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Broadband (high-speed internet) update

Posted on November 29, 2019

From now through mid-2020, National Grid and Verizon are replacing utility poles and moving wires throughout town, in preparation for stringing fiber optic cable. Utility company trucks will be working on all roads and on any driveways with utility company poles. Click here for the current project update schedule.

Drug Collection Day Announced

Posted on October 24, 2019

The Goshen Police department will be hosting a free drug collection day this Saturday, October 26th from 10AM to 2pm at the Main Street Police Station in the rear of the Town office building. All prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins and veterinary medicines can be dropped off. Note that no liquids or syringes will be...

Job Posting – Animal Control Officer & Animal Inspector

Posted on September 24, 2019

The Town of Goshen Select Board is seeking qualified applicants for the part time position of Animal Control Officer / Animal Inspector. This is an on-call, ad hoc position where call times and activity vary. The Animal Control Officer is responsible for enforcing ordinances relating to the control, impoundment, and disposition of animals. This includes...

Job Posting – Highway Equipment Operator / Laborer

Posted on September 14, 2019

The Town of Goshen is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Highway Equipment Operator/Laborer. This individual performs skilled and semi-skilled work operating heavy and light equipment used for construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, bridges, fences, culverts, catch basins, and storm drains, as well as snow and ice removal in the winter. This...
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Cultural Council seeks applications

Posted on September 12, 2019

The Goshen Cultural Council is seeking applications from organizations, schools, and individuals for grants that support arts, humanities, and science programs in the community, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, or performances in schools, workshops, concerts, and lectures. Applications are due October 15. The GCC is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving...
Goshen Historical Museum Then and Now

Historical Commission Meeting

Posted on August 5, 2019

The newly reconstituted Goshen Historical Commission will have its first meeting on Wednesday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the Goshen Museum, 18 Main Street.

New Hingham School Roof Update

Posted on July 21, 2019

The Chesterfield-Goshen School Committee met on Monday,  June 24th, 2019 to discuss and award the bid for the replacement of the New Hingham School roof.   Bids ranged from $194,400 to $1,279,000.  The lowest bid for the asphalt shingle option was $194,400 and for metal was $ 717,500, both low bids were submitted by Larochelle Construction,...
Goshen Historical Museum Then and Now

Historical Commission Openings

Posted on July 21, 2019

The Goshen Historical Commission has several vacancies and is looking for new members.  Members are appointed by the Select Board. For information on the Commission and its responsibilities, including the Goshen Museum, please contact Norene Roberts at 413-268-7562, or at  Robertshistory@verizon.net  
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Special Election Results

Posted on July 15, 2019

41 of Goshen’s 741 registered voters (5%) came out to the polls today to vote for a select board member. Kristine A. Bissell, who ran uncontested, won all 41 votes.
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Absentee Voting available for 7/15 Special Election

Posted on June 24, 2019

Absentee voting is now available in the town clerk’s office for the July 15th special election. This is to elect a select board member who will finish the remainder of a term that ends in May 2020. Eligible absentee voters are ones who will not be in town on the day of the election, or...
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Last Day to Reg. to Vote for Special Election

Posted on June 13, 2019

There will be a special election on Monday, July 15th from 4-8pm in the John James Memorial Hall, 42 Main Street, to elect a select board member who will finish the remainder of a term that ends in May 2020. Kristine A. Bissell is running unopposed for the seat. The last day to register to...
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Special Election Results

Posted on June 5, 2019

105 of Goshen's 744 registered voters (14%) came out to the polls today to vote on the following question: Shall the Town be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the Town’s share of the bond authorized by the Chesterfield / Goshen Regional School...
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Absentee voting: 6/5 Special Election

Posted on May 30, 2019

Absentee voting is available for voters who will not be in town on June 5th for the Special Election regarding the school roof, or cannot vote in person due to physical disability or religious belief. Absentee voting applications are available in the town clerk’s office, as well as online at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm. Please contact Town Clerk,...

Imagine Goshen / Complete Streets Committee Info Session

Posted on May 28, 2019

A reminder that the Complete Streets Committee is holding an information session on Wednesday, May 29th on the finding for their walkability and connectivity projects. All are encouraged to attend.
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Special Election Date Set

Posted on May 23, 2019

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Goshen, who are qualified to vote in the town affairs, that the SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION will be held WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the John James Memorial...

June Council On Aging Newsletter!

Posted on May 21, 2019

Hot off the press, the Goshen COA newsletter is packed with informative, interesting information. COA Newsletter - June 2019  

Memorial Day Activities Set for Monday May 27

Posted on May 20, 2019

The annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony is scheduled for Monday May 27.  Parade participants will assemble at 9:30 AM in the parking lot across from the Goshen Town Hall located at 40 Main Street.  The parade will step off promptly at 10:00AM, proceed up Main Street (Route 9) to the Goshen Cemetery off of...

Board of Health Establishes 50% Recycling Goal

Posted on May 19, 2019

The Board of Health has established a 50% recycling goal with the intent of increasing quantity and improving the quality of the materials being recycled at the transfer station.  In 2016, the Town of Goshen had a recycling rate of 31.3% Many residents are conscientious about recycling and believe that they are properly recycling. The Board of Health...

The 2018 Annual Town Report is Now Available

Posted on May 15, 2019

With Gratitude for your Dedication This year’s annual report is dedicated to the loyal, dedicated and hard-working employees, committee members, and volunteers of the Town of Goshen. Without your commitment, the Town would not be able to function as efficiently as it does. Thank you! FY 2018 Annual Town Report

Public Meeting to Share Draft Findings for ADA Transition Plan

Posted on May 14, 2019

The Institute for Human Centered Design has completed a review of the accessibility of town buildings and programs in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, and Goshen.  They will be sharing their findings with the public on Tuesday, May 28th at 1pm at the Goshen Town Hall.  Learn more about the ADA Transition Plans for each...
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