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Short-Term Rental restricitions implemented by Massachusetts

Posted on April 1, 2020

Hotel/Motel & Short Term Rental restrictions: As part of the updated essential business list, DPH issued new guidance today around hotels, motels, inns, beds and breakfasts and other short-term residential rentals. Based on this new guidance, hotels, motels, and short-term rentals may only be used for efforts related to fighting COVID-19, like front line health workers...
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2020 Federal Census

Posted on March 30, 2020

Recently, you should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau, inviting you to go online to respond to the 2020 federal Census. The U.S. Census counts every person in the country every 10 years. The information gathered through the census is used to decide how much our communities get in state and federal...

Caucus postponed again

Posted on March 30, 2020

Due to the ever-changing circumstances of COVID-19, the select board voted to postpone the April 13th town caucus at today's select board meeting, in accordance with Chapter 45 of the Acts of 2020 "An Act granting authority to postpone 2020 municipal elections in the commonwealth and increase voting options in response to the declaration of emergency...
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Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Draft Summary of Findings Report

Posted on March 27, 2020

The Towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, and Worthington are collaborating with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), residents, and stakeholders on strategies to reduce vulnerability and adapt to our changing climate through the State’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program.  The core directive of the MVP program is to engage community stakeholders to facilitate the education,...

Rabies Clinic cancelled

Posted on March 16, 2020

The Rabies Clinic, originally scheduled for March 28th, has been cancelled. We realize many town residents were waiting to renew dog licenses until their dogs received a rabies vaccine at this clinic. While our town bylaws state that Goshen dogs must be licensed by March 31st, the late fee of $25 per dog does not...
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Broadband (high-speed internet) – MLP Board selection of Internet Service Provider (ISP) & Network Operator (NO)

Posted on March 7, 2020

The Municipal Light Plant (MLP) Board voted to select Westfield Gas & Electric as Goshen's ISP & NO. Selection criteria were based on the following: Local control over MLP decisions, policies & profits Reliability, experience & integrity of the business partner Proven business track record, history & financial stability Local control over rate setting Structural...
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Presidential Primary Results- Goshen

Posted on March 3, 2020

Please see the PDF below for Goshen's Presidential Primary results. Goshen Election Results Pres. Primary 3.3.2020
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Broadband (high-speed internet) – Grant Awards Updates

Posted on March 1, 2020

State grant monies originally provided Goshen with $770,000 as partial funding for Goshen’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) town-owned network.  In addition, the town voted to borrow up to $1.4 million to cover the remaining costs of building the town’s FTTH network. “Make-ready” costs have far exceeded the estimates from the initial project cost assessment.  (“Make-ready” costs are...
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Broadband (high-speed internet) – Utility Company Tree Trimming

Posted on March 1, 2020

Beginning in January 2020, and continuing for the next six months, National Grid and their subcontractors will be doing tree trimming around all of the utility company poles and wires in preparation for the build out of the fiber optic network that is to begin later this year. National Grid, or their subcontractors, will be...
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Broadband (high-speed internet) – Utility Company Make Ready work update

Posted on March 1, 2020

From November 2019 through October 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 on Capital Projects, then Broadband for the current project update schedule.
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Early & Absentee Voting for the Presidential Primary on March 3rd

Posted on January 29, 2020

Absentee voting is now available for the March 3rd Presidential Primary. Eligible absentee voters are those who will not be in town on the day of the election, or cannot vote in person due to physical disability or religious belief. The application may be filled out in the town clerk's office, or can be found online...

2020 Dog Licenses are in

Posted on January 29, 2020

2020 dog licenses are in! The 2019 dog licenses expire on March 31st, 2020. Neutered/ spayed dogs are $5 each; intact dogs are $10. A dog licensing form can be found on the Town Clerk page of this website, which you can use to register your dogs by mail or in the town clerk’s office...

Western Mass Recycling update from the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility

Posted on January 22, 2020

Please read this important update about how recycling is handled, processed, sold, paid for, and used in Western Massachusetts. Western Mass Recycling - Not a Wasted Effort  

New Hingham School Roof Repair – Completed

Posted on January 8, 2020

Please click on Capital Projects, at the top of this page, then, New Hingham School Roof Repair to see updated information on the completion of this project.

Job Posting – Highway Equipment Operator & Laborer

Posted on December 27, 2019

The Town of Goshen, MA 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...

Job Posting – Animal Control Officer

Posted on December 27, 2019

Do you love animals?  Would you like to intervene when they have gone astray or help protect them from cruelty?  The Town of Goshen Select Board is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time, on call position of Animal Control Officer.  The Animal Control Officer is responsible for enforcing ordinances relating to animal safety.  This includes...

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,...
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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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