Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Town Council Public Hearing - 12/17/2019

Town Council Public Hearing:

At their meeting to be held in the Academy Building, 66 Central Square on 12/17/2019, the Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:40 p.m. on Order O-FY20-037: Order of Taking - Property on Elm Street.  This is for the portion of property located at 1233 Pleasant Street, Route 104, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, which is more particularly described in a Deed recorded at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds Book 3172, Page 364. 

The taking is for the purpose of laying out and widening the intersection of Elm Street and Pleasant Street. Copies of the full Order are available for inspection by the public on the following pages and on file with the Town Council Clerk.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Off the Common Coffeehouse Concert this Saturady

The Off the Common Coffeehouse concert on Saturday December 7th will see Genna & Jesse and Andy & Judy sharing the stage for an amazing evening of Music starting at 7:30pm. The $15 tickets will be available only at the door when they open at 7:00pm. The Coffeehouse is at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA

Genna & Jesse
Genna & Jesse are defined by a unique alchemy born of the quirky chemistry, intricate vocal harmonies and ardent storytelling which infuse their songwriting and vibrant performances. With whispers (and sometimes roars) of folk, blue-eyed soul, jazz, blues, torch song, and popular music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, their self-chosen genre “retro soul pop” doesn’t fully encompass what they conjure up in their joyful live shows and sensual, deliberate albums. These two shrug off music industry conventions in favor of doing what feels good, and this genre-defying dedication to being current and free has an exciting and irresistible effect. Drawing inspiration from their romantic nomadic lifestyle, Genna & Jesse might best be described as modern troubadours, generously offering listeners glimpses of their always-moving world with something fresh, true and genuinely independent. Genna & Jesse are currently touring internationally to promote their newest release, "Say OK.” Their ongoing tour, which includes club venues, house concerts, restaurants, cafes, and festivals, is being done with as small a carbon footprint as possible.

Andy & Judy
Andy & Judy are a Boston area folk duo who perform regularly at libraries, coffeehouses and concert venues throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Great Lakes regions. Their original, lyric driven songs feature close harmonies blending Judy's evocative alto and Andy's rich baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy & Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele, and percussion. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, the influences of country, gospel, blues, and bluegrass can be heard in their songs. This duo has released 5 CDs of original music. - Riverbend (2012), Dragonfly (2014), Follow Your Dream (2015), This Old Town (2017), and Reflections (2018).

Monday, December 2, 2019

Forum on 2020 Election Issues

Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect (BCCR), formed four years ago to promote civil discourse and respectful behavior among all citizens, is sponsoring its second, yearly series of forums on relevant topics of widespread interest. The forums, entitled “Being Neighborly: Building Common Ground,” focus on respectful sharing of differing/diverging views on the topic at hand. 

On Monday, December 9th , for the second forum of the new season, the topic is:

The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Michael Kryzanek, Prof. Emeritus, Bridgewater State University. There will no guest panelists, just an audience of townsfolk debating the issues.

We’ll talk about taxes, Medicare, foreign wars, climate change, abortion, and more.

The forum begins at 6:30 PM at the Bridgewater Public Library.

All are welcome.