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.
Economic Development Workshop
The Halifax Board of Selectmen will host a presentation of the results from the Town's participation in the Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT), a program run through Northeastern University, on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall of the Halifax Town Hall. The EDSAT helps cities and towns analyze their capacity for economic development. Municipalities start by identifying and promoting their “deal makers” that foster economic growth and opportunity and surmounting the “deal breakers” within their control that have been working against their efforts. EDSAT enhances the power of local officials to affect positive change in policies and procedures and to better enable these communities to compete for critically needed private sector investment – that is, EDSAT is one of the first steps
mayors and boards of selectmen can take to becoming the “CEO of Economic Development” for their communities. Barry Bluestone, of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University will lead the presentation. This project is funded through a grant from the Massachusetts District Local Technical Assistance Program and completed with the assistance of the Old Colony Planning Council. All residents, businesses, and local officials are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316.
Halifax in Lights Committee
The 2015 edition of Halifax in Lights will be on Saturday, June 27 with family activities at the Halifax Town Hall from 4pm to 7pm, music and additional activities from 7pm to 9pm at the Elementary School, and fireworks at 9:15pm. Volunteers are needed to assist in planning for the day's activities and for working during the day of the event. Vendors can contact the committee via Facebook to host a table.
Brown Water Complaints?
The Water Department reports that certain areas of town have been experiencing discolored water on and off for a period of time. The Water Department asks that residents call the office (781-293-1733) when it happens, even after hours. Please leave your name, address, phone number, and day and time when it happens. The Water Department will call residents back to get additional information and stop by and see what it can do.
Local Cable Broadcasts
The Halifax School Committee and Board of Selectmen's meetings are back on cable. Various meetings of the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Halifax Elementary School Committee and Silver Lake Regional School Committee are broadcast on Channe 15. In addition, some meetings may be available through the "CHAT.CAM-HALIFAX".