The ospreys at the Cox reservation in Manchester are about to become parents, according to the Essex County Greenbelt Association. This family is the first since a platform was erected at the reservation five years ago.
The eggs are expected to hatch in early June, and the association is looking for suggestions for names.
Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you could win a prize!
Drugs and waste
Today, the Manchester Police Department in collaboration with the Manchester Board of Health will be hosting a prescription drug take-back program.
Residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted and unused medications in their original containers with the personal information crossed out from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sewer Treatment Plant. Those dropping off medications may do so anonymously.
The program provides a safe location for residents to take medications they no longer need. This will help reduce and prevent the potential abuse by others, and provide a system for destroying the medications by way of incineration, which is less likely to contaminate water systems.
This event will be held in conjunction with the Board of Health's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
There is no cost and no preregistration for residents to participate in only the prescription drug take-back program.
Residents who wish to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day must contact the Board of Health at email@example.com to register for an appointment. Questions may be directed to the Board of Health at 978-526-7385.
The Essex Better Business Bureau will be giving a talk about identity theft at the TOHP Burhman Library in Essex at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The presentation offers the chance to learn more about this modern risk, and learn ways for residents to protect against becoming a victim.
Manchester Public Library's graphic novel book group will meet Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "Watchmen" by Alan Moore. "Watchmen," which has been made into a movie, is about an alternate history in which superheroes roam the streets.
The meeting is limited to those 16 and older.
The Manchester Essex School District calendar for the 2012-2013 school year is available on the school district's website. Parents are encouraged to check it out to get a head start on planning.
On Monday at 11:59 p.m., the winter clam flats in Essex known as The Spit (southwest of the marked closure line), Joe's Creek, Jehu's Bank, and America's Bank will be closed per unanimous vote of selectmen at the recommendation of the shellfish constable.
A rabies clinic for pets owned by Manchester and Essex residents will be Wednesday, May 2, at the Essex Fire Station on Martin Street between 4 and 6 p.m. A small fee, payable to the Veterinary Association of the North Shore, will be charged for each vaccination. Dogs should be on a leash and cats in a cat carrier. Residents with questions regarding the rabies vaccination clinic may contact the Manchester Board of Health Office at 978-526=7385.
Stephanie Bergman compiles information about events, services and programs in Manchester and Essex. If you have a news tip or submission for the weekly Town Talk column, you can reach Stephanie Bergman at 978-283-7000 x3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.