10 to 10 Helpline

10 to 10 helplineThe 10 to 10 Helpline has been recently launched for people at risk of harming their intimate partner. This new resource is the first of its kind in the United States. It is unique in that it focuses on individuals at risk of harming their intimate partner rather than focusing on the victim or survivor.

Helpline responders focus on interrupting abuse and supporting long-term safety and change. The Helpline is also available for the family, friends, and service providers of these individuals, so they too will have the support they need to address potential or ongoing harm.

As the name suggests the 10 to 10 Helpline operates from 10AM to 10PM, 7 days a week. It is free and confidential.

Call: 877-898-3411
Email: [email protected]
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Water & Traffic Updates for June 1 – June 7

Today, June 2, 2021 between 12 and 1:30pm, the water will be temporarily shut off at households on Russell Stage Road for ongoing repair to the water line.

Additionally, due to the ongoing maintenance, Russell Stage Road will be temporarily closed for thru Traffic only between June 1st and June 7th.

Any questions, contact the Water Department at 413-848-4279, extension 304 or email [email protected].

FY22 Budget Overview and Supporting Documents

The FY22 proposed budget is based on current revenue and expense projections and a balanced understanding of Blandford’s municipal service needs with careful consideration of post COVID recovery for Blandford residents. Following a year of COVID related challenges at the state level combined with the state’s own economic challenges, this continues to limit net local aid growth. We can expect a level funded amount of local aid for FY22 as we received in FY21. Additionally, we saw minor shortfalls in our local receipts but we look forward to address without any major impact due to our conservative budget approach during our budget planning for this fiscal year anticipating possible shortfalls.

Read the full budget and narrative from the Finance Committee here →

Blandford Cultural Council First Annual Arts Exhibition

The Blandford Cultural Council is pleased to invite local artists to submit their work for consideration in our First Annual Arts Exhibition.

DATE: August 28, 2021
PLACE: Blandford Country Club, North Street, Blandford, Massachusetts

PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for area residents to enjoy the visual arts and to promote regional Artisans.

ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA: The juried exhibition is open to fine arts, fine art crafts (sculpture, pottery, woodwork). Originals, limited editions, and open editions are allowed.

Click here to download complete rules of entry and entry form.