Early Voting in Acushnet
Available for the Sept. 1 State Primary starting 8/22
• SATURDAY 8/22: 3:00–7:00 P.M.
• SUNDAY 8/23: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
• MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, 8/24, 26, 27: 8 A.M.–4 P.M.
• TUESDAY, 8/15: 8:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
• FRIDAY, 8/28: 8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Early voting is available at the Parting Ways Building, 130 Main Street, Acushnet.
Contact Town Clerk for details, 508-998-0215.
Acushnet’s Apple-Peach Festival and the Miss Apple-Peach Pageant have both been canceled due to COVID-19. The festival is held on the weekend after Labor Day each year. This would have been its 41st year.
Walk-up Window to Accept Payments
Due to the current COVID pandemic, the Town Hall buildings have been closed to the public. Business can be still be conducted with Town Hall departments by phone or in-person by appointment. In addition, the Treasurer/Collector’s office has opened a “Walk-up Window’ to accept payments while the building is closed. The window is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and additional hours on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The window is located on the ramp to the main entrance of Town Hall. Masks are required and social distancing of six feet between people waiting in line is mandatory.
Please call 508-998-0200 Ext. 4211 with any questions.
School Reopening Plan Not Quite Set
The Acushnet Public School system is considering a hybrid remote/in person plan for reopening next month.
The proposed plan would have students transition into in-person learning. Starting on September 21 all students would be in-person, but on staggered;hybrid schedules, with two days on site and three days remote.
The plan had not yet been voted on by press time. The School Committee was set to vote on the plan on Tuesday evening, 8/11.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the state has allowed school districts to start school 10 days later than originally scheduled and to shorten the school year to 170, from 180.
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