West Nile Virus Alert from the Board of Health
Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus were found this July in Pittsfield, Richmond, Stockbridge, Sheffield, and Clarksburg. The Mass Department of Public Health has raised the risk level for WNV from low to moderate in these and surrounding towns.
Additional spraying may be conducted as needed in these areas. The MDPH has a webpage with information on protecting yourself from mosquitoes and ticks:
Sewer Users Info Session
A summer info session is scheduled for
Wednesday August 22
at 5 PM.
Paul Lisi will provide a financial update on the sewer enterprise fund. Questions should be sent in advance to
2018 Mini-Site Collections
Wednesday, August 15th- 4:30 - 6:30 PM - Lenox Dept. of Public Works
Saturday, September 8th - 8:30 11:00 AM - Great Barrington Recycling Center
Saturday, September 29th - 8:30 10:30 AM - Lenox Dept. of Public Works
: 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
Town Beach is Open
Hours are 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for lifeguards, but the beach area will remain open until at least 7:00 PM each evening. Closed on Mondays.
This year’s Town Hall Picnic
will be held on Friday July 27th at 12 noon. Please RSVP to Phyllis by calling 698-3656 or emailing her at
. This picnic is open to all Richmond residents and town officials. See you there!!
Please note - Town Hall Offices will be closed after 12:00 Noon on July 27th
Author Talk with Judith Shaw
Judith Shaw, author of
, will be at the Richmond Library on Saturday, August 4
at 11:00 am to share insights into her writing process as well as to autograph books.
is the story of a young girl’s journey through obstacles, isolation, and trials of courage. For more information, please call the library, 698-3834.
Richmond Land Trust 2018 Photo Contest
The contest is open to amateur, youth and professional photographers. Deadline for submissions is August 8, 2018. Entry forms available at Town Hall, the Richmond Post Office, the Richmond Library, Bartlett's or on the Richmond Land Trust website at
or by email to
Winners will be announced at the Richmond Land Trust Pie Social in September.