Documenting our Historic Resources

The Blandford Historical Commission is working to document our town’s historic resources. An intern from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will be in our area on select weekdays during the month of May to take photos of building exteriors from the public right of way. These photos will go with historical research that we are compiling and are for reference only. The photos will not be used for monitoring property conditions or code compliance and will not restrict any owner from pursuing future restoration, alterations, additions, or demolitions according to current Town of Blandford procedures and permits. If you have any questions, please contact the Blandford Historical Commission.

Absentee Ballots Now Available for May Election

Absentee ballots are now available for the Annual Town Election on May 11, 2019.

If you need an absentee ballot, complete the application and return it to the Town Clerk at the Blandford Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008. Please allow appropriate time for mail delivery if you use the USPS.

Absentee ballot applications are also in the lobby of the town offices and may be completed and left in the Town Clerk mailbox.

Download the Absentee Ballot Application.

Download the Absentee Ballot Application for a family member.

Town of Blandford Hometown Hero Program

hometown heroesThe Town of Blandford invites residents and organizations to honor the “Hometown Hero” in their lives with a public banner noting military service. The Office of the Board of Selectmen is accepting applications for the Hometown Heroes Program, which involves sponsoring a banner to honor a Veteran from the Town. The banner will contain the name, photo, branch, and era of the honoree and will be publicly displayed along Main Street.

The Blandford Historical Society was the first to sponsor a banner to honor Private Charles A. Taggart. Following the Civil War, the Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to Private Taggart for the capture of a Confederate flag during the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, VA. He was born in Blandford on January 17, 1843, and enlisted at the age of 19. He fought in more than 20 battles and was wounded three times at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Private Taggart’s canteen, tin cup, knife and spoon, cap, cartridge box, pieces of the flag he captured, and his Medal of Honor are on display at the Blandford Historical Society located at 2 North Street, Blandford, MA 01008.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a banner, please complete this application. Requirements and conditions are outlined in the application. Any questions call the Interim Town Administrator, Joshua A. Garcia, at 413-848-4279, ext. 2, or send an email.