Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Information

[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.

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Sons and Daughters’ Apple Fest Dinner Cancelled

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

Sept 25 Set for Free HAZ Waste Collection

 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: 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





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.

Mosquito and Tick Info Session

Mosquito and Tick Info Session, Saturday, August 7th, 1 pm – 3 pm
Town of Hawley Town Office
8 Pudding Hollow Road
JEANETTE VOAS WILL BE TABLING  at the town office for anyone who wishes to learn more about mosquito and tick safety. She will have flyers and hand outs on how to protect yourself and your property from the threats that mosquitos and ticks bring.If you have questions or concerns, please bring them with you and Jeanette will surely try and answer them. Jeanette will be available from 1 pm to 3 pm at the town hall for whoever wants to participate.

Note: Masks are required inside the building for anyone who is not vaccinated at this time.

Ashfield Transfer Station Stickers Available — New Rates


THE FY 21/22 DUMP STICKERS ARE AVAILABLE for sale at the Hawley Town Office at 8 Pudding Hollow Road.  Because of lowered demand for recyclables, the cost of the new sticker has been increased to $35 for one, or $36 for two vehicles from the same household.  Bags continue to be $10 per roll of ten, but are purchased separately.  Cash or checks only (exact change is appreciated).  Please call the Town Office – 413-339-5518 – to arrange to get yours!

  • Dump Location: West side of Route 112 between Route 116 and Clesson Brook Road (aka Buckland Road).
  • Hours of operation:
    Thursdays 8 am – 12 noon
    Saturdays 8 am – 4 pm
    Sundays 8 am –12 noon

Hawley has an ongoing agreement with the Town of Ashfield for the use of this facility. This includes special pricing, available through the Hawley Town Office, only.

Meet & Greet Set for Our New Admin. Asst.

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.

Cass Nawrocki
Administrative Assistant

Board Summarily Rejects Aerial Moquito Spraying Program

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.

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.