Important Information and Recent Notices

Covid-19 updates

Results of Annual Town Meeting
Results of Annual Town Election
USDA Grant and State Bond Bill Announcement

Vote By Mail available for upcoming 2020 elections

Board of Registrars
Finance Committee

Hardwick's July Newsletter

Hardwick's June Newsletter

Senior Center June Newsletter

Click here for On-Premises Alcohol/Common Victualler Outdoor Table Service Expansion Information and Application

Annual Town Meeting was held on June 29.
For results, click here.
USDA Grant and State Bond Bill Announcement

Results of Annual Town Election

FY21 Preliminary Tax Bills have been mailed
Due Dates are:  8/3/2020 and 11/2/2020
Tax Bill Insert

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.

Hardwick Recycling Center is now open with some new guidelines. Click here for complete information.

Massachusetts began Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, June 8. Click here for information.


Virtual Memorial Day Event
May 24, 2020

Click here to watch.

(video by Kim Mongeau)

Photo by Lori Hoffman of Paula Roberts, Town Clerk, reading the names of soldiers during the Memorial Day Celebration. This was her 44th year of doing this in her official capacity as Town Clerk.

For current information regarding Town Elections, Special and Regular Town meetings, click here. (Updated 6/14/2020) Employment Opportunity
Truck Driver/Laborer - Highway Department
Click here for all COVID-19 updates FREE MEALS for all children under the age of 18 at QRHS and Hardwick Elementary School. Click here for details.

Important Special Town Meeting - June 2
Click here for meeting 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.

National Grid Introduces a Better Way to Stay Informed During a Power Outage. Click here for info Assessors Maps

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

Notice to Dog Owners
$10 Late Fee for all Dogs
Registered after April 30. Details here
A black drop box has been installed near the main entrance doors to the Municipal Building. It is available  24-7 for residents to drop off tax payments, dog license payments or anything that needs attention, rather than mailing those payments in. If you need to talk with someone in the Municipal Building, phone calls only. Collector: Ellen Whitney - 477-6710, Town Clerk: Ryan J. Witkos - 477-6700,  Town Administrator: Theresa Cofske - 477-6197 Ext. 1.
Emergency Child Care for Massachusetts Families & Essential Workers

USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Help our community receive the federal funding it needs for the next 10 years by taking 10 minutes to complete your 2020 Census. Hospitals, schools, roads, transportation and more all receive the federal funding based on Census data.

Town of Hardwick April Newsletter

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Information about new cemetery regulations:
NO planting of flowers, bushes or trees
at Hardwick Cemeteries.
All schools in the QRSD will be closed until September.

Resources for Drug and Alcohol Use
Emergency call 911

January Town of Hardwick Newsletter

IMPORTANT Public Informational Meeting was held September 9.
Click here
for handouts from the meeting.

State Agricultural Officials urge residents to check plants for Spotted Lanternfly. Click here for more information. Bears are active and searching for food: take precautions. Click here for more information.

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Update requires public input. Please click here to participate in this important survey.

Emerald Ash Borer Infestation
The Hardwick Police Department located in the Municpal Building has been closed. The Police Department has been relocated to the New Braintree Town Hall, 20 Memorial Drive, New Braintree. FID and LTC processing will now occur at the new location. Hardwick Community Development Program Information
Final Report on the Project to Examine Integrating Services of the Paige Memorial Library and Gilbertville Public Library Information about new regulations
regarding plants and flowers at Hardwick Cemeteries
Massachusetts' regional school districts face $17 million state funding shortfall - link to article Click here to learn about Hardwick's amazing biodiversity: rare, endangered, and threatened species of wildlife and plant life.
Hardwick Girl Scout Troops Forming
Click here for more information
Click here to view the presentation from the School Consolidation Task Force meeting on October 4, 2017
Central Mass. Regional EMS/ALS
Shared Services Report
Gilbertville WPCF Upgrade Project information

A Model Ecotourism Master Plan Chapter for Rural Massachusetts Communities:
A Case Study of Hardwick, MA

HCOG - Hardwick Petition Update
Announcing New Interactive Website

FY2015 Audit Files

Hardwick Public Transportation Survey Results

Download brochure about food producers,
markets and resources in north-central Mass.

Hardwick Budget Development
(download Powerpoint presentation)
Hardwick in the Boston Globe! Click here to read the article.

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

Massachusetts Senate Session Report 2015-2016
(large pdf file)
Information about the
Sewer Extension Project

Reminder: NO on street parking if it's snowing or during snow removal.

To report a power outage, call National Grid: 800-465-1212
Verizon: 800-837-4966
Comcast Storm Center: 800-934-6489

Hardwick Police Station (not manned) 477-6708
Police Dispatch 24/7- someone will always answer (508) 867-1170
EMERGENCY situations 911 (life or death)
Fire Station 477-6706