North County Notebook: June 12, 2020

Published: 6/11/2020 1:18:59 PM
Modified: 6/11/2020 1:18:47 PM
Bernardston sets Town Meeting date

BERNARDSTON — Annual Town Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Bernardston Elementary School gymnasium.

Town Coordinator Louis Bordeaux said the gym floor will be marked to guide social distancing, and all attendees should wear face coverings.

“At this point, it’s looking like a relatively short meeting,” Bordeaux said.

The meeting will focus on approving the fiscal year 2021 budget. Bordeaux said the town will hold a Special Town Meeting, likely in the fall depending on the status of the pandemic at that time, to discuss and vote on other matters of town business.

The Finance Committee and Selectboard will meet on June 15 to finalize the budget. Then, Bordeaux said, the Selectboard will approve and sign the warrant during its June 17 meeting.

Soapbox Derby canceled

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston Soapbox Derby, which was originally set for June 28, has been postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic, according to Assistant Race Director Clayton Cardin.

Northfield firms up Town Meeting plans

NORTHFIELD — Annual Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 29, at 5 p.m. and will be held outdoors at the Pioneer Valley Regional School parking lot and athletic fields. Check-in starts at 4 p.m.

Masks are required and areas will be sectioned for enforced social distancing. Residents should bring their own chairs, and umbrellas in the case of inclement weather.

Town hires part-time police officer

NORTHFIELD — The Selectboard approved hiring Robert Haughey Jr. as a part-time officer with the Northfield Police Department during its meeting on Monday.

Haughey’s term will expire on Dec. 31. He has roughly 21 years of experience working at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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