by Helen Beattie, Community Journalist
HARDWICK – The first “Meet the Town Manager” meeting at Atkins Field was held on June 6, with 28 citizens sharing with Town Manager Opie Upson what they value most about Hardwick and what could make something better or easier.
Neighbors gathered over mac ‘n cheese prepared by Hazen Union students (with CAE) and peanut noodles and salad from Buffalo Mountain Coop. Cabot Creamery donated. While kids played in the background, Upson welcomed a steady flow of ideas ranging from sense of community to safety to accessibility and affordability.
The next meeting is Wed., June 15, at 5:30 p.m., at Brochu pole barn, 2244 West Hill Rd, geared towards residents on West Hill, Route 14N, and Bridgman Hill, but all are welcome. Remaining neighborhood meetings (all at 5:30pm) are: June 20, central Hardwick area South of Main St., at Atkins Field; June 22, Mackville/Brown Farm at Mackville Pond and June 27, East Hardwick at Grange.
Meet the Town Manager is a joint effort of the Town and Hardwick Area Neighbor-to-neighbor. For information, call (802) 441-3301 or email email@example.com.