Welcome to Halifax
The Town of Halifax is located in the center of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. It has a population of approximately 7,500 people and a mix of rural, agricultural (including cranberry bogs) and residential development. Founded in 1734, its history spans from colonial times to the present day. Please explore the Town's web site and if you need more information, please contact us.
Monponsett Pond Algae Testing
On Monday, July 24th, MassDEP collected water samples on East and West Monponsett Ponds. The samples were analyzed by MassDEP on July 24-25th. The East Monponsett sample, collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed cyanobacteria levels of 1,200 cells/ml. The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 17,600 cells/ml at 4th Avenue Beach and 18,400 cells/ml at the state boat ramp, all below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml. According to MDPH guidelines, samples collected a week apart with levels below the guidelines are required before the advisory can be lifted. The result above is the second low sample, so the advisory can be rescinded. MassDEP plans on sampling again next week. Result: West Monponsett Pond is open again for recreational use.
The Halifax Beautification Committee in conjunction with the Fitzgerald Family has established a gift account for the maintenance and upkeep of the new Margaret Fitzgerald Memorial Garden. This garden, located outside the front entrance to the Halifax Town Hall, was dedicated on Memorial Day this year in honor and memory of former Selectman and long-time public servant for the Town of Halifax, Margaret Fitzgerald. Donations should be made payable to “Town of Halifax”. A written note must accompany the donation indicating that it is for the Margaret Fitzgerald Garden Gift Account. The donor’s name and address should also be included. Mail donations, or drop them off, to the Town Hall, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA. 02338, attention Sandra Nolan, Town Accountant. Donations to this fund are tax deductible, and will
be acknowledged accordingly.