Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Main Street, Lincoln, and Barrows looked like a river Wednesday.
Wondering why Lincoln Street and Barrows street near the Rockery looked more like a river than a road Wednesday? The source could be found around the corner on Barrows Street. The Easton Department of Public Works was in the midst of flushing water throughout the month of April, so you may see this scene elsewhere throughout the month.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Replacing vehicles after a certain amount of time instead of repairing them will save Easton money over time, says DPW Director David Field.
Easton Department of Public Works Director David Field is putting a plan in place for equipment and motor vehicle replacements he hopes will save the town money over time. Field hopes to set a retirement age for each of the DPW's vehicles in order to reduce repair costs. "We know we are keeping our vehicles too long because our maintenance costs are too high," he told selectmen last week. This year, Field requested $435,000 for motor equipment in his capital budget. All but $35,000 was recommended by the capital planning committee. Field and DPW workers have spent time last year analyzing highway and water department vehicles and how much money each vehicle was costing the town. "What we did is really take a look at our fleet," he said. "…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Easton DPW has been working since early Thursday sanding and clearing roads.
Thursday will prove to be a long day for the Easton Department of Public Works. "We’ve been out since about six this morning sanding and plowing," DPW Director Dave Field said Thursday afternoon. "We have additional contractors coming in as we speak to complete the plowing. We’ll stay plowing and sanding until its over." Field said the DPW has been hard at work, dispite changing forecasts. While forecasters originally called for mostly rain, snow was heavy Thursday afternoon. As of 3:30 p.m., National Weather Service predicted an additional 7 inches overnight. "We didn’t expect the amount of snow we’re getting right now," he said. "We thought during the day we wouldn’t have this – we’d have some rain and additional melting so it’s a …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
We asked Easton residents on facebook what they thought of the storm cleanup.
On Monday, Easton Patch took to its Facebook page to ask residents what grade they would give Easton for plowing streets after the Blizzard of 2013 and why. The reaction we got over the last few days has been mixed. While some commended Easton's plow drivers, others felt the job could have been much better. Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge told Selectmen this week that the 24 town-operated plows and 58 contractors were on the roads for 32 hours straight throughout the blizzard. "They did a tremendous job keeping the roads open," Partridge said of the DPW. "None of the roads were closed during the blizzard...Some roads were hit 30 – 50 times during the storm." Here is the response we got from residents on Facebook: Easton Patch What grade …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Patch recently sat down with the Easton DPW Director.
Please join us in celebrating the return of Patch Q&A: a feature in which we allow you to get to know the movers and shakers that help make Easton tick. Today we'll feature Easton DPW Director David Field, who recently took over for Wayne Southworth, who retired last winter. Patch: What made you want to get into public works? Field: I’m a civil engineer by training. I began working for the town of Mansifeld when I was still in school and I worked closely with the Public Works Department and did a lot of engineering projects. I liked it. It was something different every day and a lot of interesting projects. After I graduated, I went to work for Mansfield full time and then I went to Dedham and now I’m here. Patch: Why did you choose to go …
Friday, April 20, 2012
It's Spring Cleanup Time in Easton.
While it may be perfect time for Spring cleanup at your house this weekend, the Town is offering services to help - and it is looking to do some cleaning itself. This weekend, the Easton Department of Public Works will be hosting the 6th Annual Roadside Cleanup day. The DPW will be providing bags and personel to assist with cleanup. Volunteers are asked to contact the department at (508) 230-0800 for inquiries about locations and sign-up. The DPW is also looking to assist you in your Spring Cleaning efforts. Saturday is Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Residents can drop off waste to the DPW on Center Street. Acceptable items include Antifreeze, Batteries, Chemicals, Cleansers, Propane Cylinders, Corrosives, Pesticide, …
Friday, January 13, 2012
David J. Field, P.E. will take over as the new head of the department.
Not only has Easton named a new Department of Public Works Director, but the Shovel Town will officially have its first Town Engineer. Easton Town Administrator David Colton announced Friday morning that David J. Field, P.E., of Attleboro will be the next Director of the Department of Public Works. He will replace Wayne Southworth, who retired last month after 42 years in the department and 11 years as the department's director. Colton said Field, who has served as the Director of Engineering for Dedham since 2005, will help Easton in in "project management-particularly in sewer and transportation related construction." "Director Field will take the lead role in completing the Town’s comprehensive wastewater management plan, the …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A look at road construction this week in Easton.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Road construction this week will take place at Prospect and Foundry Street and at Five Corners. Information provided courtesy of the Easton Department of Public Works. To view live traffic in and around Easton, click here.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wayne Southworth, longtime public works employee and current DPW Director will retire at the end of the year.
Wayne Southworth was first added to the payroll of the Town of Easton when Richard Nixon was the President of the United States. Now, 42 years later, the long-time public works and water department employee, and Easton's current Director of the DPW, is announcing his retirement. "I’ve been planning this probably over a year," he said. "It’s a number of factors. I’ve had a tremendous career here, over a lot of years. It’s just that time of life when I wanted to retire." Southworth told Easton Town Administrator David Colton of his plans and Colton made the announcement at Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting. "He’s certainly had a great impact on this town, most notably with the water system," Colton said. "He’s someone I rely on, …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Your weekly traffic report, courtesy of the Easton DPW
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A look at road closures, delays and construction. Information is courtesy of the Easton DPW.