Whitman Think Tank Television

Episode 14 with Selectmen Justin Evans discussing Community Preservation Act and Weighted Voting
Historical Tidbit:
The Dyer Memorial Library
"The Dyer Memorial Library serves as host to the Historical Society of Old Abington, Inc., whose collections are housed throughout the building.

In order to accomplish its goals, the library performs the following functions (Adopted 4/18/95):
1. Collect, Select, Deaccess
2. Catalog
3. Preserve
4. Retrieve, Interpret, Educate

The library collection focuses on local histories with a concentration on materials by and about people connected to the area known as Old Abington (Abington, Rockland and Whitman).

The Dyer Memorial Library was founded in 1930 according to the will of Marietta White Dyer for the purpose of establishing free public access to an historical and biographical library in the town of Abington, Massachusetts.

In 1918, Marietta passed leaving $80,000, land, and personal estate to be placed in a Dyer Fund. This fund was to build and forever sustain a building to be known as the Dyer Memorial Library. In her will, she named the first trustees, Atty. William J. Coughlan and Dr. Gilman Osgood, and directed them to erect the library on land she already owned on Centre Avenue. However, due to the inflationary prices following World War I, the building could not be constructed immediately.

"More than a decade later, the funds finally accumulated to the point where construction could be considered, architect John W. Beal of Hanover, MA was consulted to design the building and draw up the plans. The building’s Georgian architecture was chosen to represent the era of the establishment of the Town of Abington. The Dyer Memorial Library was officially dedicated on May 1, 1932."
~Excerpts from: Dyer Memorial Library
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Whitman Library: News from the
Youth Division
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Whitman DPW Board of Commissioners Meeting. October 13, 2020
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Zoom Luncheon

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce cordially invites members of the business community, candidates for public office, and state, federal and local elected officials to gather on

Tuesday, October 20th for the Special Zoom Luncheon with Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta. The reception will be held virtually via Zoom Pro from 12:15 - 1:30p.

The reception is sponsored by Stonehill College, Sharon Crescent United & UMass Boston.
State Election - Tuesday, November 3rd
2020 Presidential Election
Pick one of the 3 ways to vote:

1) In Person: Tuesday November 3, 2020
• Polling Hours: 7:00a - 8:00p
• Location: Town Hall
Return your completed application to:
54 South Ave, Whitman, 02382.
If you have already requested Vote By Mail - track your ballot here.
3) In Person Early Voting
Saturday, October 17th - Friday, October 30th
Location: Town Hall
  • Saturday/Sunday 9:00a - 1:00p
  • Monday 8:00p - 4:00p
  • Tuesday 8:00p - 7:30p
  • Wednesday/Thursday 8:00a - 4:00p
  • Friday 9:00p - 1:00p

Deadlines: The deadline to request absentee/vote by mail ballots for the Presidential Election is Friday, October 28th at 5:00p.
Last day to register to vote or update registration for the State Election is Saturday, October 24th.
Register to Vote at your Town Clerk's office or register to vote online.

The 2020 Book for Business & COVID-19 Recovery Resource Guide 
Easy & Accessible with great resources!
  • Area Dining
  • COVID-19 Recovery Resources
  • Business Development Resources

Metro South Chamber of Commerce Works For YOU!


Beginning on October 17th and ending with a live stream virtual celebration on Oct 31st.


Get involved by sponsoring and / or walk with us. When you walk create a video and share it!
For more information call or email Linda Siegel at 508-584-2809 or linda.siegel@fcr-ma.org.
Open Lab Night

We are happy to announce that CASE will host Open Lab Night this year!!  It's so big we'll make it last the whole week! The goal is to engage the community in hands-on STEM learning. This virtual Open Lab Week will take place during Massachusetts STEM week, October 19-23. 

Descriptions of activities are posted on our website: BSU Open Lab Night and can be found using the dropdown menu.  Links to the activity pages (with instructions, pictures, etc.) will be posted by Friday, October 16. 

Registration is required:  Register here.  
Please register NOW to reserve your kit.  Only one kit will be provided per family.  Instructions for pickup of supplies will be provided after registration.

Any questions please call: 508-531-2575
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DPW Highway Division
Granite Curbing & Basketball Court

DPW did a great job installing new granite curbing for the Winter St. sidewalk project saving thousands of dollars that would have been spent if we had to hire a contractor, also nice work repainting the Town Park Basketball Court. Photo & Story Credits: www.facebook.com/WhitmanDPW

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"Forest Bathing" Now, I am a huge fan of trees and the woods, so it didn't surprise me that walking on a wooded path, surrounding yourself : "can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and anger; strengthen the immune system; improve cardiovascular and metabolic health; and boost overall well-being" according to Japanese medical doctor and researcher Qing Li. This is especially important since we spend so much time inside and on our digital devices.
In Time Magazine, Dr. Li describes connecting with the forest: "The key to unlocking the power of the forest is in the five senses. Let nature enter through your ears, eyes, nose, mouth, hands and feet. Listen to the birds singing and the breeze rustling in the leaves of the trees. Look at the different greens of the trees and the sunlight filtering through the branches. Smell the fragrance of the forest and breathe in the natural aromatherapy of phytoncides. Taste the freshness of the air as you take deep breaths. Place your hands on the trunk of a tree. Dip your fingers or toes in a stream. Lie on the ground. Drink in the flavor of the forest and release your sense of joy and calm. This is your sixth sense, a state of mind. Now you have connected with nature."

And now that Autumn is here, we have the opportunity to enjoy the colors! Oh the colors! Walking a wooded path now in New England is to be immersed in the beauty and splendor of diversity. Each leaf, no longer separated in subtle greens, jump out in reds, yellows and oranges. Miraculous!
Enjoy your week, all. And for your self- care this week, try a forest bath. ~ Jacquie
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