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COVID VACCINE CLINIC AT THE NAHANT TOWN HALL FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN

The Town Hall will be hosting a COVID Vaccine Clinic for School aged children. Children who are 5 years and older and a Nahant resident are able to attend this clinic regardless of where they attend school. This will be by appointment only and registration and parental consent are both required. Please see the link below or scan the QR code to register and make an appointment. If you have any questions please call the Kristin Taylor at the Town Hall at 781-581-0088

REGISTRATION/APPOINTMENT LINK:

https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/cataldo?calendar=23a9d248-b140-4a16-8bfc-9aca1decd03a

Nahant Police Department, Fire Department Raise $9,000 to Support Susan G. Komen Foundation

NAHANT – Police Chief Timothy Furlong and Fire Chief Austin Antrim are proud to announce that their Departments raised $9,000 to support breast cancer research in October, thanks to the generosity of residents of the Town of Nahant.

The Police Department held its annual “pink patch” drive during October, during which officers wore special patches designed to raise awareness about breast cancer and the need to find a cure. Patches were available for sale.

“This is personal to me, because my mother-in-law has been diagnosed with breast cancer,” Chief Furlong said. “It has been amazing to see the community respond, and to see the number of residents who stopped at the station to buy a patch and support this cause.”

To enhance its fundraising, the Police Department then challenged the Fire Department to a charity softball game. The Fire Department team won a spirited, friendly contest at Lowlands Park which attracted several hundred residents. Proceeds from the game, including sale of food and pink t-shirts, pushed the fundraising total to $9,000.

“Everyone knows someone who is battling breast cancer, or someone who has a loved one affected by it,” Chief Antrim said. “When the Police Department contacted us, there was no question we would be part of this effort.”

The donation will support the Susan G. Komen Foundation, whose programs include supporting breast cancer research; assisting patients, their families, and their caregivers during treatment; and lobbying on Capitol Hill.

The Foundation estimates that in the United States in 2021 there will be:

“We raised about $3 for every resident in Town, which is incredible,” Police Sgt. Matthew Morneau said. “We are happy that so many people came to the game, saw another side of the Police and Fire Departments, and helped such an important cause.”

Chief Furlong presented the check to Melissa MacNeil, Development Director for the Foundation’s Massachusetts affiliate, at a ceremony in Town Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Sgt. Morneau presented MacNeil with the Police Department’s commemorative “pink patch.”

“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your contribution, and for getting so many in your community so involved,” MacNeil said.

The two Departments are discussing a softball rematch in the spring, with proceeds to benefit a charity of the Fire Department’s choosing.

Representatives of the Nahant Police and Fire Departments attended a ceremony to donate $9,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, supporting its efforts to fight breast cancer. From left, Fire Lt. David Doyle, Firefighter Steven Scaglione, Firefighter Nick Papagelis, Fire Capt. Robert Barreda, Melissa MacNeil, Development Director for the Komen Foundation in Massachusetts, Police Chief Timothy Furlong, Sgt. Matthew Morneau, and Officer Heather Leary.

Improvements to Little Nahant Bus Stop and Crosswalk

Nahant – Starting next week, November 8, 2021, the MBTA will begin constructing a new bus stop and crosswalk in the area of the Little Nahant Playground.

As part of their Bus Stop Accessibility and Safety Improvements Program, the MBTA studied the existing bus stop in this area and worked with the Town of Nahant to improve pedestrian safety. The existing bus stop at the intersection of Little Nahant Road and Nahant Road lacked space for pedestrians and proper sight lines for vehicle operators. Moving the bus stop closer to the playground, where most activity occurs, will provide convenience and encourage pedestrians to use the crosswalk. The new landing areas will increase safety for users of the bus and those waiting to cross. These improvements will improve rider accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The project should only take 3 to 5 days to complete. The MBTA and the Town of Nahant are continuing to work together to make upgrades to other bus stops and crossings throughout the Town.

NAHANT FARMERS MARKET TOMORROW

Looking for something to do tomorrow? Look no further. Tomorrow is our towns Farmer’s Market and with over 20 local craft and food vendors, a bouncy house, corn maze and DJ there will be something for everyone!

Some of the goods that our vendors will be selling include clam chowder, sandwiches, cannolis, apple cider donuts, coffee, Nahant sweatshirts/t-shirts/long sleeves, local honey, pottery, ornaments, paintings, housewares, jewelry and so much more!!

Parking will be available in the parking lot next to the park and on Flash Rd. on the park side of the street.

The weather is thankfully cooperating and it is going to be a beautiful day. Come on down and enjoy this family friendly event at the Flash Road Park from 10am-2pm.

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING COYOTES TONIGHT

This time of year coyotes can be increasingly active as they prepare for the long winter ahead. Coyote experiences similar to those we have in Nahant are occurring across the Commonwealth. Tonight, the Town of Arlington is hosting a virtual meeting regarding this issue and it is open to the public beyond Arlington residents. Regulations related to coyotes are controlled by Mass Wildlife and therefore the discussion in another community is relevant to all communities facing similar issues.

This is a virtual meeting tonight October 7, 2021 from 6:00pm-7:00pm and pre-registration is required. I invite you to attend this meeting by clicking the link below and registering.

https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/News/News/11540/16

Recycling Barrels-Swap bigger barrel for a smaller one or purchase an additional barrel.

Please see the following information regarding recycling barrels or if you have further questions please contact the Town Hall.

If you are in need of an additional recycling barrel, you may purchase it for $60 by filling out the following form and provide to Mary Lowe by email (mlowe@nahant.org) or by mail (Mary Lowe, Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Road, Nahant MA 01908) or deliver to the Town Hall:

Recycling Barrel-Extra Barrel Order Form

If you are having trouble with the size of your current 65 gallon recycling barrel, you may swap it for a 35 gallon barrel for free. The Town purchased smaller recycling barrels for the elderly, disabled, and those that cannot maneuver the 65 gallon barrel. However, the smaller barrels are limited and returning the Nahant issued 65 gallon barrel is required to receive the free 35 gallon barrel. The 35 gallon barrels are not available yet, however you can submit the form now and we will contact you when the Town receives them. Please fill out the following form and provide to Mary Lowe by email (mlowe@nahant.org) or by mail (Mary Lowe, Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Road, Nahant MA 01908) or deliver to the Town Hall:

Recycling Barrel Swap Form

October Events in Nahant

Please join us for these fun and family friendly fall events happening in town.

Saturday October 2, 2021

Johnson School 6th grade class Car Wash and Bake Sale

9:00am-2:00pm at the DPW parking lot

$5.00 per car

Saturday October 9, 2021

Nahant Farmer’s Market at Flash Road

10:00am-2:00pm

15+vendors selling crafts, jewelry, clothing and more. Apple cider donuts, food vendors, DJ, Corn Maze and bouncy house.

To become a vendor please visit our farmers market page for more information. Farmers Market

Saturday October 16, 2021

Nahant Police vs. Nahant Fire first ever Charity Softball Game

11:00am at the Nahant Lowlands Softball Field

Tickets are $5.00 each and available to purchase at the Nahant Police or Fire Department.

Drinks, Burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, special badges and t-shirts also available on game day.

Saturday October 30, 2021

HOOMPA Nickel 5 Mile Road Race

2:00pm at the Nahant American Legion Post 215

Pre-registration will be the night before on Friday October 29, 2021 at the Nahant American Legion Post 215

Nahant Farmers Market October 9, 2021 at Flash Road Park

NAHANT – The Town of Nahant will be hosting a farmers market on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Flash Road Park. We are looking for craft and food vendors to participate. There is room for about 40 vendors. Each vendor has a 10 square foot area where they can bring their own table and tent if desired. This will be a family friendly event with a corn maze, a bouncy house, entertainment and more. If you would like to participate as a vendor in this event, please fill out the vendor application forms below and send them to ktaylor@nahant.org or drop the forms off at the Nahant Town Hall by Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

The Town of Nahant would like to host a farmers market on a regular basis beginning next spring/summer season. This event on October 9, 2021 will allow us to experience hosting for the first time and provide us with insight for improvement prior to next year. The goal of the Town is to provide a community event that supports our local artists and businesses while bringing residents together. We look forward to working with local groups and non-profits on ideas of how to make each farmers market unique with different programing. October 9th will be an autumn themed event and will hopefully help kick start the holiday shopping season.  

We would like to thank Oceanview for generously donating the corn maze and bouncy house. We would also like to thank all the volunteers that responded to our survey and our summer intern Oliva Cooke, for spearheading this effort.

Please fill out all 3 forms below