Public Notice – Deer Hunting Permits


The Blandford Conservation Commission will be available on September 23, 2019 and again on September 26 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Blandford Town Hall to receive Deer Hunting Permit Applications for Town–owned Conservation properties. These properties include the Knittel Conservation Area on Herrick Road, Shepard Farm Conservation Area on Route 23 and the Long Pond Conservation Area on North Blandford Road. If more applications are received than the allotted number of permits for each area, the permits will be selected on a random basis. If additional permits are available after September 26, they will be issued on first-come first-serve basis at future Conservation Commission Meetings. Applications will only be accepted from those with valid Massachusetts hunting or sporting licenses. Each applicant must personally submit his or her own Application. Permit Applications will be available at the Town Hall on the above dates. For further information or questions, please contact the Conservation Commission at (413) 848 4279, ext. 202.

Public Hearing – October 2, 2019 – Syncarpha Blandford, LLC

The Blandford Planning Board will be holding a Public Hearing on October 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall (Selectmen’s Office), 1 Russell Stage Road Blandford, MA to consider the resubmission of plans and changes of Syncarpha Blandford, LLC, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10107 for a Site Plan Approval as required under the following sections of the Blandford Zoning Bylaw:
• Section VIII – Large Scale Ground Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations
• Section IX – Site Plan Review

The applicant proposes changes to the existing large scale ground mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) facility on an approximately 32 acre portion of the approximately 75 acre parcel of land located off of the east side of Chester Rd. (Assessor’s Map 408 Lot 13) which is located within the Agricultural (AG) Zoning District.

The complete application and plans are available for public inspection in the Town Hall lobby during regular business hours (8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.), and at the Porter Memorial Library, 87 Main St, Blandford, MA.

Anyone wishing information and/or to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.
Richard Barnard, Chair
Blandford Planning Board


Following the meeting above, the Planning Board will hold another Public Hearing to consider the application for a 8.640 kWp ground mounted residential solar facility by All Energy Solar, 159 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01013 on the property of Greg and Karen Yvon, 239 Otis Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008. This solar project is for residential use only.

Plans for this project can also be found at the Town Hall lobby and at the Porter Memorial Library as stated above.

Open House on the I-90 Interchange Study – October 10, 2019

Please join the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for an Open House on the I-90 Interchange Study

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Open House: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Presentation at 7:00 PM

Blandford Town Hall
1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA

Join MassDOT for an Open House on the I-90 Interchange Study. The Open House will run from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, with a presentation from the study team at 7:00 PM. The public is invited to attend to learn about the study’s analysis of interchange alternatives and draft study recommendations. MassDOT welcomes you to stop by, ask questions, and share your ideas.

Information about the study and documents from previous meetings can be found on the project website:

Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in participating. Visitors to the website can also sign up for future meeting notices and project information.

For all questions and comments related to the I-90 Interchange Study, please reach out to Cassandra Gascon Bligh, MassDOT Project Manager, at or (857) 368-8852.

Porter Memorial Library Job Openings

The Library Tech is responsible for providing general library services to the public in a courteous manner and in accordance with Library policies and procedures; and all other duties as required.

The Library Page is responsible for shelving and shelf maintenance as well as interacting with the public in a courteous manner and in accordance with Library policies and procedures; and all other duties as required.

More information and links to full job descriptions can be found here.