Friday, September 14, 2012
Seven-member group will research potential projects for town lands.
Needham selectmen are looking for experts in solar energy and other qualified individuals to serve on a new committee that will be exploring ways the town can develop alternative energy projects on public land. In particular, the Solar Energy Exploratory Committee will be researching the viability, benefits and challenges of developing solar power generation on the town’s now closed landfill. “The board has adopted as a goal the exploration of alternative energy siting in town, particularly solar,” Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick said at the selectmen's meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Selectmen voted unanimously that evening to establish the committee. The committee will include seven voting members as well as the director of the town’s solid …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Volunteers are needed to help with many aspects of the project, including a feasibility study, fundraising, event planning and more.
Those interested in helping to develop the Bay Colony Rail Trail through Needham are encouraged to attend a meeting on Wednesday, May 30 at the Public Services Administration Building. "There has been some good progress on the trail over the past six weeks [since] we last met—including town meetings in Medfield and Dover, each of which passed an article to provide funding for additional research on the rail trail," Bay Colony Rail Trail advocate Tad Staley wrote in a letter sent out via the town's listserv on Monday morning, May 14. "Needham town officials continue to move fast, and we have an opportunity to get 1-3 articles on the warrant for a special town meeting in October," Staley continued. "Because the rail trail is on the town's …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Massachusetts-based nonprofit will help local families and is seeking volunteers.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Liza Katz
Monday, June 13, 2011
In times of crisis or illness, many people depend on their immediate neighbors for support. This is the impetus behind Neighbor Brigade, a volunteer network existing in 19 Massachusetts communities. The growing organization has just added a Needham chapter to its number. Needham’s Neighbor Brigade has sent out press releases and is currently in the process of recruiting volunteers. “We’re still in the infancy stage here,” said Needham resident Jo-Ann Rosen, the lead organizer. “We’re trying to spread the word.” Neighbor Brigade provides help on an as-needed basis and is looking for volunteers of all ages and scheduling preferences. This is a great opportunity for people who want to get involved but can’t commit to a specific time, as well …