From the Seekonk Clerk:
Happy September ~ Did you know that there are actually two different dates that mark the end of summer and the beginning of autumn? Meteorologists use the Gregorian calendar to split the year into four equal periods, which means summer comes to an end August 31 and autumn begins September 1. Astronomers base their seasons on celestial events, which they believe that summer usually ends around September 22, in the northern hemisphere, when the hours of daylight and darkness are roughly the same. This is often referred to as the equinox.
Fall will be busy in the Clerk’s office as we continue to work with Animal Control getting as many unregistered dogs in the system as we can. It has been very successful to date as we have registered 2,011 dogs. Animal Control has had to issue many citations which led to people having to appear in court. Don’t let this happen to you. Please remember it is important and a State law that all dogs be registered with the town. Please contact Animal Control (508) 336-6663 or our office (508) 336-2920 if you have any questions about licensing your dog(s). The important thing is to get to your dog a rabies vaccine and licensed every year.
There are no elections scheduled for fall 2019.
September 11, 2019 - The 18th Annual 9/11 ceremony – will be held at the Safety Complex building on Taunton Avenue beginning at 6PM rain or shine. We hope you plan on attending to honor the people who lost their lives on 9/11 and to pay tribute to and thank our first responders and veterans.
October 5, 2019 - The Annual Craft & Vendor Fair – hosted by Seekonk Save A Pet Society, Inc. 10:00AM - 3:00PM.
This is held at the Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School, 650 Newman Ave. The rain date is October 12. This is a well-attended fair and the money raised goes to benefit the homeless dogs and cats at the Seekonk Animal Shelter. The Pet Runway Show starts at 1:30PM. For more information on this event you can go to www.seekonksaveapet.org
October 23, 2019 - Annual Pasta Festival - will be held at the Seekonk High School, 261 Arcade Ave. Hosted by Seekonk Human Services. This is for a good cause as the proceeds go to help families in Seekonk that need heating assistance.
Please remember that starting November 1st you can apply for fuel assistance. For more information on fuel assistance please call Human Services (508) 336-8772.
November 18, 2019 – Annual Fall Town Meeting
The Town Meeting will be held at 261 Arcade Ave Seekonk High School auditorium 7PM.
The last day to register to vote at the town meeting is October 30. The dates have not yet been set when the warrant will open and close please contact the Town Administrator’s office for more information.
Whatever date you choose to believe is the official start to Autumn enjoy all that the season brings and remember the Town Clerk’s office is here to help you in any way we can, with notary services, birth, marriage and death records or a simple yard sale permit, call 508-336-2920 or stop by.