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Town of Conway PO Box 240 Conway, Massachusetts, 01341 [email protected] (413) 369-4235 (413) 369-4237 - fax

Town Office Building - 32 Main Street | Town Hall - 5 Academy Hill Road

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Sign up for Conway’s “Wacky Ball” Chesbro Challenge on July 4th

Are you interested in joining neighbors for a fun community activity on July 4th? If so, read this 2015 Chesbro Challenge sign-up information before the deadline of June 5th!

Planning Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy

Due to David Barten’s resignation, the Planning Board is seeking someone to fill his position until the next town election (May 2016). The Planning Board is responsible for drafting, amending, and modifying zoning By-Laws, and granting Special Permits. The Board makes studies, holds meetings, authorizes technical research, prepares plans, and develops proposals with regards to the future needs of the town. The Board meets on the first and third Thursdays (reduced schedule in summer) at 7pm in the Town Office Building and all meetings are open to the public. Current members of the Planning Board are Joe Strzegowski (Chair), Mary McClintock (Vice-Chair), Dave Chichester (Clerk), and Sue McFarland. The Planning Board’s next meeting is June 18. If you’d like to learn more about what it means to be on the Planning Board, speak to any Planning Board member and/or attend a meeting. You can contact the Planning Board at [email protected].

Land Trust Tour Features Conway & Ashfield Properties

Franklin Land Trust’s 24th Annual Farm & Garden Tour will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. More information regarding the one day self-guided tour of the secret gardens, working farms and special places in Ashfield & Conway is available on the FLT web site.

Housing Rehab Loans for Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners

Do you need money to repair your home?  The Regional Housing Authority has 0% interest/deferred payment/declining balance loans available.  Loans are only due at the sale or transfer of the property.  For a household of 1, the income limit is $46,100.  For 2, $52,650; for 3, $59,250; for 4, $65,800; and on up to $86,900 for a family of 8.  To learn more, contact Madelaine Taft-Ferguson at (413) 863-9781, ext. 111 or [email protected]  All inquiries are confidential.

Home Modification Loans are Available to Conway Residents

The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP), administered by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), provides 0% and low interest loans in amounts between $1000 and $30,000 for modifications to the permanent residences of seniors and individuals with disabilities. For more information, see PVPC’s HMLP website.

Assistance for residents at risk of homelessness

The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RHA) offers financial assistance to income-eligible families with children and pregnant women who are at risk of homelessness due to job loss, divorce, illness, disability or death of a family member, loss of transportation, and other reasons.  Call Charity Day at (413) 863-9781 for more information.  HRA also offers information on housing issues to anyone with questions.

Rt. 116 one lane at N. Poland Rd.

Route 116 will be one lane at the MassDOT construction site at the intersection of North Poland Road, perhaps until the beginning of October.

Steve Stange Barn Fund Established

A group of residents has established a savings account to collect donations to help Stange replace equipment lost in a recent fire. Checks made out to the “Steve Stange Barn Fund” may be sent to Greenfield Savings Bank, 181 Parsons’s Drive, Conway MA 01341.

Conway Ambulance is looking for EMTs

Conway’s ambulance crew is looking for EMTs to join the department.  Anyone who has a current EMT license — or is interested in becoming licensed — and lives or works in Conway should contact the Ambulance Department for more information.

Director: Jodey Benson      Assistant Director: Christopher Herrmann    (413) 369-4235 x 7   [email protected]

Scholarships Available to Conway Residents

Conway residents pursuing higher education may be eligible for the following scholarships offered by local organizations. Please note that each has its own eligibility requirements, application and deadline. Information is available below (and on the Forms and Downloads page of the Town website.)

The Mark Boice Germain and Mildred Boice Germain Fund (Scholarship Application 2015); Conway Festival of the Hills Scholarship Application; Conway Firemen’s Auxiliary Scholarship Application; Conway Sportsman’s Club Scholarship Application; Fred W. Wells Fund 2015-2016 Scholarship Application; 2015_GSFABA_Scholarship_Guidelines_and_Application

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