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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Public Hearing On Zoning For School House Addition

Alford School House

Alford School House

The Alford Zoning Board of Appeals has received an application for a public hearing by the Town of Alford that is seeking a variance under section 6.1 of the Alford Zoning By-laws (and the Table of Dimensional Requirements incorporated therein) to construct an addition to the front of the town offices (the old school house building) located at 5 Alford Center Road. The new addition will fall within the 65-foot front setback required by the zoning bylaws. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall, 5 Alford Center Road.

Thomas Curtin
Chairman, Board of Appeals

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Road Closed For Construction

Road Work AheadOn Monday, August 18th from 7:30 am to around 12 noon a portion of North Egremont Road (by #118) will be closed for highway work. As always, please drive carefully and watch your speed in and around work zones.

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