Library service in Athol dates back to 1830, when the Athol Social Library offered books to local readers. Between 1850 and 1860, the Athol Agricultural and Mechanical Library served various groups. Area churches also maintained their own small libraries to serve the members of their congregations.
The mission of the Gill Montague Council on Aging is to provide referral, outreach, nutrition and health services in cooperation with other town departments and area agencies; to set policy for the operation of the Senior Center; to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the community by providing health, education, and recreation programs and activities.
The GFD is a municipal volunteer fire department responsible for the safe and efficient execution of life, property, and environmental preservation through fire suppression, specialized rescue, BLS Ambulance service, and code compliance enforcement to the citizens and visitors of Granville Massachusetts.
The Greenfield Public Library serves as a public center for enrichment, entertainment, access to technology, self-directed learning and the exploration of ideas. The Library serves all members of the community, regardless of age, income, education, religious or political beliefs and makes no judgment on the nature of individual inquiry.
Hampshire County Group Insurance Trust
The Hampshire County Group Insurance Trust is established under Massachusetts General Laws for the joint purchase of insurance. There are 70 member units located in Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Worcester Counties.
Hampshire County Retirement System
The Massachusetts Public Employee Pension Plan is a 401(a) Defined Benefit Plan established by MGL Chapter 32 and further regulated by the Commonwealth's Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC).
A call fire department, our personnel are built of citizens from within the commumity. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and everyone contributes to the common goal. With that said, we are always in need of new members and welcome those interested.
The Mass Rural Water Association (MassRWA) is a non-profit trade association of rural water and wastewater systems. We are a nationally recognized Rural Water Association and the preferred provider of training and on-site assistance for small systems in Massachusetts.
The Montague Public Library system has three branches: Millers Falls, Montague Center, and the main branch in Turners Falls, in the historical Carnegie Library building, built from funds provided by the Carnegie Fund in the early 1900's.
The town of Charlemont is a hilltown community of about 1,300 residents located along the Deerfield River and the scenic Mohawk Trail in northwestern Massachusetts. Settled in 1744, Charlemont covers 26 square miles and is still home to working farms and cottage industries as well as many recreational opportunities from whitewater rafting to downhill skiing.
The Town of Colrain, Massachusetts is located in Franklin County north of Shelburne Falls. The eastern border of Colrain follows the Green River, bordering Leyden with Greenfield to the southeast. To the west lies Heath, with Charlemont to the southwest, and to the north are the towns of Halifax and Guilford Vermont. The town is in the northeastern part of the Berkshires, and is home to two state forests, Catamount State Forest to the Southwest, and half of the H.O. Cook State Forest to the northeast.
The town of Gill in northwestern Massachusetts offers education, recreation and quiet, peaceful living opportunities within its 15 square miles. Gill is 7 miles east of Greenfield, 36 miles north of Springfield and 95 miles northwest of Boston.
Leyden was first settled in 1737 as part of "Fall Town," which also included Bernardston and Colrain. The town was set off from Bernardstown in 1784, but it was not incorporated until February 22, 1809. The town was named for the city of Leiden, Netherlands, refuge of the Pilgrims before colonizing the Americas.
The Town of Montague, comprised of five villages, is nestled along the Connecticut River in the upper Pioneer Valley. Montague is a diverse area that is rich in history and culture that includes more than 10,000 years of early Native American habitation, as well as the Colonial and Industrial history that is embodied in the National Historic Register Districts of Montague Center and Turners Falls – a planned industrial community.
This town was formerly part of Cummington, and with that town was sold by Col. John Cummings, of Concord, in 1762. The first meeting of the proprietors was held at Concord, in December of that year. Many of the first settlers came from Bridgewater and Abington. Plainfield was incorporated a district of Cummington in 1785, and in 1807 was incorporated a distinct town.
Rowe is a small hilltown in northwestern Massachusetts, bordered on the north by Whitingham, VT. It is nestled in an area of scenic beauty, with wooded mountains, clear brooks and the Deerfield River on its western border. Rowe is close to ski areas and enjoys great hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing and kayaking. Rowe has its own elementary school for grades Pre K to 6, a school of choice. Grades 7-12 attend the Mohawk Trail Regional High School or Franklin County Technical School.
This site is designed to keep residents informed, to help town leaders communicate and to aid those new to the area in the process of getting to know us. Contact information for all departments, committees, town officials and staff can be found on the Hours and Information page or through the board, committee and department pages in the menus above. Minutes of the most recent meetings are posted on those pages.
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Turners Falls Fire Department
Through professionalism, dedication, training and integrity, the Turners Falls Fire Department works to preserve, protect lives and property, and enhance the quality of life for the people of the Turners Falls Fire District. This will be accomplished by providing a vast range of emergency services, strong public relations and fire safety education. We also endeavor to protect and preserve the health of our membership and return our personnel safely to their families.
The Turners Falls Fire District provides fire protection, emergency medical services, public water supply and street lighting for the residents and businesses of our district. The district is governed by an elected Prudential Committee and Board of Water Commissioners. Elections are held in late April each year and all registered voters are encouraged to vote.
Turners Falls Water Department
The Turners Falls Water Department's main source of water consists of two artesian wells located at the Tolan Farm well field. These gravel-packed Wells pump 1.2 to 2 million gallons of water per day to the filter plant.
The seat of Franklin County, Greenfield is a City known as a Town of 17,000 people. Its 22 square miles have the advantages of country life mixed with the culture of a more urban area. Eat, drink, play, inside, outside, all around the town!
The Westhampton Fire Department consists of thirty volunteer members who provide a vast array of services to the community. Annually, the Department responds to approximately one hundred and sixty calls for service.