[Please note that this is only for individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna has not come out with a booster at this time.]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)have authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 Booster for individuals 65 years of age and older, individuals 18-64 years of age at risk for severe COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions, and individuals 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 because of occupational or institutional settings who have previously received the Pfizer vaccine. These residents are eligible to receive their booster shot at least 6 months after their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The Sons and Daughters of Hawley Board of Trustees has decided, sadly, that it is not in the best interest of our members for us to hold the potluck Apple Fest dinner, originally scheduled for November 7. Although the COVID number is decreasing, there do continue to be new cases in Massachusetts and Franklin County every day, so, as we don’t think it is worth the risk, we are cancelling the event.
At this time, we do plan to hold the Illumination Party in December at the East Hawley Meetinghouse. Plans regarding the traditional S&DH spring events, including the March Mud Party, remain tentative, but we will let you know about each decision as soon as it is made.
The Board sends our warm good wishes for your continued health and well being,
Suzy Groden, S&DH Recording Secretary
Franklin County Solid Waste District is planning to hold the 2021 household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, September 25th at GCC’s Main Campus and the Orange Transfer Station.
Residents and businesses must pre-register by September 17th. Online pre-registration for the 2021 collection will begin in mid-August, at: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/hazwasteday.html. Mail-in registration forms will be available in late August at town transfer stations and in local newspapers. Participants will be assigned an appointment time to bring wastes to the collection; an appointment time and instructions will be provided by mail after registration is processed. Continue reading
August 21, 2021: STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BY SELECTMEN
RESIDENTS URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION . . . AUGUST 24: EMERGENCY IS OVER.
In a rapidly developing weather situation, Hurricane Henry is now heading toward New England and New York. Accordingly, the Hawley Selectboard has called a special meeting for Saturday, August 21 at 6 pm, which is available on both a face to face basis and via phone.
Click HERE for a meeting agenda;
and HERE for a more detailed report on the storm.
There is a Meet and Greet set for Tuesday, June 22 from 6-7pm at the Town Office to welcome Abigail Drew, our newly-hired Administrative Assistant.
Please come, so that she has a name to the face she will be working with very soon. If you can’t make it, feel free to contact us to make an appointment to come in and have a short chat about your role in town affairs. This will help her have a better sense of how Hawley fits all together.
I was greeted 5 years ago with such warmth and tolerance for being the new ‘kid on the block’ in the Hawley Town Office – I’m sure she will be as well! Thank you all.
In a letter that could be characterized as strongly worded, the Hawley Board of Health (AKA Selectboard) has categorically rejected participation in the Commonwealth’s aerial spraying program designed to eradicate disease-carrying mosquito’s. Click HERE for the details of the Town’s decision to opt out.
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.