Entering Shutesbury

Welcome to Shutesbury, a rural town in Franklin County, MA, established as Roadtown in 1735 and incorporated as Shutesbury in 1761, named for Governor Samuel Shute. This is the official town Web site, maintained by the town’s Web Committee.


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News & Updates

Voting in 2020 Town Elections

At its March 30, 2020 meeting, The Shutesbury Select Board voted to reschedule the Shutesbury’s Annual Election and Town Meeting for Saturday, June 27, 2020.  This vote followed the passage of new measures to allow towns to reschedule elections under Chapter 45 of the Acts of 2020 by the State legislature on March 23, 2020.

The legislation has increased opportunities for Absentee Voting or Early Voting by mail.  

Trash Bag Update

We are counting on residents using the honor system in these unusual times.

If you run out of town trash bags prior to the distribution of the new, annual supply of town trash bags, it is okay to use an alternate, similar sized bag, such as a black trash bag.  Alternate bags will be picked up by our trash and recycling hauler until distribution resumes.

Thanks to all for your cooperation-

Nominated for Town Seats

The following candidates have their nomination papers certified for election to the following seats for three year terms, (incumbents are marked with * ).

Two seats for Board of Health: Garrett Simonsen, *Norene Pease

One seat for Cemetery Commission: *Walter Tibbetts

Two seats for Board of Library Trustees: *P. Savanna Ouellette, Melanie DeSilva

Three seats for Planning Board: *Michael DeChiara, *Steven Bressler, *Deacon Bonnar

Two seats for School Committee: *Daniel Hayes, *Stephen Sullivan 

Helpful Information

Voting For Students

For students who may be voting for the first time, or living away at school, information about how to register or where to register to vote can be helpful. 


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