---- — The Manchester Essex Conservation Trust has planned a walk through the Manchester and Essex woods, meeting at the town boundary on Saturday, April 27.
In Manchester, the meeting place is the Cedar Swamp parking lot near Old School Street; the Essex meeting place is off Andrews Avenue. Walkers will step off from each end of the trail around 1 p.m. and meet in the middle. The event is set to end around 3 p.m.
There will be some entertainment and light refreshments will be served at the town boundary between Manchester and Essex.
Once people reach the town boundary, they may either walk to the other town and take a shuttle back or go out the same way they came in.
The walk is part of the Manchester Essex Conservation Trusts’ 50th anniversary; for more information call 978-890-7153.
Drug Take Back Day set
Essex has set aside Saturday, April 27, to take part in National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Essex Emergency Center at 24 Martin St.
All drug drop-offs are anonymous; no identification or information is required. The event is organized by the Essex Police Department and the Essex Board of Health.
Items that will be accepted include prescription and over-the-counter medication, medication samples, vitamins, narcotics and liquid medication.
Needles, thermometers, intravenous bags, infected or bloody material or inhalers will not be accepted.
Hazardous waste collection
The Manchester Board of Health’s annual household hazardous waste collection day will take place on Saturday, April 27.
If you would like to register for the event, please email your name, address and phone number to email@example.com or call to 978-526-7385. You will receive a confirmation from the Board of Health which will include an appointment time as well as a list of acceptable and unacceptable items for the collection. As the cost is determined on a per car basis, residents are asked to contact Manchester friends and neighbors and make every effort to carpool to this event.
Flushing water mains
From 8 p.m. to midnight on Monday, April 22, Manchester will begin flushing the water mains starting on upper Pine Street.
During the flushing process, the water can become discolored and residents may wish to avoid washing clothes during this time. If discoloration appears in the water at your faucet, run the water for a few minutes from an outside spigot and it should clear.
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