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"Any maintenance which does not affect structure, egress, fire protection systems, fire ratings, energy conservation provisions, plumbing, sanitary, gas, electrical, or other utilities.” Replacing a single cabinet may not require a permit but if there is electrical system getting affected, the work will require an electrical permit. For the same reason, replacing entire cabinet system will require authorization. Paving projects do not require a building permit but will require a permit from the Department of Public Works if work is being done within the public right-of-way. There are also zoning restrictions on the amount and location of paving, so check first with the Building Department.
A plot plan/site plan is required in conformance with 780 CMR 9th Edition, Section 107.2.5, and is required with every new permit application.
Are for Shrewsbury residents who are on the Town's PAYT program only (condos and apartments with private pick-up service are exempt. Please contact your management office or condo association for proper disposal methods.)
Large household items. Please see some examples below:
You do not need to schedule a pick-up.
Please refer to the list below:
Boylston Shell Station, 328 Shrewsbury Street, Boylston
CVS, 197 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury
Flynn's Truck Stop, 307 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury
Maple Avenue Shell Station, 29 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury
Papa's Hardware, 276 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury
Price Chopper, 731 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury - AT THE COURTESY COUNTER
Rite Aid, 557 Main Street, Shrewsbury
Rocky's Ace Hardware, 261 West Main Street, Northboro
Shaw's Supermarket, 50 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury - AT THE COURTESY COUNTER
Shrewsbury Shell Station, 271 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury
Sunoco, 524 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury
Stop & Shop, 539 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury - AT THE COURTESY COUNTER
Walgreen's, 225 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury
Coyotes can be found in nearly every town/city in Massachusetts. Coyotes are a prevalent wild animal in Shrewsbury. Each territory has a resident family unit which consists of an alpha male and female (they mate for life), possibly 1 or 2 “teenage” coyotes called associate/helpers, and during the spring and summer a litter of 2 – 4 pups.
Coyotes are opportunistic feeders, meaning they will feed on whatever is most readily available and easy to obtain. Their primary foods include fruit, berries, small rodents, rabbits, birds, snakes, frogs, and insects. They will scavenge on animal remains, including road-kills, as well as garbage and pet food left outdoors. In suburban areas they prey upon unprotected pets, including outdoor house cats and unsupervised domestic dogs. Because coyotes utilize so many different food sources, they have adapted to and live in a variety of habitats including urban and heavily populated areas.
No, an increase in sightings does not necessarily mean that the coyote population is growing. Coyotes are territorial animals that actively defend their territory from transient coyotes. This means that they travel between 2 to 30 square miles while patrolling their territory. A single coyote traveling through his territory may be reported several times, which may lead people to believe that there are more coyote then there really are.
Coyotes primarily travel between dusk and dawn but during the spring and summer, when food needs are higher, they will move around during the daytime. This does not mean that they are rabid.
Like most animals, coyotes are giving birth to and raising their young in the spring, so during this time they have to search for more food to feed their young. Coyotes breed between February and March; the pups are born between April and May. Litters average approximately 3 pups that are weaned at 2 months old and fully independent at 9 months old..
Massachusetts is the third most densely populated state in the country, losing 40 acres of land a day to development. As habitat decreases, human and wildlife interactions increase. Coyotes are drawn to neighborhoods due to human encroachment of coyote habitat and for food and water, which is generally easily available in urban and suburban areas.
There are several simple steps you can do to minimize your chances of experiencing wildlife conflicts:– Never feed a wild animal– Avoid any contact with wildlife– Keep trash securely covered or indoors– Feed pets inside or supervise outdoor feedings/keep area clean– Keep cats/dogs indoors and supervise them while outdoors– Report any unusual behavior to local animal officials
Coyotes are usually afraid of humans but if you encounter one while hiking, etc. you should attempt to leave the area calmly (do not run) and make loud noises. If a coyote is in your yard, let the coyote know that it is not welcome by making loud noises (like banging pots and pans together), spray it with hose, toss tennis balls near the animal or use a party horn in a can – you want to scare them away, not hurt them. And NEVER attempt to touch, tame or feed a wild animal.
Coyotes are part of the New England landscape and they are here to stay. Efforts to eradicate the coyote across the country have failed largely because of the coyotes’ ability to adapt to changing circumstances and replenish their numbers. Removing coyotes is a short-term solution because it leaves the habitat open and transient coyotes looking for a territory will take the place of ones who are removed and the conflict will continue. The long-term solution is to focus on conflict prevention.
Coyotes are under the control of the State of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. As is all wildlife in Massachusetts. By law the Animal Control Officer can only intervene when an animal is non to be sick or injured A single animal which can be positively identified can be destroyed, however just the mere fact of them in an area is not cause to destroy or remove them. Coyotes taking pets are not considered an immediate threat to human safety; therefore ACO's and municipal police departments are not authorized to remove these wild animals. The Environmental Police is the law enforcement agencies in which you can call regarding coyote concerns at 1-800-632-8075
When one hears a family of coyotes howling, it is easy to get the impression that the area is overflowing with coyotes. In reality, there are usually just 2-6 coyotes, including the pups. Howling is the main way for coyotes to communicate with others. Although some people find it unnerving, this howl serves many purposes, none of which are malicious:- Coyotes are telling non-family members to stay out of their territory.- Family members howl as a means to locate each other within their territory.- Pups practice howling and can be very vocal in late summer as they attempt to mimic their parents.- When there is a potential threat towards the pups, the older coyotes will scatter throughout the area and howl in order to distract the threat away from the den site.
Counting coyotes by listening to their howls can be quite difficult, even to a trained ear. Usually it takes a trained researcher, familiar with the vocalizations of the pack, to differentiate the howls of individuals; two coyotes howling with their pups can often sound like many more.
By going to the Mass Fisheries and Wildlife Website at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/learn-about-coyotes
Or the Mass ASPCA website at https://www.mspca.org/animal_protection/co-existing-with-coyotes/
If it is a life or death situation, fire, you need an ambulance, you think there is an intruder or you similar problem, then call 911. Otherwise, call the town department that provides the service you need.
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Books and other items in good condition and that are clean and mold-free: including children’s books, CD’s, and DVDs, large print books, commercially recorded items: music on CDs,
We cannot accept items which are unhealthy to handle, dirty, moldy, smelly, burnt, chewed, damp or missing covers. We also cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias and magazines.
Donated items may be added to the library’s collection, given them to the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library for their book sale, or disposed of them through book recycling programs.
As the receiving institution, the Library cannot assign a value to the books you donate. Donors must determine the value of donated items.
The library has limited space for accepting and storing donations, so there are times when we must limit the number of donations, or turn away donations entirely. It is always best to call in advance if you wish to donate books, especially if donating more than three bags or boxes. The Circulation Services Desk can be reached at 508-842-0081 X3 can assist you.
Flags are placed on veteran's graves by volunteer girl scouts on the Sunday prior to Memorial Day. Please make sure there is a flag holder visible on the lot.
Contact our office a minimum of 48 hours prior to the closing date to set up a final reading with our office staff. The new owner name(s) will be required at the time of the final bill request. The final bill will need to paid in full at time of pick up at our office. View