Upcoming Events

DUE TO COVID-19 PLEASE SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENTS BOARD TO THE RIGHT OF THIS FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION - Subject to change

Sep
22
Tue
9:30 am Tax Collector @ Hancock Town Hall
Tax Collector @ Hancock Town Hall
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
4:00 pm Assessors @ Hancock Town Hall
Assessors @ Hancock Town Hall
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
4:00 pm Tax Collector @ Hancock Town Hall
Tax Collector @ Hancock Town Hall
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ATTENTION:  Wednesday, September 23 starting at 7:00 a.m. there will be some blacktopping done at the end of Potter Mtn. Road (not on the Route 43 end) so there will be trucks coming and going up and down Potter Mtn. Road that day.

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STATE PRIMARY RESULTS 9_1_2020

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Because the Town Hall has created new office spaces, new desks were purchased and were delivered SEPTEMBER 10.  There is heavy-duty 2-drawer file cabinet and a cheaper, smaller 2-drawer file cabinet as well as a few particle board pieces available.  The wooden desks have been spoken for and removed.  Please call the Town Hall at 738-5225 if you are interested in checking them out.

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As of Monday, August 17th the Town Hall has reopened for in-building business.  Please note the signs along the driveway when driving in so that you know which building entrance to use – depending on what you need.  Masks and social distancing is required.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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U.S. CENSUS —- As a reminder, the federal government distributes approximately $2,500/person/year based on the census numbers.  Your legislative representation at the state and national levels also depends on these counts.  Your community will be living with these counts for the next ten years, so we must count everyone.

AUG. 31, 2020 — With door-to-door visits by census takers now underway, the U.S. Census Bureau is informing households that they may also receive a follow-up visit to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census. So far, 64.9% of all housing units have responded online, by phone or by mail, and another 17.5% have been counted by census takers and other field data collection operations. In total, over 82.4% of all housing units throughout the nation have been accounted for in the 2020 Census as of Aug. 30. The Census Bureau is working to count the remaining households—about 1 in every 5 households across the nation.

On a daily basis, the Census Bureau updates its list of households that have responded. It is possible that a locally hired census taker will still visit the address as part of the Census Bureau’s quality assurance program for the 2020 Census even if a household has already responded. The public is encouraged to cooperate with census takers as they follow up.

For example, census takers are visiting households where there may be some confusion about the address. If the community’s addresses recently changed or the household responded with an address that does not match the Census Bureau’s address list, census takers will visit to verify the address and collect a response in person. Please respond when the census taker visits. If a census taker left a notice of their visit, you can respond online or by phone using the Census ID provided on the notice. This ID links your address to your response and ensures you are counted in the right place. The Census Bureau has rigorous methods and processes to resolve any duplicate responses.

In some cases, a second census taker may visit a household to conduct a short interview. This additional interview is one of the ways we check the quality of census takers’ work.

In addition, other Census Bureau representatives continue visiting homes for ongoing surveys that are occurring at the same time as the 2020 Census, such as the American Community Survey. These ongoing surveys affect only a small number of households nationwide and provide valuable information to help community leaders plan for hospitals and schools, improve emergency services, and make informed decisions about creating jobs.

Households can still respond to the 2020 Census by going online at 2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received.

Your community’s future will be shaped by your census response.  The time is now – don’t risk losing these critical benefits and don’t wait to be counted!   Respond today at 2020.census.gov

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Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to help us keep transmission levels as low as possible.    Please go to the following site for more details:     https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

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Balance class has resumed at the Town Pavilion on Clark Road.  It is held every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weather permitting at a cost of $3.00 per person.

 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – The Board of Selectmen meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Town Hall at 4:30 p.m. starting May 6th.

 

FARMERS MARKET & FOOD PANTRY INFORMATION 6-22-20

 

Scams and other information

 

Earth machines outreach flyer

 

DOG LICENSES are available at the Town Hall and were due by APRIL 1st.    Transfer of paperwork/check can be done using the mail box on the railing by the Town Hall door. Please feel free to call the Town Hall at 738-5225.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Yoga classes have been suspended until further notice.

 

 

Hancock is a quiet, peaceful town about twenty miles long and three miles wide, bordered on the east by the famous Berkshire hills, and on the west by the rugged Taconic range.  

Hancock is the longest and narrowest town in Berkshire County.  The northern portion of the town is separated from the southern portion by a mountain.  One has to drive through a couple of towns to the east or drive west into New York to get from one end to the other.