The Town-Wide Yard Sale is held annually the last Saturday in June (June 29, 2024) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine.

The deadline to be included in the published 'Town-Wide Yard Sale address listing' is Wednesday June 26th.  If you would like your address to be included in the listing, please submit your full Carver street address to: Shelby.Roy@carverma.gov  

Below is a listing of the addresses participating in the Town-Wide Yard Sale:  (Link will be active the Thursday before the Yard Sale)

Plymouth County Donegal Exchange

Town awarded American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds  from Plymouth County Commissioners

Welcoming new Police Officer!

Recognizing Ron & Sharon Clarke

Hurricane Preparedness

Town Hall employees support Local Food Pantry

Carver Police Urge Safe and Sober Driving This St. Patrick's Day Weekend.

Carver's Risk Management Team recognized at Massachusetts Municipal Association!

Carver Public School Awarded Innovation Pathways Implementation Grant and Skills Capital Grant

State Grant for Student Awareness of Fire Education and Senior SAFE Programs.

Plymouth County Outreach 12/22/22:  Plymouth County Outreach and the police chiefs of Plymouth County are issuing an alert today following a spike in drug overdoses throughout the county during the first 19 days of December.

From Dec. 1 to 19, Plymouth County Outreach (PCO) has documented 13 fatal overdoses throughout the county, which is more fatal overdoses than any other month this year.

PCO and its partners want the public, especially individuals at risk for overdose and their families and friends, to be aware of the increased risk of an overdose and what action they can take. The holidays are a difficult time for many, and PCO wants community members to know that they are not alone.

Anyone using any substance purchased off the street is at risk of an overdose. It is suspected that Fentanyl is being mixed with other non-opioid substances such as cocaine and street pills marked as Xanax. There has also been growing concern of the presence of an animal tranquilizer, xylazine, being found in the illicit drug supply. Although it’s being used as an additive to opioids, xylazine is not an opioid and will not respond to Narcan.

Recognizing the signs of an overdose:

  • Breathing is very slow and shallow, erratic, or has stopped
  • Face very pale
  • Cool, clammy skin
  • Choking sounds or a gurgling noise (death rattle)
  • Pulse (heartbeat) is slow erratic or has stopped
  • Blue/gray skin tinge – usually lips and fingers show first, sometimes in tips of ears
  • Loss of consciousness-passing out
  • Body becomes very limp

Life-saving measures to reverse an overdose:   Naloxone, known as Narcan, is a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose. Narcan saved lives 94% of the time when administered in Plymouth County last year.

Narcan is readily available throughout the county free of cost, no questions asked, including at these locations:

  • By calling Plymouth County Outreach, 774-434-5072, or reaching out through the website's connect page: plymouthcountyoutreach.org/connect
  • Bamsi Brockton Cope Center, 74 Pleasant St., Brockton; 508-583-3405
  • Bamsi Plymouth Cope Center, 385 Court St., Plymouth, basement suite; 508-942-0679
  • PCO Hope, 385 Court St., Plymouth; 774-283-4763
  • Manet Community Health Center, 180 George Washington Boulevard, Hull; 781-925-4550
  • Local pharmacies have an open/standing prescription for everyone. This means you can go to your pharmacy to ask for Narcan. The cost will be whatever your insurance co-pay is.

Treatment, support and hope:

  • Resources are available throughout the county and region. Learn more at plymouthcountyoutreach.org/partners. Additionally, you can contact:
  • Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline at 800-327-5050 or helplinema.org   

If you or a loved one is at-risk of an overdose and looking to access treatment, please reach out to your local Plymouth County Police Department and ask to speak with a Plymouth County Outreach Officer, contact PCO through its website at plymouthcountyoutreach.org/connect, or call 774-434-5072.

9-1-1. Make the Call. Save a Life:

Massachusetts passed the Good Samaritan Law in 2007, which encourages someone who witnesses an overdose to seek help by protecting the caller and the person who overdosed from arrest and prosecution for drug possession. The goal of the law is to protect people so they are not afraid to involve emergency services as soon as possible.

Good Samaritan Law PSAs created by local recovery coaches are available to watch under ‘public service announcements’ here: Video Gallery – Plymouth County Outreach.

The Plymouth County Police Chiefs, District Attorney and Sheriff have also created a PCO Good Samaritan Law PSA. Click here to view the video: Plymouth County Chiefs Discuss Massachusetts Good Samaritan Law.

Harm reduction saves lives:

  • While PCO and its police chiefs strongly encourage people to seek treatment, addiction is a disease and it is important to know ways to reduce the chance of death:
  • Don’t use alone. If you must use alone call the Never Use Alone hotline, available 24/7 at 1-800-972-0590
  • Use with someone else present and don’t use at the same time. This way, if one of you overdoses, the other can call 911 and administer Narcan
  • Test your substances with fentanyl test strips
  • Have access to Narcan
  • Make sure your social networks have Narcan
  • Mixing substances can put you at increased risk of overdose
  • Test a small amount first
  • Use new supplies every time
  • Know that using via inhalation or smoking doesn’t protect you from overdose
  • Know that periods of abstinence followed by use are quite dangerous in relation to fatal overdoses. Common examples are hospitalizations, incarceration, or periods of abstinence-based treatment.
  • Heroin use equals fentanyl use in Massachusetts
  • Canary cellphone app: Canary is an overdose prevention app that monitors for a user's inactivity after activation. In the event a user stops moving and fails to respond to prompts by Canary, the app issues an alert to others.

For more information on harm reduction strategies, visit Harm Reduction – Plymouth County Outreach.

About Plymouth County Outreach:

Plymouth County Outreach is a multi-faceted collaboration of the 27 municipal police departments in Plymouth County, as well as Bridgewater State University Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office & Sheriff’s Department working together with Recovery Coaches and community organizations and coalitions to make treatment, resources, and harm reduction tools more accessible to those living with substance misuse disorder and their loved ones. Our goal is to provide compassionate, judgment-free support while reducing overdose fatalities.

PCO’s Executive Director, Vicky Butler, continues to keep the public updated through the PCO’s social media accounts: Facebook @plymouthcountyoutreach, Twitter @countyoutreach, Instagram @plymouthcountyoutreach, and on its website plymouthcountyoutreach.org.

Plymouth County Outreach is a collaborative of police departments throughout Plymouth County led by the following chiefs: Abington Chief David Del Papa, Bridgewater Chief Christopher Delmonte, Bridgewater State University Chief David Tillinghast, Brockton Chief Brenda Perez, Carver Chief Marc Duphily, Duxbury Chief Stephen McDonald, East Bridgewater Chief Paul O'Brien, Halifax Chief Joao Chaves, Hanover Chief Timothy Kane, Hanson Chief Michael Miksch, Hingham Chief David Jones, Hull Chief John Dunn, Kingston Chief Maurice Splaine, Lakeville Chief Matthew Perkins, Marion Chief Richard Nighelli, Marshfield Chief Phillip Tavares, Mattapoisett Chief Jason King, Middleboro Chief Joseph Perkins, Norwell Chief Edward Lee, Pembroke Chief Richard MacDonald, Plymouth Chief Dana Flynn, Plympton Chief Matthew Ahl, Rochester Chief Robert Small, Rockland Chief Nicholas Zeoli, Scituate Chief Mark Thompson, Wareham Chief Walter Correia, West Bridgewater Chief Victor Flaherty, and Whitman Chief Timothy Hanlon.

Town of Carver Awarded Almost $6,000 Risk Management Grant 12/20/22:

Town Administrator Robert Fennessy and Assistant Town Administrator Elaine Weston are pleased to announce that the Town of Carver has been awarded $5,934 through the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Associations’ FY2023 Risk Management Grant Program.

The funds from this grant will be used to purchase new radios for the town's Operations and Maintenance Department. The radios will be purchased to replace aging equipment.

“We are grateful to the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association for this generous grant,” Town Administrator Fennessy said. “With this funding, the town will be able to replace aging equipment with new radios that weren't previously in the budget."

The MIIA FY2023 Risk Management Grant Program allows municipalities to apply for funding opportunities for resources to assist and support communities' risk management initiatives.

Carver Fire Department Awarded $19,000 in Grant Funding for Safety Equipment 12/13/22:

Chief Craig Weston is pleased to announce that the Carver Fire Department is one of over 300 fire departments across the state to have been awarded a grant as part of the Department of Fire Services Fiscal Year 2023 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program.

The $19,000 grant awarded to the Carver Fire Department will be used to complete the department's purchase of a high-tech drone and purchase five electric chainsaws and a few replacement fire hose for the department's engine companies. The program provides local fire departments with a variety of equipment that makes the dangerous job of firefighting safer.

This is the third year that funding has been awarded for this purpose as part of a five-year, $25 million bond bill filed by the Administration to support firefighter safety and health in the coming years. Fire departments in Massachusetts were able to apply to this program for 121 different types of eligible equipment, including ballistic protective clothing, thermal protective clothing, gear washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, assorted hand tools and extrication equipment, communications resources, hazardous gas meters, fitness equipment and more. “Every time a firefighter goes to work, they could be asked to rescue a child from a burning building, clean up a spill of hazardous materials, treat a patient with a contagious medical condition, or rush into a hostile event to rescue and treat victims,” said State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey. “This program is absolutely vital to helping fire departments prepare for the vast array of hazards they face today and making sure that firefighters go home safe after every call.” 

PACKAGE THEFT PREVENTION TIPS DURING HOLIDAY SEASON   12/5/22:

 As the holiday season approaches, Chief Marc Duphily and the Carver Police Department would like to provide tips to prevent theft for residents expecting package deliveries within the coming weeks.

According to the National Neighborhood Watch, nearly one in four adults in the United States has reported having a package stolen at least once. The Carver Police Department wishes to share the following tips from the National Neighborhood Watch to help prevent package theft:

  • Consider getting a P.O. box at your local post office or having packages delivered to your office
  • Set up notifications to track your packages
  • Install a security camera in the area(s) outside your home where packages may be delivered
  • Require a signature upon delivery to ensure packages are never left unattended
  • Reschedule delivery or ask for a package hold when on vacation
  • Research potential home security technology and locking device options to protect and monitor packages
  • Ask your neighbors to grab your packages for safekeeping until you return home
  • Sign up for the United States Postal Service “Informed Delivery” service, where you can get a daily email with a picture/scan of the mail you will receive that day. To sign up, click here.

If you believe you have fallen victim to package theft, you should do the following:

Confirm with your delivery company that your package was actually delivered

Identify which package was stolen and what the contents of that package were

Contact the police immediately and report your package as stolen

If you have a security camera on your home, give a copy of the video to police

Report the package theft to the applicable carrier:

United States Postal Service; UPS; FedEx; Amazon

Should you happen to witness package theft, do not approach the suspect. Instead, pay attention to what their vehicle looks like and its license plate number. If possible, get a physical description of the suspect to share with police.

Residents should note that around the holidays mail carriers such as Amazon and FedEx contract independent carriers to help deliver items during the peak season. These independent carriers typically drive their own vehicles that have no affiliation markers. Residents should be mindful of these individuals who are oftentimes mistaken as thieves when dropping off packages on behalf of carriers or delivery companies.

The men and women of the Carver Police Department wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

RED KETTLE KICK OFF  11/22/22R:

Carver kicked off the Salvation Army’s ”Red Kettle” drive. The Veterans Agents Mark Pineo and Lisa Eriksson as well as Town Administrator Bob Fennessy did a great job putting this together. And thanks to Lisa’s son Owen in joining Select Board Chair Mark Townsend to make the ceremonial first donation. Great job Owen!

Kick Off Coin Drop       Veteran's Kick Off

ROCHESTER ROAD BRIDGE DEDICATION   11/9/22:

The Select Board from both Middleboro and Carver have united to dedicate and memorialize three local heroes by renaming the Rochester Road/Pine Street bridge to “The Medal of Honor Bridge.”

The Medal of Honor is the highest and most-prestigious personal military decoration that can be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor.

Carver’s Medal of Honor recipient was Lowell Maxim.  Lowell Maxim was born in Carver and served in the Civil war as a corporal in company F of the 7th Massachusetts Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on August 24th 1896 for his gallantry during the second battle of Fredericksburg in May of 1863. His citation reads: Though severely wounded and in the face of deadly fire from the enemy at short range, he rushed bravely forward and was among the first to enter the enemy’s works on the crest of Marye’s Heights and helped to plant his regimental colors there. He was honorably discharged on August 16th due to wounds he received during the Gettysburg campaign. He, as well as his family members John and Nathan are among the names listed on the Carver Civil war monument in Shurtleff Park. Mr. Maxim passed away on February 13th 1931 and is buried in Mayflower Hill cemetery in Taunton.

Bridge dedication ceremony