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Local Storm Relief Programs Underway

September 1, 2011

The safety of my constituents is always foremost in my mind and I have also been in touch with the local officials of each community I represent about different storm relief programs or initiatives they have started. Below are some of the storm relief efforts currently underway:

All issues are being handled on a case-by-case basis. Residents are urged to contact the Fire Department with any storm-related issues. The Ashland Fire Department is located at 70 Cedar Street and can be reached at 508-881-0132.

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A special curbside collection of yard waste is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Details below:

  • collecting brush, branches, and limbs neatly piled curbside
  • DPW request that the areas are free of vehicles during these hours so workers can get to the waste
  • Only one trip through the town will be made and workers will not be able to return to homes should items not be left out on time
  • Collection is for natural vegetation only – food, trash, construction materials, etc. will not be collected
  • Loose and bagged leaves will also not be accepted curbside but can be disposed of at the Dudley Road Drop-Off Area

Dudley Road Drop-Off Area will be hosting extra hours the next few days:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • No permit is required on these days but a proof of residency is needed.

Restrooms at Framingham Public Library and the lower level of the Memorial Building are open to the public during normal business hours.

  • Memorial Building is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m and Monday and Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Framingham Public Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Update on Roads – Two Town signalized intersections remain without power: Temple at Salem End Road and Concord Street at Old Connecticut Path. These two intersections are open but motorists are urged to proceed with caution until debris is cleared and power is restored.

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Beaver Street Recycling Center will have extended hours for residents to drop of yard waste:

  • Thursday, September 1st to Saturday, September 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (will be closed Sunday, September 4th)
  • Beaver Street Recycling Sticker is required and can be purchased at the center
  • Also – spoiled food can be dropped off at the designated dumpster at the Recycling Center (you do not need a stick to drop off spoiled food)

Those relying on a private well for water who still do not have electricity may bring containers to the DPW or fire stations to receive fresh water during business hours:

  • Department of Public Works – 257 Fisher Street, 508-520-4910
  • Fire Department Headquarters – 40 West Central Street, 508-528-2323
  • John Durand Memorial Fire Station – 600 King Street

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The Marshall Street Recycling Area will be open to residents to drop off brush and limbs from Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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The Brush and Leaf Disposal Area of the Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center (Rt. 135 – Wood Street) will be open for residents to dispose of yard waste from the storm:

  • Tuesday, August 30th through Friday, September 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 3rd from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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The Town’s Recycling Center on West Street will be open extra hours for residents to drop off brush and limbs:

  • Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Update on Roads – As of Wednesday Night, the following roads have limited or no access due to downed wires: Boden Lane, Connecticut Avenue (at Maine Avenue), Elwin Road, Lakewood Road, Lincoln Street Extension and Lincoln Circle, Nottingham Drive, Pond Street, Purrington Road, Sundance Way, Thompson Court, Wheeler Lane (at Hampshire Drive) and Windsor Avenue (at Eastleigh Lane).

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For the latest update on power restoration, please see my previous post


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