- Today is the first day of school for the Danvers Public Schools. Are you excited? Don't forget you can share your first day photos right here.
- Pickering Street is back open to regular traffic. Town Manager Wayne Marquis informed the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night that as of last Friday, the street was re-opened in time for the start of school, although there is still work to be done to finish installing a new culvert. The street was closed for several weeks over the summer while public works crews replaced an aging, faulty culvert. Marquis said crews still need to install new riprap (rocks or other materials used to fortify shoreline structures against erosion), but that wouldn't get in the way of regular traffic. "It may not be paved, but it's back open again," remarked Selectman Bill Clark.
- Over at St. Mary of the Annunciation School, the private Catholic PreK-8 school gets underway Wednesday as well with a new principal at the helm in Sear Reardon. An announcement from the school says Reardon is a Lawrence native with 19 years in public education. He's also the school's first male principal, taking over from former principal Katherine Hunter. After graduating from the Saint Patrick School and Central Catholic High School, Reardon earned a bachelor's degree in special education at Fitchburg State and also holds a master's in school administration. He's taught at the elementary level, middle school and high school in Lawrence and Andover and is an active member of Saint Patrick Parish in Lawrence. He still lives there today with his wife and daughter.
- The Board of Health will meet Thursday to consider, among other items, some proposed changes to the town transfer station. Those changes include extended operating hours, increased tonnage and more recycling. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Toomey Room at Town Hall.
- The policy subcommittee of the Danvers school board also meets Thursday (9:30 a.m.) in the superintendent's office at Danvers High to discuss safety and security.
Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Danvers.