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Week of September 16 to September 23, 2021
Lunch is served at the Old Murdock Senior Center, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon, at 11:30 a.m.
Call 978-297-3155 before noon the preceding day to RSVP. Suggested donation of $3 to help cover costs.

July 2021 Senior Center Newsletter (PDF)

YARD SALES

Holding a yard sale in Winchendon? Send the details to editor@winchendoncourier.net by 6:00 p.m. of the Thursday before your sale

Indoor Yard Sale Ongoing at Senior Center

The annual "indoor yard sale" will be ongoing at the Old Murdock Senior Center through September. Stop in to see what new treasures have been added! Check with Senior Center staff if you have items to donate for the sale. Old Murdock Senior Center, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon, 978-297-3155.

Parent/Professional Advocacy League Offers Support for Winchendon Families

In February 2021, PPAL launched a series of meetings designed to provide information and support for families in Winchendon and surrounding towns. These meetings, called the Winchendon Family Network Social, are being held virtually on alternate Tuesday afternoons. Parents whose children face behavioral health challenges discuss their experiences, share knowledge and tips and provide support. Groups are led by a trained facilitator.

Mental health concerns among children have grown during the shutdown due to the pandemic. Many parents report that they need help figuring out what to do and where to go. The Winchendon Family Network Social was designed to provide this help. For more information contact PPAL at parentsupportgroup@ppal.net

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

Open your home and heart to an International Exchange Student from a variety of countries. They are 15 - 18 yrs. old, fully insured, bring own spending money, all speak English and attend your local high school for the academic year 2021-2022. Bring the world to your doorstep. Make a friendship for a lifetime! Contact Area Coordinator - Pat Darby at 978-632-8270 or email: patdarby6@yahoo.com. visit our website: nw-services.com

NFA Behavioral Health

Addiction and Mental Health Resources for Veterans

GROWING PLACES
LOCAL PRODUCE PICK-UP / DELIVERY PROGRAM

Do you receive SNAP?
If you do, you receive additional benefits every month that you cannot see on your SNAP fund balance to purchase local produce.
These benefits are called the Healthy Incentive Program (HIP).
This program is available only for MA residents.

About the Program
Begins the First Week of December 2020
Growing Places was just approved by the Department of Transitional Assistance to start a weekly produce delivery program for residents to use their HIP benefits. Download this form to sign up (PDF).
You can either mail the completed form to Growing Places, 325 Lindell Ave., Leominster, MA, 01453. OR, contact Growing Places by email (staff@growingplaces.org) or by phone (978-598-3723) and we will arrange a time to pick up your completed form. You can also contact us with questions about this program.

If you do not have SNAP you can still participate in this program.
Please call or email us and we will help you sign up via credit or debit.

Where does the Produce Come From?
Growing Places grows produce indoors during the winter hydroponically and purchases produce from our local farmers.

Current Produce Pick-Up/Delivery Schedule in Winchendon

Pick-up: Not Just Produced, 290 Central St., Friday between 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Home Delivery: Ipswich Drive Friday between 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Home Delivery: Hyde Park Drive Friday between 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

House of Peace and Education in Gardner has some great programs for children and women available to local residents.

HOPE for Kids has three afterschool programs. The Afterschool program, a professionally directed mentoring and tutoring, serves children in grades 3 and 4. The Pals Mentoring program is a professionally directed mentoring program that provides young children with opportunities for fun, peer interaction, creative skills development, positive social behaviors, building friendships and exploring expressions of feelings. Teen HOPE is a professionally directed program that offers youth in grades 5-7 academic, cultural and social skill building support.

HOPE Job Readiness & Training Program is an 8 week individualized program of computer and job-skills training for adults who wish to learn new skills in order to enter or re-enter the workforce, to get better jobs or to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.

For information on these programs call HOPE at 978-630-4752 ext 6.

Clyde's Corner

It's Happening Around the Winch!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. performed by Matt & Kyle. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18

Bottle and Can Drive 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Sponsored by Murdock High School. Any returnable bottle and can is welcome. What do we do with them? The funds collected go to various student groups. The metal tabs are collected and donated to Shriners' Hospitals. Coca-Cola codes are collected and entered to benefit Murdock Middle School. Then the plastic caps are donated to a project that recycles them into plastic benches and playground equipment. At 273 Central Street, in CAC parking lot. Weather permitting.

Tour de Winchendon 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. Bicycle around Winchendon visiting local businesses and organizations, end at Picnic at the Park! Further information on how to register at their https://www.facebook.com/events/346702590436840. Winchendon Recreation Commission, Winchendon Community Park and HEAL Winchendon in collaboration.

Picnic in the Park 11:00 a.m. Join us this month for superheros and fairies. Will will have a food truck, Crafts, and story/comic walks. We will have a comic strip contest where you can bring your own comic strip or create it at the park on our template. Scavenger hunts, fair house building, Super hero training and if we are lucky maybe a magical unicorn will even show up. We hope this is fun for all ages not just the children. As always if you would like to volunteer to help at this event please reach out to Tiffany 978-413-4408. Sponsored by and held at Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Drive.

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. performed by the Martin & Kelly Band. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live acoustic music from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. performed by Sam Femino. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

"Throwback to the 60s" Concert 2:00-4:00 p.m. Wear some tie-dye and love beads for this free event on the Templeton Common. The "Throwback to the 60s" band has played at New England venues including the Big E and Foxwoods Casino. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Funded by the Templeton Cultural Council

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Drive-Through Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Our Neighbor's Kitchen goes take-out! Pick up a hearty meal to go, while practicing safe social distancing. This week's menu will be pulled pork with creamy mac 'n cheese. Drive or walk on through the front circle to pick up your meal. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. musicians TBA. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25

Yard Sale Benefiting Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue 8:00 a.m. 100% of proceeds from the Yard Sale benefit the caring of our shelter animals in Foster Care, Templeton, Winchendon and Leominster PetSmart. At Ahimsa Templeton shelter, 381R Baldwinville Rd, Templeton, MA.

7th Annual Golf Tournament 8:00 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Winchendon Fire Relief Association. $125 per person, $500 per team for green fees, cart, food and entry into the Mathieu Ford Hole-in-One Contest. For information or to register, email WFDRelief@gmail.com. At Templewood Golf Course, 160 Brooks Rd., Templeton, MA.

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. musicians TBA. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

To Each His Own Design 30th Anniversary 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. To Each His Own Design celebrates 30 years in business with a Customer Appreciation Event! Raffles, live music performed by Deacon Express, and more! At 172 Central St., Winchendon.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live acoustic music from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. musicians TBA. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

Winchendon Winds Concert 2:00 p.m. "Repertoire Classics." Free admission, pre-concert refreshments. At the UU Church of Winchendon, 126 Central St.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28

Chicken BBQ at the Senior Center 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Join us Tuesday, September 28th for a delicious chicken BBQ! We've got chicken, potato salad, bread, dessert , beverages, and dessert. Cost is $5.00 per person. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, September 16th, 2021 by calling the office at 978-297-3155. At Old Murdock Senior Center, 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30

Our Neighbor's Kitchen Drive-Through Dinner 5:30 p.m. at UU Church of Winchendon. Our Neighbor's Kitchen goes take-out! Pick up a hearty meal to go, while practicing safe social distancing. This week's menu will be baked pork chops with applesauce gravy, sides and dessert. Drive or walk on through the front circle to pick up your meal. Free-will donation $2 per person, $5 per family; no one turned away. 126 Central Street.

On The Same Page Book Club 6:30-7:30 p.m. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. This month we turn our focus to Afghanistan and read a beautiful, heart-wrenching story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love. At the Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant Street, Winchendon. Copies of the book available to borrow at the front desk.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. musicians TBA. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 2

Beals Memorial Library 108th Birthday Celebration 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. You are invited to the Beals Memorial Library's 108th Birthday Party! Celebrate the library's birthday with the Friends, Trustees and Staff. Refreshments will be available and Book Sale will be open during the celebration. At Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant Street, Winchendon.

Mount Grace 35th Annual Meeting at Captain's Farm 11:00 a.m. Keynote speech by Fred Freeman of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc., locally sourced lunch and drinks, kids' activities, a guided walk of the property by Eric White, and more. $35 per person includes lunch and drink ticket. Pre-register at mountgrace.org. At Captain's Farm, 106 Elmwood Rd., Winchendon.

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. musicians TBA. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 3

Pop Up Bull Yard 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Bull Spit Brewing Company. Beer, wine, slushies, snacks, music, open-air seating. Live acoustic music from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. musicians TBA. Partnering with Not Just Produced and Gabby's Pizza. At 270 Central St., Winchendon.

Community Heart & Soul Kick Off 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Winchendon has been selected as a Heart & Soul Community! Join us to learn about this exciting initiative and how you can get involved. At the Clark Memorial YMCA, 155 Central St., Winchendon.

AND COMING UP...

SATURDAY OCTOBER 9

Winchendon Fall Festival 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Vendors, raffles, demonstrations, food, live performances, local craftspersons, businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs. Click here for vendor application (PDF). For more info contact Nicole Roberts, 978-297-3537 or nroberts@townofwinchendon.com. On Central Street in Winchendon (from Front Street to Maple Street).

Winchendon Winds Concert 10:00 a.m. "From the Stage." Presented as part of the Winchendon Fall Festival. At the UU Church of Winchendon, 126 Central St.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 16

Bottle and Can Drive 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Sponsored by Murdock High School. Any returnable bottle and can is welcome. What do we do with them? The funds collected go to various student groups. The metal tabs are collected and donated to Shriners' Hospitals. Coca-Cola codes are collected and entered to benefit Murdock Middle School. Then the plastic caps are donated to a project that recycles them into plastic benches and playground equipment. At 273 Central Street, in CAC parking lot. Weather permitting.

Ghost Hunt at TWO Historic Haunted Houses in Winchendon 6:00 - 11:59 p.m. Come and explore the haunted historic Murdock Whitney and Isaac Morse Houses. We provide equipment for you to use, or you're welcome to bring your own. You'll get a bit of history of both properties, and we'll tell you our ghost stories and show you some of the incredible evidence collected over the last few years. The larger group will be broken down into smaller groups, and you will head out with experienced paranormal investigators to see what you can find. Over the course of the evening, you will also get some free time to explore both houses on your own. Tickets $55 per person. Ages 18+ only. Click here to buy tickets. Hosted by Winchendon History and Cultural Center, 151 Front Street. 978-297-2142.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 17

Winchendon Winds Concert 2:00 p.m. "Dances and Marches." Free admission, pre-concert refreshments. At the UU Church of Winchendon, 126 Central St.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 24

Winchendon Winds Concert 2:00 p.m. "Beauty." Free admission, pre-concert refreshments. At the UU Church of Winchendon, 126 Central St.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 30

The Haunted Park 5:00 p.m. This month we will have haunted trails and a trunk of treat. We will have a Medium as well as a carved pumpkin contest (Bring your own previously carved pumpkin to display). We hope to have cider and donuts from The Red Apple Farm and we want everyone to have a spookily good time. If you would like to decorate your vehicle for the trunk or treat and give out candy or volunteer to act as a haunted person please contact Tiffany at 978-413-4408. Sponsored by and held at Winchendon Community Park, Ingleside Drive.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 31

Trick or Treat 5:00-7:00 p.m. Halloween Trick or Treat time for Winchendon children.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6

Festive Photo Day 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Join us for some amazing backgrounds for your holiday photos! Great for Christmas cards and gifts of all kinds. We will have some gorgeous spaces decorated and ready for you to take your own amazing photos! Well trained, leashed dogs will be allowed by appointment with their families (as we donít want too many dogs here at once so they can have their space). Staff will be onsite to assist you, if needed. Hosted by the Winchendon History and Cultural Center, 151 Front Street. Free; $20 donation suggested.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14

Winchendon Winds Concert 2:00 p.m. Veterans Tribute - "America!" Free admission, pre-concert refreshments. At the UU Church of Winchendon, 126 Central St.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20

Bottle and Can Drive 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Sponsored by Murdock High School. Any returnable bottle and can is welcome. What do we do with them? The funds collected go to various student groups. The metal tabs are collected and donated to Shriners' Hospitals. Coca-Cola codes are collected and entered to benefit Murdock Middle School. Then the plastic caps are donated to a project that recycles them into plastic benches and playground equipment. At 273 Central Street, in CAC parking lot. Weather permitting.

Operation Winchendon Cares: A Touch of Home for the Holidays 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Send a little love for the holidays to our men and women, from Winchendon, who are stationed around the world. Come help put together packages to send to enlisted Winchendon residents. At the Winchendon American Legion Post 193, 295 School St.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 4

Holiday Table Settings 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Display of elaborate and vintage holiday place settings. At the First Congregational Church of Old Centre, hosted by the Winchendon History and Cultural Center. Free.

ONGOING

Regular ongoing activities will be added as they resume.

MONDAYS

Old Murdock Senior Center 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. A representative from Integrity Medicare Advisors will be at the Center to answer your insurance questions. Please call the Center at 978-297-3155 to make an appointment. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon.

Old Murdock Senior Center 9:30 a.m. Chair Exercise/Yoga. Please call the Center at 978-297-3155 with any questions. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon.

Old Murdock Senior Center 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga with Sue. Indoors/Outdoors as weather permits. $3 per class. Please call the Center at 978-297-3155 with any questions. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon.

AA Meeting 7:45 p.m. Open meeting, all are welcome. UU Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street.

WEDNESDAYS

Old Murdock Senior Center 9:30 a.m. Chair Exercise/Yoga. Please call the Center at 978-297-3155 with any questions. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon.

Old Murdock Senior Center 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling, Pool/Card Games/Shuffleboard. Come join us for Wii bowling, or play a game of pool or shuffleboard upstairs. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. 978-297-3155.

Old Murdock Senior Center 12:30-2:30 p.m. BINGO! $1.00 cover charge. Please bring your own snack and drink. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. 978-297-3155.

Beals Memorial Library 3:30-5:00 p.m. Teen Dungeons & Dragons for Grades 6-12. Have you ever wanted to try a role-playing game? Join us every Wednesday for Dungeons and Dragons! In this classic role-playing game, you create your character, choose how they interact with the story, and use dice to decide the outcomes of your actions. The Beals Library will provide the materials, or bring your own! All skill levels welcomed. Snacks will be provided. NOTE: THIS SESSION IS FULL. If you're interested, contact the library and let them know! For more information about this and other programs by call 978-297-0300 or visit www.bealslibrary.org. 50 Pleasant Street, Winchendon.

Trivia Night at Zoe's 8:00 p.m. Ryan Murphy hosts Trivia Night at Zoe's Restaurant, 435 Spring St., Winchendon. No entry fee, gather your friends and create a team or come anyway and we'll match you up (some people challenge us all by themselves!).

THURSDAYS

Old Murdock Senior Center 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling, Pool/Card Games/Shuffleboard. Come join us for Wii bowling, or play a game of pool or shuffleboard upstairs. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. 978-297-3155.

Growing Places Mobile Produce Market 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Not Just Produced. Use your SNAP benefits to buy fresh produce and get double value with the HIP program! Cash also accepted for purchases. 290 Central St., Winchendon.

Old Murdock Senior Center 12:15 p.m. Card games. Do you play cribbage? Spades? Bridge? Canasta? Pinochle? Pitch? Perhaps you know how but do not have someone to "play with." We are looking for more card players to join us on Thursday afternoon just after lunch in the dining room. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon. 978-297-3155.

Family Meet Up 4:00-5:00 p.m. Bring the kids for fun activities and games, meet other families, enjoy Winchendon's new park! Games and craft supplies supplied by HEAL Winchendon, snacks provided by the Winchendon CAC. Sign up on this form (Google form) to make sure there are enough snacks/supplies. At the Winchendon Community Park Soccer Field, Ingleside Dr. off Maple St., Winchendon.

Winchendon Farmers' Market 4:00-7:00 p.m. Crafts, fresh farm produce, baked goods. SNAP and HIP accepted. At Veterans' Park, corner of Pleasant and Front Streets. Weather permitting.

FRIDAYS

Old Murdock Senior Center 10:00 a.m. Senior Walking Group. Wear your comfy strolling shoes and take a walk with us! Please call the Center at 978-297-3155 with any questions. 52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon.

SATURDAYS

Winchendon Farmers' Market 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Crafts, fresh farm produce, baked goods. SNAP and HIP accepted. At Veterans Park, corner of Pleasant and Front Streets. Weather permitting.

Town Committee Monthly Meetings by Week

Most Board and Committee meetings are being held online via Zoom. See each Board or Committee's meeting agenda for details about meeting locations and instructions for joining a Zoom meeting by computer or telephone. Masks are mandatory for all in-person meetings.

Agendas, minutes and meeting recordings are now available on the Town website: Agendas, Minutes & Past Meetings

week MON TUE WED THUR
1st Toy Town Community Partnership
5:00pm
Board of Health
7:00pm
Planning Board
6:30pm *
Zoning Board of Appeals
7:00pm
School Committee
6:00pm
2nd Winchendon Redevelopment Authority
5:00pm
Board of Selectmen
6:30pm
Finance Committee
7:00pm
Agricultural Commission
7:00pm
Conservation Commission
as posted
3rd Planning Board
6:30pm *
Zoning Board of Appeals
7:00pm
School Committee
6:00pm
4th Board of Selectmen
6:30pm

* Planning Board often begins with public hearings, check their webpage.

Calendar of Re-broadcasts of meetings on Local Access Channel 8

Agendas, minutes and meeting recordings are now available on the Town website: Agendas, Minutes & Past Meetings

Town committee meetings are now streamed live on the town website. Go to www.townofwinchendon.com/ and click on the button for "Watch Meetings Live."

To view recordings of past meetings, contact Taylor Tower at 978-297-0085, or email her at ttower@townofwinchendon.com If you wish to keep a copy of the recording, there is a $5 fee per recorded file.

Times, locations, agendas and related documents for meetings are listed on the page for each individual committee on the Town of Winchendon website.

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Employment

TOWN OF WINCHENDON
EMPLOYMENT POSTING
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
TOWN MANAGERíS OFFICE

The Town Managerís Office seeks a key individual to join the busy Town Managerís office, supporting the Town Manager and Executive Assistant.

Position works under the direct supervision of the Town Manager or Executive Assistant to the Town Manager if so delegated by the Town Manager. Requires the ability to plan and perform operations and to independently complete assigned tasks in accordance with prescribed time schedules. Requires ability to exercise independent initiative and judgment in performing day-to-day duties.

Duties include preparation of correspondence for the Town Manager and the Executive Assistant, answers the Town Manager's telephone lines; responds to inquiries directed to the Town, assists with the Board of Selectmenís annual license renewals; prepares licenses for signatures, maintains roster of board and committees and processes the annual appointments, prepares Town Managerís office bills payable, maintains assigned town records and files, coordinates and compiles the Annual Town Report for publishing, maintains Cable Channel 8 24-hour Bulletin Board and maintains and schedules the re-broadcast of public meetings, updates the Town of Winchendonís website and social media with notices, agendas, news, etc. for the Board of Selectmen and Town Managerís office, attends bi-monthly Board of Selectmen meetings, prepares meeting minutes; and assist other departments as directed when necessary.

Associates degree preferred at minimum. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Two (2) years of experience in office setting, preferably in a position requiring considerable contact with the public, experience in a municipal setting highly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is an hourly position: 40 hours per week Ė Monday through Thursday typically with bi-monthly attendance at Board of Selectmen meetings. The office is closed on Fridays. Current salary range is $18.20 - $23.30 and commensurate with experience. A job application and position description can be obtained through the Town Managerís office and also found on the Townís website at www.townofwinchendon.com. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Linda Daigle, Executive Assistant, Town Managerís Office, 109 Front St., Winchendon, MA 01475 or email ldaigle@townofwinchendon.com. Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 20, 2021 at noon; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Winchendon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

TOWN OF WINCHENDON
PARAMEDIC / FIREFIGHTER
FULL-TIME and PART TIME POSITIONS

The Fire Chief is seeking applications to fill one (1) Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic position along with numerous part time firefighter/paramedic positions. Qualified candidates should mail or hand deliver a letter of intent along with a resume to the Fire Chief. These positions will remain open until filled. Complete job descriptions are available at the fire station which is at 405 Central Street, Winchendon.

Full-time pay and benefits will be as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Winchendon and the International Association of Firefighters Local 4542. Part-time Firefighter/Paramedics will start at the current rate of $25.50 per hour.

Job Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications outlined in the job description, the candidates must;
Have a minimum; high school diploma or equivalent;
two years of firefighting experience or Firefighter I/II training preferred;
Massachusetts EMT-P certification or in progress with completion within twelve months;
current CPR certification;
active Massachusetts Class D driverís license or higher.

Candidates must possess very good communication skills (both oral and written), computer knowledge, present a positive public image, have a good mechanical aptitude, relate well to children and senior citizens, work well with other employees while following department rules and guidelines.

** The Town of Winchendon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB POSTING

(In accordance with ARTICLE XXVII of the agreement between the Town of Winchendon and AFSCME Council 93, Local 1887, Department of Public Works)

OPERATOR III ĖDPW/HWY/CEMETERY
38.5 HOURS PER WEEK/OVERTIME REQUIRED
RATE OF PAY $20.60 PER HOUR

REQUIREMENTS:
MA CDL CLASS B
MA 2B HOISTING ENGINEER LICENSE
THE TOWN OF WINCHENDON IS AN AA/EOE EMPLOYER
JOB DESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE
DPW OFFICE, WINCHENDON TOWN HALL, 109 FRONT STREET,
WINCHENDON, MA 01475

Interested applicants must apply in writing to the Town Manager.
Positions are open until filled.