News in brief: Kezer set to give first State of the Town

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The Marblehead Current news in brief is a compilation of need-to-know news items from various sources. Marblehead residents, governmental entities and nonprofits can email 150-200-word submissions for inclusion in the weekly list to

The State of the Town

Marblehead Town Administrator Thatcher Kezer will present the State of the Town on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Select Board Room of Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., at 6:30 p.m. Residents can also watch Kezer’s presentation on Zoom at

This marks the first State of the Town presentation for Kezer since he arrived in Marblehead in June. It may also be the first glimpse at the amount of money Marblehead officials plan to propose raising through a general override of Proposition 2 1/2 at Town Meeting in May.

Got volunteerism?

The following is a list of appointed town boards, commissions and committees with vacancies. Anyone interested in serving on one should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Select Board, Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., or email Call the Select Board’s Office at 781-631-0000 for more information.

— One-year term, Housing Trust Fund.

— One three-year term, Design Review Board.

— One-year term, MBTA Advisory Board.

— Five, three-year terms, Marblehead Cultural Council.

— One-year term, Marblehead Forever Committee.

— One-year term, Task Force Against Discrimination.

Animal shelter accepting volunteers

Volunteers are always needed to help feed and care for abandoned animals housed at the Marblehead Animal Shelter, 44 Village St.

The nonprofit Friends of Marblehead Abandoned Animals was formed for this purpose.

To volunteer, call 781-631-8664.

Historical Commission seeks volunteers

The Marblehead Historical Commission is looking for two volunteers to help fulfill its mission of preserving Marblehead’s history. The commission specifically seeks

Read the full volunteer descriptions: Those interested should email to an expression of interest and qualifications and/or resume. These volunteer positions are the following:

— Director of communications.

— Office director.

Mattress, textile waste bans

As of November, landfills, transfer stations and waste-to-energy facilities across the state can no longer accept mattresses and textiles for disposal.

Beds must be recycled, and fabrics must be donated for reuse or other secondary uses.

The fee for recycling a mattress and box spring at the Marblehead Transfer Station is $25. Textiles include clothes, shoes, linens, towels, curtains and cloth accessories.

At the Marblehead Transfer Station, residents with facility stickers can recycle textiles in the clothing collection bins for no fee. Items must be dry and in trash bags.

Volunteer at Health Department

Residents may volunteer to serve on the Marblehead Recycling Committee, appointed by the Marblehead Board of Health.

The Swap Shed is another place where volunteers can help. Volunteers must also sell facility stickers and check cars for up-to-date stickers as they enter the transfer station.

Contact the Public Health Department at 781-631-0212 for additional volunteer information.

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