DPW makes sand – and sandbags – available to residents

Hull DPW Director James Dow posted the following news item this morning:

Due to pending torrential rains and potential localized street and neighborhood flooding, the Department of Public Works is offering free sandbags to any current Hull residents.

Come to the DPW garage at 9 Nantasket Ave. to get the bags. There is a pile of sand out behind the garage in our yard that has a "sand filling station".

There is a shovel at the sand pile and you must fill the bags yourself. If you have physical limitations or are unable to fill and load them, please come into the office and we will do our best to assist you if personnel are available.

DPW's in the pink for October

Hull DPW personnel are wearing pink shirts with the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon wrapped around the town logo for the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

DPW Director Jim Dow, on his department's blogsite, said the shirts honor all who have been affected by breast cancer, including administrative assistant Mary Ellen White.

"Our own Administrative Assistant Mary Ellen is a survivor, we wish her and everyone else the best of luck and continued health. <3," Dow wrote in a post Friday.