West County Notebook, Jan. 24, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ashfield Dems meet Feb. 10

ASHFIELD — Registered Democrats will hold a caucus on Saturday, Feb. 10, to elect delegates and alternates to this year’s Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. The caucus will begin at 10:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

This year’s state convention takes place June 1 and 2 in Worcester, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse candidates for statewide office, including constitutional officers and gubernatorial candidates.

Ashfield’s caucus on Feb. 10 is open to all registered Democrats in Ashfield; also pre-registered Democrats who will be 18 by Sept. 18, will be allowed to participate and to run as a delegate or alternate. Ashfield can elect one delegate and one alternate to the convention. The town committee chair serves as the second voting delegate from the town.

Youth, minorities, those with disabilities and LGBTQ people who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or online, at: www.massdems.org

Drop-in programs at Cowell Gym

SHELBURNE — Youth and adult programs are ongoing this winter, and as always, are welcome to all. Feel free to drop in, to check out a program. Cowell Gym offers free youth basketball Monday through Thursday evenings, which focuses on fun, drills and skills, and scrimmages. Adults can play basketball Tuesday nights or volleyball Wednesday nights. Our free senior fitness walk meets every Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. for some great indoor walking during these cold months! Check out the schedule on Facebook/Shelburne Recreation Committee.

Recreation Committee seeks members

SHELBURNE — Interested in supporting recreational opportunities in town? The Shelburne Recreation Committee is seeking two new members. From the Cowell Gymnasium to the playing fields at Arms Academy and beyond, some existing and past programs include: basketball, girls’ softball, West County youth soccer, Open Gym snow days, annual Halloween Ball and New Year’s Eve Early Night. Potential future projects include: 250th Anniversary of Shelburne Celebration, an in town-hiking trail, public access to the Deerfield River, and a town playground. Please contact Norman Beebe at 625-2904. The group meets one evening a month.