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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...
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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  

Broadband (high speed internet) – Utility Company Tree Trimming

Posted on January 14, 2020

Beginning in January 2020, and continuing for several 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 going door...

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.

Broadband (high-speed internet) Grant Awards Updates

Posted on December 28, 2019

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...

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...

Broadband (high-speed internet) Utility Company Make Ready work 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 on Capital Projects, then Broadband for the current project update schedule.

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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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...

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...

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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