|Sally Rich, 1941 – 2019, Town of Hawley Selectman
|In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene (August 2011), Sarah “Sally” Rich stands in front of a Town Truck with other officials and participants in Hawley’s response. Left to Right: Richard “Dick” Desmarais; Sally Rich; Lisa Turner; Richie Gould; Darwin Clark; Hussain Hamdan.
It is with great regret that I inform you that Hawley Selectman Sarah J. “Sally” Rich (formerly Sarah Jones), passed away surrounded by her family a little after eight o’clock in the evening on Tuesday, March the 26th, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was 77 years old.
She was presently also serving on the Hawlemont Regional School Committee and the Hawley Conservation Commission. As many people in Hawley know, she was also my grandmother and one of my best friends.
Sally was Hawley’s first and, thus far, only woman to sit on the Select Board, serving on and off from the 1980s and being elected to her current term in May of 2018. She left the Board in the 90s for health reasons, but, when her health improved and the Town needed her, she answered the call and came back. She liked to be called by the traditional title “Selectman”; not “Select-woman”, “Select-person”, or “Select Board Member”. Continue reading
The Hawlemont Annual H.A.Y. Conference has been set for Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:30 am – 2:15 pm. This is a showcase for innovative, hands-on education that blends agricultural exposure with traditional curriculum. Registration is required to attend this event.
For a brochure and registration form, click HERE.
NOMINATION PAPERS FOR THE HAWLEY TOWN ELECTION are available at the Hawley Town Office, 8 Pudding Hollow Road, or by contacting Town Clerk Pamela Shrimpton at 339-5518/339-4091.
The following offices will be up for election:
♦ Selectman/Board of Health (3 year term). Incumbent Hussain Hamdan
♦ Assessor (3 year term). Incumbent Edward Brady
♦ Hawlemont School Committee (3 year term). Incumbent Hussain Hamdan
♦ Representative K-12 Committee for MTRSD (3 year term). Vacant
♦ Non-Parent Member LEC for Hawlemont School District (3 year term). Incumbent Suzanne Crawford
♦ Moderator (1 year term). Incumbent Kirby “Lark” Thwing
♦ Auditor (1 year term). Incumbent Carla Clark
Please contact Pamela if you are interested in any of the positions, whether as a nominated candidate or as a write-in. Last day to submit papers is March 25th. Thanks and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions about the positions…we Hawleyites would love to have you on board!