2018 Business Directory Forms Available

The forms for the 2018 Hilltown Business Directory are now available.  Click here for the forms.    The printed Hilltown Business Directory is published once a year; it is distributed in January to 14,600 households in 21 towns.   Your listing for the next printed Hilltown Business Directory should be submitted by mid-September for January publication. 

Your business can be added to the online edition of the directory at any time just give us a call. 

The Hilltown Business Directory can include any business located in the Towns of Ashfield, Becket, Blandford, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Dalton, Goshen, Haydenville, Hinsdale, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Peru, Plainfield, Russell, Washington, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington, or any business whose owner resides in these towns.  Click here to view the online business directory


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Hilltown CDC Announces Launch of Hilltown Easy Ride Service

Launch event to take place June 30th

The Hilltown Easy Ride is a new van service getting ready to transport eligible seniors and veterans in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield and Worthington to medical appointments, shopping and social outings this summer, starting July 1st.   A launch celebration will take place on June 30th at 3:00 pm at the Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield, and the public is welcome to attend. State Representative Steven Kulik and State Senator Adam Hines will be on hand, along with town and Council on Aging leaders, to discuss senior transportation issues.  Refreshments served.  The Hilltown Easy Ride is a program of the Hilltown CDC in partnership with the Franklin Regional Transit Authority.


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To review the Chesterfield CDBG FY16 grant including the towns of Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton and Worthington.

 When: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Where: Selectboard Meeting Room

Town Offices, 422 Main Road, Chesterfield

 A review of the Housing Rehabilitation Program, the HEN Program, HOPE, Food Pantry and Childcare Subsidy Programs will be conducted.

Anyone interested in sharing ideas or comments regarding these two programs is welcome and encouraged to attend.  If you are unable to attend but would still like to provide feedback, please send an email to beavh@hilltowncdc.org or mail your comments to Hilltown CDC, PO Box 17, Chesterfield, 01012


Building Community through Housing, Business Development, Social Services, and Community Engagement Projects


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Hilltown Easy Ride the name of the new Senior bus service expansion coming this summer – as part of our  work to grow transportation options in the Hilltowns, we are negotiating to operate the senior bus serving the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield and Worthington.  Operating this FRTA bus will be a big step for us, moving from planning and advocacy on transportation issues into implementing real solutions for the region!

Rides will be available on July 1st.   Phones available for calls on May 15th, 2017

Phone number:   413-296-4232               Email:  ride@hilltowncdc.org




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Hilltown CDC is currently seeking General Contractors who are interested in working on Housing Rehabilitation projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant. We currently have funding to complete 14 rehab projects under the FY16 Grant and are applying for funding for another 21 projects under the FY17 Grant.      

 Projects are planned in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton, and Worthington with projects typically ranging upwards to $30,000.00.  Contractors working on Hilltown CDC Housing Rehab projects are assured payment for all approved work, a quick turnaround on invoices, and a steady source of local work all year.

 GC’s must possess a valid Contractor Supervisor’s License and a Home Improvement Contractor’s License (lead certification is preferred but not required).  Contractors must have Commercial Liability insurance as well as Workman’s Comp coverage if applicable.   

 HCDC is an EEO/Section 3 Employer. Women & members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 Please contact Paula S. Bilodeau, Program Manager, at (413) 296-4536, ext. 123 for an application or email paulab@hilltowncdc.org. 

Funding is provided by the US Dept. of HUD/DHCD and MA CDBG Programs.