May 17, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Bridgewater-Raynham Class of 2020 Senior Parade
It was a beautiful day to cheer our seniors for their many accomplishments! Your year will be remembered for how we overcame together!

Congratulations, Seniors!

More photos of the motorcade can be found on Grit & Grace Studio Facebook page (link below).

Image Credit: Grit & Grace Studio
Historical Tidbit:  

Education in 1647

Education for all was an early American ideal. As early as 1647 Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law mandating that all towns with more than 50 families set up a school. If a town didn't comply with the law, they were fined five pounds.
"That in whatsoever township in this government consist of 50 families or upwards. Where there were families of 100 or more, Latin must be offered in Grammar School to prepare for the University. The town was responsible for making a reasonable appropriation. The profits from the Cape Fisheries, hereto ordered to maintain a Grammar School, shall be distributed to such towns as to have such Grammar Schools, not exceeding five Pounds per annum to any one town." 

Before that time, small classes were held in private homes.
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Basile

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All buildings are closed to the public. Please phone or email for business assistance.

Town Hall
Monday – Thursday 8:30a - 4:30p
Friday – 8:30a - 12Noon

Public Library

Council on Aging
Building remains closed.
Director will be in the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to process bills, stay in touch with state agencies and attend to phone messages

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Evelyn DeLutis
 won a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
One Free Embodyment® Yoga at Bliss Through Yoga to be used after reopening.
Located at Physical Therapy U
75 Scotland Blvd, Bridgewater.
Celebrating Memorial Day
Due to the fact we are not having our normal Memorial Day Parade. We would love to have the Town of Raynham decorate their front doors with Red, White, and Blue and show honor to our fallen heroes. When your door is completed, please upload a photo of your door and let us know what area of town you live in!
Your Buzz Around is committed to sharing positive news, tips & ideas, to help us all through!
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Meeting Announcements

*Selectmen’s Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
7p - Tele-meeting 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Go here for agenda.

*Special Town Meeting has been changed to
June 15, 2020
Raynham Middle School 420 Titicut Rd.
Massachusetts Re-Opening
The Baker-Polito Administration announced 5/11/20 a four-phase approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and published Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that will apply across all sectors and industries once reopening begins. 

Businesses and activities that provided “COVID-19 Essential Services,” per Governor Baker’s March 23 rd  order, will continue to operate. Certain businesses and activities with a lower risk of COVID-19 transmission will open in earlier phases. Decisions and timing will be influenced by public health metrics for when the first phase of reopening begins, as well as when it is safe to move into concurrent phases.
CLICK HERE  for more information about the four-phased reopening approach.
CLICK HERE  for 5/12/20 presentation from the Reopening Advisory Board.

Additionally, the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the COVID-19 Command Center, in consultation with the Reopening Advisory Board and based on feedback from industry, labor, and community coalitions, has developed Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission as employees and customers begin to return to workplaces during the first phase of reopening. These Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards are applicable to all sectors and industries that will be open in phase one, and create new workplace requirements for social distancing, hygiene, staffing and operations, and cleaning. These standards are being released to give workplaces time to plan and prepare for reopening.

CLICK HERE   for more information about the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards.

CLICK HERE to visit the Metro South Chamber's One-Stop COVID-19 Resource Guide.
Credit: Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Stay home and dress up your gardens!
Order your mulch online today!
We have wood pellets, feed & grain and
we're open for essential items!
Please call with your order and drive up.

 1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater 
(508) 697-0357

Raynham during the Pandemic of 2020
Covid-19 has affected the lives of all of us in ways large and small. In an effort to create an historical record of this time in our community, the Raynham Public Library and the Raynham Historical Society invite you to share what changes have been made in your life. All responses become a part of the local history collections of the Raynham Public Library and the Raynham Historical Society as a resource for future generations. You’ll find the entry form and more information here.
Library No Contact Call-in Curbside Pickup begins Monday, May 18
Need books or other library items during our closing? We’re now offering curbside pickup.
10:00a – 4:00p Monday through Friday
Tell us what you want by calling 508.823.1344 or emailing us at We’ll let you know when your items are ready for pickup in the front lobby. Limit of 10 items. Selections currently limited to Raynham collection. The lobby will be open, but the building remains closed to the public. No other services offered at this time.
Mama Deb's Italian Food Truck is now on the road!

Your Italian Favorite Meals plus Mama Deb's Frozen Pizza and retail sauce.
Check out our menu and locations at

Check out our Facebook
Raynham Laliberte Parent Organization had a great Spirit Week
Early/Absentee Ballot Applications
for June 27, 2020 Town Election
are Available
Early/absentee ballot applications for the annual town election being held on June 27, 2020 are available from the town clerk's office. Voters are encouraged to vote early by mail due to the current public health emergency please note: an application must be submitted to the town clerk's office in order for a ballot to be mailed. Please contact the town clerk's office at 508-824-2700 with any questions.

Please note municipal election early ballot applications may also be obtained by  clicking here (then click on absentee ballots and recent early voting updates)
Four Deep Sports Talk: BR Girls B-Ball Interview (May 3rd, 2020)
Video Courtesy of BTV Access Corporation

Grant's sends out support & care to all of our communities.
We're all in this together.

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

A Master Plan can be many things. It is a narrative document describing the story of Raynham’s history and the experience of living in town today. It is a technical document that considers population trends and land use changes over time in order to chart where we are now and where these trends may be taking us tomorrow. It is a policy document that lays out an optimal vision for Raynham and articulates the strategies, actions, and decisions that will assist the town in arriving at that future. In short, it is a long-range plan that helps guide the town, that builds trust by making transparent decisions, and that bases those decisions on accurate information and public input. For more detail, please see  Elements of a Master Plan .  
The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) Launches  Raynham Master Plan 2032

SRPEDD is pleased to announce the launch of the Raynham Master Plan. This long-range municipal planning document helps manage future physical growth and provides guidance for public policy and decision-making. As part of these efforts, check out the Raynham Master Plan Website .

Given the unique circumstances presented as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Town of Raynham and SRPEDD have provided for a wide range of options to stay up to date and involved throughout the process. Offering interactive guidance, SRPEDD highlights the enhanced public engagement efforts during the pandemic to guide members of the public in how best to use the resources available to get involved and stay informed throughout the process.

SRPEDD encourages the public to visit the website, sign up for updates, and reach out with any questions. 

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
One Free Embodyment® Yoga at Bliss Through Yoga to be used after reopening. Located at Physical Therapy U
75 Scotland Blvd, Bridgewater.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What language must be offered in Grammar School to prepare a student for University?

Please submit your answer through our website here . It's easier for us to run more contests & distribute prizes this way.
We are looking forward to giving you more opportunities to win!

By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around Bridgewater.
On May 20, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Gregory Venezia
I can say, after raising 4 children and living in 7 places in the past 10 years, while facing food and housing insecurity, completing a masters degree and growing the BuzzAround; that I have gotten pretty good at adaptation.

I would like to share just this one thing about this "now" that we are in... it's a great time to fix what's broken, to create a new life. It is, we have time.

So notice: how do you feel?
What did you miss or want the most before the closures & physical distancing?

This might be the time to transition to retirement, or a new career. This might be the time to realize living alone in the family homestead is too secluded, or that you want a home where you can walk to ice cream or the playground. It might be the time to identify new hobbies, music, dance or activity groups to be part of.
Make a list. Do some research. Follow up.
This is your life, don't let opportunities pass you by.
Wouldn't it bee great to come out of this on your way to creating your best life?
"Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating." ~M.F. Ryan

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
~ Charles Darwin

“When something goes wrong in your life, just yell ‘Plot Twist’ and move on.”
~ Anonymous

Yes, Happy Creating. ~ Jacquie
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