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Statewide Vote November 6
The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 State Election was Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on that date from 2 – 4 and from 7 – 8 p.m. Voters may register to vote or change their party.
Three Petersham residents, Jane Lynch Gilbert, Diane Nassif and Stephanie Selden have offered to drive Petersham voters on Nov. 6 by arrangement. Lynne Feldman has offered to link voter with driver. The number to use to reach her for this purpose is 978 340 2121.
Absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk’s Office. If you will be out of town on Election Day, if you have a disability or if you have a religious belief which prevents you from going to the polls, you qualify for an absentee ballot. Absentee ballot applications are available from the Clerk’s Office or going to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/Engligh-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf. The deadline to apply for an absentee is noon on Monday, Nov. 5. Early voting will take place from Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 2. The hours to early vote are Monday, Oct 22 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Oct. 24 8 a.m. – Noon, Oct. 26 8 a.m. – Noon, Oct. 27 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 29 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Oct. 31 Noon – 3 p.m. and Nov. 2 10 a.m. – 2pm. An application to early vote by mail must be filled out in either the Clerk’s Office or by going to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2018-Early-Ballot-Application.pdf. Voters who choose to vote in person do not need to fill out an application.
For questions, please contact the Town Clerk, Diana Cooley at 978-724-6649.
Sweats for Vets Clothes DrivePetersham Frontier Girls Troop # 448 will be holding a Sweats for Vets collection at the Center School during the month of November. The regional group hopes to colect 1,200 Boston Team sweats for homeless veterans in New England. A collection bin will be at the school. Send or drop off unwrapped team sweatshirts Medium or larger. The troop will wrap them as gifts. For info e-mail email@example.com
University of the Wild Programs
UofWild is offering its slate of Fall programs.
Tuesday, October 30th conference call on the "Semester-on-Earth" program. The UofWild will launch its first semester-long program of Earth-based living and learning in the Fall of 2019.
Saturday, November 10th 10:00 a..m. - 4:00 p.m. Earth Writer's Workshop for experienced and beginning writers.
Sunday, November 25th the Annual Earthlands Thanksgiving Gathering and Potluck Meal. "Meet and Greet Reception" at 2:00 p.m. with the Potluck at 4:00 p.m.
For information and registration of the programs go to: wwwuniversityofthewild.org or contact Larry Buell directly at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New resident stickers for the transfer station are available at the Selectboard office. The cost is $25.00 cash or check made out to Town of Petersham for 2 stickers only. The new stickers are yellow.
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