Memorial Day Means Trash Pickup Delay This Week

Hamilton trash barrelTrash pickup will be delayed by a day this week because of Memorial Day.

That means that because of Memorial Day this past Monday, trash, recycling and organics collection will start on Thursday, June 1 and run through Saturday, June 3 in Hamilton this week.

If your usual pickup day is Wednesday it will instead be Thursday and pickup will be pushed back by a day for the rest of the week, so usual Thursday pickup will be on Friday and usual Friday pickup will be on Saturday.

If your trash, organics, and recycling is not picked up, contact Casella Waste Systems, the town’s trash contractor, at 978-548-4427. For any other questions or problems related to trash, recycling and organics, call the Hamilton Department of Public Works at 978-468-5580.

Memorial Day Weekend Events Will Cause Minor Traffic Delays

memorial day newTwo events in Hamilton during the Memorial Day weekend – including a Memorial Day observance on Monday – could cause small interruptions to traffic flow.

On Saturday, May 27, the Melody Miles road race starts at 10 a.m. A Hamilton police detail officer will help direct drivers and runners. Drivers should expect traffic delays along Route 1A (Bay Road), Bridge Street and Woodbury Street, said Hamilton Police Lt. Scott Janes.

On Memorial Day, sections of Route 1A (Bay Road) will be closed between Hamilton Town Hall and Hamilton Cemetery between 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for the Memorial Day Parade. In that case, drivers should expect short traffic delays and detours, Janes said.

Trash Pickup Delayed by a Day All Week

Hamilton trash barrelMonday was Memorial Day, which means trash, recycling and organics collection will be delayed by a day this week.

Trash pickup will start on Thursday, June 2 and run through Saturday, June 4 in Hamilton. This week is a “black barrel week,” which means in addition to recycling and organics, the black barrels of trash will also be picked up.

If your usual pickup day is Wednesday it will instead be Thursday and pickup will be pushed back by a day for the rest of the week.

For any questions or problems related to trash, recycling and organics, please call the Hamilton Department of Public Works at 978-468-5580.

Town Seeks Info About Active Duty Military Members

memorial dayHamilton Town Moderator Jennifer Scuteri is seeking information about the town’s active duty servicemen and servicewomen in advance of Memorial Day.

Specifically, she is seeking the name of Hamilton residents or former residents that are actively serving in the military. The list will be kept confidential and Scuteri is looking for the name, branch the person is actively serving in, where the serviceperson is located or stationed, their rank and any recent promotion, high school graduation year and any other available data. The goal is to identify all active Hamilton servicemen and servicewomen and also update information about residents that have already been identified as serving.

Anyone with this information should contact Scuteri at jenscuteri@gsd-law.com or A.P. Garner American Legion Post 194 Commander Greg McKenna at gmckenna@partners.org.

Parade Monday Morning to Cap Memorial Day Observances in Hamilton

Memorial Day observances in Hamilton this weekend will include a breakfast and parade on Sunday and Monday.

On Sunday, coffee and breakfast will start at 8 a.m. at the American Legion on School Street. A church service will later be held at the Second Congregational Church, assembling veterans and others at 10:50 a.m.

On Monday, the parade will assemble at Town Hall on Bay Road starting at 8:30 a.m. The parade will start at 8:55 a.m. and march to Hamilton Cemetery, then return to the Honor Roll at Town Hall and continue down Bay Road to the Hamilton-Wenham Community House and then head in to Patton Park, where it will by circling the tank at the park.

A complete copy of the program is attached.

Hamilton Memorial Day Program