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Important Information
and Recent Notices

 

For Recent Notice Archives, click here.

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

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

DROUGHT ALERT! Click here

How to Beat the Heat! Click here

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

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
August Senior Center Newsletter July 2022 Town Newsletter
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!

 

Vacancies
Administrative Assistant to Town Administrator
Highway Department - Working Foreman

Annual Town Meeting Final Minutes and
Annual Town Report

Massachusetts Drought Alert

Town Administrator's Reports
Community Legal Aid for Central and Western Massachusetts

Open Meeting Law Trainings

Take this survey about Hardwick's needs for emergency medical services Hardwick YouTube Channel
Watch Selectmen's Meetings here

Pathfinder School Committee
Meeting Schedule for FY23

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

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.

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.

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