Special Town Meeting on October 21

Fire Station HQ

Fire Station HQ

A Special Town Meeting will be held at the Alford Fire Station in Alford on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm to vote on the following Articles:

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take all necessary and appropriate action to establish and to maintain, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 164 of the General Laws and in accordance with the rules, regulations and orders of the Department of Utilities and the Department of Telecommunications & Cable, a municipal lighting plant for all purposes allowable under the laws of the Commonwealth, including without limitation the operation of a telecommunications system and any related services, or to take any other action relative thereto. (Written ballot required)

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money to pay the costs of purchasing the land and building located at Seven Alford Center Road, and of designing and constructing renovations and improvements to the building, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, to determine whether this amount should be raised by borrowing or otherwise, or to take any other action relative thereto.

That the sum of $ 285,000.00 is appropriated to pay the costs of purchasing the land and building located at Seven Alford Center Road, and of designing and constructing renovations and improvements to the building, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Sections 7(3) and 7(3A) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor.

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Alford Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast 2014The Alford Fire Department is hosting their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday October 12th from 7:30am to 11:30am. Come and have breakfast with those who are always on call to come to your aid in an emergency.

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Verizon telephone outage still in effect

Verizon OutagesSince yesterday afternoon (Sept 23rd 2014) many Alford residents have reported that they do not have land line telephone service from Verizon. As of this moment nobody has received any specific time frame concerning when the telephone issues will be repaired. If you do not have telephone service but your internet service is working, you can report your Verizon phone outage online. The more online outage reports they receive, the more aware Verizon will be of the breadth of the outage.

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The Crossing, a free concert!

The CrossingWednesday October 8, 2014, 7pm at Sheffield Chapel, 1970 N. Main St, Sheffield, MA. Concert is free and open to the community. The Crossing is a celtic folk band from Chicago. You can listen to them at http://www.grrrrecords.com/crossing and for more information about this local event please visit http://www.sheffieldchapel.org

PLEASE NOTE: This is a free community event announcement, it is not endorsed by Alford’s Town Government. If you wish to have your free local community events posted please submit them to Debbie Blackwell at the town offices for general news submission. Thank you.

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Town Offices Moving To The Town Hall

Alford Town Hall

Alford Town Hall

Beginning Thursday, September 11th, the Alford Town Hall will be closed to public access until the expansion of the school house is complete. The town offices will be temporarily relocated to the town hall while the school house is under construction, and the town hall will only be open during normal office hours. The duration of the construction project is unknown at this time.

On Tuesday, September 9th, the wireless hot spot at the town hall will be reprogrammed. At that time, the existing wireless network will be password-protected and will be encrypted for town office use only. A secondary guest network will be created as the new free wireless hot spot for residential use from the parking lot. The guest network will also be password-protected, which will be emailed to residents and will be available at the town offices. More details will be released on Tuesday.

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