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Latest town news & announcements

Updated Procedure for Reserving Meeting Space Beginning Tuesday, January 9th.

Due to issues with the online procedure for reserving meeting space, those wishing to reserve space for an upcoming meeting should contact Lisa Turowsky, Assistant to the Town Administrator, directly at 413-369-4235 x0. Please allow 48 hours for your request to be processed. Problems with the online reservation system are being addressed.

Comment on Proposed Marijuana Regulations by Feb. 15

The text of the proposed regulations may be viewed on the Cannabis Control Commission’s website at:, emailing [email protected], or by calling the Commission at 617-701-8400. The Commission encourages all interested parties to submit testimony electronically to the following address: [email protected]. Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document or as text within the body of an email and type “Draft Regulations” in the subject line.  All submissions must include the sender’s full name and address. Please note that the Commission will post all electronic testimony that complies with these instructions on its website. Parties who are unable to submit electronic testimony should mail submissions to: Cannabis Control Commission, 101 Federal Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA  02110. All testimony must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2017.

Ashfield Auditions for “It Can’t Happen Here” by Sinclair Lewis

Ashfield Community Theater happily announces January auditions for our show in May, “It Can’t Happen Here,” by Sinclair Lewis. This 1936 play is about the election of a fascist American president, his ensuring crushing of civil rights, and the underground rising against him by a Vermont editor and his family and friends. Josh Platt of Greenfield is directing. Auditions will be at Memorial Library, 344 Main St. (Route 116) in Ashfield, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29. Auditioners may attend either audition.  They will work from the script: no preparation or monologue is necessary. Those unable to make these times can set up another appointment by contacting producer Jackie Walsh at 413-625-9413 or [email protected]. A large, diverse ensemble is needed, ages 20 and up. The play runs May 18, 19, 20, 25 and 26 in Ashfield. The company also needs help on set design, set construction, props, lighting, house managing, hair, makeup and publicity. For more information, contact Jackie at 413-625-9413 or [email protected]

Wells Scholarship Applications Available at Town Office; March 20th Deadline

The Fred W. Wells Fund 2018-2019 Scholarship Application is now available at the Town Office.  These scholarships are awarded to students in agricultural, mechanical or professional fields. The Wells Scholarship is given to residents who have resided or whose parents have resided in Conway or other area towns* for two years immediately prior to the application date. Completed application forms must be postmarked on or before March 20th and mailed to the Boston address that is provided on the form. For more information contact Lisa Turowsky, Assistant to the Town Administrator, 369-4235 x0.

*Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Montague, Northfield, Rowe or Shelburne

Comcast to Hold Informational Meeting: Check this Space for Date

Comcast is planning to hold an informational meeting in Conway in late January or early February for those who might be interested in signing up for service. While Comcast representatives are going door-to-door where they have installed cable, this will give residents who might have missed those representatives a chance to ask Comcast questions about signing up for service. The date has not yet been set, so please check this space for updates. The letter requesting the meeting is here; and again, if you would like to sign up for Comcast service or ask questions about their services, this will be an excellent opportunity.

Senior Guidance Website Spotlights Assisted Living, Other Services for Seniors

Senior Guidance (, an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly, has announced a dedicated section on its website that provides detailed and thorough information on Massachusetts assisted living:

The Senior Guidance website discusses all services available for seniors living in Massachusetts, outlines helpful state programs, and offers information about assisted living facilities in every city, town and county in Massachusetts.

Break-Ins Reported In Conway

Town officials are investigating multiple break-ins that were reported on Friday, December 8th. Residents are reminded to lock their cars and houses, and to place valuables in a safe place. Please report any suspicious activity to Police Chief Ken Ouimette (369-4235 x7; [email protected]).

Conway Now Has Long-Range Financial Plan

The Town of Conway, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Community Compact Program, has adopted a multi-year financial plan that develops financial policies, revenue and expenditure forecasts, and budget documents that reflect Conway’s needs. By Finance Committee approval on June 19, 2017 and by Select Board and Capital Improvement Planning Committee vote on June 26, 2017, the Town of Conway has accepted and expressed its commitment to this Long Range Financial Plan. For full text of the plan click here: CONWAY LongRangePlan 9-7-17.

Evening of Short Stories Benefits Scholarship Funds

On October 27th the Conway Fireman’s Auxiliary offices hosted an evening of short stories to benefit the Daniel J. Haley and Conway Fireman’s Auxiliary scholarship funds. Watch the benefit in its entirety:

See Conway’s All-Committee Meeting – Our Volunteers!

If you missed Conway’s annual All-Committee meeting on Monday, October 2, as informative and impressive as it ever has been, you can see it here.

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