March 31, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit:
From the Report of the Raynham School Committee, 
April 1, 1858:
There were 8 school districts educating a total of 321 students. Each district operated one classroom educating children between the ages of 5 to 15. The school year was divided between a summer term and a winter term. Either term could last between 2 and 3 1/2 months, depending on the weather. 
During the winter term in district 1, it was noted that "average attendance was seriously decreased by sickness..." which was attributed, in part, to the condition of the schoolhouse. 

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Town Hall
558 South Main St. 
Mon - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p,
Fri 8:30a - 12 Noon
 Tues eve 6 - 8p
Public Library
760 South Main St.
Mon - Wed 10a - 8p
Thurs 10a - 6p, Fri 10a - 5p, Sat 10a - 2p

Council on Aging
2215 King Philip St.
Mon - Fri 9a - 3p

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00 am - 11:00 am
494 Church St, Raynham
Tom Flaherty
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Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax, MA

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town hall
Selectmen's Meeting Agenda 04/02/2019
6:30 – Joint Meeting with Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee
 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting 

Pledge of Allegiance ,Acceptance of the Minutes
Department Heads / Committees, Appointments
Appointment of Special Police Officer – Zachary R. DeAndrade, Citizen & Community Input, Public Hearing

OPM – Pomroy Associates – Discussion of Feasibility Study for Fire Station
TMLP – Joint Petition for New Joint Pole Location (Locust Street)
Approval of form required for All Alcohol/Entertainment Licenses
Master Plan Update, (3) Citizens Petitions
Annual Town Election Warrant

Town Administrator’s Report, Selectmen’s Report
Correspondence, Request for Extension for Requisition for Hiring Reserve Police Officers,
Tag Day Request – Citizens for Citizens, Inc.
Board of Selectmen Meeting
Video above from March 22, 2019 meeting. Find more videos on the The Raynham Channel.
Town of Raynham
Rabies Clinic
Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Raynham Board of Health will sponsor a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 6, 2019
from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
behind the Raynham Fire Station located at 37 Orchard Street.
The law requires that all cats and dogs over 3 months of age be vaccinated for rabies. To receive a shot, dogs must be leashed and cats must be in a carrier.
Vaccinations are administered
by the Raynham Veterinary Hospital personnel at a cost of $15.00 with all proceeds going to Raynham Library.

Community Shred Day
on Saturday, April 6th, 9am-12 noon. 

Life Care Center of Raynham is hosting community shred day. Open to all, free shredding available on premises.

Life Care Center Contact Number: (508) 821-5700

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(508) 697-0050
Raynham Youth Baseball & Softball Association Announcement

T-BALL Registration Update!

If your child was born in May, June, July or August 2015 they are now eligible to play this Spring!

Register now at
19th Annual Egg Hunt
Join us for our Annual Egg Hunt along with a special guest the Easter Bunny!!

Event will be located on the Bettencourt Field, Pleasant St.

Inclement weather: Event will be held at the LaLiberte School, 777 Pleasant St. 

*** Don't forget your basket*** 
The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10 am for children ages 2-4 and at 10:30 am for children ages 5-8.
Visit a Petting Zoo too.
No advance registration is necessary.
Bridgewater Farm Supply is Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store

Itching to get back in the garden? Can't wait to get your hands dirty? Why not start your own plants from seed this year? We have everything you need to start your little seedlings.
Stop by today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at Bridgewater State University 
For Students:

Greenlight for Girls is an international organization that inspires girls of all ages and backgrounds to pursue STEM subjects by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways. We welcome 150 girls (age 11-15) from local communities to join us for an exciting day filled with hands-on science & technology workshops guided by STEM role model professionals, BSU faculty and staff. The event will take place on April 6, 2019. Additional information.

Summer Science Academy for Students Entering Grades 4-12
The Summer Science Academy offers one-week science classes for students grades 4-12. This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration.

 Summer Science Academy students are immersed in science courses and conduct hands-on investigations in their selected class. Students in the middle school classes will also participate in extracurricular science activities. All classes focus on the importance of science communication as students lead presentations on the last day of class. Please visit to register.

For Parents: Development of Multiplication and Division from Basic Facts to Multi-Digit (Grades 3-5)
From basic facts to long division, calculation skills do not happen overnight. Students must have a deep understanding of our number system to build upon each growing skill. Ultimately, we want students to be the most efficient thinkers possible. Learn about some of the skills students must master along the way to help them truly understand the traditional procedures many of us learned years ago. The workshop will be held at the Bridgewater Campus on April 10, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Please visit to register.
The Raynham Reads: One Book— One Community
April 10

The Raynham Reads: One Book -- One Community is under way with its tenth edition: ”a Little Mystery". This year’s book selection is Trust Me by well-known author and WHDH Boston investigative reporter, Hank Phillippi Ryan. The book is available at local libraries and in bookstores. A variety of events are planned for adults and children for the spring months. Included are a puppy naming contest, town scavenger hunt, elementary school mystery readings/ contest and a special author visit/talk with Hank Phillippi Ryan on April 10th. Also In the works is a mystery dinner with a local theatrical group. More details will follow. Visit the Raynham Public Library for information or contact Raynham Reads 2019 is presented by the Friends of Raynham Public Library, Raynham Public Library and The Raynham Cultural Council.

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     GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club .Club members celebrated March as Women's History Month by introducing a short biography on Gerda Lerner, known as the 'Mother' of Women's History Month., presented by Nancy Brown, Women's History and Resource chairman, and welcomed guest speaker Mary Njeri to speak about her life in Kenya before coming to the United States. (Pictured with Vice President Robin Gendron )
In honor of Dr. Seuss's 115th birthday, member Nancy Brown ,AKA The Cat in the Hat, along with education chairwoman Nancy Martin, visited Triumph Head Start in Taunton. The Cat in the Hat story was read to a crowd of over 100 preschoolers., and each child was given a coloring page and hat. The Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club also donated several Dr. Seuss books along with a stuffed Cat in the Hat to the school. Members actively volunteer in the community and also hold fundraisers to provide scholarships to local students and to contribute to local charities. In addition to their volunteer work they also offer other activities where members can socialize with each other strengthening the bond of friendship and sisterhood. Several members recently attended an 80th Anniversary viewing of the iconic film Gone With the Wind. Women 18 or older interested in the club may contact Joyce at 508 824-3382 or go to  for more information.
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club has welcomed two new members. Suzanne Kaye from Taunton (center left) joined the club in February, and in March's our membership chairwoman Joyce Clark installed Kathleen Sampson. On Right: Joyce Clark, new member Kathleen Sampson, and vice president Robin Gendron
Respectfully Submitted, Nancy Brown
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Historical Tidbit Question:
How many terms did the school year have?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
Raising Children:
We all have different philosophies on what is important to pass on to the next generation. Usually solid ethics, a sense of community and family, the ability to support themselves and live a fulfilled life are on the top of the list.

It's hard work, parenting, and sometimes we are challenged to answer questions we never thought about.

Now that my youngest of 4 is in his second year of college; my most important reflection is I have no regrets in choosing to spend more time with them over earning more money.

We had spring days walking to the playground. We picnicked under an oak reading the newest Harry Potter. We delivered lunches to the elderly, picked up trash in the neighborhood, we made jelly and kites. I now see the impact setting these priorities had on them: they have grown to be independent creative thinkers who care about their world.

Whatever your parenting and life choices, I would encourage you to take time for yourself to decide what is important to you. What kind of life do you want your children to live? What kind of world would you like to see created? Because these are the questions we are answering when we raise children, whether we think about it or not.
Most of all, enjoy them, not a day goes by that I don't wish that I could go back under that oak tree with them. ~ Jacquie
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