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Important Information
and Recent Notices

 

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Great Meadowbrook Farm Information

Questions, comments or helpful information for the ballot question to be held on January 7, 2023 from Noon-7 p.m. regarding the proposed racetrack location at 228 Barre Road can be submitted to:
horseracinginfo@townofhardwick.com
Deadline to submit any information is Monday, December 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.

The Board of Selectmen held meetings on Zoom on Monday, November 21 and Tuesday November 29.
They are available on YouTube.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission convened an adjudicatory hearing relative to whether to grant the application of Commonwealth Equine and Agricultural Center LLC for a license to hold or conduct a new racing meeting in Hardwick. The hearingtook place on Monday, November 14, 2022 and can be watched on YouTube.
Prior to the meeting the Town Clerk received a petition notification 128A § 13A which has been taken into account.

The draft HCA is available here. Several Public Informational Meetings were held regarding the potential agritourism destination at Great Meadowbrook Farm. Download the COMPLETE proposal here and view all meetings on YouTube. For more information, click here for a FAQ document and a slide show from MA Dept. of Agriculture Resources. Town Counsel Opinions via Q&A

The Board of Selectmen will be meeting on the first and third Mondays in November and December. Details will be provided on the town calendar and MyTownGov.

December Senior Center Newsletter and Menu
Town Administrator's Reports

Hardwick YouTube Channel
Watch Selectmen's Meetings here

Winter Parking Ban Nov. 15 - April 15
No on-street parking from 10 pm - 6 am
OR anytime if it's snowing or during snow removal (includes municipal parking lots/parks)
Exceptions: High St. – side with the houses; Bridge St. – side along Bridge Ct.;
Taylor St. – side along the houses; Convent St. – along the right side as you pull down;
Mechanic St. – Cumberland Farms side of the street
Need Fuel Assistance?
Call the Fuel Assistance Office at (978) 342-4520 to request an appointment at the Barre Senior Center that are held there on Fridays.

Links to: Petition Guidelines GL Ch 128A § 13A and Municipal Ballot Guidelines

Vacancies
Highway Department - Working Foreman

Town of Hardwick
STATE ELECTION ~ NOVEMBER 8, 2022

OFFICIAL RESULTS

There are now 3 Planet Aid boxes for textiles at the Recycling Center.

Department of Public Utilities
Notice of Filing and Request for Comments
Click here for info

Pathfinder Technical School will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, Pathfinder Tech will offer healthy meals every school day. Click here for details.

Every four years, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) is tasked to produce a long-range transportation plan for the region that will include the region’s priorities and the financial plan with the capital investments for the next 20 years. They would like to connect with individuals or groups that are interested in the topic of transportation. Please respond to this survey as it will allow them to assess the needs of our community. Click here for more info.

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.
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

Help Save Turtles

Brake for Wildlife
Town Administrator's Reports

Annual Town Meeting Final Minutes and
Annual Town Report

Community Legal Aid for Central and Western Massachusetts

Open Meeting Law Trainings

Take this survey about Hardwick's needs for emergency medical services National Grid Introduces a Better Way to Stay Informed During a Power Outage.
Click here
for information.

Pathfinder School Committee
Meeting Schedule for FY23

Find out if you're eligible for lower cost internet service

If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, or you have tested positive
CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT GUIDANCE GUIDELINES

An archive of the recordings from virtual board meetings is available here and will be updated as more become available. Town Administrator's Reports can be found here.

2022 Massachusetts Municipal Guide

Emergencies can happen at any time.
Make sure your family knows how to get in touch with each other if you are not all together or if normal communications systems are disrupted. Click here to learn how to make an emergency plan for your family.

Grab & Go Meals are available for children ages 0-18 at NO COST every Monday from 3:30-7 pm at Quabbin Middle/High School. Parents will receive 7 days worth of food. Click here for details. FREE MEALS for anyone under the age of 18 at QRHS and Hardwick Elementary School,
every Monday through Friday. Click here for details.

For Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Hardwick residents, click here. For complete information on Covid-19 vaccinations, click here

A Documentary about the Quabbin Reservoir
The Dividing Scar:
Massachusetts and the Four Lost Towns

Gilbertville Water District Rules and Regulations
for Water Use

Assessors Maps
Updated 4/11/2022
Recycling Center Stickers for Fiscal Year 2023 are available for purchase until June 30, 2023. ($55 for town residents; $90 for out of town) Your sticker can be purchased at the Recycling Center during normal business hours.  A current sticker is required to use the facility. The Hardwick Recycling Center will be closed on the following federal holidays: Christmas Day, New Years Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day when the actual holiday occurs on a Wednesday or Saturday.
Microenterprise Assistance Grants available for small businesses impacted by Covid-19. Click here for details. 2022 Annual Town Election Results

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 you must also inform the Hardwick PD.
Click here for all COVID-19 updates Resources for Drug and Alcohol Use
Emergency call 911

If you feel COVID-19 symptoms, stay home to avoid exposing others. Check your symptoms and connect to telehealth at buoy.com/mass for information.

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.
Emergency Child Care for Massachusetts Families & Essential Workers

USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Click here to learn about Hardwick's amazing biodiversity: rare, endangered, and threatened species of wildlife and plant life. Click here for a link to the Letter of Conditions from the USDA dated May 28, 2021 regarding the Sewer Project.
Download brochure about food producers,
markets and resources in north-central Mass.

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