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By Cynthia Whitty

Ashland Hosts Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site

The town is hosting a COVID-19 testing site at the MBTA Commuter Rail Station, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The site is accessible by car via Memorial Drive in Ashland, as well as by the MBTA Commuter Rail’s inbound train and MBTA bus route 5. Either appointments or walk-ins are welcome. To register for an appointment, visit 

Marathon Park Improvements

Ashland Sporting Association received BAA (Boston Athletic Association) grant funding from the Ashland Select Board to improve Marathon Park located on Pleasant Street. The funding allowed the association to work alongside a landscape architect to develop a plan to beautify the community space. Components of this plan include hardscaping, an imprinted crosswalk, improving seating arrangements, power washing, and rejuvenating the existing signage and walkways. In addition, an invasive species remediation plan has been approved by the Ashland Conservation Commission and funding from the Community Preservation Committee is being considered at the time of this writing.

Fall Yard Waste Removal

Waste Management will collect yard waste (rack-able materials) at curbside from residents that are enrolled in the town’s solid waste removal program on Mondays until Nov. 29. Yard waste should be in brown paper leaf bags or trash barrels clearly marked as “YARD WASTE” and should not exceed 50 lbs. each in weight. Brush and tree limbs will not be taken. Please be sure to have your yard waste at the curbside by 7 a.m. on the collection day. For more information, call 508-532-7943 or email [email protected].