Category Archives: Hawley News

Change in Town Office COVID Rules

Given the general easing of COVID restrictions around the country, the Hawley Board of Health has issued changes in the Town Office access policy. Click HERE for the details.

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Fire Dept. Initiates Fund Drive to Purchase Protective Clothing

SEVERAL HAWLEY FIRE FIGHTERS have teamed up to raise money to buy new Department T-shirts, apparel, and reusable face coverings with Department insignia imprinted on them. Click HERE to learn how to participate.

May 3 Hawley Election Results

Election Night Results — Pamela Shrimpton, Town Clerk

Hawley’s Annual Town Meeting Is Set for May 10

Click for Town Meeting Warrant

BROADBAND UPDATE – As of April 8, 2021

By Lark Thwing, Chair, FHMS
By April 8, 2021, the date of our next FHMS online meeting, we should have all the infrastructure operational except for Borden Mountain. The last three poles to become operational will be one on South County Road in Florida and two on Rt 116 just west of the Savoy Highway garage.  We are just waiting for electric meters to be installed.

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Housing Rehabilitation Loans
Available to Hawley Residents

 The Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is administering a housing rehabilitation loan program on behalf of the Town of Hawley.

The program offers zero-interest, deferred-payment, 15-year forgivable loans of up to $35,000 to qualified homeowners to improve the safety and energy efficiency of their homes. Eligible improvements include:

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Hawleyite Amelie Rowehl Is Named MTRS 2021 Superintendent’s Award Recipient

THE MOHAWK TRAIL REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IS PROUD  to announce that Amelie Rowehl, of the Town of Hawley, is the Mohawk Trail Regional School’s 2021 Superintendent’s Award recipient.

Rowehl is a stand-out in her class as a committed student, athlete, and valued member of the community. Ranked first in her class with a 4.54 grade point average, Rowehl consistently challenges herself both in-and-outside the classroom taking Advanced Placement courses while balancing school, sports, and working at her family business.  Continue reading


FOUR FRANKLIN COUNTY INSTITUTIONS are pleased to announce that businesses, nonprofits, artists, and farmers in the Village of Shelburne Falls and the hilltowns in Franklin and Hampshire Counties may apply for small grants of $2,500 to $15,000.

The grants are being made to help qualified entities and individuals (see grant criteria) to survive the pandemic, enabling them to cover expenses such as payroll, rent, inventory, equipment, working capital and COVID related losses. Grant applications and criteria can be accessed on the internet at or be sent to you via email.

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FHMS Broadband Update for Hawley — as of 3/5/2021

THE LAST BROADBAND POLE IN HAWLEY should be operational by Friday, the 12th of March. Yesterday the 4th of March the pole by Richard Yates’s house was made operational and I was connected to the internet. Hussain Hamdan also notified me that he was connected to the internet yesterday and is thrilled with his service. 

65 people in Hawley have broadband setups in their home and 58 of those people are actually receiving broadband service. The others are waiting for either the pole by Yates or the pole by Jimmy Scott which will be operational by next Friday.
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