2020 has been a tough year for the global community. We at the Raynham Police and Fire Departments would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the local businesses, organizations and residents for all of their thoughtful donations, support and kindness they have shown us. We are honored to serve the wonderful Town of Raynham and look forward to continuing the close-knit community partnership we share with our residents.
On Sept. 8, 1978, 15-year-old Mary Lou Arruda was abducted from our town and murdered. We will never forget her.
Closures will be from Friday at 10 p.m. to Sunday at 9 a.m.
RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan would like to share a message from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) regarding the upcoming scheduled closure of Route 44 and Route 24 in Raynham this weekend for a bridge replacement project:
MassDOT’s contractor, SPS New England, will implement a number of traffic management measures to complete the steel erection for the north bridge. The work will require daytime and overnight roadway and ramp closures in the vicinity of the Route 44 bridge over Route 24.
The work will take place from 10 p.m., Friday, May 1, and be complete by 9 a.m., Sunday, May 3.
The closures and re-openings will occur in phases during this time. Signage and police details will be in place to facilitate the shift. The work to shift traffic will require closures and detours for the following:
- Route 24 South traffic to Route 44 East or continuing on Route 24 South
- Route 24 North traffic to Route 44 West or continuing on Route 24 North
- Route 44 East traffic to Route 24 North or continuing on Route 44 East
- Route 44 West traffic to Route 24 South or continuing on Route 44 West
The detour routes are listed below, and maps can be viewed at the links:
Route 24 South to Route 44 East or Route 24 South Continuation: Take Exit 13 and cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to continue on Route 24 South. For traffic destined for Route 44 East, take Exit 12 and head south on Route 140. Take the ramp to Route 24 North. Take Exit 13A to reach Route 44 East.
Route 24 North to Route 44 West or Route 24 North Continuation: Take Exit 13A and cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to continue on Route 24 North. For traffic destined for Route 44 West, take Exit 14B off Route 24 to I-495 North. Take Exit 7B for Route 24 South. Take Exit 13 for Route 44 West.
Route 44 East to Route 24 North or Route 44 East Continuation: Take Route 24 South. Take Exit 12 and head south on Route 140. Take the ramp to Route 24 North. Take Exit 13A to cross over Route 44 to access Route 24 North via the on-ramp or continue onto Route 44 East.
Route 44 West to Route 24 South or Route 44 West Continuation: Take the ramp to Route 24 North. Take Exit 14B for I-495 North. Take Exit 7B for Route 24 South. Take Exit 13 for Route 44 West or cross over Route 44 to access the ramp to Route 24 South.
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.
Visit the project website, www.mass.gov/route44over24 for more information.
For project questions or comments, please email email@example.com or contact Dan Fielding, MassDOT Highway Division Legislative Liaison, at 857-368-8959.
Town of Raynham
Important information Regarding Your Tax Bill
Under “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19,” Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, the Town of Raynham has adopted local options to extend due dates for real and personal property tax payments and applications for exemptions and a waiver of interest on certain municipal tax and other bills paid by June 30, 2020. See below.
- The due date of your real and personal property tax bill has been extended to June 1, 2020. June 1, 2020 is the new due date even if the due date for payment on your previously mailed tax bill is May 1, 2020.
- The due date for applications for property tax exemptions has also been extended to June 1, 2020. June 1, 2020 is the new due date even if the due date for applications on your previously mailed tax bill is April 1, 2020.
This extension applies to applications for the exemptions listed in the third paragraph of G.L. c. 59, § 59, including exemptions under clauses 17, 17C, 17C1/2 and 17D (seniors, surviving spouses, minor children of deceased parent); 18 (financial hardship – activated military, age and infirmity); 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 22F and 22H (veterans, surviving spouses and surviving parents); 37 and 37A (blind persons); 41, 41B, 41C and 41C1/2 (seniors); 42 and 43 (surviving spouse and minor children of firefighter/police officer killed in line of duty); 52 (certain eligible seniors); 53 (certain eligible properties with septic systems); 56 (National Guard and reservists on active duty in foreign countries); and 57 (local option tax rebates). This extension also automatically applies to applications for residential exemptions under G.L. c. 59, § 5C, for small commercial exemptions under G.L. c. 59, § 5I and for deferrals under G.L. c. 59, § 5, clauses 41A (seniors) and 18A (poverty or financial hardship due to change to active military).
- The Town of Raynham has also voted to waive interest and other penalty for late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment or apportionment thereof, water rate or annual sewer use or other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after March 10, 2020 where payment is made late but before June 30, 2020. This applies to late payments of bills that have a due date of March 10, 2020 or after, when such bills are paid late but paid on or before June 30. This waiver of interest does not apply to bills with due dates before March 10, 2020 or if the bill is not paid by June 30.
NOTE – If Raynham Town Hall is closed on the June 1, 2020 extended due date for tax payments or filing of exemption applications as a result of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus or the declaration of a state of emergency issued by the governor on March 10, 2020, the due dates for tax payments and applications for exemptions are not extended – they will be due on June 1, 2020 even if Raynham Town Hall is closed. (See section 10(b) of the Act.)
FURTHER NOTE – PER ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN, RAYNHAM TOWN HALL HAS BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE TREASURER/COLLECTOR’S OFFICE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT PAYMENTS AT THE WINDOW COUNTER DURING THIS TIME.
PAYMENT OPTIONS INCLUDE: DROP BOX LABELED “TAX PAYMENTS” LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE TOWN HALL ENTRANCE, MAILING YOUR PAYMENT USING THE REMITTANCE SLIP AND ENVELOPE ENCLOSED WITH YOUR BILL, OR USING THE TOWN’S ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM: UNIPAY
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING TAX PAYMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT THE COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: (508) 824-2702
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING EXEMPTIONS AND DEFERRALS, PLEASE CONTACT THE ASSESSING OFFICE: (508) 824-2704
COPIES OF THIS NOTICE CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE TOWN OF RAYNHAM’S WEBSITE: WWW.TOWN.RAYNHAM.MA.US
To the members of the Raynham community,
We would like to address a rumor currently circulating on social media.
The Raynham Police Department was notified early this morning of four juveniles who had left home without permission. Following a search of the area, four juveniles were located near the area of North Main Street and Diniz Drive.
Three juveniles were transported to a residence in Raynham and one was transported to a residence in Brockton.
Social media posts have erroneously stated that Raynham Police arrested four juveniles this morning for product tampering at a local grocery store. These posts are false. Raynham Police received no reports of product tampering at any stores, and no arrests were made.
Police Chief James Donovan, on behalf of the Raynham Police Department