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Important Information for Presidential Primary

Adapted from two Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press releases:

Absentee Ballots are available for the Presidential Primary which will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Voters are reminded that the last day and time to apply for an absentee ballot for this election is noon on Monday, February 29th. Voters may vote at the Greenfield Town Clerk's Office until that date and time or may request an absentee ballot by mail.  The town clerk would also like to remind residents that the last day to register to vote, change their address, or change party affiliation for the Presidential Primary will be Wednesday, February 10th.

Greenfield Wins Urban Agenda Grant

Adapted from a Massachusetts Governor's Office press release:

Recently, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced the inaugural round of awards from the Commonwealth’s Urban Agenda Grant Program, a new grant program that seeks to unlock community-driven responses to local economic opportunities through partnership-building, problem-solving, and shared accountability. The awards, totaling $3 million in grant funding, will fund 16 economic development, planning, and housing development initiatives, across 13 communities.

FRCOG Wins $30K Grant for Trees

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) press release:

Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $186,434 in Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grants to 13 Massachusetts communities and non-profits, including the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG).  These matching grants help increase a community's tree capacity in order to maximize social, economic, and environmental quality.

Temporary Closure of the Canalside Rail Trail in Turners

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) press release:

Beginning Monday, January 4, 2016, and continuing through Friday, January 8, 2016, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be implementing a temporary closure of the Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls, between 11th Street and Depot Street, from 7AM to 5PM, to accommodate electrical work.  A detour will be posted encouraging users to follow Montague City Road to Solar Avenue.

1st Day Hikes Celebrates 25 Years

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) press release:

Once again, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) will sponsor free, guided hikes in 11 state parks on New Year's Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative.  Our Commonwealth was the first state in the country to develop the First Day Hikes program, which provides individuals and their families an opportunity to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature, and welcome the New Year with friends and family.

Spend December at the Discovery Center

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) press release:

Even though it's winter, there's still a lot to do at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls.  From crafts for kids to hikes for adults, you'll find something to enjoy.  All programs at the center are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted, and the facilities are accessible.

Take Advantage of Discovery Center's Expanded Hours

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) press release:

Since the Masachusetts DCR has added 3 days a week to the Great Falls Discovery Center's open hours this winter, now is a great time to check out all of their exhibits highlighting the natural, cultural, and industrial history of our Connecticut River watershed, as well as their terrific events.  All programs at the center are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted, and the facilities are accessible.

Absentee Ballots Available for 11/3/15 Election

Adapted from Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press releases:

Absentee Ballots are available for the Greenfield Town Election which will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Voters are reminded that the last day and time to apply for an absentee ballot for this election is noon on Monday, November 2, 2015. Voters may vote at the Greenfield Town Clerk's Office until that date and time or may request an absentee ballot by mail. Requests for Absentee Ballots by mail should be submitted well in advance of the election date.

Much to See & Do at Great Falls Discovery Center

Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) press release:

All programs at the Great Falls Discovery Center are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted, and the facilities are accessible.   The center will be open from 10AM to 4PM every day through October 12th and then from 10AM to 4PM only on Fridays & Saturdays after that.

Mayor Issues Executive Order: Remote Participation

Adapted from a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

In accordance with Massachusetts Open Meeting Law regulations section 29.10, Mayor William Martin has authorized that remote participation will now be allowed within the City of Greenfield, for all boards and commissions, to allow volunteers to participate in meetings without being physically present. Acceptable means of remote participation include phone, internet, or video conference. Each public body may choose to opt out of this practice, but only by majority vote of said body.

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