Town of Goshen, MA 01032
Welcome to the official website for the Town of Goshen. A town of 1,054 residents located in the foothills of the Berkshires, Goshen was a part of the town of Chesterfield until it became a town in its own right by an act of incorporation passed May 14, 1781, and signed by Governor John Hancock. This Town-owned website is maintained by the Goshen Website Committee.
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Council on Aging - November Newsletter
COA's Thanksgiving Dinner -- Tuesday, November 15th at Noon. Town Hall Dining Hall. To see additional important dates in November and to view the latest edition of the Goshen ...
Posted Oct 31, 2016, 10:17 AM by Debbie De Carli
Pay your taxes online! New options available
Go to the web page of the Goshen Tax Collector for information on how to pay your Real Estate and Personal Property Tax bills online. You will find the page ...
Posted Sep 22, 2016, 9:29 AM by Debbie De Carli
2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collections Events
The Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative has announced the regional HHW Events for 2016.October 29th is the last date for collection of Hazardous Waste in the Hilltowns. Location: Westhampton and ...
Posted Oct 24, 2016, 6:36 AM by Debbie De Carli
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Early Voting 2016 Presidential Election
We are excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was by absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.
Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early. Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered. To check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. If you need to register to vote, you may do it online by visiting www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. All you need is a license or an ID issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online. To be eligible to vote in the November 8th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 19th, 2016.
Early voting can be done in person or by mail. In Town of Goshen, early voting can be done in person at Goshen Town Offices, 40 Main Street, Goshen during the dates/hours as follows:
|10/24/2016||Monday||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|10/29/2016||Saturday||9:00 AM - 12 Noon|
|10/31/2016||Monday||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|LOCATION|| Town Clerk's Office|
40 Main Street
Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to: Town of Goshen; Town Clerk's Office; 40 Main Street; Goshen, MA 01032. You can find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.
Please note, however, once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.
For the first time in Massachusetts, the first choice all voters will make is which day to vote. Early voting will make the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient than ever to exercise. We encourage all of our citizens to exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity to vote on their schedules.
AnnouncingWhat is CodeRED and how does the Town of Goshen use it?
CodeRED is an automated emergency notification system that allows the Municipality to send out pre-recorded messages over the telephone to our residents alerting them to certain situations. CodeRED will primarily be utilized to notify citizens of situations that might include evacuation notices, boil water advisories, utility outages, snow emergencies and other situations in which urgent notification is required. CodeRED has the capability of notifying all Goshen residents within an hour.
Why do I need to register?
You only need to register if you wish to receive emergency notification and the following conditions apply:
- You want to be notified on your cell phone
- You have an unlisted phone number
- You have recently moved and need to update your phone number
- You use TDD/TTY
- You want to use your work phone as a back up to your home phoneGoshen has transferred the existing phone database from BlackboardConnect to build the CodeRED phone call list. If you currently receive calls about important Town information, you do not need to sign up again.
Absolutely. The Town of Goshen encourages businesses to register to receive emergency notifications.
Can TDD/TYY equipment receive the calls?
Yes. When you register your number there is an option to enter the TDD/TYY information.
What if I’m not home to receive the emergency notification?
The CodeRED system will leave the emergency notification message on your voicemail or answering machine. If you do not have voicemail or an answering machine, the dialer will attempt your phone number three times.
Will I be charged for receiving a CodeRED alert?
No. This is a service the Town of Goshen is providing to better enhance our communication system with our residents.
Where do I register?
CodeRED Registration Form
- Early voting for Presidential Election: Monday, October 24 - 8 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. Saturday, October 29 - 9 am to 12 noon. Monday, October 31 - 8 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm.
- Presidential Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -- Voting at Goshen Town Hall from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm.
SELECT BOARD HOURS:
All Select Board meetings are open to the public and residents are welcome to attend. If you would like to be placed on the agenda to meet with the Select Board, please contact Melissa Papillon at 413-268-8236 ext. 301 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Select Board meets on Mondays in the Select Board Office, 40 Main St., Goshen, at 6:30 pm on the following dates:
October 24, 2016
November 7, 2016
November 21, 2016
December 5, 2016
December 19, 2016