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Dump Stickers, Office Hours, and More

A New Year at the Transfer Station

Ask, and you shall receive! Our dump stickers for the next fiscal year have arrived. They are a light green. (I personally prefer this year’s pink, but a sticker is a sticker.) They will take effect on July 1 and will once again cost $40. (If you purchase one, you may purchase another sticker for $1 for your second vehicle.)

I will happy to sell them when I am in the office. That said, MY OFFICE HOURS WILL BE DIFFERENT NEXT WEEK. I plan to be in the office on Monday from noon to 4 p.m. instead of Tuesday. If you can only come on Tuesday, let me know, and we can set an appointment. I can also meet you in the office next week on Friday in the afternoon. Just call me at home (413-339-4747), and we’ll figure out a time.

In fact—and I do apologize for this—my office hours will be a bit erratic for the next few weeks. I have a lot of family and work stuff going on. So please check with me by phone or email before you head out to see me.

As of next week, Greg Cox will also have some stickers for sale in East Hawley.

Before I move on, a note about the Ashfield Transfer Station. As you may know, we pay Ashfield a large lump sum each year to use its dump. So if you’re taking a large load there, or if you need bags or punch cards, do please purchase them from us rather than using a credit card at the dump. All the trash fees we receive help defray that lump sum, although they don’t fully fund it.

Marking Addresses

Our Emergency Services volunteers have a request. PLEASE make sure that your house number is visible at the intersection of your driveway and the road. Emergency services has recently responded to a couple of calls where the number wasn’t clearly marked. This can waste time in an emergency, particularly when mutual aid is involved (that is, when firefighters or EMTs from a nearby town are responding rather than your neighbors).

Thank You and a Survey

Thanks to everyone who turned out for our discussion of the future of the Dugway last week. We know that we have a long way to go before the Dugway will be perfect … but we have taken the first step. Thank you, also, to all those who contributed food and drink—and to our firefighters for cooking for us!

If you couldn’t attend, or if you came but didn’t get a chance to talk, please fill out the online survey to share your thoughts and dreams about the Dugway. The survey will be open through this Saturday, July 9.

The Charcoal Kiln

Ken Bertsch and Peter Beck discovered this video about Hawley’s charcoal kiln. I’m not sure why it cuts off so abruptly at the end, but it’s worth watching. It’s nice to have our historical legacy appreciated!

Medicare Scams

The Northwestern District Attorney’s office shares this message for seniors.

That’s it for now! Enjoy the sunshine today…….

Your Gal Friday,

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