Charlestown Citizens Alliance - December 23, 2015

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Peace in the New Year

Below are two recent Town Council resolutions requesting state legislation to give the Town more control over graveling, blasting, and other extraction industry related activities.

We've also included more local ideas for end of year giving.

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Corrective Resolution Relative to the Regulation of Earth Removal, Gravel Extraction and Blasting

At their December 14 meeting, the Charlestown Town Council unanimously passed a resolution requesting the General Assembly to create  enabling legislation that would allow the town to enact ordinances to regulate extraction operations. Currently graveling and other extraction activities are a prohibited use in Charlestown, but some gravel operations existed before zoning and are therefore "grand fathered". State enabling regulation …

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Town Council Passes Resolution Requesting Legislation to Control Blasting

Under current state law, blasting at quarries and construction sites can take place without advance notice to those who live nearby and who may be adversely affected by noise or vibrations. To give residents time to prepare for blasting near their homes, the Town Council unanimously passed the following resolution at their December 14 meeting asking that state regulations be …

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Give Education this Holiday Season

Give Education this Holiday Season

Education is central to a strong community. We offer these tax deductable, gift giving ideas, to build and broaden educational opportunities in Charlestown. Give the Gift of Opportunity Community 2000 Education Foundation - Community 2000 provides need-based scholarships for Charlestown, Hopkinton, and Richmond residents going on to college or technical schools. Many of the scholarships are for up to four …

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Give Food for Christmas

Give Food for Christmas

The holidays are rich in good food and drink. We shouldn't forget to thank the farmers who make it all possible and also those who sadly experience hunger this time of year. Your year end gifts to these volunteer organizations are tax deductible. Give Thanks to Local Farmers The Charlestown Land Trust Farmers' Market - The Farmers' Market offers the …

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Check the CCA Events Calendar for more to do in Charlestown

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