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.



The Town of Goshen has scheduled an informational town presentation for Saturday, April 29th from 9AM to Noon.  The gathering, which will be held in the Goshen Town Hall (42 Main Street), is open to to all town residents along with the general public.

The purpose of the presentation is 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 will be 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 will be open to questions from the audience.

Background materials that residents can review in advance of the presentation can be found here.

Recent Announcements

  • Click on any of the links below for more information on each post.
  • 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
  • Town Election The Goshen Town Elections will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 9AM to 2PM at the Goshen Town Hall located at 42 Main Street.
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 1:14 AM by Goshen Webmaster
  • 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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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 on Mondays in the Select Board Office, 40 Main St., Goshen, at 6:00 PM on the following dates:

   March 13, 2017 March 27, 2017 April 10, 2017April 24, 2017  May 8, 2017