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.
Storm Delays, etc. - Wednesday, March 21
Due to the anticipated snowstorm and concerns about safety on the roads for the bus ride home, there will be an early release day on Wednesday, March 21. The Middle School and High School will be released at 10:45 am and the elementary schools will be released at 12:00 noon and no lunch will be served. There will be no afternoon Integrated Preschool classes on Wednesday, March 21. The elementary parent conferences and half day scheduled for Thursday, March 22 is being cancelled in anticipation of the need for a delayed start to finish cleaning up from the storm. At this time, Thursday, March 22 will be a full day of school but I will be in touch if the towns' Department of Public Works ask for a delayed start to finish clearing the roads.
The Holmes Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, March 21. The Board of Health meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 has been canceled.
Proposed Sale of Town Land - Burrage Pond/Elm Street
In 2002, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, purchased the Northland Cranberry Company’s parcel located in Hanson and Halifax. Because the land had been taxed under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 61A which allows for lower valuations due to agricultural use, Hanson and Halifax settled back tax issues with the Commonwealth through payments to the towns and a transfer of land. The land that Halifax received is a 17.65 acre parcel located off Elm Street bordering the southwest portion of the Northland property (now the Burrage Pond Wildlife Refuge). The Commonwealth has said that it would like to purchase the property from the Town in order to add it to the Burrage Pond property. The purchase price would be up to $250,000, depending on a land appraisal. The Board of Selectmen is accepting
comments from the public until Tuesday, March 13 about the proposed sale. Interested parties can send comments to the Board of Selectmen, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338, call the Selectmen’s Office at 781-294-1316, or e-mail the Board c/o the Town Administrator at email@example.com - A map of the parcel is available.
Town Election Nomination Papers Available
Nomination papers will be available beginning Monday, January 8, 2018 and can be obtained in the Town Clerk's Office up through Wednesday, March 28, 2018. All papers must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by 5 p.m on Friday, March 30, 2018. The list of officers to be elected this year can be found on the Town's web site. The Town Election will be on Saturday, May 19, 2018 and the polls will be open from 10am to 6pm at the Halifax Elementary School Gym.