American Farmland Trust: National organization working to stop the loss of productive farmland and promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment at the federal, state and local levels.
Massachusetts Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association: Massachusetts NOFA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture.
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture
Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce
Hilltown Community Development Corporation: Organization that works to improve the quality of life in the Hilltowns by addressing the economic, environmental and social needs while preserving the rural integrity of the area.
Massachusetts Cultural Council: A state agency that is committed to building a central place for the arts, sciences and humanities in the everyday lives of communities across the Commonwealth.
Gateway Regional School District: Serving Blandford, Chester, Middlefield, Worthington and Russell.
Gateway Education Foundation: A not-for-profit organization that raises funds to enhance educational opportunities for students of the Gateway Regional School District.
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
The Blandford Fair: Celebrating its 146th year in 2013.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Municipal Association: A nonprofit, nonpartisan association that provides advocacy, training, publications, research and other services to Massachusetts cities and towns.
State Representative William "Smitty" Pignatelli: Democratic State Representative for Blandford.
State Representative Nicholas Boldyga: Republican State Representative for Blandford.
State Senator Benjamin Downing: Democratic State Senator for Blandford.
State Senator Michael Knapik: Republican State Senator for Blandford.
Congressman Richard Neal: Democratic Congressman for Massachusetts' 1st District.
Senator William "Mo" Cowan: Democratic Senator for Massachusetts.
Senator Elizabeth Warren: Democratic Senator for Massachusetts.
Voter Registration: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Elections Division.
Massachusetts State Society National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: Massachusetts Daughters are active in their communities supporting programs and activities that promote patriotism, historic preservation, and education.
Massachusetts Historical Society: An independent research library and manuscript repository.
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution: This site provides sound historical information and interpretation of the basis, events, people, and consequences of the American Revolution against tyranny and the struggle for liberty and independence.
The White Church: Owned by the Historical Society of Blandford and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Country Journal: Weekly newspaper offering news, local events and classified advertising for the hilltown community. Serves Becket, Blandford, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Otis, Plainfield, Russell, Sandsfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington.
MassLive: Western Mass' Leading Web Site for News and Community Interaction.
Amelia Park Ice Arena: Facility which includes a NHL sized ice rink with seating for 600, a figure skating lounge, three party rooms, a skate rental and sharpening area, four locker rooms and a food concession area, as well as a 65' x 170' outside inline skating rink.
The Blandford Club: Founded 100 years ago, this historic golf and tennis club is perfectly right for today's active people.
Blandford Ski Area: Over 75 years of New England style skiing and riding. Operated by the Springfield Ski Club.
Verizon DSL: High-speed internet provider.
Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO): The main distributor of electricity in western Massachusetts.
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
All numbers begin with 413 area code unless otherwise noted.
Local Police: 848-2020
State Police (Russell) : 862-3312
Fire (Non-Emergency) : 848-2874
Ambulance (Non-Emergency) : 667-3277
Noble Hospital: 562-2811
Animal Inspector: 848-2888
Blandford Country Store: 848-2800
Board of Health: 262-4295
Building Inspector: 207-4027
Congregational Church: 848-2052
Conservation Commission: 848-2782
Council on Aging: 848-2235
Dog Officer: 848-2888
Electrical Inspector: 848-2348
Fuel Assistance (VOC): 552-1548
Gateway Superintendent's Office: 685-1011
Highway Department: 848-2721
Historical Commission: 848-2783
Historical Society: 848-1410
Pest Control: 848-2721
Planning Board: 848-2783
Plumbing/Gas Inspector: 454-7810
Post Office: 848-2480
Tax Collector: 848-2804
Town Clerk: 848-2783
Transfer Station: 848-2829
Tree Warden: 717-0212
Voting Information: 531-5866
Water Commission: 848-2783
Western MA Electric: 781-4300
The White Church: 848-0108
Zoning Commission: 848-2873