Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Deadline to Register to Vote for the State Primary Election

Bridgewater Town Clerk’s Office reminds residents that Wednesday, August 15, 2018 is the deadline to register to vote and/or change party enrollment for the upcoming State Primary Election to be held on September 4th.

The Voter Registration Session will be held at the Academy Building, 66 Central Square and will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 15th.

Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before August 15th are eligible to register. Those meeting these qualifications who have a Massachusetts Driver’s License can submit their registration online at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-697-0921.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bridgewater Youth Soccer Recreational League Registration

Come join the fun at Bridgewater Youth Soccer's Flagg Street fields this fall! Register your child today for the 8-week Fall Recreational League, open to Bridgewater residents ages 4 - entering grade 9.

What's the commitment?

All games will be held on Saturdays. Children in divisions Grades 1/2 and above will have one practice during the week.

What's the cost?
The cost of the program is $95.00 (or $75.00 for early bird registration now through August 5) per child with a multiple child discount of $10.00 each additional child after first registration.

How can I register?Visit the BYSA website at: http://www.bridgewateryouthsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=512258 and click on the red "Register Today" button.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

On The Spot Admission Offered at BSU Transfer Night

Apply for admission into a Bridgewater State University bachelor’s night or online degree program and receive an on-the-spot admissions decision at the College of Continuing Studies Transfer Night on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the BSU Welcome Center, 45 Plymouth St.

Continuing Studies offers 11 campus-based night degree programs in Bridgewater and a new online degree completion program in communication studies with concentrations in public relations or film, video and media studies.

On-the-spot admission at Transfer Night provides prospective students the opportunity to apply for admission and start the fall enrolled in a bachelor’s night or online program.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements listed on the Transfer Night website a www.bridgew.edu/ccs/tn. Admissions professionals from the College of Continuing Studies will be on hand to discuss degree programs, transferring credits to BSU and the admissions process.

BSU offers more than 500 night and online courses each semester. Night degree completion programs in Bridgewater include: accounting and finance, art, communication studies, criminal justice, economics, English, management, marketing, psychology, sociology and special education (Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8 or 5-12 concentration).

For more information or to register for the session, call 508.531.2788 or visitwww.bridgew.edu/ccs.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Research Firm to Conduct Planning Survey for Town of Bridgewater

In mid-August 2018; the Town of Bridgewater will be conducting residential telephone surveys, as part of a long-term planning study for the town. The purpose of this survey is to measure residents' opinions regarding a variety of town services, resources, and identify opportunities to drive economic development. The survey itself will be conducted by GreatBlue Research, Inc., a professional research firm located in Cromwell, CT. This survey will be vital in helping the Town understand the concerns and priorities of its residents/businesses and guide them in making decisions that best reflect the changing goals and needs of its population. 

A random sample of Bridgewater residents will be called and the name of the firm ("GreatBlue") will show up on caller ID should you have the technology at your home. If you do not have the technology, the phone number that appears will be 860-740-4000, or a variation of that (i.e., 860-740-4005, -4006 or -4007). As required by the Code of Ethics of the National Council on Public Polls and the United States Privacy Act of 1974, GreatBlue Research, Inc. maintains the anonymity of respondents to surveys the firm conducts. No information will be released that might, in any way, reveal the identity of the respondent to the Town of Bridgewater.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Town-Wide Mandatory Water Meter Replacement Program

The Water Department has initiated a mandatory program to upgrade all Town water meter to a cellular read meter reading system. Which means that all residential water meters in Town will need to be replaced with these new cellular meters. The Water Department has hired a third party vendor, Mass Installation Inc. (MII), to install theses meters. The program will continue until all residential meters have been replaced.

Notices will be sent to all residents to schedule appointments when the company reaches your section of Town. Please call the 800 number on the notice to schedule an appointment to have your meter replaced. If a resident does not respond to the flyer, Mass Installation may go door to door to attempt to schedule an appointment.

This meter replacement is at no cost to the homeowner's that already have existing Town water meters in their homes.

If people have questions or concerns they can call the Water Department directly at 508-697-0910.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Free Movie Saturdays in Bridgewater

Free Movie Saturdays is coming to Bridgewater starting next Saturday! Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, Family Photos & More - all FREE! Activities begin at 6:30 PM and the movie starts at sundown. Bring your friends and family and enjoy!

Sponsored by MeetingHouse Church 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Holistic Healthy Hounds: Canine Nutrition and Health

“Holistic Healthy Hounds: Canine Nutrition and Health” workshop with Liz White from Sweetwolf Training and Nutrition

Tuesday, July 24th @ 6:30 pm being held at the Bridgewater Public Library

Learn the ins and outs of the dog food world and how feeding commercial diets impacts canine health. Participants will learn how to incorporate fresh farm ingredients into their dog's food, the benefits of feeding ingredients that are produced close to home, and holistic options to aid in the management of common canine ailments.

Liz White is a certified trainer and canine behaviorist with 10+ years in the animal care field. She loves putting her passions for local, organic, sustainable foods and animals together to help humans and their furry friends all feel their best. Liz co-runs Sweetwolf Training & Nutrition - they make incredible raw dog food, with sustainable ingredients they grow & raise! 

Registration is required. Register at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org, go to events scroll to July 24th and click register. Workshop is free and open to the public.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Bridgewater State University Bridge Partnership Program

During the week of July 23rd, the Senior Center and the Bridgewater Housing Authority will be welcoming Middle School and High School students from Bridgewater State University’s Summer Bridge Partnership program. Special events are being planned that week from 1:00-3:00 pm, MondayThursday, and include: Painting with the Senior Painters, a technology program including an ice cream social, BINGO with prizes, and a car wash. More details will be posted, including specific events, dates, and times. We hope you will join us during this week to give these students a fun experience!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Catch Your Pet Reading!

The dog days of summer are here.  Time to show off your furry friends! Post a photo of your pet "reading" a book on the Bridgewater Public Library Facebook or Instagram page using the hashtag #BWPLCaughtReading for a chance to win a prize for your dog or cat. Make sure you include your pet's name. Winner will be randomly selected on July 24th at our upcoming Canine Nutrition & Health program. All entries are due by July 23rd!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

English as a Second Language Group

Bridgewater Resources Education And Development Community Outreach Center will be kicking off their English As A Second Language Group on Saturday, July 7th at 10 a.m. at BREAD, which is located at 46 Central Square.

Do you know anyone who would like to learn English or someone who can speak English but would like to learn more pronunciation, grammar or conversational English for free?

For more information visit 46 Central Square Tues - Sat 10-2 or call 508-524-3895.