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Now You Can Borrow A Telescope From The Library

   Friday, May 30th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

telescopeThanks to a very generous recent donation, Chelmsford now has two telescopes available at the library!

The telescopes (one at the Main Library and one at the MacKay Branch) can be checked out just like a book or DVD, so you can use it at home to look at the stars. They are small but powerful - easy to take home with a built-in carry handle, but strong enough provide views of craters on the moon or the rings of Saturn.

You can reserve the telescopes through our catalog, and then check it out for one week. Patrons must be 18 or older to check one out, and a picture ID is also required. The telescopes each come with an operation manual, a starguide, and a headlamp.

The telescope at the Main Library is a gift in memory of Eugene Schueller, by Rich and Sue Schueller. MacKay's telescope is a gift from Bruce and Donna Berger.

Explore the night sky with these wonderful additions to the library collection! Contact either the main desk at 978-256-5521 or the MacKay Branch, x6, for more information.

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Chelmsford Water District Annual Consumer Confidence Report for 2013

   Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

CWD2013reportThe Chelmsford Water District recently published their Annual Consumer Confidence Report for 2013. The report is available for download from the Water District's website [pdf].

Topics included in the report are:

  • There When You Need Us
  • Community Participation
  • Important Health Information
  • Substances That Could Be in Water
  • Lead in Home Plumbing
  • Benefits of Chlorination
  • Water Conservation
  • Where Does My Water Come From?
  • Source Water Assessment
  • Water Main Flushing
  • How Is My Water Treated and Purified?
  • What’s Your Water Footprint?
  • Sampling Results

For more information about this report, or any questions relating to your drinking water, please contact us at (978) 256-2381 or visit http://www.chelmsfordwater.com.

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Spring Town Events: Town Meeting and Spring Cleanup

   Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Seal of the Town of ChelmsfordTwo big events coming up, so mark your calendars:


Spring Annual Town Meeting

Begins on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 PM at the Senior Center. Preview the Warrant Book [pdf].


Chelmsford Town-Wide Cleanup
This year the Chelmsford Town-Wide Cleanup will take place on every street and park on Saturday, April 26th.

  • Trash bags are available upon request from the recycling office
  • The hours of the recycling office are between 9am and 1pm
  • If you have any other questions, please call the recycling office between 9am and Noon at 978-250-5203

Please feel free to help promote the clean-up by distributing the flyer [pdf].


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Upcoming Chelmsford Board of Health Events

   Friday, April 18th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

CMMCP helicopterAerial spraying for mosquito larvae

The Towns of BILLERICA and CHELMSFORD conduct helicopter applications of the biological larvicide, BTI, to control mosquito larvae usually the third week of April each year (April 21-April 26 2014). The applications will be conducted over specific large wetlands within the two communities. Applications will be done between daybreak and dusk. You may see a helicopter circling your area, particularly near wetlands.

Richard J. Day,
Chelmsford Board of Health
Richard Berube,
Billerica Health Department

There is an online map of the spray areas [pdf] on the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project website, as well as a description of the process.

Anyone with questions should contact the Chelmsford Board of Health, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824, 978-250-5241.

 

recycleHousehold Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

HHW day located at the back parking lot of the Town Offices. Drive in through Chelmsford Street only.

Some household items collected are oven cleaners, antifreeze, car/boat batteries, stains, oil paints, pool chemicals,etc. See the complete list of household hazardous waste materials to be collected on page 6 of the 2013-2014 Chelmsford Recycles flyer [pdf].

Any questions, please contact the Board of Health Office at 978.250.5241 or the Office of Recycling/Solid Waste at 978.250.5203.

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Latest on Proposed Move for the Dutton House

   Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Dutton HouseIn case you haven't yet seen the story on the Chelmsford Independent's website, they posted a recap of the latest Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to review the proposal to move the Dutton House.

Since there are still challenges to the Dutton House's proposed new location and use, the ZBA has scheduled a site walk to get a better idea of what the move would mean to the surrounding neighborhood.

The site walk, at 71 North Road, will talk place Saturday, April 12 at 8:30 a.m.

For historical photos and documents relating to the Dutton House, you can visit the Chelmsford Historical Commission's listing for 10 Bartlett Street. They also have information on many other homes and significant resources in Chelmsford.

My favorite Dutton House photo includes the old water tower:

DuttonHouseHistorical
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