Monthly Archives: July 2020

Special Notice about Reaching the Tax Collector

The Collector’s office is currently closed due to Covid-19. You can reach the Collector at 413-337-6665. Office hours are Monday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. People needing to see the collector in person can call to schedule an appointment. The collector will NOT be at the town office on Thursday afternoons except by appointment.

New Travel Restrictions Announced: New England States, NY, NJ, HI Have Exceptions

Jana Ferguson, Assistant Commissioner of the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
has notified the Hawley Board of Health as follows:


Governor Baker has announced that effective August 1st, all travelers entering Massachusetts—both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home—must comply with a new travel order. This includes students returning to campuses for the fall semester. Continue reading

Broadband Update By FHMS Chair Lark Thwing

NOTE: this report was originally written by FHMS Chair Lark Thwing for the various stakeholders of the Four Towns FHMS Broadband Project, including voting representatives of the Four Towns (Florida, Hawley, Monroe and Savoy), consultants Interisle and DesignNine, and MBI officials.  While it is addressed primarily to those stakeholders, hopefully it will give community members a sense of the project’s status as well. 

Hi Everybody,

Here’s hoping all of you are safe and well and that covid-19 has not affected you or any of those near and dear to you.

You haven’t heard anything from me or probably anybody else about FHMS Broadband since our conference call in the early part of June. Since that time there have been a number of complications. Brian’s mom had been very ill and passed away about 10 days ago. This alone has taken a great deal of his time and energy.
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Materials for New Pandemic Voting Options . . .

By Pam Shrimpton, Hawley Town Clerk

ALL HAWLEY RESIDENTS WILL SOON BE receiving from Secretary of State William Galvin’s office via the USPS Absentee/Early Voting applications for the September 1st State Primary and the November 3rd General Election.

Due to the pandemic, we are still encouraging voters to vote by mail, however you may still vote at Town Hall on Election Days and on select Early Voting periods to be announced.

You will be able to choose to receive ballots for either election or both. The September 1st application will be due August 26th and the November 3rd application will be due on October 28th.

If you are an unenrolled voter, please remember to choose your party for the Primary Election.

Hope this note finds all Hawleyites well and safe.

Thank you. Please direct any questions to Town Clerk Pamela Shrimpton at or call 413-339-5518 or 413-339-4091.