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
Historical Tidbit:
whitman, map, 1889
History of South Abington: Post-Offices
By: Charles P. Meserve, A.M.

"Previous to 1844 there was no post-office at South Abington (Whitman). Elihu Hobart, at that time postmaster at Abington, used to bring the mail for the residents of this locality daily. 
In 1844, "South Abington" post-office was established, and William Bonney appointed postmaster. He held the office until his death, in 1847. Cyrus A. Dyer was appointed his successor, and was postmaster until 1861, when George W. Reed was appointed, holding the office two years. Albert Davis was then commissioned, and is the present incumbent. He was reappointed Jan. 18, 1882, for four years. 
In 1863 the office paid $400; business however increased until, in 1878, the salary became $1,200. In the same year "South Abington Station" post-office was established; Joseph Pettee, Jr., postmaster, with a salary of $500. He is postmaster at the present time."

~Information and photos from: 
History of Plymouth County, Massachusetts; Compiled By D. Hamilton Hurd, 1884
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Fuel Assistance Applications

Get the help you need paying your heating bills.
13,233 households were warmer last winter because of help received from Self Help, Inc. and the Fuel Assistance Program. We want residents throughout our service areas to know that Fuel Assistance can lower their heating bills through discounts and savings options of the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program (HEARTWAP) administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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Council on Aging seeks qualified individual to serve as Department Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities include providing general secretarial support; preparing reports and spreadsheets, managing and updating senior database, serving as recording secretary for the COA Board, planning monthly calendar of events for activities and trips, preparing the monthly newsletter for publishing and mailing, volunteer coordinator and special projects as assigned.
Qualifications include experience in office management with three years of administrative support experience. Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to respect and maintain confidentiality required.
This is a full time 32 hour position (M-Th 8-4, F 8-12). Starting Salary is $22.55 hourly.
Please send letter of interest and resume to:
Mary R. Holland, Whitman Council on Aging,
16 Hayden Avenue, Whitman, MA 02382 by October 16, 2020 M/F EOE
Whitman Board of Selectmen Meeting. October 6, 2020
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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.

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Halloween Celebrations

Halloween is right around the corner! Here are some great ways we can all enjoy the holiday safely.

CDC lower risk activities recommendations:
*Carving pumpkins in your home or outside with friends at a safe distance
*Having a virtual costume contest
*Make the biggest, best house display, ever
*Instead of trick-or-treating, a home candy scavenger hunt.

CDC moderate risk activities:
*Modify Trick-or-Treating, make individually wrapped goodie bags, or leave the candy out on your walkway, separated for easy pick -up.
*Outdoor costume party with a small group
*If your looking for a good scare find an outdoor haunted forest
*Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards
*Outdoor Halloween movie night with friends and family

Have a great Halloween season.... make it last all October! CDC Halloween Celebration Suggestions

Here are some ideas from our friends at Action for Happiness to help you create a happier and kinder world! If you feel like you need a helping hand, the action calendars are here to assist you with daily goals. The provided link above has the monthly calendars posted, feel free to explore the helpful tasks and motivational actions.

Bridgewater State University is offering intellectually stimulating seminars and courses for those who are 50+ and wish to keep learning! The course registrations are open from now until mid-November and focus on creativity, self-discovery, and peer education.
Register for courses over Zoom for $55 at Senior College Registration.
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Low-Risk Communities..

Effective Monday, Oct. 5, Whitman, a lower risk community, will be permitted to move into Step II of Phase III of the Commonwealth's reopening plan.

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“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”
~ Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
~ Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Not my strong suit, patience. Why cannot IT work, now? Why can't it be the way I want, NOW? And every single time, impatience gets me into trouble. I have to take my cue from nature... the caterpillar takes days to create the butterfly; the flower, days to unfold; leaves take days to turn to their magnificent splendor of color... and those are just small miracles... if I want a really HUGE miracle, it's going to take months and years.
Every change, every improvement, takes hard work, faith and patience. Have a great week while we wait.... ~ Jacquie
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