Community Development Strategy Meetings are scheduled!
Residents in the towns of Worthington, Peru and Goshen are encouraged to attend a meeting to review their towns goals, priorities and accomplishments which are outlined in each town Community Development Strategy (CDS) and to gather new ideas for future projects. After the meeting, each town Selectboard will review the public input and revise the CDS to reflect the town goals and projects that may be eligible for federal block grant funding. Citizen participation is a vital component of this process and is encouraged!
For more information, contact Dave Christopolis, Hilltown CDC Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 296-4536, ext. 118
Join 308 Hilltown Businesses in the 2014 Hilltown Business Directory
What will 16,500 hilltown households buy from you?
The printed Hilltown Business Directory is published once a year; it is distributed in January to 16,500 households in 22 towns. Your listing for the 2014 Directory should be submitted by September 30th for January publication. Click here for the reservation form.
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, Otis, Peru, Plainfield, Russell, Savoy, Washington, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington, or any business whose owner resides in these towns.
Join the local businesses that say:
"I get better response from listing in the Hilltown Business Directory than I get from the Verizon Yellow Pages"
"It's the only advertising I use and it has paid for itself many, many times over"
"I got a sizeable project from someone who saw my ad in the Hilltown Business Directory."
The Hilltown Spring Festival on June first celebrated spring, the hilltown community, music, art, food, sustainability, kids, families and more. The Hilltown Spring Festival featured 10 musical performances, food from local vendors, children’s activities, a mid-day dance around the May pole, and exhibits of products and services from local vendors. It also included children displaying and selling their own craft and art work. All proceeds go to benefit the programs and services of Hilltown CDC, including business development and support programs for low income local elders.
Support for the Hilltown Spring Festival was provided by business sponsors, by the exhibiting businesses, and by grants from the Local Cultural Councils of the Towns of Ashfield, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Goshen, Middlefield, Plainfield, Washington, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Thank you to our major sponsors
Chesterfield Energy Efficiency Grant Program
Chesterfield Residential Energy Efficiency Grant Program Offers up to $1,000 per Household for Energy Improvements
Chesterfield residents are invited to apply for up to $1,000 per household to help pay for home energy improvements. This grant program has been designed to supplement the Western Massachusetts Electric Company Mass Save residential incentive program, which offers a 75% incentive up to $2,000 toward the cost of installing insulation and weatherization upgrades. Taken together, Chesterfield residents are eligible for up to $3,000 to help improve the energy performance of their homes.
The Chesterfield Residential Energy Efficiency Grant can also be applied toward energy efficiency and renewable energy items that are NOT listed in the Mass Save energy assessment. Town of Chesterfield program partners at the Hilltown CDC and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission can also point you toward other available incentives like rebates for efficient heating, solar hot water, solar PV and microwind systems; as well as the Mass Save Heat Loan Program, which provides a 0% loan up to $25,000 for energy efficiency upgrades and solar hot water systems.
In 2011, the Town of Chesterfield was designated a Massachusetts “Green Community” by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. The Chesterfield Residential Energy Efficiency Grant Program is an initiative to help reduce energy used in Chesterfield. Learn more at www.townofchesterfieldma.com
Download program applications below or contact Bea at 296-4536 ext 115 or email@example.com
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