News & Announcements
A new Farmer's Market for Ipswich
Ipswich ReCreation & Culture and the Ipswich Agricultural Commission and supporters are working together to create a new Ipswich Farmer's Market in 2014. The proposed location for the Market is on the lawn of the historic Hall Haskell House Gallery and Visitor's Center. Please take the short survey below (link provided) to provide guidance to the team and help shape the future of Ipswich's own Farmer's Market!
Proper Sharps Disposal
Proper sharps disposal has become a problem for every community in Massachusetts. If you’re one of the many people who use syringes to manage your health care at home, you need to know about the safe use and disposal of needles, syringes and lancets (sharps).
Since July 1st, 2012 a statewide ban has been in effect which does not allow the disposal of sharps in household garbage. Needles, syringes, lancets and sharps containers may not be thrown in recycling bins or disposed of in the garbage. Sharps must be placed in a rigid plastic container with a secure cap and disposed of at a drop-off site or through a medical mail back service. Loose needles, or needles placed in glass containers or bags, will not be accepted at disposal sites.
The Ipswich Police will be enforcing all parking Rules & Regulation in the downtown area. As the busy Holiday Season is upon we see a increase in traffic in the downtown area. To allow as many people as possible to take advantage of our shopping opportunities please follow the posted regulations regarding time limits. Following the Rules & Regulations also is important to ensure the safety of all pedestrians and motorists. The Ipswich Police Thank You for your cooperation.
SEPTIC MANAGEMENT BETTERMENT PROGRAM
The Town of Ipswich invites homeowners with failed septic systems to apply for a Betterment Loan under the Town’s Septic Management Betterment Program. The proceeds of a $200,000.00 loan from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection are being utilized to help homeowners comply with Title 5, 310 CMR 15.000 of the State Environmental Code by providing financial assistance to homeowners to upgrade or repair their septic system. The goal of the Betterment Program is to protect the public health, safety, welfare and the environment through the repair, replacement and/or upgrade of failed systems.
The Ipswich Public Health Department is hosting a Blood Pressure Clinic on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 from 10-11:30 at 6 Caroline Avenue in the Community Hall. Open to the public and free of charge.