June 28, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Leslie Kola of Raynham Donates Pride Flag For LaLiberte Elementary School Front Lawn
So incredible to feel the support and love from Raynham schools!!! I reached out to see if they would like to show their support and allow me to donate a PRIDE flag for their front lawns. A unanimous yes!!!
All proceeds are going to our high school’s GSA.
Photo and story credit: Leslie Kola
Shane Gives Thanks, Inc. - Veteran's Food Pantry
Sunday, June 28th 10a - 12p
VFW Middleboro Post
On the last Sunday of the month, The Shane Gives Thanks, Inc. - Food Pantry will be hosting a veterans’ only pantry. 
If a veteran lives in Raynham, please have them bring their military documentation and a photo ID and please bring your own bags/boxes for your food.
For more information please contact Shane Gives Thanks at 508-866-7673.
This pantry will return the LAST SUNDAY of EVERY month! There are no income guidelines! Just need to be a veteran!

Story Credit: town.raynham.ma.us
Historical Tidbit: 
Toll House 

There used to be a Toll house on Broadway (Route 138), reported to be built in 1793 near the Taunton line, where a fee was collected from those herding cattle down the Taunton Turnpike from the Brighton stockyards to areas of Southeastern Massachusetts. It is in its original location on what was known as the Toll Road leading from Boston to New Bedford.  In 1806, the Taunton-South Boston Turnpike was laid out over the old Toll Road.
From The History of Raynham, M. Patrice White
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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
Nancy Buffington
won a $20 gift certificate to
Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray

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

You could win 6 weeks of training (value $279) at  Get In Shape for Women, Bridgewater for use after they open Monday July 6, 2020.
Start the Conversation

South Shore Hospital's Youth Health Connection shared this "Tips for Parent / Teen Engagement" conversation starter.
On Friday, MassDevelopment  announced  $225,000 in funding for a new round of Commonwealth Places grants. This Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places funding is being made available specifically to help community partners prepare public space and commercial districts to best serve their population during communities’ economic recovery efforts.

Eligible projects may include outdoor seating spaces, sidewalk retail venues, partitions to support social distancing, and more.
Non-profits and community groups are eligible to apply for grant awards of up to $25,000. Up to $10,000 per project may be awarded as an unmatched grant; awards greater than $10,000 must be matched with crowdfunding donations. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 31, 2020.  Read more in the Request for Proposals here.
Memorial Run for Retired Officer John Pettingill

Sunday, July 19; 10:30a Raynham Dog Track

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Download this E-book - No Wait!

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people' (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence.

Download this book via the Raynham Public Library website
Selectmen's Meeting Agenda 06/30/2020
Selectmen’s Meeting
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
558 S. Main Street
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting – Tele-meeting 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
- One-touch: tel:+18668994679,,220595605#

United States: +1 (669) 224-3318
- One-touch: tel:+16692243318,,220595605#

Access Code: 220-595-605 
Call to order – Chairman
Re-organization of the Board
Acceptance of the Minutes
  • June 16, 2020 and June 23, 2020
Department Heads/Committees
Completion Old Business
  • Town Hall Operations – Communication Policy(continued)
  • Master Plan Committee Recommendations (continued)
  • Discussion and Action: Non-union employee contracts; Micaila Britto-Patten, VSO; Michael Doyle, Plumbing Inspector; Deborah Dooney, Executive Assistant
  • Discussion of Resumes on Accountant Consultants
New Business
  • Discussion on pending vacancies of the Board of Health/ Conservation Commission Clerk Position and the Health Agent position 
Town Administrator’s Report
Selectmen’s Report
Press Time
Emergency Business
Citizen & Community Input
Performance of Administrative duties
  • Approval of Town of Raynham Invoice and Payroll Warrants dated June 30, 2020
  • Approval of Raynham Police Invoice and Payroll Warrants dated June 30, 2020 
  • Approval of Supplemental Warrant dated June 30, 2020
Animal Control Officer
Employment Opportunity
The Town of Raynham is seeking a part-time Animal Control Officer (salary up to $14,000) to perform a variety of services related to animal control. Must be available on an as-needed basis including for emergencies after hours. Experience handling animals is a must. Valid driver’s license with good driving record and high school diploma required.
Applications and a job description are available in the Selectmen’s Office, 558 South Main Street, Raynham, MA, Tel. No. 508-824-2707, email during regular business hours and are due back no later than Friday, July 3, 2020 at 12:00 noon .
Board of Selectmen Meeting

Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
All the basics of the birds & bees
Bird feeders & seeds
Garden & bee keeping supplies

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

You choose a charity and Bridgewater Savings makes the donation!
Proudly supporting the community since 1872.
We're proud to donate $2,000 more to local charities.
Please 'like' a charity and make a selection daily through July 31st.
All money will be donated pro rata based on the number of 'likes' each charity receives.

Books For Brockton: Brockton Public Library organized by ...

Join me in making a real difference. Brockton Public Library provides access to educational & cultural programs and resources to the greater Brockton Area, free!!! Brockton Library Foundation ... taking this a step further ... is giving

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Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
Temporary Licenses Issued for Outdoor
Seating Notice
On June 6, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker declared that the Commonwealth had entered Phase II of its reopening plan. According to the Governor and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, licensees for on-premises consumption of alcohol may commence outdoor seated service, provided food is prepared on-site under a retail food permit issued by a municipal authority pursuant to 105 CMR 590.000.
This is to certify that the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Raynham has granted a temporary license to:

American Legion Post #405, 291 Mill Street
Barrels & Boards, 1285 Broadway
Crue Brew Brewery, 95 Ryan Drive #6
The Great American Pub, 1736 Broadway
Harry's La Casa Mia, 840 Braodway
Slap Shotz Pub, 524 Broadway
Stoneforge Tavern and Publick House, 90 Paramount Drive
Imagine Your Story!
Summer reading fun beings Monday, July 6 , at the library. They've designed reading packets for three age groups to keep you reading throughout the summer! Each packet contains everything you’ll need to get started- a chart and sticker sheet to help you keep track of your reading, instruction sheet, a list of recommended books, bookmarks, coloring sheet and ideas for activities that you can do at home. Each week there’ll be a new activity idea for you to pickup at the library.*
Ages 0 – 4 FOLKLORE CAMP is about celebrating folklore. You’ll receive a new folktale each week and corresponding activities that you can do at home.
Ages 5 – 8 KNIGHT AND PRINCESS TRAINING is about celebrating fairy tales. Each week pickup a new kit with a fairy tale and related activity.
Ages 9 – 12 CAMP HALF-BLOOD is named after the camp in the Lightning Thief series, which is a camp for kids who are half human, half Greek God. Our Camp Half-Blood is about celebrating myths.

*Although children ages 12 and under are not permitted in the building at this time and the Children’s Room is closed, parents and care-givers can pickup the reading kits in the downstairs lobby. The Children’s Librarian, Jessie McKinney, will be available to assist you.

This summer they'll using Beanstack, a web and mobile application used to track independent reading time.
Beanstack allows you to:
· Keep track of all family members’ reading logs, progress, and rewards on one account.
· Log reading from home or on the go and earn badges for each reading level.
· Receive weekly book recommendations.
· Read and write book reviews of the books you read.
· Explore book lists and create a “wish list” of things you’d like to read in the future.
You’ll also find activities and ideas online on their Facebook Page,  Raynham Public Library Children’s Room.  Like the page to receive updates on what they're doing!
They hope that you will join them in staying engaged with reading and learning this summer while also staying safe. If you have questions call 508-823-1344, or email .
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The Playground Program
The Raynham Park and Recreation department is offering their summer playground program this summer with modifications and following strict guidelines due to COVID-19. The Playground Program will be a half day program, it will be eligible for children entering 1st through 8th grades this fall from 8:00a - 12:00p and will run for 6 weeks, beginning Monday, July 6th - Friday, Aug 14th .
There will be more upcoming announcements on the pick-up and drop-off areas.The cost of the program is $125 per child per week with a $5 sibling discount. You may not sign up for individual days. The Summer Playground Program will have a maximum capacity of 60 participants per week. You many now sign up for all six weeks. Fewer than 30 registrations will result in that week's cancellation of the playground program and refunds will be issued. Below are more detailed rules and regulations for this year's program.

Program Rules and Regulations:
• The Raynham Park and Recreation Summer Program will take place in the back of the Merrill School and will run from 8a–12p, Mon–Fri. There will be no afternoon, Tadpoles, or Teen Programs.
• The Program will run for 6 weeks and will begin on Monday, July 6th – Friday, August 14th.
• The program has a total maximum capacity of 60 participants and participants will be broken up into groups of 10 with 2 counselors per group. A minimum of 30 participants are needed for a week to run.
• Group mixing will not be allowed.
• Participants and employees cannot attend if they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
• Upon arrival all staff and participants will be given a temperature check. Anyone with a temperature at or above 100.0 will be asked to go home for the day per the Raynham Board of Health.
• Social distancing rules will be enforced.
• Participants and employees must wear face coverings at all times. Participants must provide their own face covering daily.
• Participants and employees will be required to wash their hands frequently.
• All activities will take place outside and in the case of inclement weather, it is at the discretion of the Park and Recreation Director to cancel the program for the day.
• Children should bring their own crayons, and glue stick in a plastic baggy with their name on it. Personal supplies will be returned at the end of the week.
• Sharing of water bottles and snacks will not be permitted.
• Program supplies, equipment, and frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected on a daily basis.
• There is a zero tolerance policy for any intentional physical contact between children due to the risk of COVID-19.
• Coronavirus, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in the Raynham Park and Recreation program or accessing Town of Raynham facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. The Raynham Park and Recreation Department in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in the summer playground program or accessing Town of Raynham facilities.

To register or for more information visit their website raynhamrec.com
Dance Theater of New England
Grant's sends out support & care to all of our communities.
We're all in this together.

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

Welcome Home Lily!
The outpouring love and support to welcome home Lily Moreira was absolutely amazing. Raynham really came together to make this welcome home car parade extra special for her on June 14th.

Melanie Attardo and Crystal Ferreira-Oliveira put together the parade, and were accompanied by the Raynham Fire Department and Raynham Police Department. 12 year old Lily has won the hearts of the town of Raynham with her bravery.

Her mother Helene said: "Lily was impressed that Raynham was told they couldn't have a Memorial Day parade this year...she felt as though her parade was bigger, but Raynham Police and Raynham Fire were there so we couldn't get in trouble! She still has her sense of humor! Today was a day we will truly never forget. Raynham, you are AMAZING! We are very lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. Lily is a very special girl who has touched many people throughout her life just by her kindness and positive attitude. The whole town really came through!"

Family, friends, teachers, Raynham Fire friends, Raynham Police Friends, her teammates from Spectrum Gymnastics, Veterans Brotherhood Bike Club, Raynham Cert Members, neighbors, all came to participate in her "welcome home."

Besides the parade, the Raynham Youth Soccer Board also made sure the Moreira kids had meals, snacks, company, etc. Friends and family made sure they took care of everything so the parents could be in Boston with Lily after she was struck by a vehicle while sunbathing in her driveway. Lily spent 12 days at Children's Hospital in Boston.

The Raynham Youth Soccer Board organized a fundraiser for gifts cards of all kinds. They purchased the family mechanical recliners to make it easy for Lily to relax when she came home. "Truly amazing in every sense!" added Helene.

"Lily is so happy and cant believe how many people care for her." This is an amazing tribute to how community can be there for each other.

Story by Kayla Rose, Intern Writer from BSU
Photo credits: Helene Moreira

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On July 1, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Summer & Books
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
~ Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

“Come with me,' Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.”
~ Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me
Summer & Books go together. Just like summer and magic.
Let's spread the magic.

We are collecting books and funds for the Brockton Public Library.
And we are getting ready for the book drive. So time to make a pile for your gently used / not written on books. : ) More information coming soon!

~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Kayla Rose
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