Friday, January 13, 2012
David J. Field, P.E. will take over as the new head of the department.
An Attleboro resident has just taken on a high profile position in Easton. Easton Town Administrator David Colton announced Friday morning that David J. Field, P.E., of Attleboro will be the next Director of the Department of Public Works. He will replace Wayne Southworth, who retired last month after 42 years in the department and 11 years as the department's director. Colton said Field, who has served as the Director of Engineering for Dedham since 2005, will help Easton in in "project management-particularly in sewer and transportation related construction." "Director Field will take the lead role in completing the Town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan, the revitalization of North Easton Village, the renovation of …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The town won't be providing curb side waste removal until mid-October.
The Seekonk Department of Public Works transfer station is open during its regular hours for dropping off yard waste. It's located at 350 Fall River Ave. behind the American Legion Hall. Station hours: Brush and small limbs with six-inches in diameter or less only. No commercial trucks are allowed in the station. Seekonk will not be providing curbside collection of yard waste until mid-October.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
New solar panels atop the Department of Public Works building could allow the building to produce more electricity than it uses.
New innovations at the Department of Public Works could save taxpayers a lot of money. "We could completely offset our electricity use," said Superintendent of Public Works Bob Lamoureux. "I've been told that there is a good possibility." But spectators won't notice a change in the Taunton Avenue building's appearance as of late - unless flying over it. On Aug. 26, construction began on 150 solar panels now mounted on the building's roof. The panels didn't magically install themselves. "We were approached by a group called Sustainable Seekonk," said Lamoureux. "They suggested we do this, we looked into it and found that it was a real possibility." The Department of Public Works first got a clean energy grant to purchase a "big belly …