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Notice to Residents

With winter on the horizon we would like to remind all of our residents that the Hinsdale Police Department is available 24/7, 365.

If you have an emergency always call 911. For non-emergencies call Dalton Dispatch at 413-655-0201 and an officer will assist you

If you are at the station to speak with an officer and nobody is there call the non-emergency number 413-655-0201 and an officer will return.

Please stay safe everyone!

Fun at Yoga
Yoga Classes Resume at Community Center

Council on Aging announces yoga classes have resumed at the Community Center on Maple St. The fee per class is $3.

All participants should be masked entering/leaving the building, the room upstairs, and during the class. 

  • All participants should maintain a distance of 6 feet or more apart.

  •  It is highly recommended that participants have received a Covid vaccination, or at least the first dose of a two-dose vaccine.

There will be handi-wipes and hand sanitizer for your use. 

Please bring your own mats and pillow/blanket/straps to meet your needs. There will be blocks available which are sanitized before and after use. 

If you are new to Hinsdale Yoga, you must complete a Waiver/Release form before class.

Lunch Table
COA Luncheons Resume

The Hinsdale/Peru Council on Aging is pleased to announce that the Senior Luncheons have resumed. For more information, call Cathy Spinney at 413-655-2929 or look for posters and announcements each month.

Two dogs
Dog Licenses Available for 2021

2021 Dog licenses are now available through the Town Clerk’s office. 

After March 31, there isa late fee assessed for any dogs who are not licensed or any current license that goes unrenewed.

You may mail your paperwork with proof of rabies vaccine and spaying or neutering to: Town Clerk, PO Box 803, Hinsdale, MA 01235, along with a check made out to the Town of Hinsdale for the appropriate fee. (Spayed and Neutered dogs are $10.00 each/ Non-spayed or non-neutered are $20.00 each. For other fees please call 413-655-2301.) All paperwork will be returned to you with the license. You may also use the Town Hall drop box to the left of the back of the building or visit Town Hall during office hours.

Failure to license your dog may result in a fine of up to $50.00, plus other applicable fees.

Driving in Snow
Winter Parking Regulations In Effect November 1

The Town of Hinsdale would like to remind residents that parking on a public way or from any private way open to the public, obstructing snow removal from November 1 to April 15 during the hours of 12 midnight to 8am is prohibited.

Towing costs and fines will be the responsibility of the vehicle's registered owner as stated in the Town of Hinsdale By-Laws.

Volunteers at Food Bank
Mobile Food Bank at Dalton CRA on 4th Wednesday each month

The Mobile Food Bank is still distributing food at the Dalton CRA on Main Street, even in the winter months. The truck comes on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 11 am – noon. The items are typically produce and dairy, so not items you can get at the food banks. Please bring your own bags.

Veteran Memorial Service
Attention: Veterans Meetings Resumes at Town Hall September 29

​On the fourth Wednesday of each month, Veterans Agent John Herrera will meet residents at the Hinsdale Town Hall to an answer any questions. His hours will start at 2:30pm ending at 4pm.To reach him by phone (413) 499-9433 or by email

Mailbox Replacement Policy

To read the Town of Hinsdale's Mailbox replacement policy, click here.

Shovelling Snow
Winter Sand Available; Seniors Can Ask for Delivery

​Winter Sand is available for seniors for use on steps, walks, driveways, etc. Anyone over 60 needing sand can have it delivered. To be put on the list for sand delivery, please call the Town Hall Admin. Assistant at 413-655-2300 x345 or email and supply your contact information. Please be aware that timing of the deliveries will be as the Highway Dept. can manage them. For anyone wanting sand but not needing delivery, please go to the Town Hall parking lot facing Route 8 where there is a pile available for residents. If picking up on your own, please supply your own container. Sand may also be obtained at the transfer station during regular hours.

Residential Garbage
Transfer Station Hours


TUESDAY                       2:00PM - 6:00PM   Swap Shop open

THURSDAY                    2:00PM – 6:00PM

SATURDAY                     9:00AM – 3:00PM  Swap Shop open

SUNDAY                         9:00AM – 2:00PM

Garbage Bag
2022 Transfer Station Permit Application / Buy Bag Stickers Online

If you want to skip the trip to Town Hall or just want to save time when you come to Town Hall by having your form filled out in advance, click here to print out the Transfer Station Permit Application. Then mail it per instructions or bring it with you and save time.

To buy stickers for your garbage bags, click here.

Dogs with Dog Walker
Animal Shelter Needs Supplies

​Animal Control Officer Zipp welcomes donations of:

  • Bleach, dawn dish soap, disinfectant wipes and sponges

  • Bones, large rawhides and training treats

  • Toilet paper and paper towels

  • Durable dog and cat toys

  • Purina One dry dog food

  • Canned dog food