2018 Mini-Site Collections
Saturday, September 29th - 8:30 10:30 AM - Lenox Dept. of Public Works
Acceptable Materials: Used motor oil, oil-based paint, spray paint, turpentine, stains, thinners
Not Accepting: Latex or water-based paint/stains, paint brushes/rags, medical waste, asbestors, fireworks and explosives, ammunition, gas cylinders, smoke detectors,
radiactive material, fire extinguishers, empty aerosol cans, PCB's.
Pre-Registration is Mandatory - Register online at http://www.cetonline.org/events/; Thomas.Jakubasz@cetonline.org OR call CET at 800-3693333 ext. 142
The Richmond Council on Aging will be Hosting a Thank-You Luncheon for Their Volunteer Drivers
On Tuesday, September 25th at 12:00 Noon the Council on Aging will meet in the Richmond Congregational Church Basement to say thank you to our wonderful volunteer drivers for their important contribution to the lives of our seniors.
We are inviting everyone to be there and add their voice to the chorus. There is no charge for this catered luncheon, but we do need a headcount so please RSVP to Phyllis at 413-698-3656 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 24th.
SENATOR HINDS' STAFF OFFICE HOURS SCHEDULED FOR
IN RICHMOND & WILLIAMSBURG
State Senator Adam G. Hinds (D- Pittsfield) announced today that his district aides are resuming monthly office hours next week, after taking a summer break during the month of August.
On September 26
Hinds’ casework staff will be available in the communities of
for staff office hours. All residents of his Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden Senate District are invited to participate in these sessions if they have an idea, question or comment about state government they wish to share, or if they require assistance from the Senator's constituent services team. Everyone is welcome!
As a part of his ongoing efforts to be accessible to all constituents, no matter where they reside, Hinds directed his district staff, A.J. Enchill and Jon Gould, to hold roving office hours outside of their primary work locations once a month. Enchill is based in the Senator’s Pittsfield office, Gould splits his time between Pittsfield and Williamsburg.
Appointments are not necessary but can be booked in advance by calling the Pittsfield office at
or the Williamsburg office at
. These office hours provide an opportunity for those seeking assistance with state agencies or programs to speak with Hinds’ constituency services staff in person.
SENATOR HINDS ANNOUNCES 2018 HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST
Local students, in Grades 3-6, invited to design the Senator’s 2018 holiday greeting card. Celebrate the holidays with Sen. Hinds and staff during a Holiday Open House on Dec. 13
PITTSFIELD – State Senator Adam G. Hinds (D- Pittsfield) sends almost 1,000 greeting cards by mail to friends, family, colleagues and constituents during the holiday season.
“One of my favorite things to do is visit local schools and interact with students of all ages,” said Hinds. “I love the holidays, and I love to see children’s excitement during the holiday season. I think this contest will be a fun way to connect with local students, celebrate and highlight their artistic talents, and spread holiday cheer throughout western Mass.”
This year he is asking local students to design his holiday card. Inspired by similar contests held by Senate colleagues, including his predecessor, Ben Downing, Senator Hinds has decided to hold a Holiday Greeting Card Contest this year.
- The contest is open to all students, Grades 3-6, who live in one of the 52 communities within the Senator’s Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District
- The winning image will be chosen by Senator Hinds and used as the cover of his 2018 holiday greeting card
- The printed holiday card will credit the student artist by listing their name, age, grade, and school
Contest entries must be returned to Senator Hinds’ Pittsfield office
no later than 4pm on Friday, November 16, 2018
. Entries may be dropped off in the Senator’s Pittsfield office, Monday through Friday during normal business hours, or mailed to
Senator Adam Hinds Holiday Greeting Card Contest, 100 North Street, Suite 410, Pittsfield, MA 01201
. Entries can also be scanned (in color) and emailed to
TOYS FOR TOTS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Senator Hinds plans to display the contest entries in his Pittsfield office during the holiday season, and will announce the contest winner during a
Holiday Open House in his
Pittsfield office on
Thursday, December 13
The Senator’s Pittsfield Office is a
Toys for Tots donation site this year; he will be collecting unwrapped toys for children of all ages during the Holiday Open House, which will be distributed to children throughout western Mass. by the Marines this December. The Holiday Open House is open to the public; everyone is welcome to mix and mingle with the Senator and his staff on December 13
Contest entry forms will be mailed to schools in Hinds’ district this week, and are also available on the Senator’s social media pages or by contacting his office.
Do you drive, walk, bike, or use public transit in the Berkshires?
Please take our 10-minute Transportation Needs Survey!
Your responses will help identify potential roadway projects and transportation priorities in the county. Please forward the survey link to other county residents that might be interested. Thanks!
For questions or more information, contact:
Eammon Coughlin, Senior Transportation Planner
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
1 Fenn Street, Suite 201
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 442-1521, x19
Fax: (413) 442-1523
Richmond Free Public Library Film Discussion Group
Meets on the second Thursday of each month. Thursday, October 11th at 2:00 PM we will discuss “Inherit the Wind” (1960), a courtroom drama of historic importance.
Call the library for more information, 698-3834
Lively World Series Event
Thursday, September 27, local author Katherine Keenum on "What Makes a Book Happy," Richmond Free Public Library, 4 p.m. Refreshments.
The Richmond Historical Society presents "Paddling in Antarctica"
Friday, October 5, 2018, Dr. John Reynolds, DVM, of the Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital, will share photos and stories from a recent trip aboard an expedition ship to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Archipelago. A PowerPoint presentation will describe his adventures in Antarctic, including paddling in a kayak around icebergs, humpback whales, leopard seals and more.
Richmond Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 1515 State Road - 7:00 PM
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.