Spring 2024 'Clean Sweep' Bulky Waste Recyling Day

Saturday, May 11 from 9 am to noon, drop off bulky waste at three different locations in Franklin County.

Woodlands Partnership Info Session at Colrain Central School

Inform your vote for the June 4th Annual Town Meeting

Colrain Renewed as a Member of The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

After a 3-year planning process, the Franklin County & North Quabbin Age-Friendly project has completed Phase 2: Needs & Assessment & Action Planning

Fiscal Year 25 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Closing Date Announced.

The closing date for the Fiscal Year 25 ATM Warrant is April 12 at 4:00 PM.

WE'RE HIRING! Town Administrator Job Posting

We are now seeking applicants for the position.

Mohawk Trail RSD and Hawlemont RSD Launches Phase II of Sustainability Study

The Districts have partnered with BERK12 and need your input by filling out an introductory survey.

Community Preservation Act Public Information Session

The Ad-Hoc CPA Exploratory Committee invites residents to attend an information session at the Colrain Central School on March 16, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

CPA Ad-hoc Study Committee Information Session

The CPA Ad-hoc Study Committee will be holding a remote information session on 2/28/24 at 7:00PM.

We Want to Hear From You About Digital Equity!

Join us for the first of three community meetings.

Fiscal Year 2025 Annual Town Meeting Scheduled.

The Selectboard has scheduled the FY25 ATM for June 4, 2024 at 7:00 PM at the Colrain Central School.

Colrain Awarded Dam Removal Study Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $350,000 to Support Dam Removal Studies in 7 Municipalities

Sign-up for Colrain Alert Notification System

Receive town-wide emergency and non-emergency notifications via telephone, email or text.

COLRAIN ENERGY PROGRAM ANNOUNCES NEW RATES

The Town of Colrain has signed a twenty-four month contract with its current supplier, Dynegy Energy Services.

Franklin County Bikeway Road Sign Installation

FRCOG has secured funding to install wayfinding signs on the Franklin County Bikeway network

Transfer Station Stickers Available at the Town Office

VEHICLE STICKERS TO BE REQUIRED AT COLRAIN TRANSFER STATION

Colrain Awarded $1,000,000 Massworks Grant

These funds will be used to fund the construction costs to repair Jacksonville Rd. engineering and permitting is underway.

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Another happy Transfer Station sticker recipient - Thanks Betty!

former Library Director and prominent town resident Betty Johnson happily picks up a new transfer station sticker!

First Transfer Station Sticker issued!

resident Tim Slowinski had the honor of receiving the first Transfer Station Sticker issued! Thanks Tim!

Over 60 Transportation

Franklin Regional Transit Authority Providing rides for adults 60 yrs+ for medical appointments, shopping, meals and social trips.

The Town of Colrain is seeking a full-time Equipment Operator /Truck Driver/Laborer for its Highway Department.

The Town of Colrain is seeking a full-time Equipment Operator /Laborer for its Highway Department see below:

Letter of Introduction from Congressman McGovern

James P. McGovern represents the Second Congressional District in MA, which Colrain is now part of.

Colrain Achieves Complete Streets Tier 2 Status

The Town has recently achieved Tier 2 status in the MASSDOT Complete Streets Program allowing it to apply for and access Tier 3 funding.

Town receives results of FY 22 independent audit

The towns independent auditor presented the results of the fiscal year 22 audit to the Selectboard on 7/25/23. The reports can be viewed below.

Town Seeks Equipment Operator/Laborer

The Town of Colrain is seeking a full-time Equipment Operator /Laborer for its Highway Department see below.

FY 24 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT

The Selectboard have approved the Fiscal Year Annual Town Meeting Warrant.

New Loader/Backhoe has arrived!

The loader backhoe approved for purchase at the FY 23 ATM was delivered this week. It will prove to be a valuable tool.

Congratulations to Paula Harrison!

Newly Certified Massachusetts Municipal Collector.

Five towns band together in redundant broadband network

A new broadband network for Colrain, Charlemont, Heath, Leyden and Rowe that improves the resiliency of internet access.

New Safety Railings Installed At Transfer Station!

You may have noticed new railings at the transfer station. Funding was obtained through the MIIA (Town’s Insurance Carrier) Risk Management Program.

Fiscal Year 25 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Closing Date Announced.

The closing date for the Fiscal Year 25 ATM Warrant is April 12 at 4:00PM.

Colrain Signs 10-year Agreement with WCF

From a Recent Whip-City Fiber Newsletter.

Colrain Awarded $1,000,000 MassWorks Infrastructure Program Grant

The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced the Town is the recipient of a Massworks Grant to support the rehabilitation of Greenfield Road.

MassDot Grant Supports Sanders Brook Bridge Design

The Town is the recipient of a $100,00 grant to fund the design of a bridge replacement on Adamsville Rd. over the Sanders Brook.

Fiscal Year 2021 independent Auditor Reports

On July 26, 2022 the Colrain select Board met with the Town’s Independent Auditor and voted to accept the results of the FY 21 audit.

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day - September 24, 2022

Pre-registration required: begins in mid-August & ends September 16, 2022

WEST COUNTY PEOPLE SUPPORTING PEOPLE

Join the conversation Friday, June 24, 2022, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Charlemont Fairgrounds

Colrain is a recipient of an award from the inaugural Municipal Fiber Grant Program!

The Town was proud to accept a $400,000 grant award from the Municipal Fiber Grant Program at a recent award ceremony held at the Taunton City Hall.

Museum commemorates Colrain Resident’s role in Boston Tea Party

David Lyons’ headstone marked with a commemorative plaque.

ATM Warrant - Finance Committee Recommendations on Articles

The Colrain Finance Committee has voted their recommendations regarding the proposed fiscal Year 2023 Annual Town Meeting Warrant.Warrant

Annual Town Meeting Warrant Approved and Posted

The Annual Town Meeting Warrant has been approved and posted for the meeting scheduled for June 14th.

Senior (62+) Apartments, Sunderland, MA - 33 Residential Units

Application Deadline: June 29, 2022 at 5 pm; Lottery Date: July 20, 2022

BULKY WASTE DAY - MAY 14, 2022 - 9 am to Noon

Spring "Clean Sweep" Bulky Waste - 3 Locations

Select Board sets FY 23 ATM Warrant closing date

The Select Board Has set the Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Town Meeting Warrant closing date as April 29, 2022.

Special Town Meeting Scheduled

The Colrain Select Board has schedules a STM to consider 3 articles on March 10, 2022 at the Colrain Central School at 7:00PM

Select Board Set Date for FY 23 Annual Town Meeting

The Colrain Select Board voted to hold the Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Town Meeting on June 14, 2022 beginning at 5:30Pm.

Are You the Parent of a New Baby?

Contact the Mary Lyon Foundation for your Newborn gift.

Our Beautiful Holiday Tree

Thank You Clint Dodge, Johnnie Chace and Mike Slowinski!

Free Well Water Testing for PFAS

Apply for FREE well water testing TODAY

Village Intersection Project

To Provide additional clarity as the project progresses here is a synopsis and depiction of the final project.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - Sept. 25, 2021

Pre-Registration Required by September 1st

Congratulations to Catamount Country Store from the Town of Colrain!

U.S. Postal Service acknowledges the extra effort that Catamount Country Store gave during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Special Election Announced

The Town will be holding a special election on September 7th to vote on a Debt Exclusion question

Colrain Awarded Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant

The Town has received notice that it is the recipient of a $95,500 grant award through the MA Department of Fish and Game

Recycle Your Clothing and Textiles

A Salvation Army drop box for textile recycling is located at our Transfer Station

Job Opportunity - Inspector of Animals for the Town of Colrain

Interested? Please contact Kevin Fox, Town Administrator, (413) 624-6306 or bos@colrain-ma.gov

Coming This Spring!

Village Intersection Improvement Project

MassDEP Private Wells PFAS Sampling Program

A small sampling of private wells in Colrain may qualify for PFAS analysis.

The Town of Colrain Fully Funds its OPEB Liability

The Select Board is pleased to announce that the Town’s OPEB plan is "effectively fully funded."

Surplus Fill Policy

Adopted 10/13/20

Arthur Smith Bridge Now Open to Vehicular Traffic

Following a recent Select Board vote the Arthur Smith Bridge is now open to vehicular traffic. Please observe posted signage when enjoying the bridge.

Colrain Broadband

Initial Pricing and Policies for Colrain Broadband Approved by the Select Board and MLP

Recycling Changes Take Effect July 1

New contract with the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

Community Meetings with Superintendent Finalists

Message To the Community from the Mohawk Trail Regional School District School Committee

APPLICATION FOR MAIL-IN BALLOTS

Send in your applications for mail-in ballots for the June 15th town election

COVID-19 Update 4/4/20

Latest Information from FRCOG

COVID Update 3/28/20

Valuable Information From FRCOG

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Corona virus update March 17, 2020

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Be aware of e-mail scamming re: Coronavirus

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Coronavirus: COVID-19

Update From the Town office

Invitation for Bids - CANCELLED

PV Solar for Colrain Highway Garage

Public Libraries Bridge the Digital Divide

Recorder article by Chelsea Jordan-Makely, Library Director

Colrain Proceeds with Broadband Make-ready Work

The Greenfield Reporter article of 11/29/19

FY 20 Tax Rate Certified

The Town’s FY 20 Property Tax Rate has been certified by the Department of Revenue at $19.93 per thousand. This represents a $.64 decrease from the previous year.

The First New Pole!

Pictured Here Is The First Of Approximately 136 New Poles To Be installed Over The Next Few Weeks as a Milestone Step Towards Constructing The Towns New Broadband Network

Congratulations To Colrain on Recently Becoming a Green Community

The DOER Commissioner and other Green Community officials came to the Colrain Town Office to award us our first Green Community Grant of $129,888

Colrain 2018 Annual Report

The Town is pleased to provide it’s residents with the 2018 Annual Report. Hard are also available at the Town Office.

Colrain Congratulated For Successfull Completion Of Community Compact Best Practices Grants

Please Read the Attached Letter Congratulating the Town for Successfully Implementing Two Best Practice Initiatives Funded through the Commonwealth’s Community Compact Program!

Fiscal Year End Audited Financial Statements and Accompanying Reports

The Town is Pleased to Report the Results of The Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018 Audit For Your Review.

Municipal Electricity Aggregation Plan Petition

Notice of Filing and Public Hearing

Colrain Designated a Green Community!

Thanks to a tremendous effort by the Town’s Energy Committee Colrain has recently achieved Green Community Designation. Please read the attached official notification letter.

Volunteers Wanted

The Selectmen are seeking residents willing to participate in a new ad-hoc committee to study possible waste water solutions / options for the Town.

Calendar of Events
Mon, Apr 22, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Colrain Town Office - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340
Posted to: Council on Aging
  • Attached File: Council On Aging Agenda 2024-04-22
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Zoom - https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6547768085?pwd=ZXJLM3U4UFFDVEpmZDF5V1RJa0tMUT09
    Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Colrain Fire Station - 51 Main Rd, Colrain
    Posted to: Council on Aging
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Highway Garage, 9 Jacksonville Rd, Colrain, MA
    Posted to: Select Board
    Thu, Apr 25, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Colrain Town Office - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340
    Posted to: Council on Aging
    Latest News
    Come learn about solar options for Colrain, Saturday April 27, 5:00pm at the Colrain Central School
    The main goal of this workshop is to introduce older adults to the Internet of Things (IoT) and demonstrate how it can support their independence in various aspects of life.
    Saturday, May 11 from 9 am to noon, drop off bulky waste at three different locations in Franklin County.
    Inform your vote for the June 4th Annual Town Meeting

    Would you like to make a donation to the library?

    Donations help support our beloved library as we work towards enhancing its grounds and historic building.

    Find us on venmo @ColrainLibraryFriends, or by cash or check, payable to the Friends of the Griswold Memorial Library (leave at the library or mail to FOGML, c/o 67 Foundry Village Rd., Colrain MA 01340).