Monday, December 24, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance.
Here are five things to know for your Christmas Eve in Swampscott: 1) Trash Collection: If yours is scheduled for Monday, there will be a pick up today. For Tuesday-Friday pickups, collection is one day late. 2) Newsbit of the Day: Teacher John Romano, who grew up in Swampscott, relates how he packed up his stuff (including his cat Elroy) and drove down to Newtown, Conn. to deliver hugs. Keep a tissue handy if you read his account. 3) Swampscott Scholars: Congratulations to Alexandra Chasse, winner of the Morton Sheinman and Elaine Sheinman Hoffman Memorial Scholarship. 4) Weather Watch: Another clear, cold December day. Sunny with highs in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. 5) Start Your Own Blog on Swampscott Patch: Everyone has …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Selectmen are deadlocked on the trash pickup question
Selectman Jill Sullivan announced last week that she cannot vote on the issue of trash pickup for condominium buildings because it has been ruled that she has a conflict of interest. Sullivan owns and leases a unit in one of the condominium buildings that would have received town trash pickup, had it been approved. That means that the Board of Selectmen is deadlocked, two to two, on the issue, which leaves the trash pickup issue as it is. Private trash pickup serves the buildings. "There was a little wiggle room in the opinion," Sullivan said. But her tenant died and she is actively marketing the unit, which would put her in conflict if she voted to allow the town to pickup trash at the building. If the town picks up the trash, condo …
Monday, January 16, 2012
The pickup will be a day later than usual this week.
Residential trash and recycling pickup will be a day later than usual this week in Swampscott, according to the town's trash hauler, Hiltz Disposal. A household that regularly puts its trash out on Monday would put it out on Tuesday, and Tuesday's regulary scheduled pickup moves to Wednesday and so on and so forth. The same holds for recycling. The holiday schedule will be in effect this week.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Each week Swampscott Patch asks residents for their opinion on a particular issue. Click on the link below to make yourself heard.
Swampscott Patch is interested in what residents have to say. Let us know what you think about certain issues going on in town via our Facebook page and poll. We will share your opinions on our Social Media Saturday column. Also, feel free to submit questions you would like to see answered in the future. This week's Facebook poll deals with yesterday's decision on Swampscott's trash program. Here is the question. Follow the link below to answer it. Do you agree with the three bag trash limit? Be part of the conversation and discuss your answers in the comments below or on our Facebook page.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The plan still needs the Board of Selectmen to approve a fee for the pickup of trash that exceeds the limit.
More than a dozen speakers took the floor at a crowded public hearing Tuesday on a proposal to limit free trash pick-up in town by charging $2 per bag for trash that exceeds the limit. Most of the speakers at Town Hall said they support the changes. Several of them said their positions were anchored by environmental concern and protecting future generations from pollution and depleted resources. “We do not live on a planet that has infinite resources,” said Catherine Esteverena. A few speakers who oppose the plan say they agree with the goal of waste reduction but not the means of getting there. Tony Scibelli said he prefers that the town educate people on the benefits of trash reduction through greater recycling so people can make up …