April 9, 2013 by James
Krav Maga of Boston is returning to the Seekonk area during the months of April and May.
Krav Maga is an official self-defense technique implemented in [Read more]
March 20, 2013 by Mark
The Mass Audubon Society’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery is currently running the illustrious ‘Snow and Ice’ exhibit.
The New England winters are [Read more]
February 26, 2013 by Sarah
The Seekonk Human Services Knitting League has started calling for yarn donations so that it may carry on its pursuit to ‘Knit for the Needy’.
Donors are asked to bring skeins of yarn to Seekonk Human Services at 320 Pleasant Street. For those who have no means of transportation to get to the Center, arrangements can be made for a volunteer to come to their home and pick up the donation.
To learn more about the Knit for the Needy program or to request that a yarn donation is picked up, please call (508) 336-8772.
Seekonk Human Services is committed to ensuring the comfort and well-being of Seekonk’s elderly citizens of all ages who suffer from economic hardships, health, or family issues and all types of adversity. Addressing the needs of clients, whether it may be in the form of food, housing, clothing, transportation, or legal or printing services, is this Center’s goal. Further, the agency strives to provide community services that are accessible, just, and impartial. It is through providing effectual, quality services commensurate with the community’s needs, and fostering an environment of confidence and honesty that these goals are achieved.
Seekonk Human Services recognizes and appreciates the inherent value of each individual in the community and endeavors to respect their dignity notwithstanding rank and status.
In another direction, people who would like to knit or require assistance with their knitting are welcome to join the knitting group. Knitters meet every Monday afternoon from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Human Services activities room. Banner and flyer printing is used to point the way.
December 14, 2012 by Mark
Massachusetts residents who have land in a conservation area might be eligible for a new state tax credit when it comes time to change ownership.
In a new initiative, those who have parcels of [Read more]
November 14, 2012 by Mark
The Seekonk Public Library has a treat for local history buffs near the end of the month.
‘Seekonk: Then and Now’ will be a special evening of [Read more]
October 20, 2012 by James
September 11, 2012 by Mark
Pam Nolan has only been the town administrator in Seekonk for just over a year but has set her sights as high as the office she holds.
One of her many goals is to improve the efficiency of town operations and the municipal experience for residents by setting up an information technology department. At present, Bruce Alexander, Seekonk’s director of finance, has been using his knowledge of computers and networking to perform the duties of an IT person, in addition to keeping the books balanced.
In a recent selectmen meeting in Seekonk, Nolan told the committee that an IT specialist would probably command an annual salary of $75,000.
Other items on Nolan’s ambitious wish list is a complaint line or some other system for residents to call or log onto to alert the town of trouble or to share their opinion on town proceedings. She would also like to collaborate with nearby municipalities to set up a veteran’s district and examine Seekonk’s current capital needs.
In addition to posting information on the town’s website, flyer printing could be undertaken and leaflets inserted into town utility bills to help taxpayers learn of all new initiatives in the works in Seekonk.
Noting that no area of town administration would be spared scrutiny, Nolan said:
“I’m establishing myself as the boss.”
Nolan also sits on the committee to find a replacement for school superintendent Madeline Meyer, who resigned her post late last spring. Describing the collaboration of her department with public school administrators, Nolan added:
“We’re working well together.”
Nolan is due for a review by town selectmen, although a date has yet to be determined.
August 23, 2012 by James
The yearly Back-to-School Brigade program has been launched by Operation Homefront and includes a Dollar Tree store in Seekonk among those wanting to help.
The program collects supplies for [Read more]
July 20, 2012 by Mark
The animal shelter in Seekonk, home to stray dogs and cats, has been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition.
The sum of $3,500, which was [Read more]
June 28, 2012 by James
Residents flocked to a town meeting at the start of the month, which was one of the most attended meetings in living memory, to support a tax measure which will provide cash to build a new center for the senior citizens of Seekonk.
When the votes were tallied, 409 voted in favor of the proposed tax measure. Just 36 were opposed, prompting building committee chairman Dave Bowden to say:
“I think it’s great, it’s wonderful to get the measure approved.”
Knowing that at least 66% of those in attendance at the meeting were required to put the proposal forward, the committee worked diligently to make sure the town meeting was enthusiastically attended. Bowden continued:
“Now we’ve got to put together RFPs, get architects in here … and go out to bid.”
The budget for construction of the new center is $2.5 million. The tax measure comes at a cost of $8 for every $100,000 in assessed property value, on a sliding scale over a 20-year period. Should there be overruns on construction, those would be paid for by Friends of the Senior Center, a non-for-profit group that has already begun fundraising. Poster printing to advertise their initiatives would help the group to broaden their profile and raise much needed dollars for the extra touches needed for the new center.
The present center serving Seekonk seniors has been too small for the current membership. At 9,200 square feet, the larger center will be a multipurpose facility to serve the needs of other groups in the community.