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Emergency Phone System

02/19/11

The Town of Cummington is pleased to announce the launch of the Blackboard Connect service, our new town-to-resident notification system. With this service, town leaders can send personalized voice messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive or common-interest issues such as emergencies and local community matters.  The Connect service will be used to supplement our current communication plans and augment public safety/first responder services.

 

blackboard.jpgPlease accept our invitation to participate in this great service. We know that your personal information is important, and rest assured that we will not share it with anyone. If you have NOT already received a test phone call from us, or you would like to provide additional contact information, click the Blackboard Connect image to sign up.

MassSAVE Energy Audits to Hilltown Residents

01/30/09

Could your home use more insulation or other energy efficiency
improvements? Now is a great time to take advantage of generous
incentives! If your home is served by Western Massachusetts Electric
Company, National Grid or Berkshire Gas Company, your cost to insulate
or seal your home through the MassSAVE program could be reduced by 75%
(up to $2000)!

Call 1-866-527-7283 or visit the MassSAVE website
<http://www.Masssave.com> to see about scheduling a free energy audit
and getting an insulation proposal. The Center for Ecological Technology
(CET) provides most of the MassSAVE energy services in western
Massachusetts. Whether energy costs are high or low, buildings are
responsible for almost 50% of greenhouse gas emissions, so an energy
efficient home saves money and helps the environment.

Please pass this message along to your friends, family, neighbors and
co-workers -- let's make 2009 a green year!

HCDC: Affordable Housing Program

01/25/09

Below is a brief update on Hilltown CDC's affrodable housing programs in the Hilltowns.  If you have friends or neighbors who might find this information useful, please forward it along.

 

a)  Housing Survey:  Below is the link to our Hilltown Housing Needs Survey.   Please give us your input.  The survey covers Hilltown housing issues such as senior housing, housing rehab, rental housing and first time homebuyer needs.  Your responses will help improve our housing programs.  It should take about ten minutes to complete.  If you copy and paste the link into your browser it will take you to the on-line Survey.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=wfSixV88fdYKyrp_2b80oEoQ_3d_3d

 

 

b)  Hilltown CDC also has financing assistance available to income-eligible homebuyers (up to $35,000 per household).  Contact Bea von Hagke to register at (413) 296-4536 ext. 15 or beavh@hilltowncdc.org.

 

c)  Affordable Rental Housing:  Hilltown CDC owns and manages affordable rental apartments in Chesterfield, Williamsburg and Huntington.  To inquire about vacancies and to make an application, contact Yamilet Boston at Home City Housing Corporation: (877) 889-3259. 

 

d)  Housing Rehabilitation:  Hilltown CDC is building a waiting list for income eligible homeowners in need of health and safety related housing repairs (roof, foundation, boiler, septic, well, plumbing, electric, lead paint, asbestos removal and more).  Eligible homeowners in Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg and Worthington may qualify for zero-interest deferred payment loans which do not have to be repaid if you stay in your home for at least 15 years.

 

For details on these and other Hilltown CDC programs, visit our web site at www.hilltowncdc.org.

Energy Savings Possible

01/07/09

Due to falling fuel prices, the demand for audits has dropped off. This
has created a good "window" to get an energy audit, as there is
currently no waiting list. Also, incentives to help homeowners
implement recommended energy efficiency measures have recently been
expanded across western Massachusetts. So, if you have been meaning to
get a MassSAVE home energy assessment, now is a great time to call to
schedule your audit.

*75% off insulation and air sealing!*
Could your home use more insulation or other energy efficiency
improvements? Now is a great time to take advantage of generous
incentives! If your home is served by National Grid, Western
Massachusetts Electric Company, or Berkshire Gas, your cost to insulate
or seal your home through the MassSAVE program could be reduced by 75%
(up to $2000)! Call 1-866-527-7283 to speak to a MassSAVE
representative about scheduling a free energy audit and getting an
insulation proposal. CET provides most of the MassSAVE energy services
in Western Massachusetts. Whether energy costs are high or low,
buildings are responsible for almost 50% of greenhouse gas emissions.
An energy efficient home saves money and helps the environment. Please
pass this email along to your friends and family -- let's make 2009 a
green year!