February 14, 2021
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Recycling in Raynham
By Isabelle O'Connell
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 75% of the trash Americans throw away each week is recyclable. Yet only 25% is actually recycled. Recycling is an environmentally conscious alternative to conventional waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, recycling is free of charge and helps reduce trash frees, since more recycling means less trash!
What can be recycled: Glass, tin cans, aluminum cans, newspaper, cardboard, milk cartons, plastics #1-5, metals, used motor oil.
What cannot: Tissues, paper towels, food contaminated paper/cardboard, gift wrap, juice boxes, wax or foil coated materials, and Styrofoam. These are household waste.

Recycling does not require any bag tags or permits. To dispose of bagged household trash, you must purchase a windshield permit for your vehicle and a bag tag for each bag of trash.

To purchase a permit, residents should put a copy of their vehicle registration or proof of residency with their check, payable to the Town of Raynham, in the drop boxes located at the Town Hall or the Highway Department. A full year permit is $70 and half a year (January-June or July-December, as permits are by calendar year only) is $35. And it’s $10 per additional permit for a vehicle registered at the same address, or for a replacement permit. Permits must be displayed on the bottom of the windshield on the driver’s side. Bag tags are used to pay for the disposal of household trash and bulky waste. One tag is used to throw out one bag of trash (50 lbs or less) and it costs $10 for a sheet of five tags. The attendant will evaluate all waste and determine how many tags are needed but it’s estimated that refrigerators, air conditioners, etc are usually 5 tags, box springs are 2 tags, chairs are 2 tags, couches are 5 tags, loveseats are 4 tags, mattresses are 5 tags, monitors/TVs are 5-10 tags depending on the size, recliners are 3 tags, and tires are 1 tag each. Bag tags are available for purchase at the following locations: Highway Department (1555 King Philip St), Town Hall (558 S Main St, upstairs, turn left, last door on the left), Coletti’s Market (470 North Main St), Ace Hardware (770 Broadway), Landy’s Market (1417 Broadway), Quick Stop (343 Broadway), Raynham Mart (622 North Main St). If you have any further questions, you can call 508-824-2718, or go to the Raynham Transfer Station at 1555 King Philip St.
Historical Tidbit:
Communication from Rainham, England

London Borough of Havering
                        Whybridge Junior School
                        Blacksmith Lane Rainham
                        Essex RM13 7AH
                        Telephone Rainham 52870
                        Headmaster L. F. Thomason
                        Date June, 8th: 76.
Dear Mrs. Largey,
I am enclosing a list of signatures of every child and adult concerned with the running of this part of the life of Rainham, Essex, England. At least, everyone who was accessible at this period of our communal history!
With our names we send our best wishes to Raynham 'over the water' and our hope that your celebrations of the Bicentennial Anniversary of Independence have been, are being and will be immensely successful, joyous and memorable.
Independence is a great thing. So is the link which our name provides. Greater still is that of the human spirit, the well that bubbles with kindness, compassion, sympathy and fellow-feeling.
To you personally, to your committee and to all Raynham - special happiness this particular fourth of July and for the rest of this exciting anniversary year.
                        Yours sincerely,
                        L.F. Thompson
Mrs. Arthur Largey,
The Secretary
Raynham Bicentennial Committee,
89 Jackson Drive
Raynham, Massachusetts 02767
~ Letter from RAYNHAM '76, by Raynham Bicentennial Committee & Raynham Historic Commission (July 4th,1976)
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Assessors    508-824-2704
Selectmen        508-824-2707
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Board of Health      508-824-2766
Planning         508-824-2745
Veterans Service Officer 508-828-4527

Public Library


Council on Aging


Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Sarah Stirling
won a
 45 minute Reiki Treatment from 
Jacquelyn Rose.

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
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Southeast Conference Highschool Basketball
Bridgewater -Raynham vs Durfee
Semi-Final Game, Feb 9, 2021
Video & Commentary 4-D Sports
Courtesy of BTV Community Access
Raynham Public Library Upcoming Children's Activities...
Check them out!!!
Vacation Week
Dinosaur Hunt
Tues, Feb 16 – Sat Feb 20
Help! The library has been invaded by dinosaurs! Can you locate all of them? Pick up the instructions in the library lobby, and then look for dinosaurs around the outside of the building. When you find them all return to the lobby for a prize. Play all week during library hours. Contact Free. No appointment needed.
Welcome to the Raynham Master
Plan Project!
In the fall of 2019, the Town of Raynham began creating a new Master Plan that will help guide the town moving forward. To complete this work, we need to hear from you - Raynham residents, business owners, and workforce members.
Your input is the essential ingredient – combined with current, accurate data – that builds Raynham’s Master Plan!
Virtual Workshop #3 will be held in March. To accommodate busy schedules, the project team will host two identical virtual public meetings focusing on Natural & Cultural Resources and Open Space & Recreation. Registration for the events is required - simply click the event titles below for more information.
REGISTER HERE for the first meeting of the Raynham Master Plan Virtual Workshop #3 on March 1, 2021 at 6p.
REGISTER HERE for the second meeting of the Raynham Master Plan Virtual Workshop #3 on March 10, 2021 at 6p.
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1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

The birds are hungry this time of year!
Why not give them a treat!
Welcome, B-R Class of 2034!
We are excited to welcome your child and the entire family to BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. Our mission is to provide excellence in education for all students in a safe learning environment. Fulfilling that mission begins with registration! The District motto is We are B-R! One Team! One Family! which means we stand together in educating your child. We take this partnership seriously and look forward to working with you to achieve this educational goal.

This website will be updated regularly, so please check back for all current information surrounding registration and transitioning to kindergarten.

Get started by clicking on STEPS TO REGISTRATION.
Help out Sariah with her Senior Project for a Good Cause!
Donate new gently used clothes/shoes for her senior project. Donating not only helps others but it feels good!
Items can be dropped off at: Raynham Athletic Club 1250 New State Hwy., Raynham.
Contact (508) 823-5440 for questions or more info.
Volunteer in Your Community
Want to get involved in your local community with United Way? Check out volunteer opportunities & If your non-profit needs volunteers, register your organization.
This volunteer opportunity database is a partnership between the United Ways of: Fall River, Greater New Bedford and Plymouth County
In DICE Massachusetts
(Diversity & Inclusion for Community Empowerment) Facebook Group, that began right next door in Bridgewater, they are sharing 28 Days of Black History, since this month is Black History Month. A bunch of their posts are from this children's book. A really interesting (and easy) read. #BlackHistoryisAmericanHistory
If you are interested in helpful, educational resources on Diversity and Inclusion, check out this group: facebook.com/dicemassachusetts.
And if you'd like to make a difference nearby, purchase the book from an independent bookstore: Frugal Books Paperback Junction.
FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card
COMMUNITY RESOURCE! Looking to save on your medical prescriptions? Our United Way has proudly partnered with FamilyWize prescription savings tool for over a decade in our local community.

No registration needed to use this FREE card- simply download the FamilyWize app, visit www.familywize.org, or give us a call to have a card sent you and use it when picking up your prescriptions.

Since 2007, our neighbors in Greater Plymouth County have saved $3.8 MILLION on prescription costs thanks to this partnership!
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noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

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Town of Raynham Planning Board 02/04/21
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Board of Selectmen
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town hall
Information on the Upcoming Raynham Elections 
(2 Raynham Members and 2 Bridgewater Members), CEMETERY COMMISSIONER FOR 3 YEARS

Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s Office for the above offices. Please call 508-824-2700 Ext. 9 for information on how to obtain them.

The last date to obtain nomination papers is March 4th by 5:00p. The last date to return nomination papers is March 8th by 5:00p. A minimum of 50 signatures of registered voters are needed for certification.

The last date to register to vote for the Annual Town Election is April 5th from 8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 558 South Main Street

POLLING HOURS: 10:00a TO 8:00p

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 a $25 gift certificate
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 Historical Tidbit Question:

What two ways did the Headmaster spell their name?
(No that's not a typo on our part, that's how it was published in the book.)

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On February 17, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Isabel O'Connell & Jacquelyn Rose
Valentine's Day Wisdom

“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.”
~ Brené Brown

"Intimacy, by its very nature, requires us to be vulnerable. Our partner, lover, or mate can know us to our very core, sometimes better than we know ourselves, and that can make any of us feel totally exposed. Intimacy can be intimidating. However, it is an amazingly freeing experience when you can be completely who you are with someone you totally trust."
~ Barton Goldsmith Ph.D.

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~Brené Brown

"To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”
~ Criss Jami

Love will never be certain, but after collecting thousands of stories, I’m willing to call this a fact: A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all men, women, and children. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong.” ~ Brené Brown
I hope you spend this day, and every day loving yourself. No shame, be vulnerable.
You are worth it!
~ Jacquie
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