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Tinky’s List of Events At-a-Glance


Masks At Town Office are Now Voluntary;
Watch It! Franklin CTY COVID #’s are UP!


MVP/HMP Disaster Planning
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Council on Aging
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Town Seeks ’22-’23 Delivered Fuel Bids
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How & When to Reach Adm. Asst. Tinky Weisblat

Other Officials by Appointment
(Call 413-339-5518)
or email info@townofhawley.com)


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Tyler Memorial Library Needs Your Feedback!!

The Tyler Memorial Library asks for your help in gathering some information. Your input is important. It will help the library make strategic decisions.
You can access the survey using this link.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TylerMemorial

Hawlemont School Community Forum Set for March 22

There are so many people who cherish Hawlemont School and care deeply about its future. Whether we have or know children attending now or in the past, are alumni, love the innovative HAY program with its agricultural focus, recognize the economic importance of a local elementary school, and/or simply believe deeply in public education – we all want to see it thrive.

Hawlemont School is facing some big challenges, and those challenges will require all of us to work together. We are planning for a Hawlemont Community Forum on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 5:30-7:00. This meeting will take place both in person in the school gymnasium and virtually. Information for joining remotely is below. We hope you will be able to attend.

To assist us in making this Forum as productive as possible, we ask people to submit questions in advance that they would like to have addressed using this google survey form: https://forms.gle/q4QMZJWiF9AQDxQS6. This will allow us to group similar questions and to plan better for the Forum. Please submit your questions by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022. Many thanks. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email.

Suzanne Crawford
School Committee Representative from Hawley
scrawford@mtrsd.org

Because COVID Is Not Totally Over . . .

Hawleyites have been doing well in terms of COVID-19 lately, with no reported cases in some time. Nevertheless, FRCOG and the Commonwealth want to remind people that if someone tests positive, there are options. Here is a relevant website to explore: Treatments for COVID-19 | Mass.gov.

Disposal of Light Bulbs — all Types; Very Comprehensive Info

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Hawley Mask Rules Update

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments wants to spread word about upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics. If you or someone you know needs a shot or a booster, find all the information you’ll need at www.frcog.org/covid.

Town Reports

It’s almost time for THIS YEAR’s town report to come out—and we still have quite a few reports on hand from last year. If you didn’t get one, please call the Town Office (339-5518) and arrange to pick one up.

LEAVE NO SNOW IN THE ROAD!!!

Please ask your snowplow service to not leave piles of snow in the town road, after he/she has plowed your driveway.

It’s only common courtesy, and it can be so problematic that this is addressed by by-laws in some communities.  Please help out!

Be kind and do the good thing.

Fred W. Wells 2022-2023 Scholarship Fund

2022-2023 APPLICATION

This trust fund was established under the Will of Fred W. Wells. Mr. Wells, a former resident of Greenfield, directed that a portion of income from the fund be used for awarding scholarships in agricultural, mechanical or professional fields. Only residents of Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, Northfield, Rowe or Shelburne who have resided or whose parents have resided in any of these towns for not less than two years immediately prior to the date of application are eligible.

Awards, made by a Scholarship Committee, take into consideration, among other factors, academic record, need, character, leadership ability, extra-curricular activities and employment. Scholarship awards are contingent upon the applicant’s matriculation into an academic program. One thousand dollars will be the maximum award for any one year. Awards vary each year depending on available funds and number of applicants, and are not to exceed a maximum total of four thousand dollars over the course of an academic career.

Applicants are responsible for completing their HAND-WRITTEN application and submitting it by the March 20th, 2022 deadline.  All questions must be answered.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

For your application to be complete, you must submit the following:

  • Handwritten application form
  • Your stamped, official, school transcript from the most current academic year
  • A current recommendation

The completed hand-written application form must be postmarked on or before March 20, 2021, to:

Prudence Blond
Greenfield Savings Bank
400 Main Street
P.O. Box 1537
Greenfield, MA 01302  

Call the Hawley Town Office at 413-339-5518 to request an application.

Town Office Mask Mandate

We are in the midst of another COVID surge, which prompted discussion at the January 18 Selectboard/Board of Health meeting on ways to keep as many people as safe as possible when on Town business.

The Board voted on a face-covering mandate for all who enter the Town Office (to exclude those with a health condition which precludes the wearing of a mask). The Board plans to revisit this decision every other regularly scheduled meeting.

SNOW ISSUES – HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

WOW.  It’s finally winter, here in Hawley paradise. 

The Highway Department guys are working hard helping to get you where you need to go, or at least ABLE to get out, if need be.  If you have a question or issue regarding Hawley roads and wintertime, feel free to call the Highway Department at 339-5509.  If no one is there to answer, please leave a message and Gary, the boss, will get back to you as soon as he can.  Also don’t forget sand is available for residents to take as well – call the Highway Department for the lowdown.