Local Firefighter Awarded for Outstanding Work

On behalf of The East Bridgewater Fire Department, Chief Timothy M. Harhen congratulates two local firefighters on their graduation and outstanding achievements. Firefighter/Paramedic David Itz and Firefighter/EMT Richard Grasso participated in ten weeks of intensive training at the Massachusetts Fire Academy in Bridgewater. Both firefighters were part of Academy Recruit Class BW23.
Firefighter Itz was competitively selected by the academy instructors as the recipient of the Richard N. Bangs Award, given to the most outstanding student based on both academic exams and practical skills. Only one student from each class is awarded with this distinction.
Congratulations again to both of these young men.

Photo & Story credits: East Bridgewater Fire Department FB
Reposted by Sam Isom
Historical Tidbit:
Tavern Required

In 1656, the General Court made it law that each town in the Bay Colony had to provide a tavern. From 1760 until 1772, Joshua Pratt kept a tavern on the north side of Central St. and in 1787 Benjamin Harris kept a tavern near a pond in Satucket. Taverns provided refreshment, food and a place to sleep. They were also a place to get news. In the early days, the price was also set by law (sixpence for a single dinner and a penny for a quart of ale), so a traveler knew the prices would always be honest. 
Information from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Book
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Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, 3 - 5:30p, and the third Monday, 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 
Louise Dombrowski
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WEB Girls Hockey 14 Second Victory

Congratulations to the WEB Girls Hockey team for their victory against Scituate! With 14 seconds left on the overtime clock, the girls scored the final goal and took home the win.

Public Library LEGO Free Play

All ages are welcome to the East Bridgewater Public Library Children's Room for LEGO Free Play. Encourage creativity and share your imagination!
Every Friday all day, no registration needed.

EB's 200th Open House Celebration

Saturday, February 4th
Center at Sachem Rock Senior/Community Center
1 - 4p

The East Bridgewater Bicentennial celebrations continue. There will be special guest speakers, history of the property & building, and the history of the Senior/Community Center. Plus, musical performances by students of the East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School, tours of the building and refreshments.

Transportation will be provided to senior residents that wish to attend.

Vision 2050:
The Future of Transportation

The Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is the policy and visioning document of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) of the Old Colony Planning Council (the regional planning agency for this region). This document results from regional and statewide collaboration and consensus on a region's transportation system and serves as the defining vision for the region. The document also contains a financial plan or budget which guides and shapes the actions an MPO undertakes as they fulfill the region's visions and objectives. This 20-year transportation vision document is updated every four years by the MPO, and this update will provide a vision for the region through 2050. Please help us understand YOUR transportation priorities for the region by completing our brief survey. 
Take the Survey: .surveymonkey.com/r/FKDKQZY 

EB Baseball Spring Registration

Little League of EB is happy to announce that registration for the 2023 spring season is now open. Registration is open for baseball and softball until August 31. See the registration tab for full details and to sign up!

Info From: EB Baseball
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, February 6th
6 - 7p

The East Bridgewater Public Library welcomes all teens grades 7-12 to join them for activities and refreshments. Earn community service hours by helping to choose new books for the library and planning programs for you and your friends!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater •
(508) 697-0357
Save your floors from the ravages of winter! 
Durable black 4 ft x 6 ft x 3/4-inch rubber mat. Grooved underside, slight honeycomb pattern on top. Good for covering any concrete floor. We use this rubber mat to cover concrete floors in several areas and even in one heavy traffic office area. Popular as a rubber mat to put under gym machines.
Open Air Burning Information
The Burning Season runs from January 15th to May 1st of each year, as allowed by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Burning may only be conducted from January 15th to May 1st between the hours of 10a - 4p.
Burning may not be started before 10a or after 2p.
Fires must be completely out by 4p.
All burning must be at least 75 feet from any dwelling.
All material must be burned on the property that it comes from.
You MAY burn brush, cane, and forestry debris.
You MAY NOT burn leaves, grass, hay, stumps, building debris, rubbish or materials from commercial or industrial land clearing. Permits must be renewed each day.
If the permit was issued on-line, it can be renewed on-line by following the link provided when first issued.
If the permit was issued at the fire station, you must call 508-378-2071 each day you want to burn, after 9:45a.
You must have a charged hose line that reaches around the entire area where you are burning.
Someone must be in attendance at all times while the fire is burning.
You are responsible for your fire and any damage it causes.
If you have any questions, please call 508-378-2071
E Bridgewater School Committee Meeting 1-24-23
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Climate Can-Do:
The Importance of Left-Overs

Leftovers Re-thought are Pre- Prepared Meals! 
Managing food waste helps your wallet and positively impacts the environment. In the US, upwards of 40% of leftovers and kitchen scraps are tossed out. Time to rethink our food!  Here are a few tips you can utilize to take control:
1)  Plan out meals. Meal preparation for your week is a great way of portioning out food servings you will eat without any excess waste. There are plenty of resources out there such as Yummly or Tough Cookies meal prep.
2) Compost, Compost, Compost
3) Ensure your food is properly stored. Make sure your fridge is arranged in a way that allows you to notice and eat what food is expiring soon. Throwing out expired food that was never eaten makes up a hefty chunk of a household’s overall food-waste. Proper storage, with enough care, will extend the life-span of your food!
4) And finally, this last tip is beneficial to both you and your community at large. Support and spread awareness of groups and charities that rescue food waste from restaurants, stores, and other businesses and gives it to those in need. A great local resource for this type of program is Rescuing Leftover Cuisine / Massachusetts Getting our community involved and asking these businesses about their food waste management can truly make an impact! Too much restaurant left-overs are thrown out. We can do our best to make sure it reaches hungry mouths.

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by intern Sean Fitzgerald from Lasell University. We focus on actions which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5˚ C to lessen the impact. We can do!
East Bridgewater Board of Health Meeting 1-23-23

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Board of Selectmen Meeting - 1-23-23

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Mold Guys Restoration
Why is Mold Common on the South Shore?

Mold is a form of fungus that grows throughout an environment. Taking on a dust-like appearance, mold is made up of small organisms that can produce spores. Mold is not fun to see or come into close contact with. Humidity is a huge factor in the…

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Healing Starts Here - Reiki Treatments

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Viking Sports Action This Week:
EB Girls track had 2 big wins over Rockland and Mashpee. Winners were: Sasha Feron in shot put, Grace Schnell in long jump, Abby Barry and Mia Royal tied in high jump, Abby also won the 1000. Liv Pennington in the 1 and 2 mile, Bella Bright in the hurdles. Calice Morton in the dash, Ella Sheehan in the 600, Payton Chelmo in the 300, 4x2 of Calice M, Rachel Rinker, Grace S, and Payton C. 4x4 of Grace Avery, Ella S, A Barry and Kailee Connell. A lot of girls picked up points, but a big congrats to 7th grader Ari Cofran getting varsity points in the 300 and high jump.
EB Boys Indoor track team continued their success this season with two more wins against Rockland and Mashpee. Their record is now 6-0. Tim Heath was a double winner in the High Jump and long jump. Nic Uzzo also had an outstanding meet winning both the mile and the two mile; Brennan Shea won the high Hurdles and placed second in both the Long Jump and High Jump. Other track winners were: Zach Higgins - 600; Colin DeChambeau - 1000 ; Angel Perello - Shot Put; Emmanuel Nelson - 55 ; Gavin McLoud - 300
EB Girls Varsity Basketball defeated Carver 49-31 improving to 5-4 this season. SR Chloe Lang 18pts, and FR Emma Farrell 14pts. Great defensive hustle from JR Reese Neale.
EB Boys Basketball also played and defeated Carver. The Vikings won 55-45 improving to 5-3 on the season! Toomey with 19, Kaplinger 14 and Oman 10. Flaherty wins the Viking of the game with a solid overall performance.
The Varsity Girls Basketball has a Great TEAM win narrowly defeating Brockton 59-54. The Vikings are now 6-4 on the year. SR Chloe Lang 20pts; FR Lily Pavidis 13pts; SR Phoebe Katilus 12pts
Continuing the success, the EB JV Girls Basketball also came up with a great TEAM win over Brockton! Very physical game that was well executed by the girls!
The weekly sports roundup really can't get much better than that!
Photo & Story Credits: EBPS FB

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Historical Tidbit Question:
Who kept a tavern near the pond in Satucket?

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The American Dream
I was raised believing in the American Dream of opportunity. I believed in American Ingenuity and that we have the freedom to choose the life we want. These ideals are what empowered me to learn and make my life better, and these ideals empowered me to be a social activist and to launch the BuzzAround.

It's with the wisdom of years that I have come to understand the many ways that we do not, as a society, provide access to that American Dream for everyone. Sometimes it is in the system or individual bias, not even realizing we do it.

Many voices have cried out in desperation and anguish and have brought us here to where we can see it, name it and work on changing. It takes curiosity, and occasionally the willingness to go outside our comfort zone.

The good news is that we have the ability to change... to change our communities, to change our policies and our government, to give everyone fair access to that American Dream, and with that the amazing society emerges that so many have dreamed of and worked toward, we will only get there together.
Your Buzz Around shares the ways which individuals do this work: benefiting society. Onward and upward! ~ Jacquie
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