Welcome to the website for the

Town of HARDWICK, MASSACHUSETTS
and the villages of
Gilbertville, Wheelwright and Old Furnace

town seal
On this site, you will be able to:

Town of Hardwick
Myron E. Richardson Municipal Building
307 Main Street, P.O. Box 575
Gilbertville, MA  01031

Nicole Parker, Town Administrator
Phone: (413) 477-6197 Ext. 101
Fax:  (413) 477-6703
Cell: (413) 388-1115
email:  admin@townofhardwick.com

Hours:
Monday: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: Closed

access Emergency Notifications
obtain valuable information and public records
access many municipal services
Board of Health Covid-19 information
Telephone and Email Directory
Agendas of all town and regional meetings
or call (413) 285-2709
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The Assessors Office will be closed
the week of August 15.

A Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, August 22 at 6 pm at the Hardwick Elementary School. Public Informational Session regarding the renewed Wastewater Upgrade Project will be held immediately after the Special Town Meeting on Monday, August 22.

Baystate Wing Hospital and the QVCDC Quaboag Connector partner to bring transportation services from Hardwick to healthcare in the region. Click here for details.

The USDA has reissued the letter of conditions and the town sewer project is back on track. Revised Letter of Conditions and Letter of Intent to Meet Conditions

How to Beat the Heat! Click here

DROUGHT ALERT! Click here

Early In-Person Voting

Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2022 created permanent early voting and vote by mail options for voters.  It also standardizes voter registrations for elections and town meetings to ten days prior to said meetings/elections. Voter registration sessions will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022; and Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. respectively.

Deadline for a Vote By Mail application to be received is Monday, August 29, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Download a Vote by Mail Application here

Deadline to apply for in-person Absentee Voting is Friday, September 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. and an appointment MUST be made with the Town Clerk prior to the deadline, the office is closed that day.

State Primary early in-person voting:  Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, August 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click here for the State Primary Warrant

Early voting location is at the Myron E. Richardson Municipal Building in the Board of Selectmen’s meeting room.

The deadline to register to vote by mail for the November 8, 2022 State Election is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Board of Selectmen in their role as Water Commissioners will be meeting on September 12, 2022, at 6 pm at the Town House, 40 Common Street, Hardwick, MA 01037. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss water technology upgrade that will include new remote reader water meters for customers and potential water rate increases.

This will be an open meeting of the Board of Selectmen and you are welcome and encouraged to attend. Anyone with questions should contact Nicole Parker, Town Administrator at 413-477-6197 or via email at admin@townofhardwick.com
When a sewage discharge or overflow occurs within the Town of Hardwick, the Hardwick WPCF and/or Sewer Department sends out a public advisory notification. Sign up to receive public advisory text notifications send email to: HardwickWPCF@townofhardwick.com. Leave your full name and cell number with a request to receive these text messages.

We want to hear from you! The Hardwick Board of Health wants to understand how people feel about tick bites as we work to launch an educational campaign to prevent illness from bites. Taking this survey will help you and your community by allowing the Board of Health to better understand ways to serve the needs of our community.

Click here to get started on our short survey!

July 2022 Town Newsletter Annual Town Meeting Final Minutes and
Annual Town Report

Community Legal Aid for Central and Western Massachusetts

Massachusetts Drought Alert

Open Meeting Law Training

Hardwick YouTube Channel (Selectmen's Meetings)
Town Administrator's Reports

Resources for Hardwick Senior Citizens

July Senior Center Newsletter

Take this survey about Hardwick's needs for Emergency Medical Services
Resources for Drug and Alcohol Use
Emergency call 911

A third round of free Covid-19 home test kits have been made available by the US government. Click here to order and for complete information.

Vacancies
Administrative Assistant to Town Administrator
Highway Department - Working Foreman

Town Administrator’s Reports

Assessors Maps
Updated 4/11/2022

If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19,
or have tested positive,
click here for important guidance guidelines.

Vaccine Clinics for Hardwick Residents.

All available information regarding the COVID-19 virus can be found here. This page includes case counts, available assistance, etc. Please check back regularly for updates that will be posted as soon as they are available. For vaccine information click here.

1991 Documents acknowledging acceptence as Historic Districts Hardwick, Massachusetts
Gilbertville Historic District and
Hardwick Center Historic District

FREE MEALS for anyone under the age of 18 at QRHS and Hardwick Elementary School, every Monday through Friday. Click here for details.

MART will deliver food packages to patrons of the Food Pantry and assist in other transportation required to meet essential needs. Click here for details.

Hardwick Sewer Project
Preliminary Engineering Report
(very large file)

Gilbertville Water District Rules and Regulations
for Water Use

Have you been a victim of Identity Theft?
Click here for a packet of resources and instructions for steps you can take. The Hardwick/New Braintree Police Department will assist you but unfortunately, you are burdened with resolving your own credit problems. You must act quickly and assertively to minimize the damage to your good name and credit history.

There have been multiple reports of Unemployment Fraud, whereby people have filed for benefits under someone else's name. If you think this has happened to you, click here to report it to the State, and also inform the Hardwick PD.

The town's Drop Box is for all correspondence to the Town of Hardwick. Voter registrations, dog licenses, tax payments, and any other documents residents need to submit to the Town may be dropped off at this secure location.

Sign up for Hardwick's Virtual Common, a volunteer-run email discussion list where residents of Hardwick/New Braintree can connect to ask for help or share resources.

CodeRedCodeRED provides high-speed notification to Hardwick residents whenever needed. The CodeRED system provides Hardwick officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire Hardwick community. CLICK THE LOGO TO SIGN UP. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Available to rent for functions: Hardwick Town House - click here

The Town of Hardwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

Check back often. The site will be updated regularly.

Webmaster: Julie Murkette