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Right to Farm By-Law Session
The Selectboard has scheduled a public information meeting at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the lower town hall to explore whether the town could benefit from implementing a proposed Right to Farm bylaw. Attendees will get a chance to review a proposed draft of such a bylaw and talk about next steps. More than 45 of the state's 351 cities and towns have implemented such bylaws as part of a state sustainable communities initiative
Petersham Jams Open Mic Returns
The next Petersham Jams is Saturday, February 1st starting at 7 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Hall (next to the Unitarian Church in Petersham). Show up to play, to sing, to listen, to dance!
Future Jams! are planned for Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, April 18, so mark your calendars. We will send out reminders as those dates get closer.
For musicians: we will be continuing to use the old school “first come-first served” sign-up. All musicians are asked to sign up that night. The sign-up board will be open at 6:30 p.m. and each musician can be assigned a spot of their choosing – again, on a first come-first served basis. Many musicians wish to play early, and those spots are at a premium. Please note that musicians will be limited to two songs and no more than ten minutes in total (including set-up).
Want to sing or play a song but need backup? Just email Robert Plotkin at firstname.lastname@example.org the name and key of the song, and any chords you might have and the regular backup musicians will be there to play it with you!
If you want to use your own amp, please show up by 6 p.m. for a sound check. After the sound check, no new amps will be allowed on stage. Please feel free to share this email with family, friends and fellow musicians. .
Swift River Valley History Program
There will be a program on The Biography of Place: Understanding the Swift River Valley of Petersham on Thursday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at the Country Store. The program will be led by Larry Buell, who is collecting material to write a book on the East Branch of the Swift River from its headwaters in Phillipston to Pottapaug Pond in the Nichewaug region of the Quabbin Reservoir. The program will give an overview of the river valley and invite those in attendance to share stories and information from those who know and care for the great Swift River Valley. Invited quests include, Robert Clark, ecologist; Tom Conuel, local author; Candace Anderson, former resident in the Valley; Lucy Allen, Barre Historian; and others. The program includes timelines, maps, and pictures of the region. The program is free and open to the public For information contact Dr. Larry Buell at <larrybuellearthlands.org> (978) 724-0412..
This Program Is for the Birds
Stop by the Petersham Memorial Library on Saturday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m. for an up-close encounter with up to six live owls! Owls of the World - Who's Watching You? introduces you to the owls of New England and beyond. Presenters Mark and Marcia Wilson share the field marks, signs, and skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them. Meet six live owls (from small to huge) up close. Everyone participates in a hooting lesson and learns tips on how to attract and protect owls near you. This is an all-ages event for winter vacation week sponsored by the Petersham Cultural Council. For more information, call (978) 724-3405 or visit petershamlibrary.net...
Broadband Update Meeting Jan. 25
Bucket truck crews are working in the center of town installing pole hardware and stainless steel cable designed to support multiple fiber lines. Matrix and Matrix subcontractors are now scheduled to work every day until final completion of the network late this spring.
At last night’s Zoning Board of Appeals hearing the application for a 160′ Petersham cell tower was denied. Broadband chairman Chip Bull said, "... keep in mind that once your home is connected to high-speed Broadband your cell phone can automatically route all your calls through your fiber-optic connection to the Internet with consistent “five bar” coverage. Just one of the many benefits of our new Broadband network."
Petersham Broadband Board will hold a citizens'