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A-Team Gives Cary Streets a Final Touch as Normal Operations Resume
As sunshine and temperatures above freezing help Cary thaw out, the Town is slowly returning to normal operations.
- Curbside collection resumes today; citizens should leave carts at the curb and not in the street. Crews will complete Tuesday’s routes and then move into Wednesday. Thursday’s routes will be collected Saturday.
- There will be no yard waste or leaf collection this week. The Town’s leaf collection schedule has been revised and will be delayed an additional week; visit www.townofcary.org/leaves for an updated schedule.
- GoCary resumed fixed route and Tier 1 door-to-door services at 10 a.m. Tier 2 and 3 services are canceled today unless there is an urgent medical need. GoCary fixed route riders are encouraged to call (919) 485-7433 and Door-to-Door riders, call (919) 481-2020 (option 2) for direct service update or cancelations.
- Recreation and cultural arts programming will resume at noon and all related facilities will open at noon as well. Youth basketball teams that practice at school facilities should visit games.townofcary.org to confirm that the facility is open.
CSX Work to Close Seven Cary Railroad Crossings
UPDATE: CSX crews have closed the railroad crossing at Old Apex Road for maintenance. Drivers traveling through the area should use West Chatham Street as an alternate route. The railroad crossing at North Harrison Avenue and North Dixon Avenue also remain closed. http://bit.ly/2EUoVho
Weather permitting, CSX Transportation is implementing rolling closures of seven railroad crossings in Cary: North Academy Street, North Harrison Avenue, North Dixon Avenue, Old Apex Road, High House Road, SW Maynard Road and Laura Duncan Road. Closure updates will be posted daily to the Town’s Traffic Feed at @TOC_Traffic.
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Some day soon, Cary residents could have a high-tech way to communicate with the town when the garbage truck skips their homes, leaving a full bin of trash at the curb. Instead of calling or emailing customer service, residents could speak to an Amazon Echo Dot and say, “Alexa, tell the town of Cary they missed my trash pickup.” A work order would be processed, and crews would make a special trip to collect the trash.
Kiplinger asked data aggregator FindTheBest to helpidentify economically healthy cities where early retirees should be able to work (if they choose) and prosper during their second acts. It took into account unemployment rates, household incomes and living costs, especially for housing and health care. It also screened the states for tax-friendliness based on its Retiree Tax Map. Finally, it sought out cities with low crime and high concentrations of residents ages 45 to 64 where one can safely enjoy early retirement with peers.