west down Grapevine Road, picking up all the side streets. After Grapevine Road, crews will continue on to Dodges Row, Walnut Road and Larch Row to Route 1A, then do streets on Main Street including Fairview, Patti, Fiske, Lake, and Great Pond roads. Lastly, the DPW will pick-up Main, Arbor, …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A look at the roads in Hamilton and Wenham that are closed on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy.
There are still about a half dozen roads in both Hamilton and Wenham that are closed as of early Tuesday afternoon. Hamilton Asbury Street (upper section), reopened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday Echo Cove Road, at the end of the street, reopened 9 a.m. Wednesday Fox Run Road, entire length, reopened 9 a.m. Wednesday Partridgeberry Road, at the cul-de-sac, reopened 9 a.m. Wednesday Wenham Kimball Avenue (cul-de-sac loop) Larch Row, blocked just west of the S-curves, reopened at about 5 p.m. Puritan Road, between the two intersections with Mayflower Drive "The problem that we're facing right now is that until National Grid informs us that the power lines on these roads are dead we cannot do any work," said John Tomasz, Hamilton Department of …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The top question on Monday morning is whether trash pickup is still happening on in Wenham.
Trash pickup will happen as usual on Monday in Wenham, according to Wenham Department of Public Works Director Bill Tyack. On Sunday night, Wenham Interim Town Administrator Mark Andrews said that Wenham Town Hall would be closed on Monday and only essential Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works employees were required to report to work. On its Twitter feed, Hiltz Disposal - which has the contract for trash, recycling and organics pickup in both towns - said that that "all trash and recycle trucks are out working a normal Monday schedule at this point," as of 9:50 a.m. on Monday.
Friday, October 26, 2012
A look at the schedule for leaf pickup in Hamilton and Wenham this fall.
Curbside and roadside leaf pickup in both Hamilton and Wenham will get underway in November. Roadside collection of loose leaves in Wenham will begin Nov. 5 with one to two passes on every street in the town. That will be followed by a bagged leaf pick-up in December - if needed. The Department of Public Works says it makes every effort to pass through each street twice, but due to the uncertainty of the weather it is not always possible. The DPW recommends residents check the town website for updates but the DPW cannot predict an exact day they will be on a certain street. The Wenham Department of Public Works will start the loose leaf pick-up on the west side of town with Maple Street at the Danvers town line, then continue down Maple …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Thursday, Nov. 3. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Weather: We’ll take it again on Thursday – the forecast is calling for a near repeat of Wednesday with sun and temperatures into the upper 50s. 2. Chainsaws: The sound of chainsaws has been in the air for the last few days in the two towns, with a lot of people cutting up the trees and branches that fell. And if it is not saws it is leaf blowers that are running. 3. Leaves: Last weekend’s Nor’Easter has bumped back the curbside collection of loose leaves in Wenham by a week. The collection will begin on Nov. 7 to allow the DPW to finish up storm cleanup through this week and give residents on the west side of Wenham – where leaf collection starts first – to get all their …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The flash flooding that occurred in several North Shore towns on Tuesday morning largely spared Hamilton and Wenham.
No major problems were reported on Tuesday morning in Hamilton and Wenham related to the torrential rains that moved through right before the rush hour. The most significant issue in the two towns was in Wenham, where the back and side parking lot was flooded and water had gotten into the basement at Buker Elementary School. The school remained open and the flooding was not affecting any of the classroom areas. About 2-1/2 inches of rain fell in Wenham between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. The Wenham Fire Department was there pumping out the school basement. The "huge puddle" in the parking lot was expected to go down over time. Other than that, Wenham DPW Director Bill Tyack said his crews were out clearing storm drains. During the peak of the rain, …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A mosquito infected with West Nile virus has been found in Wenham and spraying is planned for Tuesday night near the Iron Rail property.
West Nile virus has been discovered in mosquitoes in Wenham and spraying will be conducted on Tuesday night near where the infected mosquito was discovered. The announcement was made in a memo posted to the town of Wenham’s website on Tuesday. The infected mosquito was found near the Department of Public Works garage at Iron Rail off Grapevine Road. “Additional mosquito surveillance traps will be set up in Wenham to determine how wide spread the issue is,” according to the announcement. It is the first mosquito found with West Nile virus in Wenham this year and the 121st mosquito with the virus found this year in the state. Spraying will be done on Tuesday night at about 7:30 p.m. near the Iron Rail property, according to the announcement…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Both Hamilton and Wenham have set up places for residents to drop off debris that fell during Tropical Storm Irene on Sunday.
The Hamilton landfill will be open on Wednesday to accept branches and yard waste from Sunday’s storm. And in Wenham, town officials have set up two locations to collect storm-related debris through Monday. The winds and rain from Tropical Storm Irene were felt in the two towns mostly in the form of fallen trees and branches plus power outages. After the storm cleared out on Sunday night, the cleanup began. On Monday, residents and tree crews were all busy, with everything from bucket trucks and chippers to leaf blowers and rakes. Any Hamilton property owner who is looking to get rid of storm debris can bring it to the landfill on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The landfill is located on Chebacco Road, near the Manchester-by-the-Sea …
Wenham police handled a range of calls during Sunday's storm, including
Wenham police handled 26 calls during Tropical Storm Irene Sunday and nobody was injured, according to Chief Ken Walsh. At least three roads were impassable for a time during the storm, according to a storm wrap-up compiled by Walsh. Grapevine and Great Pond roads and Porter Street were also closed for a time because of fallen trees or power lines. A primary power line also came down on Pleasant Street, he said. A home was also struck by a fallen branch on Porter Street. The areas hardest hit by power outages was Porter Street, a part of Pleasant Street and Great Pond Road, which all went longer than 24 hours without power. Cleanup was completed by both the Wenham Department of Public Works and National Grid, Walsh said, later adding that …