Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Middleborough Republican Town Committee Announces Second Annual Presidents Day Scholarship

The Middleborough Republican Town Committee (MRTC) will conduct its second annual $5,000 Scholarship Essay Contest, open to any secondary school student who is a Middleboro resident.

"The MRTC is proud to promote critical thinking and writing skills in our high school students, and looks forward to the opportunity to award a $5000 savings bond to another student this year," said a spokesperson. "Last year the MRTC received many wonderful essays and were able to present essayist James Anderson with the scholarship."

The scholarship is awarded directly to the student and can be used for any purpose.

The topic for this year's contest is "Why George Washington is still relevant today." Essays must be between 300-400 words in length and need to be received no later than Jan. 20, 2012. The winning essayist will present his or her essay at the Middleborough Republican Town Committee's second annual President's Day Scholarship Luncheon on Feb. 18, 2012.

Students interested in obtaining an essay application form can click here.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Movie Event at Middleborough Public Library

 Tomorrow! 12/27 - *Movie Event* "RIO" 2:00-4:15PM Family Movie and Craft.

Join us in the Large Meeting Room for a craft and a movie! We will be presenting the animated film RIO. As part of the program, we will be creating Brazilian bird masks, a la Rio's Carnivale celebration.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Real Estate Tax Bills Due January 9, 2012

Please be advised that real estate and personal property tax bills have been mailed and are due January 9, 2012.

All abatement applications need to be received by the Assessors’ Office by January 9, 2012 as well and exemption applications are due March 9, 2012.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Greater Attleboro/Taunton HOME Consortium

Please join us to discuss how the Greater Attleboro/Taunton HOME Consortium (GATHC) should spend federal funding that it receives as a participating jurisdiction under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

Taunton’s Office of Economic and Community Development (OECD), as the lead agency for the GATHC, will host these meetings and briefly explain the guidelines of the HOME program. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss ideas and proposals, and make suggestions on how these federal funds could most effectively be used to serve the housing needs of the region’s low and moderate income residents and neighborhoods. Applications for funding proposals will be made available at these meetings and through the OECD following the meetings.


Date: January 5, 2012

Location: Selectmen Meeting Room Council Chambers
Middleboro Town Hall 
10 Nickerson Street
Middleboro, MA 02346 

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sir George and the Dragon at Middleborough Public Library

Put down those presents and prepare to be entertained by the Pumpernickel Puppets and their version of the classic tale, Sir George and the Dragon.

Because of the expected high turnout for both the puppet show and the movie/craft program, tickets are needed for both events. Fire codes require us to limit the number of people in the room to 100.

Tickets will be available for pick-up at the children's library, starting Wednesday, Dec. 21. Tickets must be picked up in person, no phone reservations will be accepted. Families need to show up 15 minutes before the program to keep their seats.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Win this Gingerbread House

'Tis the season for sweets. This wonderful gingerbread house has been donated to the Middleborough Public Library by Amazing Cakes in Lakeville.

The house is being raffled off on December 21. Chances are $1 each or 7 tickets for $5. Stop by soon to enter your family's name.

All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the Middleborough Public Library.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bake Sale at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleboro bake sale is this Sunday, December 18th at the church, before and after service in the Parish Hall. Please consider the sale as you shop, cook and bake and think about what you can contribute. 

We need baked goodies-- breads, cookies, pies, cakes and your favorites, we need cooked items- quiches, soups and stews and your favorite dishes, we need created items- candied nuts, candy, crafts, ornaments, jams and jellies etc. Please wrap your items festively as they may be purchased as a gift.

Thanks to those who have offered to bring something for the sale.
We need a few more people to make this sale a success.
Please label all goods and note if there are nuts in the ingredients.

The cold is coming with high heating bills and the profits from the sale will help our costs.

Please email Andrea Priest shine.coa.mboro@verizon.net if you can donate or for any additional information.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Northbrook Academy Location Open House

Register to attend Northbrook Academy's next open house at their new location at 40 North Main Street in Middleboro. 

The open house will take place on Saturday, December 17th from 10AM- 12PM.

If you are interested in attending this open house, please click here to register.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Meter Reder Position Opening at Middleborough Gas & Electric

The Middleborough Gas & Electric Department has an opening for a Meter Reader. 

                          POSITION DESCRIPTION

DATE:         December 1, 2011
POSTING CLOSES:   December 15, 2011
  •  High School diploma or equivalent
  •  Valid Massachusetts driver's license
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Electric Division Manager or his designee, the Meter Reader will:
  • Read the gas and electric meters in Middleborough and Lakeville so as to maintain the billing schedule
  • Read and reset the demand registers on all meters so equipped
  • Report all broken or damaged meter seals, covers, etc.
  • Maintain the assigned company vehicle in accordance with the current maintenance program
  • Be able to perform work in all adverse weather conditions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Pre-employment drug/alcohol screening required
To obtain a job application, please contact the Middleborough Gas and Electric Department at (508) 947 - 3023.