DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan announced yesterday that the Swap Shop at the Transfer Station will close for good on December 1. Her decision garnered unanimous support from the town’s selectmen, but the same cannot be said of its residents.
Resident Carol Willoughby has taken the first steps at creating a petition to encourage the town to reconsider its decision. Willoughby said she had hoped to have the petition ready for residents to sign on Saturday, but due to the holiday, that won’t be possible.
“I was informed that to have a petition, I need to complete an application first. I will not be able to get the application until Monday, at the earliest,” Willoughby wrote in a recent comment. The Town House is closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
But Willoughby said the delay could be a good thing. “This actually will give us more time to put our heads together and come up with some ideas on what to do,” she wrote.
Many of you have asked how to make your opinions on the Swap Shop closure heard. Commenting here is one way, but if you want to make sure the town knows how you feel, you can email the selectmen at email@example.com.
Update: Resident Ron Morse has also started a petition drive. You can read about it – and see a video – in this article by the Community Advocate.