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FY 2023 Town Report

Posted on 07/13/24

The FY 2023 Town Report is in.  Paper copies are available in the Selectboard's office and a digital copy can be viewed by choosing "Town Reports" in the bottom nav bar....

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Special Town Meeting Minutes 6/20/24

Posted on 07/10/24

Special Town Meeting Minutes.

Handout provided at STM....

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FY 25 Payment Schedule

Posted on 06/29/24

From the Town Accountant:  FY 25 payment schedule....

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Help Wanted - Building & Grounds Person

Posted on 06/29/24

The Town of Cummington is accepting applications for a Buildings and Grounds Worker. The basic function of the position, under the supervision of the Highway Superintendent, will be to perform semi-skilled maintenance duties including lawn care, snow removal, and general maintenance of town buildings and grounds to ensure full and productive use of ...

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Committee Openings

Posted on 06/29/24

Have you wondered how you can give to your Town? The Selectboard would like to let you know that the they are now seeking interested volunteers to serve on the IT Committee and an Alternate Member on the Zoning Board. Both of these positions are crucial to the Town's operation. Please send your ...

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deTours at the Bryant Homestead

07/13/24

A series of thematic walking tours at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead in July and August exhibit the famous poet, journalist and abolitionist’s contributions to arts and social movements.

From mid-July to the end of August, Hilltown experts in music, painting, environmentalism and history lead deTours: Exploring the Bryant 

Homestead, five walking tours through the historic home’s wooden trails, JS Bryant School’s 300-acre farming campus or Potash Hill Road. The series is sponsored by the Cummington Cultural District and occurs on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

July 13 -- Jazz takes center stage in first tour on July 13, where saxophonist Mike Kolodny will encourage participants to listen for music in nature on walks along the Rivulet Trail and parts of the Sugarbush Trail. Kolodny will begin the tour on the Homestead Porch of the Bryant’s home, playing saxophone to the call and response of birdsong, wind and moving water before encouraging walkers to find their own calls of sounds and silence on the property.

July 20 -- JS Bryant School, a gender-affirming high school for LGBTQ+ teens, partners with William Cullen Bryant Homestead for the second tour on July 20. School members will guide people through both campuses, located adjacent from each other, and show the connections between the land and the queer history of the Bryants, including queer figure and daughter of William Cullen Bryant, Julia Sands Bryant.

August 10 -- The tours in August kick off with a comparison of science and environmentalism in the late 1800s to our modern understanding of the natural world. John Burns “Burnsie” will show the estate’s Sugarbush trail and elements of historical change on Aug. 10.

August 17 -- Artist Kim Nestor-Carlino demonstrates her connection to Bryant’s naturalist movement on an Aug. 17 morning hike. Participants will learn how Nestor-Carlino takes inspiration from nature’s forms and themes for her murals and paintings through the homestead’s scenes of nature.

August 24 -- The final tour on Aug. 24 at roams off the property and into Bryant’s influence on Cummington. Historian and archivist Carla Ness visits Hiram Brown’s grave in the Dawes Cemetery to dive into the abolitionist movement in the town, Frazier house of the Old School for the Arts to discuss Bryant’s poetry in the Cummington Press. and the Town Pound to look at the role of Cummington’s first church.

CoA Newsletter Info

05/30/24
HOW TO GET THE NEWSLETTER for the Cummington Council on Aging (as of August 2024)  
1. Via email. If you have not already done so, provide us with your email address so that we can send you the newsletter as a PDF. 
2. Look for a PDF on these websites 
Northern Hilltowns Consortium of COAs: https://northernhilltownscoas.org 
Town of Cummington: https://www.cummington-ma.gov 
3. Look for paper copies at the post office, library, Hillside Terrace and Community House. 
4. If you are 80 and over, we will mail the newsletter to you. 
 
Contact the Cummington COA at: 
634-2262 OR croumeliotis@cummington-ma.gov

Hilltown Mobile Market Info

06/07/24
"Attention, residents of Cummington! The Hilltown Market is excited to announce a new pay-what-you-can farmers market starting this June. On the second Tuesday of every month, from 1 PM to 3 PM, they will set up in the Community House's parking lot.
 This special market aims to make fresh, locally grown produce accessible to everyone in our community. No matter your circumstances, you can pick up fruits, vegetables, and other delicious goods from our local farmers and pay whatever you can afford.
 The pay-what-you-can market will run from June through November, so mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of each month during that period. Come on down to the Community House parking lot between 1 and 3 PM to stock up on the season's best offerings while supporting our hard-working local growers.
 We can't wait to see you there! This is a chance for all of us to enjoy the bounty of our region and build an even stronger, healthier community."

Cummington Cultural District Upcoming Events

06/07/24
Together with our partners, artists, and community members, the Cummington Cultural District brings art, activities, and cultural events to the heart of Cummington.The Cummington Cultural District maintains a calendar listing of community events on our webpage. Great things happen in the hilltowns! Join us and learn more at: https://cummingtonculture.art/calendar

The Cummington Cultural District seeks to engage the entire town in an inclusive and positive effort to identify priorities and work towards a vibrant Village area with collaborative programming and marketing to new audiences to experience all the things which make Cummington special.