Upcoming Events

  1. Library Trustees MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Director's Report
    4. Treasurer's Report
    5. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    6. Upcoming Meetings
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 07:00 pm
  2. Planning Board MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Discussion of Peter Wiitanen's recent ANR decision with Zoning Board of Appeals
    4. Discussion on Jim Cutler's home short-term rental business
    5. David Kulp on broadband expansion in Ashfield
    6. Update on FRCOG's short-term rental meeting by Ken Miller and Alan Rice
    7. Discussion on temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments
    8. Brief review of Board's forms for accuracy and formatting
    9. Review of Zoning Bylaws for accuracy and formatting before printing new copies
    10. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    11. Upcoming Meetings
    12. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 07:30 pm
  3. Open Space & Recreation Plan Update Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Final Review of Section 5/Open Space Mapping
    4. Discussion of Sections 6 (Community Goals), 7 (Analysis of Needs), and 8 (Goals and Objectives)
    5. Review of Section 9. 7-Year Action Plan including Status Updates and Proposed New Action Items
    6. Update on ADA Requirements Section
    7. Upcoming Meeting(s)/timeline, including planning Public Forum
    8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Oct 19 07:00 pm
  4. Ashfield Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw Working Group MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting 
    2. Introductions
    3. Purpose of the Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities Bylaw
    4. Timeline
    5. Review of Preliminary Draft
    6. Next Steps/Meeting Date
    7. Adjourn the Meeting
    Wed, Oct 25 03:30 pm
  5. Zoning Board of Appeals MeetingAgenda

    Town of Ashfield

    Zoning Board of Appeals 

    Notice of Public Hearing

     

    Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main Street, on the petition for a Special Permit or Variance by Peter Wiitanen to create two non-conforming lots from one lawfully non-conforming lot at 1591 Conway Road (Assessors’ Map 8-4, Lot 25), and recorded in Franklin Registry of Deeds in Book 1768, Page 33.  

     

    Thu, Oct 26 07:00 pm
  6. Municipal Light Plant MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review and approval of minutes from previous meetings
    3. Design & Engineering
    4. Project Scheduling
    5. Operations Overview
    6. Make Ready
    7. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    8. Upcoming Meetings
    9. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Nov 2 06:00 pm

Ashfield Police Department

Contact

    • PO Box 355, 412 Main Street
    • Ashfield, MA 01330
      • Emergency: 9-1-1
      • Office: (413) 628-4441 ext. 1
      • Dispatch: 413-625-8200
      • Fax: (413) 628-3350


Scheduled Office Hours 

Due to response to calls and other responsibilities, we do not have scheduled office hours. Please call prior to coming to our office in order to make sure we are in. If you wish to schedule an appointment to see an officer, please leave a message on our voice mail. We will return your call as promptly as possible. If you require a new or renewal FID or LTC, please contact Corporal Beth Bezio at 413-628-1930 to schedule an appointment.

 

Chief:

Beth Bezio (Unit 2-1)
Email: Chief@Ashfield.org

Patrol Officers: Ofc Daniel Thibault           Unit 2-2
Ofc Conan Pelc                 Unit 2-3
Ofc Fred Bezio                 Unit 2-4
Ofc Gretchen Gerstner      Unit 2-5
Ofc Gary Sibilia                Unit 2-6
Ofc Jerry Konopco            Unit 2-7
Ofc Mark Ruddock             Unit 2-8

Firearm's Clerk: Chief Beth Bezio
Hours: By appointment only.

Auxiliary Officers:

Dave Karbon    Unit 2-10
Kyle Walker     Unit 2-11
Philip Snow      Unit 2-12

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When should I call 911?

9-1-1 lines are designated for emergency calls, such as reporting a crime in progress, reporting a fire, or requesting an ambulance.  Call the dispatch at 413-625-8200 or the business office at 413-628-4441 ext. 1 for non-emergency purposes.  More information on 9-1-1.

Q. Who should I call about a loose or problem dog, or a problem animal such as a sick raccoon or dead bird?

A. You should call Warren Kirkpatrick, the Ashfield Animal Control Officer, at (413) 628-3811.

Q. Can the police department check my home or business while I am away on vacation?

A. Yes. This is a special service provided by your police department. Please fill out our online form or pick one up and drop it off at the police station before you leave. Officers on patrol will randomly check on the security of your home while you are away.

Q. If on returning home I find my door open, should I go inside?

A. NEVER go into a building where you suspect a burglary may be in progress. Go to a neighbor's house and call the police. If you arrive home and find a broken window, an alarm sounding, or another indication of a break-in, DO NOT GO IN. You do not want to encounter an intruder, or damage any evidence such as fingerprints or footprints.

Q. I need to apply for or renew my pistol permit. How do I do this?

A. Contact the police department at our main number, or call Chief Beth Bezio at 413-628-1930 to schedule an appointment. Firearms forms are available under "Resources" on this website.

Note: You should apply to renew your permit prior to your birth date.  This will allow the existing permit to stay active even after it expires, assuming the application process has started but not completed before the expiration date.  If you wait to file for renewal after your birth date, which is when the card expires, then you cannot legally possess or carry a firearm in the Commonwealth.  There is no grace period!

Q. I need a copy of a police report. How do I obtain one?

A. The police department provides a request form, available at the police department, that is submitted to the Chief of Police in order to request a copy of a police report. By state law, the police department has ten (10) days to respond to a request for a copy of records. Certain records are confidential per state law and may only be released to authorized persons.

Q. Are the Ashfield Police available to speak to my business or social group?

Yes, the Ashfield Police Department has a very strong, committed community policing philosophy. We would be happy to provide a speaker to come out and talk to your group about specific or general law enforcement related topics. Please call the station at 413-628-4441 for more information.