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.

Recent Announcements

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  • Representative Steve Kulik to Hold Office Hours State Representative Steve Kulik will be holding office hours on Saturday, May 20th in the Goshen Town Hall (42 Main Street).The public meeting begins at 10:30AM.  All are ...
    Posted May 17, 2017, 2:41 AM by Goshen Webmaster
  • 2017 Annual Town Meeting Goshen's Annual Town Meeting (ATM) will be held on Monday, May 15th at the Town Hall located at 42 Main Street and begin at 7PM.The warrant for the ...
    Posted May 14, 2017, 1:27 PM by Goshen Webmaster
  • 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events The Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative (HRMC) announces regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events including the annual HRMC HHW Collection on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9AM to Noon.Pre registration ...
    Posted May 8, 2017, 10:52 AM by Goshen Webmaster
  • Transfer Station Fee Schedule Change The Goshen Board of Health approved a 50% recycling goal and updates to the transfer station fee structure at their May 1st meeting.Click on the file below for more ...
    Posted May 8, 2017, 10:03 AM by Goshen Webmaster
  • Annual Town Meeting Goshen's Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, May 15 beginning at 7PM in the Goshen Town Hall located at 42 Main Street.
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 1:16 AM by Goshen Webmaster
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The Town of Goshen held an informational town presentation on Saturday, April 29th from 9AM to Noon.  The gathering, was held in the Goshen Town Hall, was open to to all town residents along with the general public.  Over 100 people attended.

The purpose of the presentation was to provide Goshen residents and taxpayers with an update on the current status of our quest to bring broadband / high speed internet to the town.

There were presentations by the Goshen Select Board, Comcast, Westfield Gas & Electric, WiredWest and Bill Ennen from the Executive Office of Housing and Urban Development.  After the presentations, the floor was opened for questions from the audience.

Background materials that were discussed can be reviewed here.


CodeRED Sign UpWhat 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.
Can businesses participate?

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

Special Announcements


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

The Select Board meets every other Monday (except when noted) in the Select Board Office, 40 Main St., Goshen, at 6:00 PM on the following dates:

   May 22, 2017 June 5, 2017 June 19, 2017July 5, 2017 (Wed)  July 17, 2017