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The Official Town of Chesterfield Massachusetts Website

Wired West Public Information Sessions

Sunday May 24th 2PM

Chesterfield Community Center

Come and learn more about the High Speed Internet project from Wired West and Chesterfield residents. Bring your questions and concerns. Learn why 14 other Western Mass. towns have voted to share in the construction costs of this regional network. Both sessions are free and open to all interested parties.

 

HRMC Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection

HRMC Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Once a year, the HRMC holds a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event for residents of the HRMC member communities. The 2015 event will take place on October 31 in Westhampton. Pre-registration is required for this event and will take place from October 1-October 25. Residents are asked to email the HRMC with their name, address (Street and Town), and phone number. HRMC confirmation of your reservation is required to participate.

Please see the attachment below for further information regarding this year's event, or if you are unable to attend this event, see the attachment for other HHW collections that you may register for.

Attachments:
Download this file (2015 HHW Event Web Posting.pdf)2015 Regional HHW Events Web Posting.pdf[ ]18/05/15 14:48
 

High Speed Internet in Chesterfield

 

Join the Campaign to Bring Broadband to Chesterfield

WiredWest is a cooperative of small towns in western Massachusetts dedicated to bringing affordable, reliable, high-speed Internet to those of us who have been without it. Chesterfield and 31 other towns are working together to build and operate a regional state-of-the-art fiber-optic network that will bring broadband Internet, digital phone, TV and more to our homes and businesses.

It’s up to us to make this happen. If we want to become a “Fiber Town” and be part of the WiredWest network, there are two things we have to do:

  1. 40% of the households in our Town must sign a conditional commitment for service and make a $49 deposit, to be applied to a customer’s first month’s bill.

  2. The cost to build the network in these towns is an estimated $79 million. The State is contributing up to 40% of the funds, but the towns must provide the rest. A 2/3rd majority vote in a town meeting is needed to approve borrowing the funds each town must contribute as its portion of costs.

We must act together, now, to get broadband. Sign up here to help our town reach its 40% goal and become a Fiber Town: https://register.wiredwest.net/

You can also get more information about this project here: http://wiredwest.net/faqs/

or by contacting Mark Klitzke at (413) 296-4486. Please sign-up today.

 

Prepare Before the Storm

The following information was made available by the American Red Cross:

"It's always easier to make a plan and gather resources before a storm hits which is why the American Red Cross always encourages preparedness," said Tim Pitoniak, Chief Disaster Officer. “Now is the time to get ready and prepare before the storm starts.”

Some of the most important things to do in order to be prepared to shelter in place before a winter storm include:

  • Food and Water—have at least a 3-day supply; one gallon of water per person per day is recommended;
  • Flashlights with batteries;
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and extra batteries;
  • First aid kit as well as medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane);
  • Fully charge cell phones and laptops prior to the storm;
  • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members; and
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves.

Other tools available include the Red Cross Shelter Finder App to find a place to stay if displaced. Visit http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/shelter-finder-app for more information.

For a comprehensive winter storm safety check, available in several different languages visit: http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240231_WinterStorms.pdf

 

Green Community Designation

The Town of Chesterfield has been designated a “Green Community”. Chesterfield was one of 12 Massachusetts communities to be named a “Green Community” by the Patrick-Murray Administration on December 21, 2011. The Town met the five clean energy benchmarks required by the state and is now eligible for $140,000 in funding. This designation is quite an achievement and reflects the hard work and tireless efforts of the Energy and Green Community Committees.

 

Broadband Fiber Network Plan is Moving Forward

WiredWest and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) are building a fiber network to bring high-speed internet and much more to people in small towns in western Mass.  The State is providing $40 million to partially fund the project.  For a town to qualify as a "Fiber Town" and be included in the network, 40% of its households must pre-sign up for service with a small deposit, and a town meeting must authorize its share of the funding.  Watch for more information in the mail this month.  Let's make Chesterfield a Fiber Town!
Chesterfield's WiredWest representative is Mark Klitzke and our alternate is Carol Rhine.

 
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