News in Brief

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 200-word submissions for inclusion in the weekly list to

Public meetings

The following public meetings were posted to as of press time. All public meetings are subject to change, so check the town’s website before heading out the door.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

— 6:30 p.m., Recreation and Park Commission

— 7 p.m., Water and Sewer Commission

— 7 p.m., Old & Historic Districts Commission

— 7: 30 p.m, Board of Health

Wednesday, Feb. 8

— 9:15 a.m., Moderator’s Committee to report on the costs of implementing Article 44

— 7:15 p.m., Marblehead Cultural Council

Thursday, Feb. 9

— Noon, Finance Committee Liaisons Joint with Marblehead School Committee – Budget Subcommittee

— Noon, Marblehead School Committee

— Noon, Marblehead School Committee – Budget Subcommittee Joint with Town Finance Committee Liaisons

— 7 p.m., Conservation Commission

— 7:30 p.m., Task Force Against Discrimination Meeting

The State of the Town presentation

Read the State of the Town presentation offered by Town Administrator Thatcher Kezer on Feb. 1 at

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. Read the full volunteer descriptions at 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

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 may 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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