Local snowmobile trails now open
Members of the Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club report that their trails are open and groomed. Snowmobilers are urged to stay away from the railroad tracks, as there are trains traveling on the tracks several times daily, and it is now illegal to ride on the railroad’s right-of-way. Also, ride on the region’s trails with caution as there are a few thin spots and rocks that are showing in some spots.
This trail system, which runs from Luzerne to Speculator, was established in 1996. The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club holds meetings on the last Friday of the month at 7 p.m. at their club house located on Bear Pond Road. For details, contact Doug Needham at 764-8713.
Get help paying for home heating
Those having a difficult time heating their home are encouraged to apply for help from the Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as HEAP, offered through the Warren County Department of Social Services.
HEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households pay their home energy costs. HEAP is routinely available from November through April. There is also an emergency component.
HEAP is on a first-come first-served basis, so those who are in need of assistance, call the Warren County HEAP office as soon as possible. You can reach them at 761-6300 — follow the prompts.
Over the fence
The Thurman transfer station hours are Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
People in need of household trash removal are welcome to call Jim Desourdy, who conducts weekly pick-ups for a fee of $5. If you only need occasional trash collection, Jim will pick up as needed. To contact him, call 623-4524.
Clipping labels of consumer products can yield great benefits for our local schools, if we all do it. Please remember to clip those box tops, Labels for Education and Campbell’s soup labels. Once redeemed, each one is important — collectively, they generate dollars for our school. There are several drop box locations throughout Warrensburg and Thurman; Direct Deposit Redemption Center on Main Street, Richards Library on Library Avenue, the lobby of Warrensburg Elementary school on James St., and the Thurman Town Hall in Athol.