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Important Information
and Recent Notices

 

Winter Parking Ban until April 15
No on-street parking from 10 am - 6 pm
OR anytime if it's snowing or during snow removal (includes municipal parking lots/parks)

This includes all town roads except: Mechanic St - East Side; Broad St - West Side; East St - West Side; Bridge St - South Side; Convent St - West Side; Taylor St - West Side; High St - East Side; School St - West Side

To report a power outage, call National Grid: 800-465-1212
Verizon: 800-837-4966   Comcast Storm Center: 800-934-648

For Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Hardwick residents, click here. For complete information on Covid-19 vaccinations, click here.
Last day to obtain and submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars for certification is Monday, February 22, by 5 pm. Click here for details.You MUST call Town Clerk for appointment to take out or return nomination papers. 477-6700 MassDOT will be holding a public hearing on the Creamery Road Bridge Replacement Project on March 4. Click here for complete information.
Click here for Important Message from Board of Health Senior Center Newsletter: February 2021
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.
Annual Town Elections will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021. For more information and/or to obtain nomination papers, click here. As of February 17, 2021 there have been a total of 71 cases of COVID-19 in Hardwick.

Important Town Census Information

Dog registration for 2021 began on February 1.
National Grid Introduces a Better Way to Stay Informed During a Power Outage.
Click here
for information.
Assessors Maps
Updated 1/21/2021
Town Newsletter: January 2021

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.

Temporary Capacity & Gathering limits
began Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020

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.

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.

Senior Center Newsletter: January 2021

Senior Center November Newsletter

Senior Center September Newsletter

Senior Center June Newsletter

Hardwick Recycling Center is now open with some new guidelines due to Covid-19.
Swap Shed is accepting items.

Special Town Meeting on Friday, September 25
Click here for minutes.

Hardwick's October Newsletter

Hardwick's July Newsletter

Hardwick's June Newsletter

Hardwick's April Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, send your email address to hwklet@gmail.com

Hardwick's November 3, 2020
Final Election Results

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

Results of Annual Town Election

Results of September 1, 2020 Primary Election

Vacancies
Board of Registrars
Finance Committee

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

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) Resources for Drug and Alcohol Use
Emergency call 911
Click here for all COVID-19 updates

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.
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

Information about new cemetery regulations:
NO planting of flowers, bushes or trees
at Hardwick Cemeteries.
Emerald Ash Borer Infestation

IMPORTANT Public Informational Meeting was held September 9, 2019. 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 Hardwick 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 The Hazard Mitigation Grant Update requires public input. Please click here to participate in this important survey.
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