Get listed in the Alford Business Directory

The Town Of Alford provides a very affordable online business directory to its residents. This directory is for Alford business owners, self-employed, farmers and those offering products and services to our residents. The payment for listings in this directory is only $10.00 per calendar year (from the date that your submission is processed). Refer to http://townofalford.org/businesses/ if you wish to have your business listed in the town web site’s business directory.

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Special Town Meeting on July 22

Alford Town Hall

Alford Town Hall

The Alford Board of Selectmen has posted notice of a Special Town Meeting Warrant to be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Alford Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand 00/100 Dollars ($20,000.00) to carry out a design study for construction of a high-speed Internet system in the Town of Alford. We urge every voter to attend and vote on this important article. We’d very much appreciate your passing this information on to others you know who may not be subscribers to Alford Assist or of the town site’s email newsletter.

Thanks very much. We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

The Alford Broadband Committee:

Tom Doyle
Bruce Forster
Jim Hall
Bob Lichter
John Littlechild
Julie Scott
Jay Weintraub

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2014 Transfer Station Stickers Are Due

All residents need to have a sticker in order to use our Transfer Station. Stickers must be purchased by July 1, 2014. The cost is $35.00 for Seniors (over 62) and $40.00 for all other residents. A $10.00 late fee will be assessed if your sticker is not purchased by August 1, 2014. You can purchase stickers by stopping in the town office Monday-Thursday 8:00am-1:00pm, or by check (made out to the Town Of Alford) addressed to:

Town Of Alford
Attn: Transfer Sticker
5 Alford Center Road
Alford, MA 01230

If you include a self-addressed stamped envelope, we will be happy to mail your stickers to you.
Sincerely,
Debbie Blackwell

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Alford Town News and Events for Spring-Summer 2014

This edition of our town newsletter includes updates from the Selectmen, Town Clerk, Broadband Committee, Garden Club, and the senior volunteer committee of TRIAD. There are also some important upcoming events…

  • There’s a Community Cafe on Saturday, June 21st at the Town Hall. Stop in for coffee/tea and breads/cookies to catch up with old neighbors and meet new ones at the Cafe from 8:30am to 11:00am. There will also be a Broadband Presentation at the Community Cafe at 10:00am.
  • A Broadband Informational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00pm at the Town Hall to bring you up-to-date on the Broadband Committee’s progress, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and express your concerns. Your input will be vital to guide future actions.
  • The Alford Town Picnic, sponsored by the Alford Land Trust, will be on Saturday, July 19th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Dellea Road and Route 71, on the banks of the Green River. This is another opportunity for you catch up with your Alford neighbors.

For more news and information, download the Alford Newsletter Spring 2014 PDF edition.

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HSI’s Victim Notification Program

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an American federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for identifying, investigating, and dismantling vulnerabilities regarding the nation’s border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security. ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ICE is charged with the investigation and enforcement of over 400 federal statutes within the United States, and maintains attachés at major U.S. embassies overseas.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are committed to protection the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with this agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release.

To this end, HSI requested the Alford Police Department to inform victims and witnesses located within the town of Alford about this valuable program. A hyperlink to the HSI’s Victim Notification Program has been placed on the Alford web site under the State Links section, which is accessible in the right-hand column on every page. A victim or witness can simply click on the hyperlink and be transferred to a number of valuable victim services programs provided by ICE.

Sincerely,
Chief Richard Robarge
Alford Police Department

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