WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce that the town of Wrentham is holding a public forum next week on the proposed rezoning for the Route 1 corridor.
Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
Wrentham Senior Center, 400 Taunton St.
The Town of Wrentham invites residents and members of the public to attend the first of several forums that will take place over the coming months about proposed rezoning for the Route 1 corridor. The Planning Board will also hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning changes late this summer.
Residents will be asked to vote on the zoning changes at the Fall Town Meeting in November.
A presentation will be given at the forum by Cathy McCabe, a specialist in strategic planning and economic development and principal of McCabe Enterprises, about the current zoning and it’s challenges, the process through which the proposed rezoning was developed and the benefits the zoning changes would offer. The forum will also include a working group session, light refreshments and opportunities for residents to share their thoughts, opinions, questions and concerns.
“We are looking forward to sharing the proposed rezoning with residents, and hearing their thoughts and questions,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “Rezoning this corridor is a major undertaking for our town and will have significant implications for years to come, and it’s an exciting opportunity for us all to shape the economic development of Wrentham.”
Today, there are seven zoning districts within the approximately two-mile stretch of Route 1 in Wrentham. The proposed zoning changes would replace those districts with three new ones designed to better support future development while preserving natural resources in the area. The plans also include traffic improvements.
The proposed new zoning would not impact current businesses or organizations operating in the area.
Town Administrator Sweet, Planning Director Rachel Benson, and other representatives from town boards and committees will be present at the forum.
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to share that the Town of Wrentham will host its 2nd annual Bushwacker5 trail race this weekend.
Saturday, June 8. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m.
Race awards ceremony and buffet begins at 1 p.m.
Check-in at Sweatt Beach. The course runs along the Wollomonopoag Trails.
The awards ceremony and buffet will be held at Parker’s Pub on Shears Street.
To kick off the summer season, the Town of Wrentham is hosting its second annual Bushwacker5, a 5K race open to runners, walkers and hikers of all ages.
The 5K course runs through the Wollomonopoag Trails. The trials pass through the Wollomonopoag Conservation area, one of 11 conservation land properties in Wrentham. The 5K race is held each year in an effort to promote awareness for the town’s trails and open space.
“Wrentham is fortunate to have so much beautiful town-owned conservation land, and this 5K provides a great opportunity for everyone to get outside and enjoy these trails,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “The 5K is also a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, and I encourage anyone interested to sign up and join in on the fun this weekend.”
Awards will be given to the top three runners in Saturday’s race.
Registration is $20 for teens and children age 17 and younger and $30 for adults age 18 and older. On the day of the race, registration will cost $25 for children and teens under 17 and $35 for adults more than 18-years-old. To register online, click here.
The registration fee covers participation in the officially timed 5K, use of Sweatt Beach for the day, including family, a catered buffet lunch and one complimentary beer at Parker’s Pub on Shears Street, a Bushwacker5 sticker and a Bushwacker5 mason jar glass.
Official 2019 Bushwacker5 t-shirts will be available for sale on Saturday.
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to share that the Town of Wrentham held its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday.
Hundreds of locals attended the parade, which began at 10:30 a.m. on Randall Road on Monday, May 27. The parade proceeded down South Street to the Center Cemetery, where an assembly was held at the flag pole near the veterans burial area.
Veteran’s Agent Mike Hennessy gave a welcome address at the assembly, followed by an opening prayer by Father Joe Mozer of St. Mary’s Parish and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by local boy scouts.
Hennessy also recognized local veterans during the assembly.
Selectman Chair Joe Botaish and State Rep. Shawn Dooley also gave remarks at the ceremony. The assembly also included a laying of a wreath by local boy scouts; Victoria McComb of Norton sang the National Anthem; Christine Zinnack of Attleboro sang “America the Beautiful;” Ryan McGill, 13, of Wrentham gave a reading of the poem, “Freedom isn’t Free;” the King Philip Marching band performed Taps; acknowledgements from Grand Marshal Richard Bergman; and a closing prayer from Pastor Elaine Gaetani of the Original Congregational Church of Wrentham.
“The Memorial Day Parade is an annual tradition that honors our veterans and those who have given their lives while serving our country,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “It was a beautiful day for the town of Wrentham to come together and recognize our military members.”
After the assembly, the parade procession marched toward the town’s war memorial monuments.