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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 267:52 a.m.  John Wise Ave., citizen assist, other.8:56 a.m.  Main St., motor vehicle stop, criminal application.1:44 p.m.  Western Ave., male with seizure, transported to hospital.6:10 p.m.  Southern Ave., motor vehicle stop, citation issued.

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The TOHP Burnham Essex Public Library is now open Saturday mornings from 10 – 12 noon.  There's a lot going on this week, including a program on hawks, greave robbers (!), a self pumpkin painting workshop for teens, music story time, and a presentation on indigenous peoples of New England, k…

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MONDAY, AUGUST 1510:23 a.m.  Apple St., paperwork, service attempt, notification made.6:34 p.m.  Conomo Point Rd., parking complaint, enforcement, parking enforcement.8:25 p.m.  John Wise Ave., motor vehicle stop, verbal warning.9:37 p.m.  John Wise Ave., motor vehicle stop, verbal warning.

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This Tuesday, EES students and staff K-5 enjoyed presentations with multi award-winning author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson.  Her book awards include being a 2020 National Book Award Finalist, New York Times Bestseller, 2021 Walter Award Winner, 2021 Schneider Family Book Award Honor, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book, TIME Best Book of the Year, School Library Journal Best Book of 2020, among others.  What a great time!

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Final Preparation for Strategic Plan Revision Public Forum

Chairman Pereen, the Town Planner, Strategic Planning Committee Cameron, and the Town Administrator (TA) met on September 29, 2022 to finalize the presentation that will be offered at the SPC’s upcoming public forum on October 6, 2022.  The same group previously completed final editing and released for public review the working draft of the revised Essex Strategic Plan for 2022-2027 and the entire Committee will take public input on the 6th.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

7:52 a.m.  John Wise Ave., citizen assist, other.

8:56 a.m.  Main St., motor vehicle stop, criminal application.

1:44 p.m.  Western Ave., male with seizure, transported to hospital.

6:10 p.m.  Southern Ave., motor vehicle stop, citation issued.

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The TOHP Burnham Essex Public Library is now open Saturday mornings from 10 – 12 noon.  There's a lot going on this week, including a program on hawks, greave robbers (!), a self pumpkin painting workshop for teens, music story time, and a presentation on indigenous peoples of New England, knitting, and more.  Check it out. 

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Beginning Saturday, September 10 the TOHP Burnham Essex Public Library is open Saturday mornings from 10 – 12 noon.  There's a lot going on this week, including self defense for women, music story time, and a presentation on indigenous peoples of New England, knitting, and more.  Check it out. 

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

8:49 a.m.  John Wise Ave., male sick, patient refusal.

12:19 p.m.  Centennial Grove Rd., directed patrol, secured/checked.

1:45 p.m.  Crafts Court, agency assist, secured/checked.

8:51 p.m.  Martin St., welfare check, other.

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Upcoming Events

Weekly Story Hours begins Wednesday, September 21 with April

Wee Ones 9 a.m., Ages 0-2 years with a caregiver

Preschool 10 a.m., Ages 3-5 years with a caregiver

Register https://essexpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar

Manchester Essex Regional School District has always done well in Boston Magazine’s annual rankings of public schools in the Greater Boston area, but typically the district ranks between #10 and #20, depending on the year, with the “Ws” (Weston, Wellesely, Wayland, Winchester) nearly always dominating the top spots.  This year, MERSD jumped to Number 4 on that list.

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In 1994 the Smithsonian created a series of traveling programs to share their exhibitions, research, educational resources, and programming with small towns across America.  Since that time, these exhibits, known as Museum on Main Street (MoMS), have visited more than 1,900 communities across America -- but none in Massachusetts.

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COVID brought countless challenges to local museums.  But it also marked a shift in leadership at some key museums on Cape Ann, with new directors taking the administrative helm at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, the Manchester Historical Museum, and the Schooner Adventure in Gloucester.  It's brought a new sense of energy and a fresh perspective on the local museums.  Let's get to know KD Montgomery  ...

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It's Grandparent Crafternoon Tuesday September 6 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the TOHP Burhnam Public Library in Essex.  Kids Ages 4 and older, drop in to make a sweet craft for your Grandparents to celebrate Grandparents Day on September 11!  Registration is appreciated but not required. And remember, the library will be closed Monday September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22

9:14 a.m. Main St., MV stop – verbal warning. 

1:21 p.m. John Wise Ave., Citizen assist – assist as needed.  19 Directed Patrols logged.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 15

10:23 a.m.  Apple St., paperwork, service attempt, notification made.

6:34 p.m.  Conomo Point Rd., parking complaint, enforcement, parking enforcement.

8:25 p.m.  John Wise Ave., motor vehicle stop, verbal warning.

9:37 p.m.  John Wise Ave., motor vehicle stop, verbal warning.

It was nearly 10 years ago that Essex resident Dawn Burnham began “Shave To Save,” a local fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital for Children with her friend, Jane Shaw, whose breast cancer had recently gone into remission. 

Board of Selectmen’s Meeting of August 8, 2022

Report covers from July 23, 2022 to August 5, 2022

Arrival and Configuration of New Domain Controller Server

As the Board may recall, the Annual Town Meeting approved funding to replace the Town’s physical server that serves as a domain controller for the Town’s local area network.  The server was delayed by several months due to supply chain issues but arrived during the week of July 25, 2022. 

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Field of Dreams Irrigation Well

The Superintendent of Public Works recently informed the TA that the irrigation system at the Field of Dreams at the Centennial Grove did not appear to be working.  Our irrigation contractor visited the site and determined that the well itself is not producing water (well is dry, well screen is silted up, or well pump needs to be replaced).  Our irrigation contractor contacted our well contractor and we are on a list for further investigation but the lead time is several weeks.

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The TOHP Burnham Public Library in Essex has plenty to do right now, from giant versions of board games to story time for the kiddos to flowers to purchase. Check it out.